Torrent number 1,000,000 was uploaded yesterday by an anonymous user. Unfortunately, the memorable torrent has no seeds, which makes it likely that it wont be around much longer.
One million uploaded torrents is a great accomplishment, especially if you consider that Mininova only allows user uploads. Contrary to what most people assume, Mininova doesn’t scrape any torrents from other websites, all the torrents hosted on the website are uploaded by its users.
It took almost a year to get from the 500,000th torrent, which was uploaded November 2006, to the millionth torrent. So, the traffic and the torrent downloads grow faster than the torrent uploads, indicating that most new users are mostly interested in downloading and not in publishing content. At the moment, approximately 1350 torrents are uploaded to Mininova every day and the site hosts over 550,000 .torrent files in total.
Earlier this week we reported that Mininova entered the list of the top 50 most visited websites on the Internet. Some people might have noticed that Mininova spits out a few errors every now and then if you try to load a page, this is one of the downsides of the traffic increase. However, Mininova founder Niek assured us that they are working on it and that it should get better soon.