When it comes to blogging, we have many options to choose from, such as WordPress, Blogspot (Blogger), Tumblr and more. Its related is a very popular topic, what’s great for blogging? WordPress or Blogspot Sometimes answering this question is confusing, because as many people like Blogspot due to low tech hassles, they make WordPress more due to its more features and power. When someone asks me what platform I like, my answer is:
My recommendation is that always start with a blogger for a month, and once you understand and understand blogging, you should create your new self-hosted WordPress platform blog. You can use Blogger as it is free but do not stick to it for a long time.
I can say this because I started my blogging life from Blogger and later shifted to WordPress.org. It was difficult to know or learn anything at first but it is now quite easy to help with the help of WordPress’s learning videos.
In this article, I will share a quick comparison of WordPress and Blogspot with you, and I will tell you which platform you should use under which conditions.
WordPress or BlogSpot: Which Platform Should You Choose?
Blogspot: Why and why not?
Blogger or BlogSpot platform is very useful when you want to start a blog, just to share your thoughts.
When you do not blog for money, or you need a platform that does not have any technical knowledge, BlogSpot is really great.
In terms of Functionalities or SEO Benefit, there are many limitations in BlogSpot, but overall if you want a platform for which 0 cost, BlogSpot is the right choice.
At the same time, if you blogging for money, fame or your branding, then BlogSpot is not the ideal choice. The reason for this is that there is a limited control over the visibility of your search engine, and after some time you have only some limited features to add.
I have read this many times that Blogger is Google’s platform, its SEO has more advantages, but it’s a pure rumor. It does not matter exactly which platform you are doing, whether it is WordPress, Blogger, this and any platform, SEO depends on how you have configured your site for the search engine. We have limited control in the Blogger Platform, and despite the fact that it has added SEO benefits, there is a lot of SEO optimization in BlogSpot.
In Nutshell, Blogger platform is great with WordPress platform, if you are creating a blog for your passion, and you are satisfied with the limited features of the Blogger platform.
WordPress: Why and why not?
Unified uses WordPress as a blogging platform, but this is not a bias in my reasoning. WordPress gives you complete control over your blog, and you can technically do whatever you want. You get complete control over SEO, you host your own files, you can add SEO plugins, which help make your blog SEO friendly. Moreover, you can always add fresh SEO techniques such as star rating, authorship without sweating.
WordPress gives you the freedom to do whatever you want but at the same time, you have to manage your blog. You have to install WordPress on your server and maintain the blog. This work can be technical, but due to the support of the WordPress community, you can learn everything without any hesitation.
If you are building a blog, thinking that you have to make it popular, earn money from it, then you should prefer a self-hosted WordPress blog. If you are an occasional writer or a hobby blogger, then BlogSpot is the best pick for you.
Matt Cutts Ideas: Blogger or WordPress for SEO?
Matt Cuts is not just Google’s Engineer but he is also the head of the Google Webspam team. They are among those who tell common people like you and me that what Google hopes for a website, and how the search engine works.
MattCutts also uses WordPress for their personal blog. He has also mentioned that Blogger is good for new users, but WordPress gives you more power and you can customize it as you like.
If you talk about SEO, default installation is both the same. WordPress’s default installation is not SEO friendly, but you can make it SEO friendly by using Plugins.
Blogger platform is great if you want a simple blog, and WordPress is amazing if you want to do professional blogging, want to make a business blog and earn money from your blog.
Which platform do you prefer? And why?
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