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Alluc.ee
Alluc logo.png
Type of site
Online video directory
Available in English
German
Spanish
Owner All You See Ltd. & Co. KG
Created by Sebastian Fink
Website http://www.alluc.ee/
Registration Optional
Current status Discontinued

Alluc.ee (pronounced: "all-you-see") was a user-generated online video directory for TV shows, movies, music videos, sport, pornography, anime and cartoons. Alluc did not host any content itself. Alluc.ee also did not contain any download links, all were links to streaming video sharing websites. Users provided the links in the right category and they were released to the site after having been checked by the administrators. Video hosting sites that were linked to Alluc included YouTube, Dailymotion, and Veoh, amongst others.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

History

Alluc started out as a quest to collect all episodes hosted on popular video hosting websites and to categorize them in one place, thus Allfg.org (standing for: All Family Guy) was founded. Set up in September 2006 by its three German owners, Allfg.org's popularity grew.[9][10] On this first site the content was not yet automatically submittable. Public awareness of the site was apparently spread by word of mouth.

On October 23, 2006, a forum was set up, where the system of submitting links by the users was improved. In Mid-October, the official Alluc.org website launched.[9][10] This site was a big improvement because the links were directly submittable and dead links could be reported when logged in.[11] A logo competition was started December 29, 2006 and spawned massive response from the site visitors. The logo was chosen through a democratic voting system by all visitors.

Several automated scripts were developed to aid in the detection of 'false links' and redundant copies of links. These scripts are activated periodically to effectively clean the database.

The popularity of the site has spawned other similar sites, such as TV Links (which was shut down by a legal challenge in August 2007).

2014 relaunch as search engine

In 2014 the site relaunched and transitioned from user generated link directory to an automatically populated search-engine.

It subsequently rose from alexa rank ~4000 to global alexa rank 1957 before its discontinuation in 2018 at which time ~100 million video and download links had been indexed on alluc.

Discontinuation

On March 8, 2018, after 13 years, alluc discontinued its search engine.[12] All links on the site no longer work. As it appears on their site,

"The alluc search engine has been discontinued.

After 13 years of alluc, we decided to take a break and focus on other projects. Over this last decade alluc served more than one billion unique users in total and we would like to thank all of you for your support over the years.

PS: Any other sites using alluc in their name are not run by us."

Statistics

2013 has seen Alluc jump from 6,046th to 5,027th, As of July 2012, Alluc is currently ranked (concerning traffic) 4,302nd according to Alexa Internet and is ranked in the top 1000 of sites in Ireland and United Kingdom. At the end of January 2018, Alluc was ranked 1,297th worldwide.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Internet Corner: Allfg.org – Feature". Media.www.dailyorange.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Allfg Provides Links to TV Shows and Movies to Watch on the Web | Video on the Web". Xeep.net. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Allfg Provides Links to TV Shows and Movies to Watch on the Web » Propeller". Tech.netscape.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Blog Archive » Want to watch your favorite TV episode…errr…for Free!?". colorfulmoment.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "(Video featuring allfg.org/ alluc.org)". Metacafe.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Onlinetv: Online TV and Movies Websites". 
  7. ^ "No TiVo? No Problem. Welcome to the Age of TV Without TV. – The Student Life". Tsl.pomona.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "AllUC org-asmic tv shows, movies, and music videos! – Blog – Tom Wilson". Tommwilson.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Alexa traffic details for Alluc.org and Allfg.org". Alexa. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  10. ^ a b http://nvsagebrush.com/news/show/121
  11. ^ kwantlenchronicle, Patricia Matos,Hardest pirate to bust: Internet February 28, 2007
  12. ^ "Streaming Link Search Engine Alluc Shuts Down - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2018-06-13.