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Wendy Boswell

Three ways you can use Google to find torrents

By February 3, 2010

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If you're looking for torrent files, you can use Google to search for them with three different methods. First, you can use the filetype command to tell Google to ONLY search for specific torrent files:

goldfrapp filetype:torrent

This will return a TON of torrent files for the popular band Goldfrapp. Here's another method - a customized Google search engine that searches only for torrents. You'll be able to find the torrent files you want quickly with this method, since Google crawls thousands of torrent tracker sites and search engines to pull search results for you.

Last, but definitely not least, a whole list of search commands put together for one fantastic torrent (and pretty much any other file you want to find) key:

"goldfrapp" last modified mp3 "index of" -html -htm -php -asp

Just substitute the artist Goldfrapp for whatever musical act you're trying to find, and you should be able to find a huge amount of music files.

More about finding torrents on the Web

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  • Where to Find the Best Torrent Sites: There are so many torrent sites on the Web! How do you know which ones are the best? Here are the top ten torrent sites where you can consistently find good quality torrents to download.
  • The Top Twenty Torrent Search Engines: Since there are so many torrent search engines on the Web, I've sorted through them all to show you the best torrent search engines that will help you find the torrents you're looking for.
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May 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm
(1) tom manning says:

I personally like how sites such as http://www.torrentninja.com use google search to let users search multiple torrent sites for what they are looking for. I have read how some sites that use google search this way are getting blocked but if google allows people to search for torrents on their site why can’t sites that only offer links to torrent sites do the same?

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