Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 3,163 21,023 271,591 10,608,828
Google Font API 2,373 18,359 209,934 11,098,107
Wordpress Plugins 1,415 12,836 203,293 9,259,232
Google Plus One Platform 1,353 9,800 136,082 2,854,702
Facebook Like Button 1,291 9,563 172,560 2,741,992
AddThis 1,089 9,662 115,589 2,090,628
Google Tag Manager 864 4,456 26,396 563,004
Facebook Like Box 773 6,810 90,878 2,282,855
Google Plus One Button 636 5,979 135,723 2,041,943
Font Awesome 609 4,100 28,573 1,679,019
Twitter Follow Button 558 3,135 27,510 452,125
Yoast Plugins 527 5,205 70,264 2,359,113
Google Custom Search 488 5,242 35,577 707,640
Pinterest 472 3,487 62,912 596,786
Smart App Banner 444 1,395 9,349 65,506
Typekit 425 2,982 21,168 566,706
Lijit Widget 399 2,052 6,649 5,990
Twitter Timeline 357 3,186 35,264 689,806
Twitter Tweet Button 354 2,792 116,455 1,212,015
ShareThis 320 2,994 36,248 486,049

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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.