- 1 WordPress Vs. Bloggers: Which Platform to Select?
- 2 WordPress will let you do whatever you want.
- 3 Matt Cutts SEO for Blogger or WordPress:
- 4 Why WordPress is Good?
- 5 Control your blog:
- 6 Search engine optimization:
- 7 Plugins and support:
- 8 Fame:
- 9 Theme and Templates:
- 10 AdSense:
As for blogging, we have many options for starting a blog:
- One of ShoutMeLoud’s topics here is:
- Which is better for blogging?
- WordPress or Blogger?
- This discussion can be quite confusing at times. Many users like BlogSpot because there are fewer technical issues, and many users love WordPress because of its power and features. When someone asks me what platform to start, here is my usual answer:
- Start WordPress.com for a month, and once you get used to blogging, start a new blog on WordPress self-hosting.
- Otherwise, you will have a Blogger.com release to use as your launchpad blogging platform, but don’t stick around for a long time.
- I say with an experience I started blogging as I started BlogSpot and later changed my blogger blog to WordPress.org.
- Back then, there was a hell of a lot of learning experience trying to figure out WordPress. But now, learning WordPress is quite easy with the help of detailed guides, tutorial, and videos.
Anyway, in this article, I have shared a detailed comparison of WordPress vs BlogSpot and will explain which is better for certain situations.
WordPress Vs. Bloggers: Which Platform to Select?
- The Blogger platform (aka BlogSpot) is great for sharing thoughts when you want to start blogging. If you don’t have the money to blog or need a simple platform that doesn’t require technical knowledge, BlogSpot is great.
- While there are many limitations to BlogSpot in terms of functionality and SEO benefits, if you need a little cost to start blogging, BlogSpot is the right choice.
- At the same time, if you’re blogging for money, building authority or branding yourself, BlogSpot is not the perfect choice. You have limited control over visibility in search engines, and for a short time, you are very limited when you want to add new features.
- I have read many times:
Blogger is a Google product that offers more benefits.
- This is simply not true.
It doesn’t matter if you are using WordPress, Blogger, Drupal or any other platform, SEO has decided how to configure your entire site for search engines.
On the Blogger platform, we have limited control over our site. Although they have added some new SEO features, BlogSpot is not yet in SEO optimization.
In a nutshell, the Blogger platform is better than WordPress when you’re blogging for another reason. If you agree with the limited features that Blogger offers, then this is a great option. To make money or create a long-term impact, WordPress is a better platform.
WordPress gives you complete control over your on blog and you can technically do whatever you want.
You can host your files, design them whenever you want, and use them for any purpose (personal or professional).
You get complete SEO control, as well as adding SEO plugins to make your blog more SEO-friendly. Besides, you can always incorporate the latest techniques like “SEO star” using a plugin like “Rich Snippets”.
WordPress will let you do whatever you want.
But at the same time, you need to manage your blog. You need to install WordPress on your server and maintain the health of your blog.
It may be technical, but with the amazing support of the WordPress community, you can learn all the time.
If you come across the ShoutMeLoud WordPress guide, most of the questions about WordPress will be answered.
Getting started with WordPress can make efforts to watch videos, learn how to add a plugin, get used to the clipboard, and so on.
If you are planning to create a blog with the thought of becoming famous and making money, you should go for your WordPress blog.
Whenever you’re a writer or hobbyist, BlogSpot is the best thing for you.
Here’s a handy graph from HowJoyful that explains the differences between BlogSpot and WordPress.com (WordPress.org):
Matt Cutts SEO for Blogger or WordPress:
Matt Cutts is not a Google Engineer and also a Google Web Spam team leader.
One of those guys who educate regular users like you and me is what Google expects from a website and how Google search engine works.
In the past, I’ve shared many webmaster videos with Matt, and he has always helped me learn something new. In a recent video, a user asked:
Interestingly, Matt Cutts uses the WordPress platform for his blog but mentioned that Blogger is good for new users, making it very easy to get started. He says it’s not fantastic.
In terms of SEO benefits between Blogger and WordPress, both are the same with default installs.
The default installation of WordPress is not SEO friendly, but you can always use your WordPress blog with the help of many helpful SEO tools.
In short, WordPress gives you more strength and you can customize it to your needs.
Why WordPress is Good?
As I mentioned earlier, I started blogging with BlogSpot and then moved to WordPress. So, I know the benefits and benefits of BlogSpot and I’m not going to talk about the benefits here since WordPress offers all the features that BlogSpot offers.
Control your blog:
This is one of the main reasons why blog hosting is supported. Blogspot is owned by Google and there is no option to delete your Blogspot account without giving you notice. Even if you use a custom domain feature (using your domain name), spammers are highly likely to report it as spam and report your blog as spam.
Google can delete your blog. This is a very common thing and with a quick Google search, you will realize that many bloggers are facing this problem while using BlogSpot.
Search engine optimization:
No matter where your blog is, traffic is the first thing a blogger looks for. Search engine optimization is a simple way to optimize your blogs and get search engine traffic. Comparing WordPress and BlogSpot, WordPress offers more options for optimizing your blog’s search engine, where you are limited to certain BlogSpot settings.
Plugins and support:
It comes with features like the WordPress plugin and a strong support community.
When I was at BlogSpot, I spent a lot of time editing my topic to show related posts and add features like that. WordPress makes your life easier by using simple plugins for everything you need. Using plugins, you can get anything done, or you can get help from the WordPress support forum to get custom code and expand your blog capabilities.
It can be considered as a human tendency or perception, Blogs built on a blogger platform that most people don’t think of as serious. One of the simple reasons it is free is that many people are using Blackhat for SEO, spamming and affiliate landing pages.
When talking about self-hosted blogging, people think they have paid for the service, and are serious about their blog.
Theme and Templates:
BlogSpot offers a lot of templates, but due to the commercial nature of WordPress, you will find unlimited free and premium WordPress themes. Plus, since you have FTP access, you can change the entire look and feel of your WordPress theme.
AdSense is a lifestyle for any blogger who wants to make money from his blog. Initially, BlogSpot was the best way to approve your AdSense account, but later, it’s hard to get an Adsense account with BlogSpot.
With WordPress and your email domain, it’s easy to accept your blog. Another advantage of a blog with headquarters.