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Those in the Torrent Niche - Google Targetting You?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ArtVandelay, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    http://torrentfreak.com/how-google-algorithm-changes-hit-torrent-site-traffic-130924/

    "During the past week the MPAA has been reiterating its complaints that Google doesn?t do enough to slow down Internet piracy. However, speaking with TorrentFreak the admin of one of the world?s largest torrent sites claims that the world?s largest search engine has made numerous tweaks to its algorithms over the past 18 months that have had quite an impact on search traffic."

    If you've been in the torrent niche for a while, I'd like to hear your take on whether or not Google has been making things harder specifically for that niche (more so than others). Do you predict any extreme changes on how torrent sites and SEO interact in the future?
     
  2. S1lv3rdo7

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    I think that most people who use torrents just go directly to the website like kat.ph or piratebay. They already know where the torrents are so no need to search for them. Maybe when trying to find other trackers when searching for the hash tag may be a problem.

    I do that a lot of a torrent isn't downloading fast enough. Just copy the hash and google it. I've noticed as of late the results are becoming fewer. Overall I don't think it'll affect the P2P networks that much.
     
  3. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    I don't necessarily agree with you here. I'm fairly sure there's a good amount of people on this forum in the torrent niche. Maybe I'm wrong, but I also think that those people are getting organic search traffic. Perhaps the big players won't be too affected, but I imagine that the majority of the smaller guys don't have enough of a dedicated user base to be able to throw out search traffic altogether ad still maintain a profitable business.

    Regardless, I'm just wondering if people have specific knowledge of whether or not that specific niche is more difficult to reap results from SEO.
     
  4. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I think the MPAA, et al ... needs the legal framework to hold Google responsible for the existence of torrents used to download copyright material for future efforts to suppress the ability of Users to find torrents.

    At some point, sites like kat.ph are going to have to become "decentralized" much like the actual copyright files, with no single site hosting all of the cateloged torrents. Instead they will also be a hive, much like the files themselves, and the indexing operations will have to be done in such a way that those that seek to restrict access to this information will not be able to identify any particular site(s) in order to suppress the sharing of this information. Instead of finding torrents to share files, P2P filesharers will be sharing pieces of a continuously-updated index of torrents which are also shared, and from there identify specific files to share.

    Once the system has become deconstructed in this way, anti-filesharing organizations will have no choice but to prosecute filesharers one at a time, which is economically impossible, or to attempt to pressure internet service providers into suppressing filesharing by various means, to include implementing artificial limits on total data downloads. The British are a good example of what will be attempted here in the US.
     
  5. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    I agree. Not sure how this can be done but I foresee it happening within the next few years.
     
  6. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not sure about that but Torrents sites are being taken down let the admin of TF know. Its just a matter of time.