Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Mosso 0 1 45 1,836
Facebook CDN 0 0 7 84
GoDaddy CDN 50 1,066 11,667 187,055
MaxCDN 0 0 0 0
Amazon S3 0 0 57 883
GStatic Google Static Content 0 30 195 1,900
Limelight Networks FasterWeb 1 9 86 1,430
Google Storage 1 5 36 297
AJAX Libraries API 0 10 373 33,137
Contegix 0 1 13 3,471
CloudFront 22 309 2,360 719,725
Level3 0 0 5 38
Gawker 300 1,555 6,340 1,853
Cached Commons 0 0 10 433
SteadyOffload 0 0 0 0
jQuery CDN 2 62 704 44,010
Twitter CDN 9 28 135 1,068
Yahoo CDN 3 13 34 353
CacheFly CDN 0 3 30 833
Akamai Global Host 325 3,034 36,472 506,212

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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.