This page features websites and other services
devoted to making and hosting widgets. Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a
site for this page, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some
sites I truly would like to add to this list. Your site might be one of those. Thanks for your support.
— John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
John Kremer's Ten Million Eyeballs Internet Marketing Events
Making and Adding Widgets
to Your Website or Blog
http://www.clearspring.com Motto: Widgets made simple.
Design, 553 Central Avenue #19A, Cedarhurst NY 11516; 516-569-8888; Fax:
firstname.lastname@example.org. They can custom program a widget for you that
website visitors can download. The widget can feature any function: audio feeds,
RSS, podcasts, video, images, or flash. They also offer advertising
opportunities. Costs are very high for design: $13,500 to $23,500 plus
maintenance and hosting costs. But you might want to look into the advertising
opportunities to reach targeted customers.
http://www.freesticky.com Offers free
content for your website: cartoons, jokes, day in history, entertainment, and more.
KickApps: http://www.kickapps.com/widgets Widgets and applications include social
networking apps, video players, feed manager, message boards, blogs, and more.
Some features are completely free, some come with ads, and some are fee-based.
http://www.99widgets.com Offers widgets for polls (http://www.99polls.com),
chat rooms (http://www.99chats.com), and
more coming soon.
http://grid.orch8.net/clippings/gram A website where you can create a
widget that features content from any website.
Pay Per Widget:
website features a marketplace for distributing widgets. Bloggers and website
owners can discover cool widgets and get paid for displaying them. Widget owners
and producers can get their widgets distributed around the web (and set their own rates and distribution rewards).
http://www.picturetrail.com Photo slideshows, photo sharing, and more.
Rock You: http://www.rockyou.com Slideshows, photo
upload, photofx, funNotes, glitter text, countdown, avatars, horoscope, shoutouts, games, voicemail, and corkboard widgets
http://www.sexywidget.com A blog
devoted to reviewing and testing widgets, badges, and blog bling of all types.
Slide: http://www.slide.com 117 million unique viewers. Features slide slows,
guestbooks, funpix, image hosting, skinflix, and screensavers.
Snipperoo: http://www.snipperoo.com Allows you to
collect and add widgets to your blog or website easily. Features more than 2,000 widgets. Also hosts Pay Per Widget listed above.
Spring Widgets: http://www.springwidgets.com
HarperCollins Publishers featured a new book release widget on this website.
Sticki Widgets: http://www.stickiwidgets.com A blog
featuring reviews, services, and widgets for MySpace, Stickam, Friendster, WordPress, etc.
Vortex: http://www.vortexme.com A service of Real Time Media, this company allows
you to create personal vortexes (widgets). They will also create professional vortexes for a fee.
Widgetbox: http://www.widgetbox.com Widgetbox is
a directory and syndication platform for web widgets for blogs and other web
pages. Our widgets work with TypePad, WordPress, Blogger, MySpace as well as
most other blogs, sidebars or websites. No plug-ins are needed, and they're
free! They feature one widget called Blidget that turns your blog instantly into a widget. Here's the blidget I created for my blog:
Mpire Corporation, 1725 Westlake Avenue N #203, Seattle WA 98109; 206-706-5588;
Fax: 866-828-3876. Email: email@example.com. Their WidgetBucks widget allows you to feature content
from eBay, Best Buy, InfoSpace, BuddyTV, Target, WalMart, WhateverLife, and Amazon and make money from any referrals.
http://blog.widgetbucks.com This is
the official blog of WidgetBucks, the market-leading ad network that helps
online publishers make money and optimize earnings through niche and Long Tail
sites and blogs. This blog highlights ways to maximize earnings, online
publishing tips, and product and feature changes across WidgetBucks.
WikiWorldBook Contact Button:
http://wikiworldbook.com/create-your-contact-button This button allows you
to hide your email address on your website or blog. A dropdown menu reveals a
clickable email icon as well as links to your social media identities.
http://pipes.yahoo.com Allows you to
aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. Use the result to
power widgets or badges on your website.
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000
ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other
publishers and authors have marketed their books.
Without glitzy idealism or funky hopelessness, Kremer does a sound job of talking about marketing, telling
stories from his own and others' experiences. He knows his subject, imparting important information in a
fast-paced, very open way. Extremely good stuff here. The Book Reader
704-page softcover. $27.95. ISBN: 0-912411-49-X.