Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,429 22,353 276,216 10,608,828
Google Font API 2,350 20,546 228,645 11,098,107
Facebook Like Button 1,280 9,085 169,468 2,741,992
Wordpress Plugins 1,224 13,554 201,418 9,259,232
Google Plus One Platform 1,136 10,022 160,727 2,854,702
Google Tag Manager 1,056 5,350 29,106 563,004
AddThis 987 8,613 110,257 2,090,628
Facebook Like Box 770 6,623 90,670 2,282,855
Font Awesome 698 5,527 37,188 1,679,019
Google Plus One Button 641 6,174 149,393 2,041,943
Yoast Plugins 564 5,692 71,390 2,359,113
Twitter Follow Button 560 3,016 27,514 452,125
Google Custom Search 498 5,093 35,024 707,640
Pinterest 491 3,573 64,947 596,786
Smart App Banner 474 1,488 9,661 65,506
Typekit 438 2,980 21,765 566,706
Lijit Widget 414 2,033 6,320 5,990
Twitter Timeline 400 3,408 36,345 689,806
TRUSTe 332 1,538 7,889 585,190
Twitter Tweet Button 329 2,770 115,739 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.