Based on data from December 2019 to November 2020.
Starting in January 2020, Google search results have seen a significant drop in pirated traffic. And this is no coincidence. It was during this period that preparations began for a major update of the Google search engine, where the first took place in January, the next in May, and the third optimizers waited until December. It completed its launch quite recently .
The data on the decline in activity of pirate resources was taken from TorrentFreak. The downward trends coincide with the dates of the kernel updates. And if in January the dynamics were insignificant, and since the beginning of isolation in March showed an increase, then in May the indicator dropped by 20%.
According to various sources, by the December update, pirate traffic dropped to 35%.