Still in all, what this suggests to me is that widgets/gadgets in all makes and models are more than just eye candy and trivial programming examples: anything that can get these kinds of pageviews is worth noting.
Unfortunately, I don’t know of a single example of a micro-ISV creating a Google Gadget, and I think that’s tragic. An even halfway interesting Gadget could drive one hell of a lot of traffic towards the micro-ISV who comes up with it.
How about it? Anyone out there using Google Widgets or some such as way of getting more eyes on your micro-ISV?