WordPress, blogger, or something else?

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    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    before i go to bake that German Chocolate cake, i wanted to ask a question about blogs and backlinking

    which blogging sites are best for that?

    i have an account at wordpress and an account at blogger but no blogs yet...i don't even want to begin creating any blogs or spending time on getting my blog site up and running until i know which once is best for promoting my hubs.

    thank you. have a great day.

  2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image72
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 14 years ago

    A lot of that depends on you and your ability (or desire) to get involved in programming. Blogger is a really simple, easy to use platform, but wordpress can provide a lot more options for customization if you want to do that sort of thing.

    Although those extra features in wordpress can allow you to attract more readers and thus increase the value of the blog, I don't think one is inherently better than the other in simple terms of backlinks.

    And stop teasing people with cake.

  3. rumbling profile image50
    rumblingposted 14 years ago

    If you are looking to create a blog just for back links then wordpress or blogspot doesn't matter.

  4. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 14 years ago

    It doesn't matter for promotion, but Blogger allows you to have google ads on the pages, Wordpress you need to host your own server a month in order to have ads.


  5. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    All of them. And then some. smile

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Care to share? smile

      I use blogger and have 4 blogs.  They also allow Chitika on your blogs, which is another revenue sharing site.  On blogger you can put your amazon on there too...love their little widgets smile

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        cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        wanna link to me? i finally got started over there.

        also, for some reason when i put my url tracker in my profile address, it doesn't take me to my profile...if anyone can tell me what i am doing wrong i would appreciate it.

        here is what i am doing:


        did i put it in the wrong spot?

        (hehe compu-smart;)

        1. sunforged profile image70
          sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this


          maybe your missing the "_"


          you can do it w/o worrying about the technique just by using link to this page which is at the bottom of every hubpage...including your profile

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            cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this


            duh! sorry about that, i did forget the underscore. i'm laughing at myself. thank yoOo...

            thanks visitmaniac. i guess i don't want to worry about servers and stuff - the easier the better. otherwise i would do WP. plus my adsense is already activated over there at blogger. again it was really easy!

            thank you Marisa. i confess my motivation is to support my HP but i do believe in writing interesting blogs...plus i can write about stuff there without specific "adsense" or revenue-generating content in mind. a lot of times i have something i want to write about but know it would make a better blog than a hub.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image83
              Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              Cosette, there's nothing wrong with writing a blog or blogs to support HP so long as you realise the implications.

              You could support your Hubs by creating backlinks in other places, instead of your own blog.  Maybe you're not sure how to do that, or you're not being very successful at it, so you think writing a blog is an easy solution.

              But the links on your blog won't be of value unless your blog gets noticed by the search engines.  So now you're faced with having to create backlinks to the posts on your blog, instead of to your Hubs.  In other words, you haven't saved yourself any promotional effort but you've created more work in writing your blog posts. 

              That's what I was trying to say.

  6. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 14 years ago

    If you have an account at (wordpress.com) than any site that gives you more control will be better as your first blog/site

    but if you spring for your own hosting (which you should) than wordpress is your best option


  7. livewithrichard profile image71
    livewithrichardposted 14 years ago

    Like Misha said, they're all good.  Hosting your own blog with your own domain gives you more control over how you want to monetize it but it's not always the best option for someone just starting out. 

    Then again, why put a lot of time an effort into a free blog to build up traffic and then switch to a self hosted blog?  If you're serious about wanting to start a blog then have a plan for the blog in place first.  Know what you want to blog about, what you want to gain from the blog and a course of action to take you in the right direction.

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    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    ok. all i want to do is use them for backlinks and build a following, and use my url trackers. thanks very much for your help you guys. Anarchy, i had never made a German Chocolate cake before..it was a lot more complicated than i thought. it was for my son's birthday. i used this recipe i found on Rachael Ray's site:

    http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/reci … -frosting/

    Trisha Yearwood makes it for her husband's (Garth Brooks) birthday and it came out REALLY GOOD! i saved you a slice wink

    1. Marisa Wright profile image83
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      cosette, others may not agree, but I'm not convinced it's worth creating a blog just to get backlinks to your Hubs.  In order for your blog to get noticed, you'll have to build backlinks to it, too, so not only will you have a lot of work to create a good blog, you'll still have to find other ways to get backlinks.  And remember reciprocal links aren't worth having, so you can't link your Hubs to your blog and your blog back to your Hubs.

      I wouldn't bother creating a blog unless you genuinely want to create one for its own sake.

  9. Gemsong profile image61
    Gemsongposted 14 years ago

    since we're talking about blogs... has anyone had any experience with Live Journal?

  10. compu-smart profile image88
    compu-smartposted 14 years ago

    Variety is the spice of life! Have both!wink

  11. visitmaniac profile image59
    visitmaniacposted 14 years ago

    From my exp. and others backing me up on this wordpress for some reason always ranks better then blogger. You can also set up your own custom blog with wordpress.org instead of wordpress.com you have more flexibility and customization with wrodpress.org.

  12. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image72
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 14 years ago

    Since you're sharing the cake (and recipe) I would be happy to link to you blog Cosette. I have a few blogs covering different subjects that I use for shorter posts and commentary. It's another way of pointing people to my hubs without really being extra work, since the content wouldn't be sufficient enough to justify a full hub.


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