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Handy: Google Highlights ‘Best Torrent Sites’ in Search Results


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Google is an excellent search engine. The company does its best to present users with relevant information wherever it can. With a reel of popular torrent sites, for example, when users search for it. Or a handy overview of streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Putlocker and Movie4k.to. Whether Hollywood will appreciate this service doubtful though.


googlepiratebay.pngWith torrent sites dropping like flies recently, a lot of people are looking for alternatives.


For many, Google is the preferred choice to find them, and the search engine is actually quite helpful.


When you type in “best torrent sites” or just “torrent sites,” Google.com provides a fancy reel of several high traffic indexers.


The search engine displays the names of sites such as RARBG, The Pirate Bay and 1337x as well as their logo. When you click on this link, Google brings up all results for the associated term.




While it’s a thought provoking idea to think that Google employees are manually curating the list, the entire process is likely automated. Still, many casual torrent users might find it quite handy. Whether rightsholders will be equally excited is another question though.


The automated nature of this type of search result display also creates another problem. While many people know that most torrent sites offer pirated content, this is quite different with streaming portals.


This leads to a confusing situation where Google lists both legal and unauthorized streaming platforms when users search for “streaming sites.”


The screenshot below shows the pirate streaming site Putlocker next to Hulu and Crackle. The same lineup also rotates various other pirate sites such as Alluc and Movie4k.to.




The reels in question are most likely generated by algorithms, which don’t distinguish between authorized and unauthorized sources. Still, given the repeated criticism Hollywood has for Google for its supposed facilitation of piracy, it’s a bit unfortunate, to say the least.


This isn’t the first time that Google’s “rich” search results have featured pirate sites. The same happened in the past when the search engine displayed pirate site ratings of movies, next to ratings from regular review sites such as IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.


We can expect the MPAA and others to take note, and bring these and other issues up at their convenience.

Note: the search reel doesn’t appear on many localized Google domains. We tested and confirmed it only on Google.com.


Source: https://torrentfreak.com/handy-google-highlights-best-torrent-sites-in-search-results-170709/

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I must mention, Google seems rather open to all this things recently. Noticed something like this in the autofill results too.

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1 hour ago, DKT27 said:

I must mention, Google seems rather open to all this things recently. Noticed something like this in the autofill results too.

Try searching for a release on Google they removed most search results due too DMCA along time ago even if you look at the recent DMCA  takedowns there mostly just  new proxy sites too bypass blocks . Listing  the best torrent sites don't break DMCA  it just gives rights holders a list of sites too attack next . No good ever comes from  attention too pirate sites and it never has. Most Pirate Sites have always been there own worse enemy they always want high ranking in search engines . Some private forums , dl sites and Torrent sites  do just fine without this exposer  . In fact the way i found warez forums too begin with was trough Google many years ago .


This is why i'm very funny about disclosing  download sources on open sites unless they are sites the rights holders all ready have listed to the US Government as rouge sites and everyone that is not new knows about them anyway . Rights holders watch Torrent Freak ,Reddit ,ETC too see whats going on and they are copying down the current trends data to push out a attack against it  they suck it up just like Google does on top of that you have Collages out there researching it too and they share info with Rights holders and governments and are highly  rewarded for it   . A lot of forums and other sites we lost in June it was a very bad month for pirates. ExtraTorrent and ShAaNiG had huge followings in India also we lost tehparadox witch had huge followings all over and  it went down and never came back.

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On 10/7/2017 at 7:38 PM, attacker said:

Google is an excellent search engine.

Especially, when it comes to Torrents...:tooth:

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  • 1 month later...

Hello Folks of this V.V. IMP THREAD..

must comment & keep this alive for long time for new users benefits

thanks to all.

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