Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,198 22,510 303,297 13,088,883
Google Font API 2,190 21,221 269,112 15,143,706
Google Tag Manager 1,170 6,652 37,531 822,063
Facebook Like Button 986 7,689 168,407 2,802,446
Font Awesome 806 6,775 55,824 3,476,911
Google Plus One Platform 793 7,800 156,581 2,835,783
AddThis 776 7,307 111,370 2,302,515
Facebook Like Box 662 6,109 94,151 2,579,485
Yoast Plugins 481 5,545 79,232 2,975,692
Google Plus One Button 446 4,939 146,556 2,036,821
Twitter Follow Button 442 2,709 27,958 452,277
Pinterest 434 3,550 68,539 750,403
Smart App Banner 434 1,606 10,554 108,406
Typekit 413 3,131 26,844 805,880
Google Custom Search 405 4,517 36,019 723,808
Twitter Timeline 332 3,295 39,026 837,565
TRUSTe 304 1,786 7,589 445,980
ShareThis 284 2,613 36,657 488,876
Facebook Sharer 269 1,905 65,727 821,611
Lijit Widget 269 1,689 7,189 5,839

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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.