Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,077 20,040 261,283 9,804,169
Google Font API 1,888 16,075 190,439 8,694,032
Facebook Like Button 1,439 10,110 173,934 2,848,724
Google Plus One Platform 1,325 10,523 139,561 2,992,916
Wordpress Plugins 1,128 11,536 192,098 8,679,326
AddThis 1,084 9,214 112,201 1,979,346
Facebook Like Box 790 6,931 90,659 2,187,388
Google Plus One Button 723 6,321 136,257 2,142,492
Google Tag Manager 659 3,497 22,167 184,928
Twitter Follow Button 604 3,192 27,782 460,879
Google Custom Search 519 5,514 36,378 743,688
Yoast Plugins 491 4,617 64,752 2,058,630
Pinterest 491 3,635 62,815 523,054
Typekit 426 2,851 20,309 408,377
Twitter Tweet Button 370 2,909 115,386 1,245,998
Twitter Timeline 357 3,171 33,491 574,950
Smart App Banner 356 1,225 8,614 48,847
ShareThis 339 3,035 36,368 506,212
Lijit Widget 323 1,676 5,952 6,795
TRUSTe 317 1,485 4,353 7,442

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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.