Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,258 21,665 271,364 10,608,828
Google Font API 2,304 19,076 211,032 11,098,107
Wordpress Plugins 1,314 13,054 198,648 9,259,232
Facebook Like Button 1,242 9,412 170,606 2,741,992
Google Plus One Platform 1,228 10,157 163,814 2,854,702
AddThis 1,151 9,893 113,672 2,090,628
Google Tag Manager 967 4,850 27,401 563,004
Facebook Like Box 741 6,833 91,052 2,282,855
Font Awesome 627 4,581 31,062 1,679,019
Google Plus One Button 621 6,267 151,142 2,041,943
Lijit Widget 557 2,742 8,198 5,990
Yoast Plugins 536 5,379 69,969 2,359,113
Twitter Follow Button 526 3,091 27,883 452,125
Google Custom Search 498 5,225 35,294 707,640
Smart App Banner 472 1,456 9,505 65,506
Pinterest 456 3,572 64,239 596,786
Typekit 435 2,960 20,932 566,706
TRUSTe 433 2,365 7,998 585,190
Twitter Timeline 352 3,273 35,830 689,806
Twitter Tweet Button 341 2,770 115,946 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.