BTJunkie is an advanced and most powerfull BitTorrent search engine. It uses a web crawler (like as Google) to search for torrent files from other torrent sites and store it in its own database. Currently, it has over 1,570,000 active torrents and about 4,200 torrents added daily (compared to runner-up Torrent Portal with 1,500), making it the largest torrent site indexer on the web
Demonoid was a website and BitTorrent tracker set up by an anonymous Serb known only as Deimos. The website indexed torrents uploaded by its members. These torrents could then be searched and the content shared using the peer to peer BitTorrent protocol. Demonoid was also one of the largest BitTorrent trackers, with its torrents being indexed by almost all major BitTorrent search engines such as IsoHunt, BTjunkie and Mininova.
FlixFlux is a specialist torrent search site for films. The name comes from a combination of two words: flicks, and flux. Flicks is a slang word for films, and flux means flow, which is also a meaning the word torrent has.
isoHunt is a major BitTorrent index with over 830,000 torrents in its database and 20 million peers from indexed torrents. With 7.4 million unique visitors as of May 2006, isoHunt is one of the most popular BitTorrent search engines. Thousands of torrents are added to it each day as well as deleted for a multitude of reasons. On average, isoHunt users perform over 40 million unique searches per month.
Mininova is one of the largest torrent listing sites. Visitors of Mininova can anonymously upload torrents to this site, tracked by any BitTorrent tracker. Mininova does not allow pornographic submissions nor do they log the IP addresses of visitors. Many of the torrents contain links to copyright protected material, and are illegal in several countries, including the United States.
The Pirate Bay (often abbreviated TPB) is an Internet site that bills itself as “the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker” and also serves as an index for .torrent files that it tracks. ThePirateBay.org is ranked 182 (as of November 23, 2007) in the Alexa ranking list of the world’s most-visited internet sites.
TorrentSpy is a popular BitTorrent indexing Web Site. It hosts torrent files (which are tracked externally) and provides a forum to comment on them. It also integrates Digg-like user-driven content site ShoutWire’s feed into its front page. On August 8, 2007, there were 1,000,000 user submitted torrents indexed, and has over one million users. On average, there are 10,000 new torrents indexed every day.