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Which is better:Blogger or WordPress?

Updated on March 16, 2013

Blogs are the better platform to express ones view or to promote anything. It is not possible for everyone to create websites, but it is surely possible for everyone to create blogs. The main reasons behind the blogs popularity are : they can be created free of charge, and they are very user friendly. Nowadays the most popular free Blog provider are Blogger and WordPress. Both of them has got their own pros and cons. Let us discuss it in details.

WordPress has got more widgets, themes and other choices

It is very essential to make our blog looks attractive, reader friendly and linking it to other websites. Blog provides various widgets or gadgets to fulfill the above criteria. Blogger provides 28 widgets and WordPress provides 41 widgets. Blogger provides 7 themes and WordPress provides 225 themes.

WordPress provides the facility of importing or exporting the blog. Free WordPress Blog can also be upgraded to select various domains.

Blogger provides Meta Data facility

As we all know that Title tags are very important for getting the blogs or websites on top ranking, Blogger provides such great facility. With the help of a HTML editor we can create our own Title tag. We can also create the Description tag of our own choice.

Blogger provides Google Analytic linkage

Google analytic is useful in getting the complete information on the traffic to our Blog. Blogger provide the facility to connect the blog to Google Analytic.

Blogger gets easily ranked by Google Search Engine

I had two blogs, one in Blogger and other in WordPress, both of them with same content. But the Blogger blog got ranked easily compared to the WordPress Blog.

To know more about Blogger refer the recommended book (Google Blogger for Dummies) which gives information like: Making money from blogger, Growing your audience, setting up your blog, Writing and publishing blog post and much more.

At many places I have read that WordPress is better that Blogger but to my experience blogger was far more better. If you know any pros or cons of WordPress or Blogger, then please share it with us.

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      Jordan Hake 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri, USA

      In my experience, Blogger dominates the free blog market, because there are hardly any restrictions on what you can do if you know HTML, CSS, JQuery, etc. But Wordpress wins hands down if you're paying, because Blogger doesn't have more upgrades that a custom domain name.

      Blogger: Free

      Wordpress: Versatile and powerful (if you pay)

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Hi lauragee,

      Even I did the same as you. I also moved my wordpress blog to blogger. And now I am not having same content on two sites, I am not blogging on wordpress any more.

      Before few months only I started to blog, so may after some time I might think of custom domain.

      Thanks you very much lauragee for giving you suggestion on my topic :)

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      lauragee 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I agree with you. I've had many Blogger blogs, but tried Wordpress recently because most professional bloggers say it is better. Within a month, I had moved my new blog back to Blogger. Page ranking seems to be working fine now.

      I have learned a couple of other things about this, though. One is that it's best for SEO to use a custom domain, not a Wordpress or Blogger URL. Also, did you know that having the same content on two sites is bad for your pageranks? I'm glad to hear about your experiment, though. Everyone seems to say that Wordpress blogs rank better, but I have always been skeptical about that, so that's interesting.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks peachpurple for your reply...Even I found blogger more user friendly than Wordpress

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i prefer blogger than wordpress. I have opened an account at wordpress but couldn't ublish a single article. Seems that the format of writing is different from blogger which is user friendly. Furthermore, blogger allows 3rd party advertiser while wordpress doesn't.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks rasta1 for sharing your opinion with us.. I really appreciate that..

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Blogger is definitely better by a long shot. The reason I think so is because Wordpress is not keen on external link and advertisements. Installing your own wordpress blog on your web server is the best option.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thanks Knightmare Golem for sharing this information with us..

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      Ben Martin 5 years ago from Nova Scotia

      I can't say one is better then the other, but WordPress has started to accept the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as an alternate method of payment. While you can always keep it free, this opens the platform up for paid upgrades to people with problems paying via traditional methods.