Here Is The List Of Top 10 Best Torrent Websites Of 2017
Torrent websites are file sharing websites, which uses a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol in which every user hosts the file he/she has downloaded. This, thus with more seeds the file can be downloaded with more ease and higher speed.
The recent shutdown of two of the largest torrent websites, KickassTorrents and Torrentz.eu shook up the torrent market. However, their places were quickly filled by established sites and a few new faces. The Pirate Bay is on the top position again, closely followed by ExtraTorrent and RARBG, which gained many new visitors in recent months.
Like 2016, we are bringing the top 10 most popular torrent websites for 2017 based on Alexa Global ranking and traffic estimations per month along with last year’s rankings. The list below also features some newcomers, as several torrent websites have shut down in recent months.
We will keep updating the ranking and URL of these torrent websites on weekly basis, as these websites time to time keep migrating to new domain due to copyrights issues. Some of these sites may not be accessible from your location or countries maybe facing an ISP level ban. In such cases, users are suggested to use VPN (virtual private network).
Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Websites Of 2017
The Pirate Bay (commonly abbreviated TPB) is the “king of torrents” once again and also the oldest site in this list. The past year has been relatively quiet for the infamous torrent site, which is currently operating from its original .org domain name.
ALEXA RANK: 108 / COMPETE RANK: NA / LAST YEAR #2
ExtraTorrent.cc is the biggest BitTorrent system that continues to gain traffic with millions of visitor per day. It facilitates peer-to-peer file sharing among users of the BitTorrent protocol. Its goal is to provide an easy-to-use directory and search engine for all kind of torrent files. Visitors of ExtraTorrent.cc can search, download and upload magnet links and torrent files. You can also browse torrents by category, such as TV shows, movies, music, books, etc. The site is also the home of the popular ETTV and ETRG release groups.
The best part about ExtraTorrent is its community, where almost every torrent has comments from members discussing the torrent’s quality, which will let you know whether it’s a good version or a bad version.
ALEXA RANK: 260 / LAST YEAR #3
Founded in 2008, RARBG is a website that provides torrent files and magnet links to enable peer-to-peer file sharing using the BitTorrent protocol. It also has one of the best-looking user interfaces of the bunch. The interface makes the site really easy to navigate and most movies and TV shows come with thumbnails and preview links so that you know what you are downloading before you actually download it. However, RARBG is blocked in countries like Saudi Arabia, UK, Denmark and Portugal.
ALEXA RANK: 279 / LAST YEAR #5
YTS.ag is in no way affiliated with the original YTS or YIFY group, but has successfully taken its place late last year. Several torrent websites are actively banning its releases, as not all of them are happy with the ‘brand hijack’.
ALEXA RANK: 323 / LAST YEAR #9
Torrentz2 is a substitute for the original Torrentz.eu site, which voluntarily shut down last summer. The meta-search engine is open about the fact that it’s not related to the “real” Torrentz and places itself as a new and improved version, searching over 60 other torrent sites.
ALEXA RANK: 400 / LAST YEAR #NA
1337X is another best and most popular torrent site. Basically, this site is based on community, where people share best torrent files for free download. It indexed in large database from many torrent sites like torrentz, torrentdb etc. Most of traffic of this site comes from UK and is liked by UK users a lot.
1337x has traditionally been a community driven torrent site but had some issues a year ago where several of the admins and moderators protested over security concerns. However, much progress and improvement has been made since with the site growing in traffic, and recently rolling out a new design as well.
ALEXA RANK: 814 / LAST YEAR #6
The TorrentProject or Torrent Search Project is a metasearch engine for torrent-files, which consolidates links from other popular torrent hosting pages such as ExtraTorrent. It has been suggested as an alternative for the now closed Torrentz.eu site, and its index includes over 10 million torrent files, and has been said to have a very clean, simple interface. Beyond allowing torrent files of popular films, it also carries self-produced content.
ALEXA RANK: 856 / LAST YEAR #NA
EZTV was a TV torrent distribution group founded in May 2005 and dissolved in April 2015, after a hostile takeover of their domains and brand by “EZCLOUD LIMITED”. The site continues to operate under new ownership (EZTV.ag) and releases its own torrents now. Due to its controversial history, a number of large torrent sites have banned these ‘new’ releases from their sites.
ALEXA RANK: 1,490 / LAST YEAR #7
TorrentDownloads has been around for several years. Like many other sites, it is actively blocked by ISPs in many of the countries. The site offers a no-nonsense index that offers torrents to millions of users each month.
ALEXA RANK: 1,935 / LAST YEAR #10
LimeTorrents has grown in popularity and has managed to gather a huge fan following after the departure of big bosses like Kickass Torrents, The Pirate Bay and Torrentz. LimeTorrent has a huge library of online content, which includes verified torrents downloads like movies, games, music, anime, TV shows, software absolutely for free. The site’s operator also launched the torrent cache iTorrents a few months ago, which is used by many other torrent search engines.
ALEXA RANK: 2,363 / LAST YEAR #NA
In addition to the above mentioned torrent websites, KickassTorrents has also been brought back to life by original KAT Staff at the following web address- http://katcr.co/new/
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