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List of trackers and uploading .torrent

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by fandi, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. fandi

    fandi Registered Member

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    I started this thread to collect a long list of
    1. Torrent Trackers
    2. Site for uploading the .torrent file

    Please suggest your favorite ones.
     
  2. Nickel

    Nickel Regular Member

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    Unique Visitors Per Month AUGUST 2011

    fulldls 146,569
    seedpeer 220,480
    torrentdownloads (net) 227,719
    sumotorrent 255,400
    torrentportal 262,482
    kickasstorrents 298,805
    monova (org) 371,084
    bitsnoop 381,353
    torrentreactor (net) 518,305
    isohunt 891,242
    extratorrent 1,026,889
    btjunkie (org) 1,802,473
    piratebay (org) 3+ million

    list is 2 months old now so needs updating - run these domains at:
    http://www.compete.com/
    and get the latest numbers - google torrent sites to add ones not on this list and check those too. It only takes about an hour but then you will know what's hoppin' vs. what's droppin' ;)
     
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    XTaintorX Newbie

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    torrentz - 1,709,930
    nutorrent - 26,103
    1337x -189,948
    torlock - 69,688
    newtorrents ) - 31,601
    h33t - 116,440
    demonoid - 787,278
    limetorrents - 36,555
    torrentfunk - 121,791
    torrentzap - 89,641
    fulldls - 151,776
    yourbittorrent - 231,978
    vertor - 410,635
    bt-chat - 54,679
     
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  4. XTaintorX

    XTaintorX Newbie

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    All the listed ones are good, just check out which ones you like. Always take the ones with most traffic.

     
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    Nickel Regular Member

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    jennifer.goldfieldin Newbie

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    Can someone please explain the importance of the trackers when you create the torrent? I just use the 2 standard ones in utorrent:

    tracker * openbittorrent * *80 / announce

    tracker * publicbt * *80 / announce

    (and upload torrent to btjunkie, extratorrent and tpb)
    ...

    Is there an advantage to using more than these 2?
     
  7. Nickel

    Nickel Regular Member

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    Trackers are what keep your torrents available, sending information to the downloader so he can connect and recieve the "bits" from you.
    It's very important to have more than just two trackers because if those two were to fail at the same time your torrent would not be downloadable by anyone ('Ive had it happen when 3 trackers went down)

    Some say too many trackers is also not good because you stress your torrent client out trying to update all those trackers, there may be some truth to this but it's probably only true when you have tons of torrent seeding.

    Personally, I would not use less than 5 trackers but never more than 15.
    (7 or 8 is a nice balance)
    The best way to find the most reliable trackers is to visit your favorite torrent site and download some torrent "files" (not the torrent itself just the torrent file). Pick the most popular, heavily seeded torrents you can find

    Then visit this site:
    http://torrenteditor.com/

    load the torrent file up like you are going to edit it and it will show you which trackers are online and which are offline. You will start to see a pattern of which are usually online as opposed to off and those are the ones you will want to use

    As you begin seeding your own torrents keep an eye your trackers from time to time from within your torrent client, you will see if any of those trackers are no longer running very good and you can update your tracker list accordingly.
     
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