Google Adsense has built gadget ads to advertise the AdSense program. Gadget ads enable advertisers and agencies to engage audiences on the Internet’s largest ad network with a rich and interactive new ad format.
Here is what the new Google Gadget ads look like –
The Google gadget ad can be seen on the Adsense blog. You need to enable image ads on your Adsense account and be using the one of the image ad formats to get such a gadget ads to be featured on your site. The most popular sizes for gadget ads are the rectangle, leaderboard, and skyscraper formats.
Gadget ads can be priced on either a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-thousand impressions basis (CPM). These gadgets are new and as the gadget ad inventory increases, you may see these ads begin to appear more on your site.
Personally I do not like these ads as they clutter up my web design. Enabling image ads will also allow Flash adsense ads as well as video adsense ads. Adsense says it is a good idea to enable image ads as they compete with text ads for the same ad space and can make you more money.