Bayfiles wiped from Google

Bayfiles, the file-hosting website created by the co-founders of the Pirate Bay torrent sharing website, has been wiped clean from Google.

A simple search for the service via the popular search engine yields results about the website, but not one of the results is a link to the file-hosting service. In a statement released to TorrentFreak, Bayfiles representatives admitted that they have no idea why the website was removed from Google, and that no reason was given to them for the removal.

Perhaps they don’t like filehosting services that can’t be cut off from their payment provider, as we no longer have paid accounts,” they told TF.


A search on Google shows a number of results with the name Bayfiles, but a link to the website isn’t one of them.

Started nearly three years ago by Pirate Bay co-founders Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde, Bayfiles allows users to upload and download large files directly from the website instead of being forced to use peer-to-peer transfers, which relies on a number of peers to have the file available for download.

One could suggest that Google found the website guilty of a major infraction. But even so, you think the search engine company would inform the website of said infraction before removing thousands of mentions of the website.

What do you think is the motive behind the removal of over thousands of links to the Bayfiles website? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Tags: Google Technology