Although many readers–perhaps the majority of them–visit this site directly, some of them find the site through search engines. A staggering number of users find Darknetlive through relevant Google searches. The searches reveal interesting patterns in the behavior of darkweb users. For instance, even though Nightmare Market exit scammed a month ago, there are more searches for the market than for any other market within the last 28 days.
As many of you know, I never aimed to be a DeepDotWeb replacement; I started this site as a personal project long before federal authorities seized DeepDotWeb. I have not promoted the site by spreading links to articles anywhere but the Darknetlive subdread and Darknetlive Twitter account. And even then, updates are infrequent and the accounts are primarily ignored. I have not cared about search engine optimization or SERP (and as a result, some of the Darknetlive phishing proxies temporarily ranked as high as Darknetlive itself). After the DeepDotWeb takedown though, this site started organically replacing DeepDotWeb in Google’s search results for relevant terms.
DeepDotWeb published their own rankings based on search terms. They had Google Analytics enabled though, allowing a much more in-depth tracking of users and clicks. All I know is the term searched in Google that resulted in traffic to my site. Although the top lists published by DeepDotWeb were interesting, I prefer the raw data. Since the actual raw data would be an absolute mess to publish in a blog post, I will publish condensed versions of the search terms instead of the full lists. The top 1,000 terms will be attached in a .txt file though. Removed from the lists in this post are terms clearly used in an attempt to reach Darknetlive.
dream market samsara market darknet live dream market replacement dnm bible berlusconi market cryptonia silk road 3.1 genesis market oxygod new dream market silkroad 3.1 nightmare market 7tllqrhac6nugool cryptonia market dread website empire market url cgmc darkmarket empire market dark net live pharma master dream alt market silk road 3.1 down empire market link dread forum dreammarket dream market 2019 silk road 3.1 link ny4a6zwwmrvyjtlu global dreams darknet forum zvz4ruc5b5q5yqzs darknet forums darknet market list darknet bible 3rmybxbtkb5txmqv silkroad 3.1 down wyatt pasek samsara market url pharma-master silk road 3.1 url dnm buyer bible global dreams darknet dream market url lunamarmge6dadag dark web markets 2019 empforumgfttfqnq genesis market link
Top Markets/Forums (October)
Top 50 Terms
dream market darknetlive samsara market nightmare market darknet live dream market replacement cryptonia new dream market oxygod dnm bible cryptonia market genesis market berlusconi market silk road 3.1 empire market url empire market link cgmc 7tllqrhac6nugool nightmare market url dream alt market nightmare market exit scam silkroad 3.1 zvz4ruc5b5q5yqzs empire market dread forum dark net live darkmarket global dreams darknet market list jesus of rave 3rmybxbtkb5txmqv gladyman wyatt pasek darknet forum dream market 2019 darknet forums empire market links nightmare market link dark web markets june 2019 dnm buyer bible cannazon berlusconi market link lunamarmge6dadag silk road 3.1 link cannazon link genesis market dark web silk road 3.1 down empforumgfttfqnq empire market down nightmare exit scam
Sorted by active markets/forums
|Top Markets||Top Forums|
|Silk Road 3.1|
The list of top pages exclusively for darkweb marketplaces and (forums, blog posts, or indexes). the homepage, the market list, and two articles are the only pages outranking SamSara Market.
|Top Markets||Top Forums|
|Silk Road 3.1||The Hub|
|Dream Alt||DN Avengers|
I suspect the only reason Empire Market isn’t on this list is because 1. Empire explicitly tells users to only obtain links from Dark.fail and 2. Everyone has bookmarked Empire Market’s primary address. I think it is fairly obvious why Silk Road 3.1 is present.
Through mid August
Top 50 Terms
Over Six Months
nightmare market empire market link empire market url dream market cgmc samsara market dream market replacement berlusconi market nightmare market url empire market empire market links dread forum cryptonia dnm buyer bible dread onion agartha market cryptonia market empire market mirrors dream alt market cgmc down cgmc market darknet market list nightmare market link empire market down zvz4ruc5b5q5yqzs empire market onion yellow brick market new dream market nightmare market exit scam darknet forum dnm avengers speedstepper darknet forum list cannazon link dread darknet tochka market darknet forums empire market mirror links dnm buyers bible dnm bible berlusconi market url 7tllqrhac6nugool nightmare market down genesis market darknet buyers bible 3rmybxbtkb5txmqv dread onion link lunamarmge6dadag gladyman empire market mirror
Over Three Months
nightmare market empire market link dream market empire market url samsara market cgmc dream market replacement empire market cryptonia empire market links nightmare market url cryptonia market berlusconi market dream alt market zvz4ruc5b5q5yqzs dread forum empire market mirrors empire market down new dream market nightmare market exit scam dnm buyer bible darknet market list cgmc market cgmc down empire market onion darknet forum cannazon link agartha market nightmare market link 7tllqrhac6nugool dnm avengers dnm bible genesis market yellow brick market nightmare market down darknet forums 3rmybxbtkb5txmqv empire market mirror links lunamarmge6dadag gladyman dark web markets june 2019 darknet forum list dread onion jesus of rave empire market alternative links silk road 3.1 nightmare exit scam hugh brian haney nightmare market scam empforumgfttfqnq
Over One Month
nightmare market dream market samsara market dream market replacement cryptonia nightmare market exit scam empire market link new dream market cryptonia market empire market url cgmc berlusconi market nightmare market url gladyman dnm bible nightmare exit scam dream alt market genesis market nightmare market down 7tllqrhac6nugool nightmare market scam dark web markets june 2019 dread forum zvz4ruc5b5q5yqzs nightmare market maintenance jesus of rave silk road 3.1 empire market darknet market list empire market down darknet forum samsara marketplace samsara market darknet dnm buyer bible nightmare market link lunamarmge6dadag 3rmybxbtkb5txmqv darknet forums empire market links silkroad 3.1 global dreams darkmarket empforumgfttfqnq dark web markets 2019 berlusconi market link cannazon nightmare market under maintenance cgmc market genesis market dark web dnm avengers
Over Seven Days
samsara market dream market nightmare market dream market replacement cryptonia cryptonia market berlusconi market dnm bible empire market url empire market link genesis market new dream market 7tllqrhac6nugool cgmc dream alt market nightmare market exit scam empire market zvz4ruc5b5q5yqzs dread forum nightmare market url global dreams silk road 3.1 dark web markets june 2019 berlusconi market down 3rmybxbtkb5txmqv darknet forums gladyman cannazon empire market links darkmarket silkroad 3.1 berlusconi market link darknet market list samsara url genesis market dark web darknet forum cannazon link dnm bible pdf lunamarmge6dadag darknet markets 2019 empforumgfttfqnq dream market new site yellow brick market jesus of rave agartha market dream market 2019 berlusconi market url darknet bible nightmare url empire market onion
Looking at the past seven days, the top markets based on incoming search terms (without considering the links clicked or ruling out dead markets) would be:
- SamSara Market
- Dream Market
- Cryptonia Market
- Berlusconi Market
- Empire Market
- Genesis Market
- Dream Alt
- Nightmare Market
- Silk Road 3.1
- Yellow Brick Market
- Agartha Market
But a better list pulls terms from a three month period and excludes dead marketplaces. We can safely assume that Empire is more popular than markets like Cryptonia and Berlusconi. And not every market search results in a click for that market’s page or even an article with a link to the market. Some look for market news, updates, etc. With that in mind, the following list is more accurate based on the strings searched by this site’s visitors. In addition, only the top four searches can be safely chosen. The fifth would be a tie between several smaller markets. I am not able to figure out if Genesis Market is simply having a temporary spike in traffic or if it is becoming more popular than Silk Road 3.1. It is also worth clarifying that this is by no means an indicator of the best or most popular market overall. Many people use Dark.fail for market links. Others have links to their markets bookmarked. The majority of people searching for market links are likely doing so over Tor and likely using DuckDuckGo instead of Google. A top four list based on incoming search terms:
- Empire Market
- SamSara Market
- Cryptonia Market
- Berlusconi Market
Even though Nightmare Market exit scammed one month ago, searches for the marketplace still result in more visitors from Google searches than for other search terms. “Nightmare Exit Scam” showed up but has since dropped to Darknetlive’s 112th most searched term on Google. A search for “empire market exit scam” somehow comes in at number 89 (as of this article). Yet Empire Market is not exit scamming.
People have consistently been searching for a Dream Market replacement following the Dream Market shutdown. This perhaps explains Dream Alt’s appearance in the top 20 terms in the one month list and in the seven days list. It should be of no surprise that SamSara Market ranks as high as it does in all of the above lists. And the market has done nothing but climb since launch. Dread posts paint the market in such a negative light people have ignored the market’s overwhelmingly successful launch.
Cryptonia searches have increased significantly as well. The increased use of Cryptonia is immediately noticeable on Dread as well where posts about order or vendors on the Cryptonia subdread have become much more common than when Nightmare Market still functioned.
Empire Market has essentially remained in the same spot. People have searched for and clicked on links for Empire Market mirrors and links. Much of this is due to the downtime1 Empire Market experienced during the most recent wave of DOS attacks. The number of people searching for SamSara-related posts is still lower than the Empire number. However the people searching for SamSara links are clicking on and reading articles about SamSara instead of trying to find working mirrors.
For the majority of marketplace searches, users click the link for the Darknetlive marketplace list. Almost all of the “-url” or “-link” searches result in marketplace list clicks. But searches for the markets without the link or url suffix generally end in clicks to news articles about the markets in question. An exception to this rule is the SamSara clicks over a six month period. Very few people have actually clicked on the SamSara page or the marketplace list.
The search terms for various marketplaces rarely match the searched market’s about page as far as clicks are concerned. More people, for instance, have visited the Genesis Market page than the Berlusconi page even though Berlusconi ranks in the top ten and Genesis only recently started ranking in the top 20. (This week Genesis actually made it t number 11 with an impressive number of searches for a relatively new market.)
There is no doubt that the marketplace news and darknet market list are the primary attractions to this site to users via Google Search. The list of markets and list of forums are some of the most plagiarized pages on Darknetlive. The only non-market competitor would be the list of arrested darkweb vendors. It has been copied by most darkweb news sites and is one of the pages on Darknetlive that receives a lot of community input.
Removing all the search terms for Darknetlive specifically as well as for marketplace terms, these are the top 50 most common searches that bring users to the arrested vendor list within the last three months.
darknet vendors mr taffy vendor heineken express vendor heinekenexpress raisedbydiablow heinekenexpress vendor darknet vendor arrested diamonddweller darknet vendor jason weld hagen fbi ncide adderallz fernando padilla becerra xanaxman adderallz vendor darknet arrests 2019 anthony dai tran dark net vendors wyatt pasek xanax uk wickr chester anderson south brunswick nj chems_usa drug vendors vendor arrested darknet arrests xanaxking darknet arrest hollandonline drugs diablow david ryan burchard jeremy donagal med3l1n isaiah suarez aka vendors darkweb vendors is dream arrested alphabay arrest heineken mdma farmacy41 mdma heineken kurt lai lan trapgod alaa mohammed allawi dream arrested silk road pikesville dream vendor henry koffie james ellingson silk road oxygod chukwuemeka okparaeke
The “is Dream arrested” query was my favorite. Unsurprisingly the Adderallz bust and the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force (NCIDETF) cases brought a significant amount of traffic. Both have continued to do so within the last month and last week. Both the article about the Adderallz bust and the article about the NCIDETF onion service are among the top ranking news posts on this site.
Specific news articles about vendor busts vary widely in popularity. This is in part due to our ability to cover the bust in a timely fashion. Some noticeable patterns are still present though. One is that articles about more popular vendors are favored over articles about smaller vendors. That one should be obvious. But the articles about larger vendors win even if the smaller bust is a better article, more in-depth, or more interesting. People seem to favor articles about ecstasy vendors and Xanax vendors. Those articles are also shared more than any other articles on the site.
Vendor busts are not attractive only to the vendors region. NSWgreat is a good example of international interest in a regional darkweb vendor. Although Australian visitors had the most clicks and the most impressions for NSWgreat, visitors from the United States clicked the NSWgreat article a very similar number of times. Other regions with a less significant representation in Search Console had similar interest in the NSWgreat articles.
There are more readers visiting the site (via Google Search) with U.S. IP addresses than visitors from any other region. However the number of visitors from the U.K. on average matches the number of visitors from Germany and Australia. Italy, Canada, and Austria all line up similarly. As do visitors from the Netherlands; Switzerland; Denmark; Ireland; Sweden; India; Spain; Poland.
Someone could possibly put together data that compiled population, language barrier, and Google’s own regional targeting. I suspect they would need more data than I could provide though.
That is all for now. Darknetlive is the top query and the homepage is the top page. Please keep in mind that this information is available to me just as it is available to Google. No additional tracking programs were used to put this together. No analytics programs exist on this site. Server logs are not kept on the onion service unless there is a specific reason to investigate them. The server logs for the clearnet site are similarly wiped except when I move the site somewhere for DOS protection (I temporarily lose control of access to all of the logs). Once back to one of my own servers, all logs under my control are wiped on a regular basis.
Empire’s downtime is a reference to the downtime of their primary mirrors; I am not sure if the market has ever completely dropped offline. ↩︎