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Social Widgets Blog

Category Social Widgets

Web Technologies of the Year 2016

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 3 January 2017

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 June 2016

The WhatsApp share button is the fastest growing social widget on websites at the moment.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 March 2016

AddToAny is the fastest growing social widget, growing by 45.8% last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 January 2016

Usage of the WhatsApp share button on websites has more than doubled in the last 6 months.

Web Technologies of the Year 2015

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 4 January 2016

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 July 2015

Usage of AddToAny share buttons has increased by 38% in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 January 2015

The Twitter tweet button is the most popular social widget in the UK, ahead of the Facebook like button.

Web technologies of the year 2014

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 5 January 2015

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 April 2014

Twitter moved up to rank #2 in our Social Widgets survey, behind Facebook, but now ahead of Google +1.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 7 March 2014

The Russian UpToLike social sharing service is the fastest growing social widget at the moment.

Web technologies of the year 2013

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 6 January 2014

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 November 2013

The Pinterest Pin-It button climbed into the top 5 social widgets, now used by 1.8% of all websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 November 2013

Macedonia is the "most social" country: 56.4% of the websites use social widgets. More than in any other country.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 5 June 2013

Websites tend to use several social widgets, except Baidu Share, which is used exclusively most of the time.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 May 2013

The LinkedIn share button is used by 1.5% of all websites, up from 1.1% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 7 May 2013

Pinterest is now used on more websites than Digg and Delicious put together.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 26 March 2013

62.7% of the websites that have a Pinterest Pin-It button are based on WordPress.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 March 2013

On an average day 200 of the top 1 million sites start using a Facebook social widget such as the like button.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 February 2013

A Tweet button is now used on 10% of all websites, up from 6.3% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 22 January 2013

AddThis is the most popular social bookmarking service, ShareThis is also gaining popularity, AddToAny is losing ground.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 December 2012

Usage of the Pinterest Pin-It button has doubled in the last 6 months.

The Facebook like button is now used by 20% of all websites, up from 15% one year ago

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 19 November 2012

There seems to be no way around Facebook on the Internet these days. Even if you are not actively participating in that social network, you are more likely to find their Like Button on a website than ever before.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 October 2012

The share button of the Chinese Baidu network moved into the top 10 Social Widgets, displacing Delicious.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 August 2012

The "big 3" social widgets (Facebook, Google +1, Twitter) dominate the market even more on high ranking sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 July 2012

A bit more than 2 years after its launch, the Pinterest Pin-It button is used on more than 1% of all websites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 July 2012

Usage of the LinkedIn social widget has surpassed Digg, Delicious and StumbleUpon. It was far behind one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 July 2012

30.2% of all websites use social widgets, but only 11.9% of sites that are running IBM servers and 14.3% of Oracle server sites. Are corporations not embracing social media?

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 May 2012

AddThis is the most popular social widget on SharePoint sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 May 2012

Baidu Share is by far the most popular social widget in China.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 26 April 2012

Twitter is the social widget with the highest share of high traffic sites in its user base, barely ahead of MySpace.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 April 2012

With 4.9% the usage of Facebook social plugins is much lower on .edu sites than on .com sites, where it is 16.5%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 March 2012

Usage of the LinkedIn Share Button almost tripled in the last 9 months.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 March 2012

Facebook is the most popular Social Widget, but losing sites to Google +1 and Twitter.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 February 2012

The LinkedIn social widget is gaining market share from all others, except Google +1.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 31 January 2012

Google +1 is the most popular social widget on Blogger sites. Facebook is a close second.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 January 2012

ShareThis moved into the top 5 social widgets, overtaking Digg and Delicious.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 5 January 2012

41% of all websites in Macedonia use Facebook Social Plugins. This is more than in any other country and compares to 15.5% world-wide.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 November 2011

The LinkedIn share button is the fastest growing social widget besides the "big 3" Facebook, Google and Twitter.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 November 2011

Google +1 is the leading social widget in Russia, Facebook is second.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 7 November 2011

AddThis is the most popular social widget on US government sites, far ahead of Facebook, Twitter and Google +1.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 October 2011

The Twitter button gains market share from all other social widgets, apart from a small loss to Google +1.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 7 October 2011

The Google +1 button moved up to rank 2 in the social widget survey, only behind Facebook.

Historical trends for social widgets and for site elements

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 September 2011

We start showing historical trends for our latest reports on the usage of social widgets and for site elements.

The Google +1 button is now on more sites than the Twitter button

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 19 September 2011

The Google +1 button is quickly gaining acceptance. It is now the 3rd ranked social widget, ahead of Twitter, only behind Facebook and AddThis.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 August 2011

The Twitter widget is particularly popular on Japanese sites (47.7% social widgets market share) and Korean sites (61.5%): Usage of Twitter broken down by top level domains

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 4 August 2011

Google +1 is now the fastest growing social widget, very slightly ahead of Facebook Like.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 16 June 2011

Two weeks after its release, the Google +1 button is already used more than Google Buzz. Big deal, some might say. Social Widgets survey

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 June 2011

Facebook Social Plugins are used by one out of ten websites:Social Widgets survey

Social widgets surveys

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 June 2011

We started publishing surveys on the usage of social widgets on the web.

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