Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,351 22,172 274,104 10,608,828
Google Font API 2,343 20,156 225,195 11,098,107
Facebook Like Button 1,272 9,109 169,317 2,741,992
Wordpress Plugins 1,225 13,304 199,273 9,259,232
Google Plus One Platform 1,159 10,021 161,139 2,854,702
Google Tag Manager 1,031 5,314 28,529 563,004
AddThis 959 8,597 110,100 2,090,628
Facebook Like Box 775 6,673 90,435 2,282,855
Font Awesome 656 5,299 35,853 1,679,019
Google Plus One Button 652 6,208 149,496 2,041,943
Twitter Follow Button 561 3,049 27,492 452,125
Yoast Plugins 518 5,529 70,527 2,359,113
Google Custom Search 498 5,158 35,070 707,640
Pinterest 476 3,585 64,706 596,786
Smart App Banner 461 1,472 9,537 65,506
Typekit 436 3,042 21,344 566,706
Lijit Widget 424 2,022 6,293 5,990
Twitter Timeline 377 3,335 36,153 689,806
Twitter Tweet Button 336 2,761 115,631 1,212,015
ShareThis 321 2,834 35,755 486,049

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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.