Woo-hoo - thanks to Ajay Gupta at Google, I am now able to add gadgets to my blog using HTML code!
For anyone trying to figure this out, just follow these steps:
- Click on "Layout" / "Page Elements"
- Click on "Add a Gadget"
- Your HTML code can be pasted into the Content box. (You do need to have the code.)
- To get the code to add a LinkedIn profile to a blog: while signed into LinkedIn, click on "Edit My Profile"; on the Edit My Profile page, click on "Edit Public Profile Settings" on the upper right side of the page; under Public Profile, click on the "customized buttons" link; select and copy the code for the image you prefer. Back on your blog, paste this code into the Content box.
- Click "Save"
That's it. Too easy! And I spent so long searching the web for this tool. After growing tired of fruitless searching, I went to LinkedIn Groups, and checked out the members of my Google Adwords group. I spotted a member with a blog, and on that blog was just the button / gadget I was trying to add. I emailed him (Ajay) to ask how it was done, and had a response in minutes.