What are the Pros and Cons of switching from Blogger to Wordpress.org?
Wordpress is a much more advanced blogger platform. Wordpress.com is managed hosting and they would not allow you to put Google AdSense ad to monetize your blogs. However, Wordpress.org provides you the software to host your own Wordpress blog provided that you purchased your own web hosting and domain name. This is known as self hosting. In which you have full control over your blog including monetizing it with Google Adsense for other ads.
Blogger allows your to put AdSense ads on Blogger managed hosting site without you needing to host your own blog.
Wordpress is one of the best CMS out there. The real advantage of going to .org, is that you will have 100% control over your site, which includes domains, hosting, ads, content, design and everything you can imagine.
The cons... well, since you need to manage everything, you'll need to learn more and pay attention to things like SPAM, attacks, traffic, etc (not trying to scare you). Overall, going to the .org territory is an investment for a blogger if you want to go one step away from the competition.
I use both because 2 blogs are better than 1. They also make good back links and help your Google rank.
None. With wordpress you aren't able to monetize your blog without buying a domain or using their software to host a wordpress blog. If you're looking at the free options, choose blogger.
however, wordpress "does" have plugins like commentluv and keywordluv which is helpful for getting comments (a.k.a fresh and new content that you get almost for free). The only downside there is that you have to use the paid option to access those and you have to deal with spammers.
by Jennifer Suchey 5 years ago
I have a blog on wordpress.com right now. After going through hoops for AdSense approval, I got it . . . on my blog . . . my blog that I subsequently discovered will not allow third-party ads. I should have just applied to get my HupPages approved, but its a long story that I won't get into.So now...
by Dale Hyde 5 years ago
I recently created a Tumblr blog for articles that have been idled here. I move those hubs offsite. I was using WordPress.The reason I have switched to Tumblr is the ability to incorporate Google Ads via AdSense. I am able to have one 250x250 ad (sizes can vary, your choice, as well as...
by Jane@CM 9 years ago
I've now figured out the difference. Wordpress.com is for just writing blogs & from what I've figured out you can't use adsense or Amazon, etc. If I'm wrong, please correct me, and I need clear cut directions for adding their codes, I am not finding anyplace to add the codes. ...
by Rohan Jagtap 6 years ago
What are the advantages of Hosting your blog on Wordpress instead of Blogger?I have many Blogs which are hosted on Blogger for free. But all the top professional Bloggers are seems to be using Wordpress platform to host their blog. So I am also thinking to move some of my blogs to Wordpress self...
by freecampingaussie 8 years ago
I have made blogs with blogger & find I can do that ok ( I think !) is there any thing simular for making a free website as I am not very clever doing that kind of thing .Kris
by sashenikainderby 5 years ago
I am working on my own language site and I cannot decide between site-maker or a new internet hosting company. I know that some hosting companies provide more tools than others but this is all that I know.
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