Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,170 21,776 298,079 13,088,883
Google Font API 2,175 20,684 264,175 15,143,706
Google Tag Manager 1,134 6,303 36,100 822,063
Facebook Like Button 1,006 7,747 168,590 2,802,446
Google Plus One Platform 862 8,178 158,507 2,835,783
AddThis 811 7,337 111,464 2,302,515
Font Awesome 776 6,254 52,143 3,476,911
Facebook Like Box 668 6,113 93,841 2,579,485
Yoast Plugins 479 5,258 78,111 2,975,692
Google Plus One Button 469 5,094 147,838 2,036,821
Pinterest 454 3,520 68,060 750,403
Twitter Follow Button 448 2,665 27,853 452,277
Smart App Banner 421 1,578 10,416 108,406
Typekit 406 2,969 26,449 805,880
Google Custom Search 391 4,487 36,070 723,808
Lijit Widget 345 1,791 7,166 5,839
Twitter Timeline 340 3,145 38,460 837,565
TRUSTe 307 1,963 12,700 445,980
Tealium 282 795 2,865 7,765
ShareThis 280 2,612 36,690 488,876

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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.