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TOP Bittorent sites 2012

Continuing a long-standing New Year’s tradition, today we present an up-to-date list of the world’s most-visited BitTorrent sites. At the start of 2013 The Pirate Bay continues to pull in the most visitors, followed by  KickassTorrents and Torrentz. Household names BTJunkie and Demonoid have dropped off the list as both sites are no longer online.

Which torrent sites get the most visitors at the start of 2013?

Traditionally BitTorrent users are very loyal, which is reflected in the top 10 where most sites have had a consistent listing for more than half a decade. This year there are a few movers and shakers, as well as several newcomers.

The most notable absentees this year are BTJunkie and Demonoid. Both sites have been featured in the top 10 since 2006, but went offline in 2012. BTJunkie permanently quit early last year and Demonoid’s future is also uncertain after it disappeared during the summer.

The first newcomer in tenth place is H33t, which has been growing steadily in recent years. The second newcomer is TorrentReactor, one of the oldest torrent sites around that makes its comeback after not making the list last year.

Then there is also a group of notable sites that didn’t make the cut, but deserve a mention. YIFY-torrents.com for example, which launched late 2011 and has grown exponentially since. Also worth mentioning are the Pirate Bay proxies, including Pirateproxy.net, which in itself almost deserves a spot in the top 10.

Below is the full list of the 10 most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year. Only public and English language sites are included. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa and U.S. Compete rank for each. In addition, we include last year’s ranking for each of the 10 sites.

Did we miss anything? Feel free to join the discussion below.

1. The Pirate Bay

To many people The Pirate Bay is the equivalent to BitTorrent. The site was founded in 2003 and is still expanding, despite the various legal troubles and new blockades in the UK and the Netherlands. The Pirate Bay currently has well over a billion page views a month.

Alexa Rank: 74 / Compete Rank: 398 / Last year #1

2. KickassTorrents

KickassTorrents was founded in 2009 and has moved up in our top 10 year after year.  Responding to increasing worries over domain seizures, the site moved from its kickasstorrents.com domain to kat.ph in 2012. This year the site continued to grow, despite being blocked by Italian Internet providers.

Alexa Rank: 116 / Compete Rank: 719 / Last year #3

3. Torrentz

Torrentz has been the leading BitTorrent meta-search engine for many years. Unlike the other sites featured in the list Torrentz does not host any torrent files, it merely redirects visitors to other places on the web. The site uses several domain names with the .eu being the most popular.

Alexa Rank: 166 / Compete Rank: 882 / Last year #2

4. IsoHunt

Two years ago isoHunt became the first search engine forced to implement a keyword filter provided by the MPAA. Despite this setback, isoHunt continues to be listed among the world’s top torrent sites. isoHunt is currently trying to get rid of the filter through the Appeals Court.

Alexa Rank: 213 / Compete Rank: 1,935 / Last year #4

5. ExtraTorrent

ExtraTorrent continues to gain more traffic and has moved up again in the top 10, now being the 5th most visited torrent site. This success didn’t go unnoticed to rightsholders groups such as the RIAA and MPAA who have called out ExtraTorrent as one of the top pirate sites recently.

Alexa Rank: 279 / Compete Rank: 1,973 / Last year #6

6. 1337x

1337x focuses more on the community aspect than some competitors. The site’s owners say they started 1337x to “fill an apparent void where it seemed there was a lack of quality conscience ad free torrent sites with public trackers.” The site moved up from spot 10 last year to 6th in 2013.

Alexa Rank: 1,031 / Compete Rank: 9,228 / Last year #10

7. EZTV

Unlike the other sites in the top 10, TV-torrent distribution group EZTV is a niche site specializing in TV content only. It was one of the newcomers last year despite being around for more than 7 years, and is relatively popular among Australians. Because of its focus on TV-content EZTV’s traffic varies in line with the TV-seasons.

Alexa Rank: 1,128 / Compete Rank: 16,622 / Last year #8

8. Bitsnoop

BitSnoop is one of the largest BitTorrent indexes, claiming to index a massive 19,091,736 torrent files at the time of writing. The site’s traffic continues to grow steadily, as do the DMCA notices that it receives.

Alexa Rank: 1,159 / Compete Rank: 5,648 / Last year #9

9. TorrentReactor

TorrentReactor is back in the top 10 after dropping off last year. A few months ago the site was blocked by a court order in Italy, but the site nonetheless continues to gain visitors.

Alexa Rank: 1,314 / Compete Rank: 4,530 / Last year #NA

10. H33t

H33T has been around for many years and has built a dedicated user base, mostly in Europe and Asia. Despite the wishes of the music industry, the site isn’t yet blocked by any court orders. The site made the news a few months ago when its owner took a stand against the avalanche of copyright takedown requests.

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The top 29 torrent sites (that is right…29)

I use the following  for my client I prefer utorrent 2.2.1

For the sites I only use two.   Two that I have been on for over 5 years probably more like 8-10.

Anyway   1)  BITSOUP

2) Torrentleech is my other.

3)  I also have a search site that I like to use to obtain hard to find items

 

29. BTjunkie

January 2012: BTjunkie has voluntarily shut down its operations. BTjunkie was a solid torrent service for reasons of its massive database, its email updates of new additions, its Twitter updates and useful reporting and comment features. Many users will miss having this website. RIP, BTjunkie!

28. Torrent Cafe

This young new private site needs users, but About.com readers already like the service.  The interface is not as clean as some of its competition, but the seed-to-leech ratios are excellent right now.  Sign up and give Torrent Café a try… let us know what you think of it.

27. Torrents.to

This site has a Tonga country domain name, but certainly offers plentiful metasearching of movies and music in English and Spanish. There are some popup advertisements that are annoying, but perhaps you might like the framed interface for searching other torrent sites.

26. The Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers is a private site with a strong community and file-sharing ethic. As a private site, you can expect the leeching (selfish) users to be reduced. The BB community also strives to police itself by carefully watching each member’s upload ratio… if you abuse your ratio, you are blocked from downloading until you donate. This policy may seem a bit harsh, but members seem to really appreciate it.

25. Torrent Pond

Torrentpond.com has been recommended by several users.  As a meta-searcher, Torrentpond will scour other sites for you, atempt to filter out old and fake torrents, and then offer you an easy-to-browse list.  It also showcases recent torrents, which is a good feature for regular downloaders. The advertising is plentiful, and you will need to tune it out and go around some popups, but the thorough searches are often worth it.

24. Cinema Torrents

CinemaTorrents.com offers something really unique: IMDB ratings and vote information right on the search page. You can see public opinions on the movie itself before you download.

23. BitToxic.com

While the name is awkward to type, these folks offer a solid semi-private search site. The memberships might be closed soon, so visit them right away!

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22. Meganova/SeedPeer

Meganova, which has been rebranded as “SeedPeer”, seems to be slow to load these days. Nevertheless, readers have commented that they like this site. New visitors should note the “keyword cloud” wall of text on the home page (this cloud gives you a quick sense of what are popular search phrases lately).

21. The Pirate Bay

Back in April 18, 2009: the Stockholm district court sentenced the four Pirate Bay founders to a year in prison, and over $USD 3.5 million in fines. This is as punishment for violating their country’s copyright laws. (More on this shocking court ruling here).  Since then, TPB has come back with a revised format hosted in a different country.  TPB is a resilient fixture in the P2P world, and loyal users continue to support this excellent site.

20. ExtraTorrent

ExtraTorrent is a crammed-looking site, and yes, it has popup advertising that can be annoying. BUT: this cluttered site also offers some really packed information that many users will appreciate:  the torrents have movie plot summaries, photos of the actors, user comments on the stories, names of the users who verified the torrent, and visual crosslinks to similar movies.  I personally like that ExtraTorrents features some really obscure gems in the left column… a very helpful feature for real movie and TV buffs looking to discover new shows.

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19. yourbittorrent.com

This site is simple and clean, with almost no advertising.  The results are fast, easy to scan, and plentiful.  You have to love a simple and straightforward service that delivers convenient and quick results… like yourbittorent.com delivers for downloaders.

18. IPtorrents

IPtorrents is an exclusive torrent site that accepts only people who are personally invited by existing members. Members who invite leechers (“cheaters”) are banned from the site, which promotes a careful loyalty amongst its members.

17. Torrent Tree

Gary and his team of P2P programmers bring us a new site in Ajax code language. Like any metasearch engine, Torrent Tree pulls its results from many other search engines. But Torrent Tree pulls *more* search results than any other current metasearch site. Definitely give these new players a try.

16. BiteNova

Formerly known as “Bi-Torrents”, BiteNova is a free Torrent site with a spartan look and fast searching format.

15. Fenopy

Fenopy has some compelling features. Fenopy is fully integrated with IMDB and Last.fm radio, so it has some friendly methods for browsing and discovering movies and music. A graphics gallery of large and motivating thumbnails adorns the home page, and the fake finder feature is also very useful for avoiding bad files. Definitely give Fenopy a try.

14. Torrentz

Special thanks to reader, Jonathan R., for this recommendation. The “verified” filtering feature of this site makes it a good choice for downloaders.

13. Linux Tracker

User mcangeli has recommended this linux-focused site.  Linuxtracker.org offers more linux and OSS torrents than nearly all of its current competition. If you are a linux and open source software fan, give Linuxtracker.org a try.

. ShareReactor

ShareReactor is a search engine for both bit torrents and eDonkey 2000 (“ed2k”) file formats. While eDonkey is not nearly as popular today as it was in 2002, some people still use ed2k networking.

11. TorrentZap

TorrentZap is not as large of a catalog as other torrent search engines. And, as with all sites, you need to endure advertising to keep it a no-cost service. But the interface is clean, bright, and easy to navigate.  Try this site out, skip past the ‘external search results’ to find the real torrents at TorrentZap, and let us know what you think.

10. Torrentbit

Torrentbit.nl is the same as Torrentbit.net.  This site is another plain-looking interface that delivers very good selections and surprisingly useful service.  Serious P2P users will like that you can search for torrent hashes and torrent trackers here. There is even an RTS (real time status) feature that lets you check for current seed count with a single click.  Definitely try Torrentbit and let us know how you like this site.

9. Plentyoftorrents

PoT is a kind of launchpad search engine that offers choices where you want to search. Multiple users have recommended Plentyoftorrents this summer; let us know what you think of this site.

8. VCDQ

VCDQ.com is technically not a torrent site… rather, it is a verification site that employs a committee of serious users to confirm torrents. Ideal for movie fans who are seeking new releases, VCDQ.com will indeed tell you if legitimate torrent files have been found and verified for that particular movie. You just need to copy the torrent names and paste them into a torrent search engine like Isohunt.com to locate the seeds. Definitely give VCDQ.com a try; this is a great resource for avoiding fake torrent files and finding true files faster.

7. Nowtorrents.com

Now Torrents (allegedly) offers a special service: it filters out fake/dead torrents in real time. It also offers date-range searching, so you can search for specific years of content (e.g. Flight of the Conchords, 2008).  This makes Nowtorrents very useful if you are seeking obscure older torrents, or if you are seeking very new torrents.

6. Bitsoup

Bitsoup is a favorite with some P2P downloaders, but this summer 2010 has not been a warm time at the Bitsoup community. There are allegations of draconian forum moderation and heavy-handed administrators being abusive to members. If you try Bitsoup, let us know how they treat you there.

5. LinuxTracker.org

Linux users: rejoice! Here is a niche site for your niche tastes in software! Get legal Linux/Unix files, applications, virtual machines, and more.

4. Gpirate.com

GPirate claims to be the largest torrent search engine today. It does have an amateurish look and feel to its interface, but it does yield large result sets. Give GPirate a try, and let us know if you like the service.

3. Thunderbytes

Thunderbytes has gone to a membership-only private format. There are many pros and cons to private sites; oftentimes, they are the best way to get help and recommendations from others. You need an invitation to join TB, or you can become a sponsor with a small donation. Give these folks a try, as they come highly recommended as a P2P site.

2. btscene.com

btscene is a longtime player in the file sharing game. This website does have annoying popups and adult advertising, but it does offer a solid library of torrents. It does a good job of featuring very recent torrents (good for people who follow television shows), and presenting many browsing choices at a glance.

1. Torrenthound.com

 

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