Best Usenet Search Engine Sites


Here are our top 5  USENET search engines followed a list of all USENET search engines that are to be found as of Oct–2017. Please note we make a distinction between USENET search engines and NZB sites.

In addition to USENET search engine or an  NZB site to find content you will also need a USENET newsreader and USENET provider.  See our lists for our top recommended USENET newsreaders and our top recommended USENET Services for 2017

Top USENET Search Sites ( List updated  Oct 2017 )

# Name Details Rating
1UsenetServer Global Search nzb site
  • Search USENET quickly
  • See if content is available
  • NZB and Zip files returned
  • Subscription Required
4.5 Stars
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Custom
Open
2Binsearch Review nzb site
  • NZB file creation
  • SSL website access
  • RSS support
  • 1000 Days of Retention
4.5 Stars
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Custom
Open
3NZBIndex Review nzb site
  • Tag clouds to help w/ ideas
  • RSS search feature
  • Up to 250 results per page
  • See Popular Searches
4.5 Stars
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Custom
Open
4NZBKing Review nzb site
  • Fast Searches
  • Sphinx Database Backend
  • OK content
  • Good Uptime
4 Stars
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Custom
Open
5UsenetHub Review nzb site
  • Indexing for fast search
  • Mobile responsive search
  • Similar to Easynews
  • Filter Adult Content
4 Stars
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Custom / GetNZB
Open

Top 5 Open NZB Sites in Detail


1st place - UsenetServer Global Search

UsenetServer Global Search
UsenetServer Global Search nzb site

Pros

  • NZB and Zip files returned
  • See if content is available

Cons

  • Subscription Required

UsenetServer has significantly improved their Global Search with version 2.0. You are now able to search their entire retention range and may be a bit more convenient than some of the other common ways that people find content on USENET. It gives you an NZB of whatever you find that you want to download.

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2nd place - Binsearch

Binsearch
Binsearch Review nzb site

Pros

  • NZB file creation
  • RSS support

Cons

  • Quick Take Downs

Binsearch is free and allows searching of 1000 days of binary USENET data. Binsearch indexes every binary newsgroup however the default search is limited to the top 500 groups.

While they may lack some fancy features such as RSS feeds and a search tag cloud, They do offer very reliable service and quick searches and of course the ability to create NZB files from your search result.

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3rd place - NZBIndex

NZBIndex
NZBIndex Review nzb site

Pros

  • RSS search feature
  • Tag Clouds

Cons

  • Quick Takedowns

NZBIndex maintains a database of 1000 days of USENET message headers on average. Popular groups often go up 100 plus days higher.

Using NZBindex enables you to quickly search and create NZB files. NZBIndex is one of the top Usenet search engine presently. And to give you some starting ideas they show commonly searched for terms on their homepage

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4th place - NZBKing

NZBKing
NZBKing Review nzb site

Pros

  • Pattern-matching algorithms
  • Fast Searches

Cons

  • Limited Content

NZBKing uses a sophisticated pattern-matching algorithm to make it easier to find NZB post that you are interested in.

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5th place - UsenetHub

UsenetHub
UsenetHub Review nzb site

Pros

  • Fast Searches
  • Visual Content Preview

Cons

  • Limited Content

UsenetHub is sponsored by GetNZB. The service doesn’t have very many files added to it yet, but they are adding files on a daily basis and it is a new service, so some flexibility in this regard is merited.

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Working USENET Search Sites as of Oct 2017 sorted by popularity

NameQuick StatsMore Detail
Binsearch Review Alexa: 18108
Status:Open
Price: Free
Custom
  • NZB file creation
  • SSL website access
  • RSS support
NZBIndex Review Alexa: 32560
Status:Open
Price: Free
Custom
  • Tag clouds to help w/ ideas
  • RSS search feature
  • Up to 250 results per page
NZBKing Review Alexa: 126531
Status:Open
Price: Free
Custom
  • Fast Searches
  • Sphinx Database Backend
  • OK content
UsenetHub Review Alexa: 231899
Status:Open
Price: Free
Custom / GetNZB
  • Indexing for fast search
  • Mobile responsive search
  • Similar to Easynews
NZBFriends Review Alexa: 236072
Status:Open
Price: Free
Custom
  • 1,200 days of retention
  • 8 million NZB files
  • Rapid Search Results
BiNZB Review Alexa: 500677
Status:Open
Price: Free
Nginx + xslt
  • 1,995 newsgroups indexed
  • 11 million NZB files indexed
  • Using RIAK - Distributed Database
UsenetServer Global Search Review Alexa: 99999999
Status:Open
Price: Free
Custom
  • Search USENET quickly
  • See if content is available
  • NZB and Zip files returned

Some of these USENET search sites are slightly complicated especially if you are not used to Usenet and don’t have a techie background.  (Remember though Usenet does have 2 big advantages: privacy and high speed downloads)

Anyways, if you are interested in Usenet but a bit technically intimidated then check out our Best NZB site list as NZB sites tend to be easier to use.

Usenet  Search Conclusion

There is so much data being added every second that searching USENET search to rapidly find what you are looking for can be difficult. We talk a little about how to quickly search USENET in our article there and give you some pointers. Keep in mind, that USENET search services are being developed right and left so this page will be updated frequently.

Expect to see more USENET search services as USENET gets more popular.

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