Comparison of BitTorrent sites

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This article is a comparison of some of the most popular 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 a website based on various categories. A directory is also a site where users can find other websites.
  • BitTorrent sites may either focus on certain content — such as etree that focuses on live concerts— or may have no particular focus, like The Pirate Bay. Some sites specialize as search engines of other BitTorrent sites.

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.[1]

Site comparison[edit]

The following table compares the features of some of the most popular BitTorrent websites; it is not comprehensive with regard to listing all of the popular BitTorrent trackers, especially private trackers.[2] The Alexa global ranking is accurate as of December 4, 2017.

Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sort-able Comments Multi-tracker index Ignores DMCA Tor friendly Alexa Traffic Rank
The Pirate Bay None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 106[3]
Rarbg None Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No 266[4]
YTS.AM[5] Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 308[6]
1337x[7] None No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No[8] No 320[9]
Rutracker None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 327[10]
Limetorrents[11] None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 1,266[12]
Torrents.me[13] multiple torrent site search No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No 2,264[14]
Zooqle[15] None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 2,330[16]
Torrent downloads[17] None No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No 2,421[18]
IPTorrents[19] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 2,460[20]
Demonoid None Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes 3,970[21]
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[22] No 4,131[23]
Torlock[24] Verified torrents No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[25]  ? 4,945[26]
Skytorrents[27] DHT search engine No Yes[28] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[29] No 7,672[30]
Empornium Pornography Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 9,755[31]
isoHunt None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No[32] No 17,317[33]
HDBits[34] Movies Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 25,941[35]
Worldwidetorrents.me[36] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 26,688[37]
ETTV[38] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 31,902[39]
RevolutionTT[40] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 32,860[41]
ETtorrent None No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No 56,150[42]
Waffles[43] Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No 74,558 [44]
AnimeSuki Anime & otaku subculture[45] No Yes[46] Yes Yes Yes No No No  ?  ? 93,843[47]
etree Live concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  ?  ? 97,818[48]
MovieMagnet[49] Movies No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No  ? 349,627[50]
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index Ignores DMCA Tor friendly Alexa Traffic Rank

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard October 23, 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ "reading - trackers". www.reddit.com. 
  3. ^ The Pirate Bay Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  4. ^ Rarbg Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  5. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016". 
  6. ^ yts Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  7. ^ "1337x-staff-abandon-insecure-torrent-site-start-over". 1337x in the news as torrent site. 
  8. ^ "Contact 1337x". 1337x. 
  9. ^ 1337x Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  10. ^ Rutracker Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  11. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2017". Torrent Freak. 
  12. ^ limetorrents Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  13. ^ "torrents.me torrent site search engine". 
  14. ^ torrents Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  15. ^ "zooqle-new-indexer". Zooqle in the news as torrent site. 
  16. ^ Zooqle Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  17. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016". Torrent Freak. 
  18. ^ torrentdownloads Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  19. ^ "uk-piracy-blocklist-expands-with-demonoid-isohunt-iptorrents-and-more". IPTorrents in the news as torrent site. 
  20. ^ IPTorrents Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  21. ^ Demonoid.pw Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  22. ^ "YourBittorrent - Legal". yourbittorrent. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  23. ^ YourBittorrent Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  24. ^ "uk-blocking-more-than-100-pirate-sites-after-new-court-order". Torlock in the news as torrent site. 
  25. ^ "Torlock FAQ". Torlock. 
  26. ^ Torlock Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  27. ^ "Sky torrents torrent search engine". 
  28. ^ Sky torrents at Sky torrents torrent search engine
  29. ^ "DCMA Skytorrents". Skytorrents. 
  30. ^ Sky Torrents Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  31. ^ Empornium Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  32. ^ "Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google". torrentfreak.com. June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  33. ^ Isohunt Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  34. ^ "trading-sellling-torrent-site-invites-public-service-or-outright-menace". HDBits in the news as torrent site. 
  35. ^ HDBits Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  36. ^ "Torrent BLACKOUT - Mystery as almost a DOZEN sites go offline amid huge crackdown fears". Express UK. 3 September 2017. 
  37. ^ Worldwidetorrents.me Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  38. ^ "ETTV: How an Upload Bot Became a Pirate Hero". TorrentFreak. 10 December 2017. 
  39. ^ ettv.tv Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  40. ^ "hackers-leak-38000-passwords-from-large-private-bittorrent-tracker". RevolutionTT in the news as torrent site. 
  41. ^ RevolutionTT Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  42. ^ ETtorrent.xyz Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  43. ^ "What Waffles? The Hydra Lives On". Waffles in the news as torrent site. 
  44. ^ Waffles Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  45. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  46. ^ "Anime Suki". 
  47. ^ Anime Suki Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  48. ^ eTree Traffic Statistics at Alexa
  49. ^ New and Promising Torrent Sites TorrentFreak
  50. ^ moviemagnet Traffic Statistics at Alexa