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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

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Making and Adding Widgets
to Your Website or Blog

ClearSpring: — Motto: Widgets made simple.

Desktop Widgets: — NY Design, 553 Central Avenue #19A, Cedarhurst NY 11516; 516-569-8888; Fax: 516-569-0404. Email: 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.

Free Sticky: — Offers free content for your website: cartoons, jokes, day in history, entertainment, and more.

KickApps: — 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.

99 Widgets: — Offers widgets for polls (, counters (, chat rooms (, and more coming soon.

Orchestr8: — A website where you can create a widget that features content from any website.

Pay Per Widget: — This 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).

Picture Trail: — Photo slideshows, photo sharing, and more.

Rock You: — Slideshows, photo upload, photofx, funNotes, glitter text, countdown, avatars, horoscope, shoutouts, games, voicemail, and corkboard widgets

Sexy Widget: — A blog devoted to reviewing and testing widgets, badges, and blog bling of all types.

Slide: — 117 million unique viewers. Features slide slows, guestbooks, funpix, image hosting, skinflix, and screensavers.

Snipperoo: — 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: — HarperCollins Publishers featured a new book release widget on this website.

Sticki Widgets: — A blog featuring reviews, services, and widgets for MySpace, Stickam, Friendster, WordPress, etc.

Vortex: — 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: — “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:

WidgetBucks: — Mpire Corporation, 1725 Westlake Avenue N #203, Seattle WA 98109; 206-706-5588; Fax: 866-828-3876. Email: 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.

WidgetBucks Blog: — 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: — 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.

Yahoo Pipes: — Allows you to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. Use the result to power widgets or badges on your website.

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