If you’re here, you’ve probably asked yourself questions like How to find the deep web and/or how to find deep web sites, did I get that right?
If I did, well, in that case, you’re exactly where you should be, considering the sole purpose of me scribbling this piece down is to help you find deep web sites with as much simplicity and step-by-step guidance as possible.
The reason finding deep web sites is so hard is because you can’t simply Google for them. Also, as quite a few of these are illegal, people do not publicly share their links on the clearnet.
And, when they do, the sites are mostly down because that’s another problem with the .onion links, they go down quite frequently. Worry not, I’ll help you find deep web sites in seconds!
But before that, let’s answer one basic question, “What are Deep Web Sites?” As, you clearly are new to the Deep Web, I believe this question may still lurk around, unanswered for you, isn’t that right?
Difference Between Clearnet and Deep Web Sites
I guess you’re already educated on what the Deep web is, it’s nothing more than a bunch of sites on the onion network in the simplest possible sentence.
Now here’s what separates these Deep web sites from the clearnet ones:
- Deep Web sites can be accessed with the help of an onion network browser, such as Tor; as well as without one. While clearnet sites can also be accessed with other general browsers such as Chrome and Internet Explorer.
- Deep Web sites aren’t always legal, but not all such sites are illegal either, while clearnet sites are mostly legal.
- Most Deep Web sites are uncensored and the govt. doesn’t hold any control over them, legal or otherwise, while the clearnet sites aren’t so independent.
- Clearnet sites have an understandable URL, such as Google.com; while only a part of Deep web sites are understandable, and the rest is random numbers and/or letters. E.g. our deep web site URL- http://deepweb2teloq5cl.onion/
Difference Between Deepwebsites and Darkwebsites.
You’re searching for ways to find Deep Web sites in seconds, but this also inadvertently opens you up to “Darkwebsites”.
Deepwebsites aren’t always illegal while the Darkweb almost always is. This is where you can find Darknet Markets, money-laundering platforms, services or murders/rape/kidnapping etc and even Child Porn!
Also, while the Deepweb can at times be accessed on the Clearnet (as it’s just “unindexed data”) the Darkweb is more isolated and requires special tools such as i2P or Tor.
The “Darkweb” is a sub-set of the Deepweb. It has all the characteristics of the Deepweb, and then some more.
As a Deepweb enthusiast, you need to be extra careful on this Darker side of the deep web. The links to both the Deep and the Dark web looks exactly the same, hence there’s no way of knowing in advance what the destination holds.
So it’s best to exit a platform/website as soon as you see even a shimmer of what may be considered to be illegal. There’s no official marker or line separating the Deep web from the Darkweb.
Or, you can refer to our complete guide on How to access the deep web here.
How to Find Deep Web Sites?
So, how do you find working deep web sites? For starters, and if you’re short on time, you can simply check out our 31 Best and Most Popular, Working Tor Links which we published just this week.
And if that list doesn’t satisfy your cravings for the Deep web, here’s how to find deep web sites in detail.
150+ Darkweb Links
Just like there’s The Hidden Wiki and Tor Links, we decided to create our very own Darkweb links’ index. The only difference being while THW and Tor Links aren’t monitored that frequently, this list of ours is.
Infact, there’s every chance that this Darkweb links’ index is the most active, and most vetted Darkweb link index in existence on the internet. Being honest, this very well can be a better alternative for finding Deep/Dark web links than THW or Tor links!
That’s because we not only have manually verified the activeness (online status) of every single link mentioned; but also have made sure that the sites which are known to be scams and fraud to us aren’t included over here.
There’s not much of interface to be understood either; it’s just a normal page on this very site, with the site’s name, its onion link and a pretty detailed description (one with more information and facts than THW or Tor Links).
Bottomline, if your question was “How to find the deep web links“, there are but a few answers better than this.
Uncensored Hidden Wiki
The Uncensored Hidden Wiki is one of the best places to start when you’re hunting for deep web site links.
It’s basically a link-directory, which holds a plethora of links for you to follow. The only problem is, not all of those links are working, but that’s more of a general deep web problem rather than a Hidden Wiki problem.
In the least, the links on Hidden Wiki have a “description” which makes it easy for you to know where you’re heading which isn’t always possible for links on the deep web.
Also, when it comes to actively “finding” sites for a certain need, the Hidden Wiki fulfils the purpose as it has categorized its sites neatly on a right-sidebar, as obviously you can’t simply ask the Internet for stuff such as “Best red rooms” or “drug store link”, can you?
The wiki also has a “search” option which helps you find sites in a certain industry or type if you want to.
After the Hidden Wiki, Tor Links is the second-best answer to your question- How to find deep web sites?
It’s basically the same thing as the Hidden Wiki, with just slightly better looks, and more working links than the Hidden Wiki.
It too has a description to help you navigate before you click on a link, and a top-bar where you can find different sections which may be of interest as well.
Now this is an unconventional but widely used answer to questions like How to find deep web sites.
Reddit is an user-based community where people come together, ask and answers questions, start debates etc; ah you get the picture.
Now, Reddit is widely active when it comes to the Deep web. You can access the (un)official Deep web subreddit using this link.
With over 50,000 readers to the sub-reddit, chances are most questions or links you’re digging for have already been asked and shared over there.
If not, you can simply start a new thread, and ask for it. Or, you can even comment on any active thread without starting one of your own, and the folks there should help you out.
Or, just use the “Reddit search” and type something like “Valhalla market link” and all the threads with those keywords would come up, hopefully with a link.
Deep Web Search Engines
Deep Web search Engines are Search engines which show and include deep web links in their results, .onion links specifically.
These work and function just like any other search engine, they just work on the Onion network mostly and need the Tor browser if you wish to use them.
Kilos is a search-engine which can be used to directly find dark web sites. Or more precisely, Dark web drug sites. Note that I’m talking of Dark web sites and not Deep web sites. They aren’t the same, you can read more about their differences here.
Using Kilos is simple, simply head over to the URL and tweak all the search-filters according to your preference.
If you’ve got some experience, Kilos even allows manually selecting one of the 8 Darknet markets which it has indexed so far. Either way, here’s what the results-page would look like:
As is evident, the search-results are pretty detailed. They include the accepted Cryptocurrencies, shipping source and destination, marketplace, vendor-ratings, and much more, without even you having to access any of the Darknet Markets.
This helps on multiple fronts, for starters “searching” for the products or using the search engine isn’t exactly illegal. then, you don’t have to waste your time and energy registering on every single marketplace trying to find products. And third, you get access to a lot of info, on a lot of listings without having to shift through a lot of vendors/pages/links.
Phobos is a Dark web search engine I found recently, and fell in love with it.
It displays only .onion links exclusively.
However, what’ special is, the elimination of duplicate links.
Most other Darknet search engines will get you results from the same URL multiple times. That’s just frustrating and not very useful.
Phobos on the other hand mostly displays unique links.
As in, for a keyword, you’ll only get 1 or maybe 3 results max. at a time.
So, how to find deep web sites in seconds using Phobos?
Well, simply go to the URL, and enter your keyword. Any keyword, even as simple as “books” will get you thousands (11545 currently) of results.
Well yes, the index-database is another reason why I love Phobos.
Quite a few hundred thousand websites are available.
Tornet Global Search
The reason we’re including this here is because it does truly help find deep web sites in seconds.
It’s a search engine that lets you enter your keyword and then choose from 20+ different search engines.
The searches aren’t simultaneous, meaning, once you choose a search engine it opens the results in a new tab. However, if you wish to use another search engine you need to manually choose the new search engine and check the results.
Because the results are not “embedded” on Tornet and are rather displayed on the original search engine, the interface for each result varies.
Apart from the search results the site does have dozens of ads. These do help you find darknet sites however these are paid and may be scams.
If the above listed mediums weren’t enough to answer all that you’ve been searching for, Social media can be a really fruitful solution to your problem.
Facebook groups and pages such as ours are great places to meet other fellow like-minded people and exchange information.
You can search Facebook / Google+ for “Deep Web”, “Tor Sites” etc. and join the groups or like the pages, as everyone else in the groups will also be interested in the same things as you, chances are they’ll happily exchange if you ask for it.
Let me just say, this is like the last straw, one you should avoid using completely unless you’re really desperate.
But, if you are, you still can find deep web site links here. Google doesn’t directly support the Tor network, or .onion links, but sites like ours have articles where they sometimes provide direct links to some popular deep web sites.
You can simply Google for terms like “Best Deep Web .onion links” / Deep web sites links, spend some time on the sites that come up and eventually you’ll find some links worth checking out.
Quora is one of the most popular question-answer websites on the planet. Well fortunately, it also can be used to find Deep Web links at times.
It may not be as helpful as THW or TorLinks, but it sure has hundreds of people asking the same questions – How can I get to the Dark web? And thousands of others replying to those answers with direct links to the Dark web.
Although note that all of those answers are user-generated hence they may not always be trustworthy and at times may lead you to scam and phishing websites, hence only use those links for “non-purchase” related sites, such as blogs, conspiracy sites, porn maybe, as long as money isn’t involved.
Simply go over to Quora and search for- “Dark web links“, or “Deep web links” or “what are some of the most popular Dark web links” and you should land at quite a few of them.
Daniel’s Onion Link
The platform was probably created by someone named “Daniel”. It probably is based on some script, and boasts as many as 5421 links as of today.
It has neatly categorized the links in categories such as Marketplaces, Hosting, Scams, Hacking/Programming Software, Adult, Forums etc.
The site lists a short description, as well as colour-coded timestamps for the “Last tested” and “Last Seen” status of the links . The links can be updated by anyone simply by clicking the “Edit button”.
There also is a feature which lets us “Test” the links automatically without actually having to run Tor or even leave Daniel’s link list.
These are websites which list links to Tor sites manually in most cases. These aren’t “automated” like a search-engine however at times offer more information than Search Engines.
Be cautious when using link directories though. They’re manually controlled. Every link on a link directory has been put there manually by the site admin. This is opposite to a search engine robot which just crawl site URLs and descriptions automatically.
This means, link directories have 100% control over what URL is being displayed, what description is mentioned for the link and so on.
It often is a major source of phishing and fake URLs. They also often have sponsored links. In these cases, the admin(s) have no malicious intentions, they simply get paid to put up links to seemingly legitimate sites.
These sites are sometimes scam themselves even if the site admin had no idea of their intentions.
Another problem is, because these links need to be manually updated, they’re often down or outdated. This is natural as search engine robots crawl sites almost immediately for changes while manual updates completely depend on a human being.
It’s a link directory which even though has very few links, has links which will interest most darknet users. There are about a dozen darknet markets. These include Corona Market, Dark0de Market (scammer market), Torrez Market etc.
Then there are links to darknet forums, Wikipages and other darknet link directories. The PGP for verification of each of these mirrors too is published along with the URL. The status of each URL is mentioned too either in green (for online) and red (for offline).
Dark Eyes may not have hundreds of links like our 150+ darkweb links page does, yet, it does flaunt a very long list of darknet URLs. The links aren’t limited just to Darknet Markets rather also include anonymous hosting providers, illegal search engines, and even VPNs.
Offers additional information about each URL, e.g. when markets exit-scam or when they may be compromised. The status for each URL, total uptime (since its last downtime), uptime percent and “last checked” time for each URL too mentioned.
Things to Take Care of
I believe I’ve provided as many solutions regarding how to find deep web sites as I’m aware of, and trust me those are more than enough.
But, simply getting the “links” isn’t enough. Before accessing the Deep web, you need to make sure your identity is safe and can’t be intercepted considering how that part of the web can turn out to be a can of worms at times.
Once you get the VPN, even then, you need to be cautious before clicking any links you get from any sources, especially reddit or social media, as the links can’t be verified or aren’t legally monitored, spam and scam are abundant over there.
Moreover, when do you get to a Tor/Dark web link be sure to never enter your real-life information on any forms/pages/comments whatsoever. Your name, address, your pet’s name, your girlfriends’ dead mother’s name, absolutely nothing.
Secondly, when using a VPN, any VPN, be sure to change your VPN-location every time you connect to a clearnet browser (e.g. Google Chrome).
However, the most important thing to remember is, never get involved in any illegal activity. Buying/selling illegal drugs, illegal porn, weapons, ordering hitmen services (not even for fun) etc. If you don’t do anything illegal, even if you leave a few security loopholes you wouldn’t be in major trouble.
As just explained, dark web links are “hard to remember” because of their URL structure. As a result, they’re often duplicated by scammers.
So, anyone can create a .onion site which looks, feels, and even spells like the official Facebook domain, with just a single or a few changes in the URL.
It’s pretty easy to clone Tor links, e.g. facebo8s012.onion can easily be mistaken for facebo8s21.onion, facebo02142.onion and so on. Most of us don’t even read the gibberish on Tor links. When we do, we don’t generally remember the original URL of the link we’re trying to visit.
So, you need to know how “not” to find Dark web links as well. For starters, never trust .onion links if they ever just arrive in your social media inbox, or E-mail. Secondly, do not trust links you find on social media in general. As in, on pages, groups etc.
Even though Reddit and Quora are some of the best dark web link sources; even they can’t be fully trusted. Simply because they’re “user-generated’ sites. Anyone can post any link claiming it to be of anything.
Hence, on Darkweb markets, always verify your “anti-phishing” code that you may have set earlier. If it’s your first-time, always deposit a negligible amount first to test the waters. For Bitcoin tumblers, check if the site provides a letter of guarantee.
Unfortunately, you can still be scammed on the dark web and there just isn’t any guaranteed method of always getting the most legitimate links.
Hence, you need to make sure the source of your links are extremely trustworthy and secure. The Hidden Wiki is one such place, our link-directory of 151 links too is pretty clean. However, there always can be discrepancies.
Is it illegal to Find Deep Web Sites?
As you’re here searching for how to find deep web sites, you may be asking yourselves, is it illegal to do so?
Nope, nah, nada. “Searching” for links, or even browsing them isn’t illegal in most scenarios, in most countries.
It may be simple research, or a curious mind, so feel free to stroll around the deep web as long as you do not “involve” yourself in any illegal activity.
Infact, there are quite a few positive sites on the deep web as well, such as anonymous, decentralized E-mail services, anonymous whistle-blowing sites etc. which are completely legal to use and share.
Legal and Financial Disclaimer
Do not, we repeat, do not buy/sell/trade or get involved in any illegal activity on the Darknet.
Secondly, we only know of these “methods” to find deep web sites.
We do not vouch for the legitimacy of the results you see.
Hence, we can’t be held responsible for any of your actions or loss, financial or otherwise.
All your actions are solely your own responsibility and should be done after your own research.
So that’s a wrap folks, and I hope I helped you find deep web sites? If you still got questions, feel free to drop them on our Facebook Page or Group; I promise I’ll answer them.
If you do implement even the first two methods shared here, that’s the Hidden Wiki & Tor Links, I believe you’ll have more links than you can possibly browse in a month or so.
If and when you run out, the other options should come in handy. Either way, do let me know what you think about this piece on “how to find deep web sites” And the tips shared here so we can make this piece better.