It seems that one way to get links to your website or blog is to create a widget. This is the going thing now and a lot of people are doing it. But are we overdoing it? I mean, will we soon reach a point to where we are over-widgetized? That is, will the widget market be saturated? Will web surfers get tired of all these widgets and finally just decide not to use widgets at all?
There is no shortage of places online where you can go to create your own widgets. If you are a member of some social networks, you can get the network’s API and create a widget to share with others through that system. Some networks that offer widgets include:
Almost all of the major social networks now allow you to add a widget to your profile page and you can create one using that network’s API. But there are also standalone widget creation web sites that will allow you to create your own widgets and use on your website, blog, or social networking profile. Some of them are:
- Yahoo! Widgets
It’s really not hard to create a widget, but it can be time consuming if you’ve never done any coding. There is a certain skill involved. But a cool widget can draw people to your website and help you build link popularity that will help your Search Engine Optimization.