Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Google Font API 2,330 22,920 283,717 15,143,706
Google Tag Manager 1,296 7,831 45,543 822,063
Font Awesome 956 7,844 65,534 3,476,911
Facebook Like Button 941 7,200 166,062 2,802,446
AddThis 781 7,385 112,165 2,302,515
Google Plus One Platform 739 7,403 154,311 2,835,783
Facebook Like 641 4,911 155,261 13,088,883
Facebook Like Box 617 5,697 92,245 2,579,485
Yoast Plugins 503 5,711 80,735 2,975,692
Smart App Banner 438 1,683 10,856 108,406
Pinterest 434 3,545 69,224 750,403
Typekit 432 3,208 27,969 805,880
Twitter Follow Button 428 2,564 27,790 452,277
Google Plus One Button 386 4,561 145,005 2,036,821
Sitelinks Search Box 374 3,835 32,516 32,954
Google Custom Search 373 4,403 35,568 723,808
Twitter Timeline 329 3,255 39,477 837,565
Facebook Sharer 311 2,073 66,519 821,611
Tealium 280 811 2,344 7,765
Twitter Tweet Button 271 2,292 116,038 1,293,716

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Widgets are third party applications running on a website. Widgets have increased in popularity with the advent of mobile computing and advances of web browser design. Homepages such as Google IG are totally built from custom widgets either generated by Google or other third parties.

Google provides lots of different widgets with one of their most popular being the custom search widget that allows for a custom search box to be placed on a site which will generated custom search results normally targeted to the website owners site when used to search.