Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,166 20,963 266,530 10,608,828
Google Font API 2,346 18,331 208,656 11,098,107
Wordpress Plugins 1,407 12,662 197,153 9,259,232
Google Plus One Platform 1,335 10,455 165,238 2,854,702
Facebook Like Button 1,290 9,537 171,085 2,741,992
AddThis 1,091 9,595 115,125 2,090,628
Google Tag Manager 882 4,507 26,232 563,004
Facebook Like Box 768 6,845 90,810 2,282,855
Google Plus One Button 651 6,385 151,845 2,041,943
Font Awesome 619 4,156 27,931 1,679,019
Twitter Follow Button 555 3,167 27,834 452,125
Yoast Plugins 535 5,155 68,446 2,359,113
Google Custom Search 490 5,266 35,679 707,640
Pinterest 471 3,550 63,652 596,786
Smart App Banner 448 1,415 9,323 65,506
Typekit 433 2,982 20,605 566,706
TRUSTe 404 1,714 5,184 585,190
Lijit Widget 391 1,982 6,658 5,990
Twitter Timeline 364 3,237 35,359 689,806
Twitter Tweet Button 362 2,789 115,982 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.