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Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by havoc802 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:29 pm

1. The Pirate Bay


It has been a good year for The Pirate Bay. The number of visitors
spiked, despite efforts in Denmark and Italy to block access the site.
Last month, The site celebrated its 5th anniversary,
just after it broke the 25 million peers mark. At any given point in
time, more than 25 million peers actively trade files thought the
Pirate Bay tracker.

Compete rank 885 / Alexa rank 117 / 2007 #3



2. Mininova


Mininova has seen a steady rise in visitors in 2008, and more than 3
billion torrents were downloaded from the site in the past 12 months.
In addition to user uploaded content, the Mininova team has started to
focus more on premium publishers with their content distribution platform.

Compete rank 1,225 / Alexa rank 79 / 2007 #1



3. IsoHunt


Despite being ensnared in legal proceedings with the MPAA and CRIA,
isoHunt is continuing to grow. This year they partnered with the
Creative Commons music distribution site Jamendo, and just like The
Pirate Bay, isoHunt added SSL encryption to the site, making it impossible for your ISP or the authorities to monitor users’ activities.

Compete rank 1,106 / Alexa rank 200 / 2007 #2



4. Torrentz


Torrentz.com, one of the oldest torrent sites around, celebrated its
5th anniversary in July. The site added a “verified torrents” feature
this year, and inspired many other meta-search engines to do the same.
Last month a “hacker” caused some problems after it took over the torrentz domain, but luckily this issue was resolved in a few hours.

Compete rank 2,039 / Alexa rank 220 / 2007 #4



5. TorrentReactor


TorrentReactor redesigned and optimized the site throughout 2008,
which resulted in a significant increase in visitors. In addition, the
TorrentReactor launched TorrentPrivacy, a service that allows BitTorrent users to download torrents anonymously.

Compete rank 2,150 / Alexa rank 532 / 2007 #9



6. Demonoid


After being forced to go offline following threats from the CRIA, Demonoid returned this April after 6 months of downtime. Since then it is business as usual, and most of the members returned quickly.

Compete rank 3,869 / Alexa rank 526 / 2007 #na



7. BTjunkie


In December 2007 BTjunkie was forced to leave their ISP following a
takedown notice from the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. This year
there were no troubles, and the site continues to go strong.

Compete rank 3,762 / Alexa rank 625 / 2007 #5



9. SumoTorrent


In 2007, SumoTorrent quickly settled itself among the top torrent
sites, and traffic continued to increase this year. The pop-ups and
redirects are new though, and don’t make it one of the most convenient
sites to browse.

Compete rank 4,110 / Alexa rank 1,019 / 2007 #na



9. BTmon


BitTorrentMonster, BTmon for short, debuted in 10th place last year, and managed to climb a spot. Other than that, there is not much news surrounding the site.

Compete rank 4,737 / Alexa rank 989 / 2007 #10



10. TorrentPortal


Not much news about TorrentPortal this year either, but for
BitTorrent sites that is usually a good thing. Traffic seems to be
stable, although the site is not growing as fast as the other
BitTorrent sites in this list.

Compete rank 4,300 / Alexa rank 1,126 / 2007 #7



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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by Red Cucumber on Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:40 pm

Huh, Piratebay is the first place I go every time whenever I'm looking for a download...
They have the best torrents overall, plus, they don't have that many ads on it! Very Happy
But searching on the site takes a while...
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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by Murderface on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:15 pm

Ehhhh...... I gotta disagree, I think demonoid should be before piratebay.

I've been reported for using piratebay and mininova torrents.
NEVER have received any complaint from demonoids, and its not that hard to get an invitation
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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by Red Cucumber on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:08 pm

Demonoid isn't half bad, but Piratebay has more torrents when it comes to searching for games...
Plus, you need an account to download torrents in Demonoid.
I have an account with them but I only use it when searching for music... Razz
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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by havoc802 on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm

Murderface wrote:Ehhhh...... I gotta disagree, I think demonoid should be before piratebay.

I've been reported for using piratebay and mininova torrents.
NEVER have received any complaint from demonoids, and its not that hard to get an invitation

I didn't make the list but I think piratebay should be on top, it's just the most popular one.

the invitation is the only thing holding me back from using demonoid so I can't compare the two. I just don't bother because I hate when sites do that.

Do you know where I can get an invitation? I don't think I know anyone that has an account there.


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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by Red Cucumber on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:41 pm

I could invite you, I just forgot my password! Razz
I'll PM you when I get it...
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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by Murderface on Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:22 pm

I can too, I've got like 20 invites, but it appears their sites having problem atm, if its working in the morning and you still need it, I'll pm it to you
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Re: Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2008

Post by havoc802 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:55 am

if anyone has the invitation code please PM then wave

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