Comparison of BitTorrent sites

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This is a comparison of BitTorrent sites that includes most of the most popular sites. 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]

Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index Ignores DMCA Tor friendly
1337x[3] None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No[4] No
apollo.rip[5] Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Demonoid None Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
etree Live concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ?
ETTV[6] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
EZTV[7] TV Series No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
HDBits[8] Movies Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
IPTorrents[9] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Kickass Torrent [10] None No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
Limetorrents[11] None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
MkvCage [12] Movies No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
NyaaV2 CJK content, especially otaku and anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
The Pirate Bay None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Rarbg None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
redacted.ch[13] Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
RevolutionTT[14] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Rutracker [ru][15] None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Torlock[16] None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[17] ?
Torrent downloads[18] None No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No
torrentleech.org[19] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Torrentseeker[20] Search No No Yes No No Yes No No No No
Torrents.me[21] Search No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No
Worldwidetorrents.me[22] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[23] No
YTS[24] Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Zooqle[25] Search No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index Ignores DMCA Tor friendly

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. ^ "1337x-staff-abandon-insecure-torrent-site-start-over". 1337x in the news as torrent site.
  4. ^ "Contact 1337x". 1337x.
  5. ^ "what.cd is dead".
  6. ^ "ETTV: How an Upload Bot Became a Pirate Hero". TorrentFreak. 10 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2020".
  8. ^ "trading-sellling-torrent-site-invites-public-service-or-outright-menace". HDBits in the news as torrent site.
  9. ^ "uk-piracy-blocklist-expands-with-demonoid-isohunt-iptorrents-and-more". IPTorrents in the news as torrent site.
  10. ^ kat.cr revived as katcr.co katcr.co
  11. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2017". Torrent Freak.
  12. ^ "mkvcage lawsuit".
  13. ^ "what.cd is dead".
  14. ^ "hackers-leak-38000-passwords-from-large-private-bittorrent-tracker". RevolutionTT in the news as torrent site.
  15. ^ ""Либрусек" и Rutracker исключили из реестра сайтов с запрещенной информацией" (in Russian). Gazeta.ru. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  16. ^ "uk-blocking-more-than-100-pirate-sites-after-new-court-order". Torlock in the news as torrent site.
  17. ^ "Torlock FAQ". Torlock.
  18. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016". Torrent Freak.
  19. ^ "top torrent sites".
  20. ^ "Torrentseeker search".
  21. ^ "torrents.me torrent site search engine".
  22. ^ "Torrent BLACKOUT - Mystery as almost a DOZEN sites go offline amid huge crackdown fears". Express UK. 3 September 2017.
  23. ^ "YourBittorrent - Legal". yourbittorrent. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  24. ^ "Best Torrent Sites of 2020". at Calibre Companion
  25. ^ "zooqle-new-indexer". Zooqle in the news as torrent site.