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This is a comparison of BitTorrent websites that includes most of the most popular sites. These sites typically contain multiple torrent files and an index of those files.

Features

Google downranking

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

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 Registration
1337x[3] None No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No[4] No Yes
Academic Torrents Academic materials, such as texts and videos
Demonoid None Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
etree Live concerts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ?


Pagalmovies None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ?
Games Torrents Video games
HDBits[5] Movies Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
IPTorrents[6] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
Library Genesis Books
Limetorrents[7] None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
MkvCage[8] Movies No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No ?
MVGroup Documentary films and educational media Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
Nyaa CJK content, especially manga and anime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
The Pirate Bay None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No
Rarbg None Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
redacted.ch[9] Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
RevolutionTT[10] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
Rutracker.org[11] None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Sound Park World Music
Torlock[12] None No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[13] ?
Torrent downloads[14] None No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No ?
torrentleech.org[15] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
Torrentseeker[16] Search No No Yes No No Yes No No No No ?
Torrents.me[17] Search No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No ?
YourBittorrent None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[18] No ?
Tamil Rockers[19] None ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ?
Site Specialization Is a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index Ignores DMCA Tor friendly Registration

Defunct

Site Specialization Was a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index Ignored DMCA Tor-friendly Registration
32pag.es Comics
apollo.rip[9] Music Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
ETTV[20] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
EZTV[19] TV Series No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ?
KickassTorrents[21] None No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No ?
Worldwidetorrents.me[22] None Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ?
YIFY Movies No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ?
Zooqle[23] Search No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ?
Site Specialization Was a tracker Directory Public RSS One-click download Sortable Comments Multi-tracker index Ignored DMCA Tor friendly Registration

See also

List of warez groups

References

  1. ^ Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard Archived 27 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine 23 October 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ Admin (9 February 2021). "Best Torrent sites | 10 Top Torrent sites for 2021 – Tested". Ivacy VPN Blog. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ "1337x-staff-abandon-insecure-torrent-site-start-over". 1337x in the news as torrent site. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Contact 1337x". 1337x. Archived from the original on 14 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  5. ^ "trading-sellling-torrent-site-invites-public-service-or-outright-menace". HDBits in the news as torrent site. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  6. ^ "uk-piracy-blocklist-expands-with-demonoid-isohunt-iptorrents-and-more". IPTorrents in the news as torrent site. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2017". Torrent Freak. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Movie Company Links 'Notorious Copyright Thief' Peter Sunde to MKVCage Lawsuit * TorrentFreak". Archived from the original on 10 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b "What.cd is Dead, But The Torrent Hydra Lives on * TorrentFreak". Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  10. ^ "hackers-leak-38000-passwords-from-large-private-bittorrent-tracker". RevolutionTT in the news as torrent site. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  11. ^ ""Либрусек" и Rutracker исключили из реестра сайтов с запрещенной информацией" (in Russian). Gazeta.ru. 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  12. ^ "uk-blocking-more-than-100-pirate-sites-after-new-court-order". Torlock in the news as torrent site. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Torlock FAQ". Torlock. Archived from the original on 14 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016". Torrent Freak. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Top Torrent Sites and Richard Dawkins Blocked in Pakistan * TorrentFreak". Archived from the original on 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Torrent Search | TorrentSeeker". torrentseeker.com. Archived from the original on 29 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  17. ^ "Torrends – Torrent Search and Sites". torrends.to. Archived from the original on 1 February 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  18. ^ "YourBittorrent – Legal". yourbittorrent. Archived from the original on 24 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  19. ^ a b "10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2021 * TorrentFreak". Archived from the original on 31 January 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  20. ^ "ETTV: How an Upload Bot Became a Pirate Hero". TorrentFreak. 10 December 2017. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  21. ^ kat.cr revived as katcr.co Archived 23 December 2020 at the Wayback Machine katcr.co
  22. ^ "Torrent BLACKOUT – Mystery as almost a DOZEN sites go offline amid huge crackdown fears". Express UK. 3 September 2017. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  23. ^ "zooqle-new-indexer". Zooqle in the news as torrent site. Archived from the original on 17 April 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.