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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Is Google Responsible for BitTorrent Success?

Is Google Responsible for BitTorrent Success?

Is Google Responsible for BitTorrent Success?

Added: Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
We all know that BitTorrent is obviously the most effective way of sharing files (especially of a larger size) on the Internet, and the statistics prove it has now become dominant filesharing protocol. However, the key to its success can’t be attributed to its technical excellence only. Actually, the main part of that progress depends on its web base, as it is indexed by such search engines as Google. While there’re millions of computers in the web with a BitTorrent client installed, the torrent tracker sites are in the top of most visited sites ever. And nobody can argue that Google has contributed a lot to its prosperity – there is no other filesharing application having such dominant presence in the search results. The same may be said about torrent websites – isoHunt alone has 13,5 million pages indexed by Google, let alone The Pirate Bay and others. A bright example may be the following: a Google search for “Avatar download” results in six torrent sites in the top ten! Meanwhile, no legal download option returns. That’s the usual result for any popular movie.


This statistics provides BitTorrent a great advantage as compared to peer-to-peer applications like Limewire, as the latter relies only on searches within itself. For the years passed from the beginning of digital era, there might be millions of people have learnt about BitTorrent due to Google search results.

Of course, in the first place there would be no torrents at all without their founders and creators – people who have developed the indexes. That brings us to another key aspect of success playing an essential role – money. Originally, most of torrent websites were developed by students fond of coding and file sharing, but after becoming so popular, the websites are now able to generate serious revenue, thus attracting gold diggers who are not so interested in the quality of service provided. However, such possibility to get some profit from torrent websites appeared essential to their survival – otherwise nobody would spend money to float a tracker online.

In the conclusion it has to be said that BitTorrent is so fabulously popular because of being web-based and indexed by search engines. No statistics is available, but it wouldn’t be lie to say that most people using BitTorrent today found it via a Google search.

March 22nd, 2010

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Date:  Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Comments (15) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-03-22 20:56:31)
Stayingtrue avatarI found a s#$t load of torrent sites using google, now to mention ET.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverKittyGirl (2010-03-22 21:09:34)
wallpapersxplore avatarthanks for this wonderful article

posted by (2010-03-22 22:31:08)
Dare_Bear23 avatarI downloaded BitTorrent, by typing it into google and clicking the link provided but i rarely use google to search for movies. I do that here on ET, i only google a movie as a last resort, dont ask me why i just do it that way, besides you can usually find what you want on this site. Long live ET the place to be!!

posted by Blocked (2010-03-22 23:18:38)
No avatarI know if i cant find it on E.T google is the next place i look. Then if it is good i Bring it to E.T.

posted by Blocked (2010-03-22 23:19:29)
No avatarGoogle is the chit!!!

posted by (2010-03-23 00:16:30)
iNvAsiOniSt avatargoogle ftw

posted by (2010-03-23 02:49:01)
No avatarrightly said by dare bear.. even i first come on ET.. and if i dont find the movie im looking for here, it probably means that i should wait a little more. Et is the most reliable torrent site as of today..

posted by (2010-03-23 02:57:15)
TheMostHigh avatarGoogle is the Biggest Pirateship in the World!

posted by (2010-03-23 04:16:56)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarits all how u look at it i guess, i mean i found btjunkie through google, but i found extratorrent my home torrent site that i now reside at..

posted by Blocked (2010-03-23 07:07:15)
menahunie avatarI wonder when the RIAA and MPAA are going to sue Google for copyright infringement?

posted by (2010-03-23 10:22:20)
kingtiger01 avatarSeems Common amongst members @ ET that they Discovered ET Via Google.

I ran into a post on a Forum from Obscene, and returned here. Although i had visited ET before from Private Trackers using them as reference to torrents there.

Either Way you Look at it, Google may be a Indexer, but ET is the Place to be. Google does its job of indexing everything it Comes Across, i didnt find ET through Google, but im sure if i put "Torrent" in the Google Search bar, im sure to find it with ease.

posted by Blocked (2010-03-23 20:09:40)
expendable avatargoogles how i found et

posted by Blocked (2010-03-24 03:13:36)
iamezaz avatarDefinetely Bittorent's success is due to google without google people would not have found goood amount of torrents google is also playing a major role in the development and expansion of internet8)

posted by (2010-03-24 05:04:26)
jerry000 avatarWithout Google's kind support no Torrent file sharing expansion all over the world..

posted by (2010-03-24 12:51:21)
cyberartist avatarMost days - ET first port of call - then google - then maybe I get some work done (or maybe not!)

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