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Blogger Vs Wordpress- Which Is Better

Updated on June 21, 2010

Choosing The Right Blogging Platform

This is a very popular question for bloggers. I was initially stuck on making decisions between these these two blogging platforms and finally chose to stick with blogger. Want to know why? Read On!

The Advantages Of Using Blogger
-Allowance Of Advertisements/Affiliates
You could place ads and affiliate programs on blog spot sites, this would be more attractive for new bloggers that just started trying to earn money from blogging.
-Ease of setting up AdSense
Setting up AdSense can be done with just a few clicks on blogger. There's no need to achieve the AdSense code and putting it into your website manually, making blogger user friendly.

Disadvantages Of Using Blogger

-Lack of plugins
Unlike Wordpress, Blogger don't provide much plugins for bloggers to use, this makes it less attractive for users to choose blogspot over wordpress. Wordpress gives is very search engine friendly with its plugins and everything, thus business users would usually choose Wordpress over Blogger.
-Unattractive standard templates
Most templates provided in template are just simple ones which doesn't suit the needs of most bloggers. Even with money, you could only purchase themes that are not as attractive as compared to the wide range of available premium themes that Wordpress have.
-Bad comments system
Blogger has a bad comments system , it is not possible to make changes to it. I prefer Wordpress comments system much more as compared to Blogger.

Advantages Of Using Wordpress
-Lots of plugins available
There are many types of plugins available for wordpress blogs, some of these plugins are also SEO friendly, thus making it easier for your site to be in one of the top results in Google. This is a very big reason why many people chose wordpress over blogger.
-Good technical support
Wordpress provides users with a very good technical support. It even has a forum to help users where there are many volunteers that are always ready to help. Furthermore, there are many wonderful themes available for wordpress sites, this is not being reflected for Blogger.
-Importing blogs
Wordpress allows bloggers to import from blogger, livejournal, typepad movable type and even from another wordpress blog! Blogger however only provides import from another blogger blog.

Disadvantages Of Using Wordpress
-No forms of advertisement
Free hosted wordpress site is not allowed to place any form of advertising, google adsense, chitika. This includes affiliate programs as well such as Amazon, Clickbank etc. You could only do so if you switch to paid hosting. This is definitely less appealing as compared to blogger which allows advertising.
It is technically difficult for new bloggers
Wordpress isn't as easy as bloggers which functions are simple to use and understand. You really need to have a wide knowledge of Html and CSS in order to create the ideal blog that you want, otherwise you might want to pay a sum to buy some designated themes for your site. Wordpress is more recommended for users who are more experienced in blogging.


Conclusion
For newbies to blogging, I would highly recommend to start off with Blogger first, their options are simple and is easy to understand. I chose blogger over wordpress because I'm still pretty much new to blogging. I want to develop my blogging skills and yet at the same time learn how to earn money from blogging, this is only possible with blogger since I have no means to afford a paid hosting site currently.
Choose Wordpress if you are serious about blogging/ running a business online, and have great knowledge of Html and CSS. If you're good at it, you could take advantage of the available plugins that is given to you which could give a huge boost to your business.

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    • Rockstarhobbo profile imageAUTHOR

      Rockstarhobbo 

      8 years ago

      TnFlash: Hey thanks for uprating and clicking on my hub for being useful, appreciate it! It's true that choosing a theme is quite important when dealing with wordpress. However, I believe that one still require got a lot of knowledge of CSS and HTML.

      FredIndy: Well, I hope my article have clearly compared the difference between the two and helped you to have a better understanding of them, you are welcome!

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      FredIndy 

      8 years ago from Queensland

      Thanks for this, great info! I work a lot with WordPress, but because of my inexperience, have never considered it in comparison.Cheers

    • TnFlash profile image

      TnFlash 

      8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! I have used WordPress for about a year. I use a self hosted WordPress. I have found what governs your ability to modify WordPress is the theme you use. Some themes have all kinds of settings you can change which is relatively easy. Others give you no settings and you have to actually modify the code. This can be a pain in the rear. Bottom line is pick your theme carefully. I have clicked Up-rated and useful.

    • Rockstarhobbo profile imageAUTHOR

      Rockstarhobbo 

      8 years ago

      Thanks ! I am glad that my small piece of information managed to help you out a bit =)

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      suny51 

      8 years ago

      I know some thing about blogging,but know almost nothing about Worldpress,but as you have suggested it gives better result I shall sure try it,and I am book marking this page for further references.Thanks.Useful

    • Rockstarhobbo profile imageAUTHOR

      Rockstarhobbo 

      8 years ago

      Hey Wrath thanks for that! Yeah its pretty true, I believe if you are newbie to blogging, it's really wiser to start off with blogger instead. I am really glad my piece of information helped you !

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      Terry Chestnutt 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      I have heard a lot about blogging as a way of making money lately but I did not know anything about how to do it. Your hub told me what I need to know as a newbie and you have rightfully convinced me to start with Blogger instead of WordPress. Thanks much. This is very helpful. I know a lot more than before just by reading this short article.

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