Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Google Font API 2,230 22,069 275,777 15,143,706
Google Tag Manager 1,183 6,888 38,778 822,063
Facebook Like Button 974 7,430 167,684 2,802,446
Font Awesome 879 7,135 59,591 3,476,911
AddThis 803 7,627 112,893 2,302,515
Google Plus One Platform 802 7,850 156,335 2,835,783
Facebook Like 657 5,075 155,761 13,088,883
Facebook Like Box 647 6,047 94,000 2,579,485
Yoast Plugins 487 5,661 79,970 2,975,692
Pinterest 459 3,609 68,975 750,403
Smart App Banner 434 1,647 10,707 108,406
Typekit 423 3,090 27,383 805,880
Twitter Follow Button 420 2,580 27,939 452,277
Google Custom Search 389 4,444 36,017 723,808
Google Plus One Button 386 4,736 145,797 2,036,821
Twitter Timeline 328 3,304 39,273 837,565
Lijit Widget 299 1,753 7,159 5,839
Facebook Sharer 296 1,998 66,052 821,611
ShareThis 275 2,609 36,735 488,876
Tealium 273 834 2,969 7,765

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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.