Widget Usage Statistics

Statistics for websites using Widget technologies

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Name 10k 100k Million Entire Web
Facebook Like 2,928 19,657 278,676 10,608,828
Google Font API 1,935 18,080 234,243 11,098,107
Wordpress Plugins 1,054 11,217 202,415 9,259,232
Facebook Like Button 992 7,601 167,027 2,741,992
Google Tag Manager 935 5,284 30,853 563,004
Google Plus One Platform 870 7,883 157,610 2,854,702
AddThis 717 7,049 108,215 2,090,628
Font Awesome 635 5,157 41,263 1,679,019
Facebook Like Box 625 5,690 90,031 2,282,855
Yoast Plugins 483 4,833 72,708 2,359,113
Google Plus One Button 469 4,947 147,825 2,041,943
Twitter Follow Button 432 2,632 27,269 452,125
Pinterest 404 3,227 65,082 596,786
Smart App Banner 400 1,444 9,797 65,506
Google Custom Search 388 4,477 34,366 707,640
Typekit 354 2,683 22,161 566,706
Twitter Timeline 298 3,029 36,668 689,806
TRUSTe 285 1,646 7,114 585,190
ShareThis 253 2,457 35,389 486,049
Lijit Widget 245 1,461 5,501 5,990

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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.