What are the most-visited torrent sites at the start of 2019? As we continue a long-standing tradition, we see that YTS has taken over the lead from The Pirate Bay. After some turbulent years, the list of torrent sites has remained fairly intact, although there are some movers and shakers.
While streaming is all the rage nowadays, torrent sites still remain popular.
The Pirate Bay has long been the undisputed leader in terms of traffic, but if we look at the most visited domains at the start of this year, it’s now surpassed by YTS and 1337x.
TPB’s dip can be attributed to the frequent downtime and connectivity issues over the past months. It remains the go-to torrent site for many when it’s accessible, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the site regains the lead in the coming months.
This year’s list includes one newcomer. TorrentDownloads is back after a year of absence. The site takes the place of iDope which disappeared from the scene last year.
We traditionally limit our overview to typical torrent sites that are targeted primarily at an English or international audience. This means that RuTracker, Dytt8, EliteTorrent, and Torrent9 aren’t included even though they would qualify in terms of traffic.
Below is the full list of the ten most-visited torrent sites at the start of the new year. The list is based on various traffic reports and we display the Alexa rank for each. In addition, we include last year’s ranking.