Blogging is a trend, which has evolved manifolds in the past decade. Initially, from being a personal web log, it is now seen as a significant monetary potential. The popularity of blogging has skyrocketed in the recent years. Due to this, many blogging platforms have arrived on the scene. In this post, we will discuss two of the most popular blogging platforms by the name of WordPress and Blogger (Blogger Vs. WordPress). The former is a self-hosted version of WordPress while Google develops the latter.
Below points will act as guidance for you in deciding which blogging platform will be suitable for you.
Blogger Vs. WordPress
Set-Up and Usage
This is the first step that you will need to perform before getting your hands on the features possessed by the blogging platform. The entire process of setting up a blog via blogspot.com and creating a Blogger account is very easy as compared with that of WordPress. On successful setup, you can immediately start blogging. You can design your blog by making use of the numerous blogger templates that are available for free.
However, for any new user installing WordPress can be quite cumbersome. You will have to download the installation files, upload them to the server, set-up the database and finally run the configuration script. For a novice, all these steps would be a headache ad he would rather prefer Blogger as the entire setting up process would take only around 10 minutes.
Customization and Features
This is one aspect where Blogger doesn’t come even close to WordPress. With Blogger you cannot categorize your posts and sort them on the basis of different genres. However, with WordPress along with adding categories you get to even display each category separately on the main page.
The entire process of publishing an article is much faster in WordPress whereas in Blogger posting can take an eternity. With WordPress as we all are aware it can be extended beyond from being just a blogging platform. You get tons of themes and plugins that enable you to add extra functionalities.
Control Over Your Content
With Blogger you don’t get a complete control over your content. As Google owns the platform, It can access your content. Google can even suspend your account if the content posted by you doesn’t meet their standards or in simple words if they don’t like your content.
However, with WordPress, you get to control your content and have the liberty to write whatever yo want to. With Blogger the entire database is owned by the platform that keeps your content. So, on this aspect WordPress is always a better choice.
Search Engine Optimization
Both the Blogging platforms offer fast indexing of content and higher rankings in the search engine results. However, with blogger, you get to reach only a limited number of websites and audience. Blogger supports only supports one social media platform, Google+ that is owned by Google.
But with WordPress, you can use your own domain to reach out to a number of blog directories and practically to every social media platform. Due to this WordPress is better optimized for search engines and generating a large amount of traffic.
As Blogger is owned by Google, it will be easy for you to get started with Google AdSense. You can even apply within the Blogger account for AdSense. But with WordPress, you would need the assistance of plugins and a visually appealing theme to maximize the potential of AdSense. There are certain plugins like ‘Adsense revenue sharing’ that would enable you to share your ad revenue with all the other writers and contributors of your blog.
WordPress is a great platform for building AdSense websites, which can only be experienced once you start the building process.
After discussing both the blogging platforms on the basis of the above-mentioned points, it is hard to come to a concrete decision. However, WordPress is a platform that edges past Blogger on most of the aspects. Both the platforms have their own set of benefits and features so it would finally depend on the individual’s specific requirements and needs.