Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,309 21,892 271,614 10,608,828
Google Font API 2,313 19,758 219,871 11,098,107
Wordpress Plugins 1,309 13,235 198,742 9,259,232
Facebook Like Button 1,236 9,372 170,090 2,741,992
Google Plus One Platform 1,194 10,261 163,410 2,854,702
AddThis 1,161 10,022 113,864 2,090,628
Google Tag Manager 995 4,983 27,767 563,004
Facebook Like Box 742 6,842 90,884 2,282,855
Font Awesome 645 4,839 31,989 1,679,019
Google Plus One Button 625 6,278 150,931 2,041,943
Lijit Widget 557 2,719 7,972 5,990
Twitter Follow Button 536 3,085 27,764 452,125
Yoast Plugins 533 5,453 69,973 2,359,113
Google Custom Search 504 5,245 35,170 707,640
Smart App Banner 473 1,465 9,512 65,506
Pinterest 470 3,600 64,263 596,786
Typekit 434 3,031 21,159 566,706
Twitter Timeline 363 3,294 35,878 689,806
TRUSTe 342 1,736 6,307 585,190
Twitter Tweet Button 337 2,879 116,126 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.