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Why Blogging At Blogspot Better Than WordPress

Updated on November 25, 2011

When two of the best blogging platforms goes head to head, there could only be on winner. However, both Blogger (also known as Blogspot) and Wordpress are able to give superb experience for both new and experience writer. I had used both of them during my early days in blogging and I certainly feel Blogger has more advantages over Wordpress. In this article, I am going to explain to you why blogging at Blogger is better compared to Wordpress in some ways which are:

  1. Monetization issue
  2. Easier indexation with search engines
  3. Customization ability and easy to use interfaces

Battle of the blogging platforms. Who will actually wins?
Battle of the blogging platforms. Who will actually wins?

Monetize your blog

When comes to money related issued, I would stick to Blogspot no matter what. As a writer, our source of income through ad programs and Blogspot is just that great at advertisement. When compared side by side, WordPress does not allow any advertisement source to be on the blog as long as you are using them. Of course, I cam truly understand that they want to make their site as rich as possible when t comes to content. However, in the point of view of an active (and nearly) and full time blogger, not being able to monetize my website is just an instant turned down for me.

Have some love from big daddy, Google

For some reason, blogs over at Blogger are easier to hit or getting indexed by Google. Maybe because Blogger is a part of Google company. Nonetheless, if your target is to make your blog busy and popular, you could easily get some ‘love’ boost from Google so to say. Some support is better than none right?

I would personally say that Blogger will be much better when comes to indexation (thanks Google) but do not leave out WordPress as at the end of the day, it actually boils down to who does a better writing, SEO and backlinks.

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Which is easier to use?

This is a little tough to decide but I seriously think Blogger is easier to use. Well, I am not saying that WordPress is harder but WordPress certainly has its easy to customize features. However, when it comes to a new blogger, I strongly believe that having a few button settings will be easier for him or her. I will not go into customization as both WordPress and Blogger can be customized easily if we know what we are doing.

Conclusion

Blogger aka Blogspot will (in my honest opinion) will triumph over WordPress when it comes to simplicity, quicker indexing by search engines and even monetizing one’s blog. Still having some hard time deciding? Why don’t try out both for a month and see which will be better instead?

Wait! Still having problem and not sure where to start? Take a look at this 6 materials and 3 links below as they are definitely going to fire-up your blogging experience instantly!

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  • Chuck Bluestein profile image

    Chuck Bluestein 5 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

    That is a newer thing where you can have ads on Wordpress if you have your own domain. But then if you compare them, Blogger is free to use whereas you have to pay an annual fee to have your domain on wordpress. So right from the beginning with wordpress you are starting with a negative profit.

    I think that this amount is $15 annually. So if you make $12 with Wordress you still have a negative profit of $2. So you can say that Blogger is risk free unlike Wordpress. Although if you have both, like I do, you can have links from both of them going to your HubPage articles. Also I have links from my Wordpress blog going to my Blogger blog.

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    Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Thanks, I've been thinking about blogging, doing my research on it and am leaning toward Blogger. Your hub makes me lean even more. Well presented information!

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I have been using Blogspot for over 5 years and find it very friendly. I brought domains and tried to use WordPress several times, but have not been very successful at it. Awesome Hub, voted up and useful.

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    Reginald Chan 5 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi there! I wrote something about WordPress on own hosting as well somewhere in my writings and also on my personal site.

    Do have a look and thanks for your comment!

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    moneytoplist 5 years ago

    What about WordPress on your own hosting? From my own experience, it is a great solution if you need to make some changes in the PHP code.

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    DREAM ON 6 years ago

    Loved your informational video.

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    Dennis Thorgesen 6 years ago from Central United States

    The point I was trying to make is when you have a website the goal of the blog is to invite people to the website. Ads detract from this goal.

    The method we use is links. One to a page of the website, the other to blogs we have written on different platforms. Then we only ever do two per blog. If the website and blogs provide value this works well. We also make sure the second blog always leads to the website.

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    WorkAtHomeMums 6 years ago from Australia

    I'm using blogger too and am happy with it. By the way anyone know how to integrate a pin it button to blogger?

    I can add one to the site but I want one per blog post. Every google tutorial I've found adds it in limbo land and not in line with the other share options. Anyone done it?

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    BlissfulWriter 6 years ago

    You are correct that Blogger allows Google Adsense ads, but Wordpress.com does not. However, if you purchase your own webhost and install your own Wordpress downloaded from Wordpress.org, then you can customize your blog any which way you like (including adding ads).

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    Dennis Thorgesen 6 years ago from Central United States

    We agree for simple blogs blogger is the better choice. If you have a website and are connecting a blogging platform though we believe wordpress is better. When you are earning from the website you aren't trying to earn from Adsense. Ad's for other than your own business are no longer important. Each person's tastes are different, we just find it easier to set wordpress as the blogger on a website.

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    Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

    I am considering which site to use for blogging. Your article has helped me decide which one to choose. Thanks for the article. Voted up and sharing.

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    Greenblood 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    You mean free wordpress. But wordpress is the best when you self are self hosting.

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    Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    I've had a Blogger account since 2006. I like it a lot and can't imagine moving. Many famous bloggers use that site making good money so I don't agree that it's not for professionals. I make money on Blogger with Adsense and Amazon.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Izlpio90,

    Thank you for the comment. Got to agree on what you said especially when you get noticed faster by search engines using blogger.

    Good luck!

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    lzlpio90 6 years ago

    There is one thing for sure though, you cannot monetize your blog in wordpress unless you have your own domain. While in blogger, you can monetize it even without having your own domain. And so true, google notices blogger more than wordpress. So if you are not into earning money in your blog, you can use wordpress. Wordpress have always had flexible plug-ins and add-ons...

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi 2besure,

    In fact you are absolutely right. I too love blogger but since I have my own website, customization is an issue right now and I just love my own website! :)

    Thanks for commenting!

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    Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    I have always used Blogger.com. If find it very simple to use and it is easy to monetize and most of all it belongs to Google.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi lambservant,

    Thank you for your comment. In my honest opinion, WordPress is much easier to use as there are everything placed in the dashboard. However, it is a little advance where there are more options compared to Blogger. Blogger can be customized too but depends on your tech savvy skills.

    Nonetheless, both has their pros and cons and thank you so much!

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    Lori Colbo 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

    I checked out wordpress to start a blog with them and the setup for this somewhat computer challenged person, I could not figure it out. Blogspot is so easy to use and set up. Very user friendly. Great hub.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    HI travelman 1971,

    Thank you for your comment. Good luck and really got to agree that Blogger is better due to monetization issue. Just so great being able to combine blogging + adsense.

    Thanks bro!

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    Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    I am using both platforms (Wordpress and Blogger or blogspot).

    The latter is more friendly and easy-to-use than the first.

    I already linked my blog on Google AdSense and it's beginning to generate impressions and clicks resulting to my much-awaited monetization along with my hubs on HP.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  • nicregi profile image
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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi lambservant,

    Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked it!

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    Lori Colbo 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

    Great topic and information.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi CloudExplorer,

    Wow! Great review there :) What you said about Blogger is true. Though it is good spot to write and blog, it doesn't have the look of professional blogging.

    Wordpress doesn't allow monetization on the free blog but if you are using wordpress platform, then yes you can monetize it. Difference is .com or .org :)

    Thanks for the comment buddy. Appreciate that!

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    Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

    Well I use both wordpress and blogger & I have knowledge of wordpress ad monetization. You can monetize your wordpress blog, but at first when you get a new blog started there, you will not be able to right away, until your blog possibly gains a massive following. The only thing I don't like about that part is they don't tell you what they consider to be a massive following.

    Wordpress also let's you know that you can add your own ad's, as long as it isn't from third party websites such as adsense or any other affiliates, meaning if you own a website or websites of your own design as a web developer or business owner, you can self advertise there.

    Blogger is cool, but I wouldn't use it as a serious platform to develop a business site into as a web developer, that's where wordpress wins in a huge way, so if your into web development for your business or other businesses.

    You will find wordpress to be the more professional choice, because looking for ad's won't be as necessary, for many businesses interested in simply attracting customers to their local ground location.

    Great hub Voted Up for useful, Interesting & Awesome

  • nicregi profile image
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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Genesis,

    Thank you for your comment. Appreciate it and thank you. I uses WordPress for my website but for my blog, Blogger is the way to go. Agreed that monetization is an issue for free WordPress blog.

    Thanks!

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    Genesis 6 years ago from Canada

    Hi nicregi, I completely agree with the points you've made here in your article. I've used both blogger, and wordpress, while they both are very easy to use, it's frustrating not being able to make money with your articles on wordpress. Voted up.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi thevsguy,

    Thank you for your reply here. Have you actually thought of getting a website for 6 months to comply with Adsense? I mean if you have that plans, contact me and I will advise you how.

    Wordpress doesn't allow monetize on blog but blogger does. You can place other ads too aside from Adsense and that is not a problem.

    You have choices which are:

    Chitika

    Adbrite

    Infolinks

    Kontera

    Bidvertiser

    If you want to know more on these, drop me an email and I will be happy to help you.

    Take care and good luck!

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    thevsguy 6 years ago from India

    Hii nicregi iam having problem getting adsense account here in india as you have to own the website for 6 month.Does blogger and wordpress allow non-Adsense ads like Chitika and Adbrit??

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi celebretie,

    Thanks for your comment! Yup you are absolutely right as blogger us un fact the best for monetize.

    Good luck!

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    celebritie 6 years ago

    I like blogspot because it is so easy to use and also they allow bloggers to monetize with affiliate programs.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi TheHug5,

    Thank you for your comment. I wonder why you left there but I did too :) I decided starting a blog from scratch especially diary-like was tough. However, depending on topic and backlinks, you could easily get good traffic.

    Good luck!

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    THEHuG5 6 years ago

    Hmmm very informative. I tried blogging first on blogspot a long time ago but I gave up on it. I might start it back up again who knows :-)

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