BitSnoop was launched just a few days ago and the site currently indexes 1,480,666 torrents worth an impressive 1184.4 terabytes of data. In terms of functionality the site is not hugely different from other torrent indexers. Users can search for torrents, and the search results are presented in a clean fashion, sortable by seeders, leechers, health and size.
However, BitSnoop has one big advantage compared to other torrent search engines with a feature called TrackerMatch. Before a torrent appears on BitSnoop they make sure that the torrents include as many reliable backup trackers as possible. Duplicate and fake trackers on the other hand are carefully removed.
“Each tracker we scrape gets rigorously analyzed and filtered to exclude typos, errors and just junk in tracker URLs. We know about backup tracker hosts, redirects, DNS aliases, tracker clusters etc. — and we know how to deal with them so you don’t have to,” the BitSnoop team explains.
The advantage of TrackerMatch is two-fold. Firstly, it makes sure that users will be able to connect to as much peers as possible by including all trackers that are found for the same download. On the other hand it will save tracker owners resources because there are no unnecessary announces due to a torrent containing duplicate trackers.
Don’t expect too much in the way of speed increases though – in most cases it will be hardly noticeable. However, having multiple backup trackers will come in handy when a torrent’s main tracker goes down. With the recent troubles over at The Pirate Bay and Demonoid, this is no longer a hypothetical situation.
BitSnoop is definitely worth a bookmark. Even if you’re not planning to use it on a daily basis it will surely come in handy when you come across a torrent with a dead tracker on your preferred torrent search engine.