Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 2,772 19,209 280,098 10,608,828
Google Font API 1,869 18,152 235,302 11,098,107
Facebook Like Button 937 7,121 164,748 2,741,992
Google Tag Manager 927 5,127 31,513 563,004
Google Plus One Platform 798 7,623 154,304 2,854,702
AddThis 698 6,526 106,820 2,090,628
Font Awesome 657 5,397 45,332 1,679,019
Facebook Like Box 590 5,449 88,963 2,282,855
Yoast Plugins 501 5,198 75,595 2,359,113
Google Plus One Button 452 4,772 145,911 2,041,943
Twitter Follow Button 430 2,417 26,671 452,125
Pinterest 412 3,091 65,339 596,786
Smart App Banner 379 1,405 9,925 65,506
Typekit 361 2,523 21,742 566,706
Google Custom Search 349 4,028 33,981 707,640
Twitter Timeline 296 2,658 35,942 689,806
Lijit Widget 292 1,551 6,243 5,990
W3 Total Cache 252 1,874 18,247 442,139
Tealium 246 700 2,587 6,009
Twitter Tweet Button 241 2,066 114,484 1,212,015

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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.