Torrent search engines helps you to search for torrents. They are more specific than ordinary search engines and they index only torrent files available in the net. There are Torrents for music, games, movies, applications etc… Torrents download faster and there are torrents for almost anything. Torrents are more secure to download.
The problem with torrents is that, a few torrents may be just pranks and may not actually contain what you were searching for. A few torrents may be of less quality and some even come with viruses. Some torrents won’t have enough seeders so that your download speed may be very slow.
To Overcome these problems you need to choose high quality torrents and Torrent search engines will help you to choose the best one. You also need to have a torrent client like utorrent or bit-torrent to download your torrents. So download a torrent client before starting to download your torrents.
Here we will list the top 5 torrent search engines.
1. ThePirateBay (Alexa Rank – 89)
The Pirate Bay (commonly abbreviated TPB) is a Swedish website that hosts torrent files. It bills itself as “The world’s most resilient bittorrent site” and is ranked as the 89th most popular website in the world and 17th in Sweden by Alexa Internet since 2008. Initially established in November 2003 by the Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån (The Piracy Bureau) the website has been run as a separate organization since October 2004. The website used to be run by Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij who are known as anakata and TiAMO, respectively.
2. isoHunt (Alexa Rank – 214)
isoHunt is a BitTorrent Search engine with over 1.7 million torrents in its database and 20 million peers from indexed torrents
3. btjunkie (Alexa Rank – 253)
BTJunkie is an advanced BitTorrent search engine. It uses a web crawler (similar to Google) to search for torrent files from other torrent sites and store it in its database. It has nearly 4,000,000 active torrents and about 4,200 torrents added daily
4. Torrentz (Alexa Rank – 493)
Torrentz is a torrent meta-search engine based in Finland (run by an admin, who goes by the name Flippy) that indexes torrents from various major torrent sites like Mininova, BTJunkie, and The Pirate Bay. It offers compilations of various trackers per torrent that are not necessarily present in the default .torrent file, so when a tracker is down, other trackers can do the work.
5. Demonoid (Alexa Rank – 701)
Demonoid‘s torrent tracker had an estimated 3 million peers in September 2007. The site had over 252,427 torrents indexed as of May 3, 2009 (torrents uploaded prior to August 4, 2005 were removed to free server resources).
Site Descriptions taken from Wikipedia. Alexa rank taken with the help of the Alexa plugin for Chrome.
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