Comparison of BitTorrent sites

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There are many different BitTorrent websites. These sites typically contain multiple torrent files and an index of those files.

Features[edit]

  • BitTorrent sites may operate a BitTorrent tracker. Operating a tracker should not be confused with hosting content.
  • A directory allows users to browse the content available on website based on various categories. A directory is also a site where users can find other websites.
  • Some sites let users post comments about files.
  • BitTorrent sites may either focus on certain content — for example, etree.org focuses on Live Concerts— or may have no particular focus, like Mininova. Some sites specialize as search engines of other torrent sites.
  • Some sites, like Torrentz, use a multi-tracker index to provide a combined listing of torrents found on multiple other torrent index sites.[citation needed]
  • Some sites search over a DHT network.[citation needed]

Site comparison[edit]

The following table compares the features of some of the most popular BitTorrent websites; it's not comprehensive as regard to torrent trackers, especially private trackers.[1] The Alexa global ranking is accurate as of January 21, 2016.

Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search engine Ignores DMCA Tor friendly Alexa Traffic Rank
KickassTorrents None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[2] No 82[3]
Torrentz Search engine No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No[4] 298[5]
Rutracker None No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No No 394[6]
Nyaa Torrents Anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ? 494[7]
Rarbg None Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No 1,001[8]
The Pirate Bay None No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes 721[9]
1337x None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No[10] No 1,195[11]
Torrenthound None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No 2,374[12]


IPTorrents None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No 3,307[13]
isoHunt None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No[14] No 3,325[15]
BitSnoop None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? No[14] No 4,294[16]
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[17] No 4,290[18]
Tamil Rockers Movies in Tamil  ? Yes Yes No Yes Yes  ?  ?  ?  ? 4,315[19]
TorrentProject Search engine No Yes[20] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[21] 4,718 [22]
Torlock Verified torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No[23] 9,221[24]
TorrentLeech Scene releases Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 9,526[25]
Demonoid None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? No[26] Yes 10,047[27]
SevenTorrents Movies No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No 12,360[28]
What.CD Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No 12,783[29]
BTDigg DHT search engine No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes 13,420[30]
broadcasthe.net Television shows Yes  ? No  ? Yes  ? Yes  ? No Yes No 13,395[31]
RevolutionTT None  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes No 21,901[32]
Mininova Legally redistributable media No Yes Yes Yes[33] Yes Yes Yes No No No 23,485[34]
HDBits.org Movies  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No 23,573[35]
IsoHunt.to None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes 55,216[36]
SceneAccess Scene releases  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No 27,786[37]
waffles.fm Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No 41,953[38]
myanonamouse Ebooks, audiobooks Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No 42,080[39]
Bitme E-learning  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No Yes No 52,574[40]
YourExotic Asian porn Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No 57,129 [41]
bitmetv Television shows  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No 76,952[42]
blackcats-games Video games Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 82,147[43]
T411 None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? 89,551[44]
Movie Magnet Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 262,431[45]
etree Live Concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 109,728[46]
Tormovies Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 111,786[47]
Seedpeer None  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 138,238[48]
thegft None  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No 144,195[49]
TranceTraffic Music  ?  ? No  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? No 165,845[50]
0Rip None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No 162,386[51]
Mamega None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 172,798 [52]
Torrent Reactor None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No[53] 186,630[54]
Buhaypirata Philippine media Yes Yes Semi-public Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 342,190[55]
OpenBitTorrent None Yes No Yes No No No No No No 424,489[56]
AniRena Japanese media Yes Yes[57] Yes Yes[58] Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes 552,263[59]
Legit Torrents Legally redistributable media[60] Yes Yes[61] Yes Yes[62] Yes Yes Yes No No No 563,470[63]
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index DHT search Ignores DMCA Tor friendly Alexa Traffic Rank

Google downranking[edit]

In October 2014, Google Search results were affected by anti-piracy algorithms, which includes downranking popular BitTorrent sites in search results. The algorithm works when Google users search for movie, music or software titles in combination with terms such as "download," "watch" and "torrent”, popular BitTorrent sites are demoted in the list; the traffic reduction depends on the site, but some sites experienced nearly a 50% reduction in visitors.[64]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ r/Trackers Wiki
  2. ^ "KAT DMCA". kickasstorrents. 
  3. ^ KickassTorrents at Alexa
  4. ^ "Help". Torrentz. 
  5. ^ Torrentz at Alexa
  6. ^ Rutracker at Alexa
  7. ^ Nyaa Torrents at Alexa
  8. ^ Rarbg at Alexa
  9. ^ The Pirate Bay at Alexa
  10. ^ "Contact 1337x". 1337x. 
  11. ^ 1337x at Alexa
  12. ^ Torrenthound at Alexa
  13. ^ IPTorrents at Alexa
  14. ^ a b "Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google". torrentfreak.com. June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ Isohunt at Alexa
  16. ^ BitSnoop at Alexa
  17. ^ "YourBittorrent - Legal". yourbittorrent. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  18. ^ YourBittorrent at Alexa
  19. ^ Tamil Rockers at Alexa
  20. ^ Torrent Project at Torrentproject
  21. ^ "DCMA". TorrentProject. 
  22. ^ TorrentProject at Alexa
  23. ^ "Torlock FAQ". Torlock. 
  24. ^ Torlock at Alexa
  25. ^ TorrentLeech at Alexa
  26. ^ "demonoid dmca". demonoid. 
  27. ^ Demonoid at Alexa
  28. ^ seventorrents at Alexa
  29. ^ What.CD at Alexa
  30. ^ BTDigg at Alexa
  31. ^ Broadcasthe.net at Alexa
  32. ^ RevolutionTT at Alexa
  33. ^ FAQ RSS at MiniNova
  34. ^ MiniNova at Alexa
  35. ^ HDBits at Alexa
  36. ^ IsoHunt at Alexa
  37. ^ SceneAccess at Alexa
  38. ^ Waffles.fm at Alexa
  39. ^ MyAnonamouse at Alexa
  40. ^ Bitme at Alexa
  41. ^ YourExotic at Alexa
  42. ^ Bitmetv at Alexa
  43. ^ blackcats-games at Alexa
  44. ^ t411 at Alexa
  45. ^ MovieMagnet at Alexa
  46. ^ eTree at Alexa
  47. ^ Tormovies.org at Alexa
  48. ^ Seedpeer at Alexa
  49. ^ TheGFT at Alexa
  50. ^ TranceTraffic at Alexa
  51. ^ 0Rip at Alexa
  52. ^ Mamega.me at Alexa
  53. ^ "Torrent Reactor DMCA Info". torrent reactor. 
  54. ^ Torrent Reactor at Alexa
  55. ^ "Alexa Site Overview". alexa.com. 
  56. ^ Open BitTorrent at Alexa
  57. ^ Browser at AniRena
  58. ^ RSS at AniRena
  59. ^ AniRena at Alexa
  60. ^ "Legit Torrents". 
  61. ^ Torrents at Legit Torrents
  62. ^ RSS at Legit Torrents
  63. ^ Legit Torrents at Alexa
  64. ^ Google’s New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard October 23, 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2015.