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BitTorrent site traffic sees impressive growth

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Mar 2008 18:10 User comments (10)

BitTorrent site traffic sees impressive growth According to TorrentFreak, torrent popularity and torrent site traffic continues to grow with every passing day despite heated efforts by anti-piracy groups such as the MPAA and IFPI to slow piracy.
Using data from the traffic Tracker Alexa, TF compiled a list of the 25 most popular torrent sites and found the amount of growth since December 2007 to be, in a word, explosive. Many saw 40 percent or higher growth. Some saw as high as 400 percent growth.

The list, compiled originally here is as follows and shows the Alexa rank for the sites for December 2007, March 2008, and the increase (or decrease).


Rank # Torrent Site Alexa Rank (Dec 07) Alexa Rank (Mar 08) Change (%)
1. mininova.org 63 53 + 19 %
2. ThePirateBay.org 182 130 + 40 %
3. isohunt.com 170 147 + 16 %
4. Torrentz.com 231 192 + 20 %
5. BtJunkie.org 689 469 + 47 %
6. torrentspy.com 376 585 - 36 %
7. TorrentReactor.net 909 616 + 48 %
8. GamesTorrents.com 942 641 + 47 %
9. TorrentPortal.com 699 697 no change
10. btmon.com 924 743 + 24 %
11. sumotorrent.com 1,894 1,101 + 72 %
12. myBittorrent.com 1,861 1,454 + 28 %
13. animesuki.com 1,738 1,473 + 18 %
14. Fulldls.com 1,448 1,646 - 12 %
15. bitdig.com 5,805 1,945 + 300 %
16. torrentz.ws 7,990 1,991 + 400 %
17. newtorrents.info 3,348 2,272 + 47 %
18. Torrent-Finder.com 3,404 2,635 + 29 %
19. TorrentBox.com 2,812 2,686 + 5 %
20. Fenopy.com 3,102 2,901 + 7 %
21. torrentvalley.com 5,276 3,014 + 75 %
22. youtorrent.com 3,107 New!
23. TorrentReactor.to 3,016 3,313 - 9 %
24. www.zoozle.org 4,669 3,369 + 39 %
25. www.seedpeer.com 3,992 3,449 + 16 %

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10 user comments

122.3.2008 18:31

"The Internet Is Illegal!" That is what I expect to be said by one of these anti-piracy groups. Because the MPAA, RIAA, and the IFPI can't really stop pirates they will shutdown its main artery. Or at least try, not that they will ever win.

222.3.2008 19:03

In the end, no matter what the powers may be say, the consumer gets what they want.

322.3.2008 19:03
dcity
Inactive

wow!! there are good and bad sides to torrents. the good side is that you get things for free, and the bad side is that major corporations loose money and get bancrupt and go out of buisness

422.3.2008 19:32

they don't lose money everything i have downloaded from a torrent i have never had intentions on buying, and in fact they made money from me cause i have downloaded music by curiosity and it persuaded me to buy the actual cd same thing with several classic movies

522.3.2008 21:01
tripplite
Inactive

oh deary....will the same thing that happened to kazaa happen here again......

-tripplite

622.3.2008 21:33

all those sites pail in comparison to torrentleech blackcats and mixtapetorrent

723.3.2008 0:22

Originally posted by tucker001:
all those sites pail in comparison to torrentleech blackcats and mixtapetorrent
not in terms of traffic

823.3.2008 0:33

but in terms of speed by far


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923.3.2008 1:12

Originally posted by tucker001:
but in terms of speed by far
lol yeah well clearly public trackers cant compete to TL, Blackcats etc, but even those sites cant compete to other more private sites like sct ;)

1010.8.2008 13:23

try qtrax its free and LEGAL you wont get sued and artists get paid p2p access allowed soon portability to mp3 players soon but right now you can download all music for free and its legal check it out

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