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BloggerVs WordPress, Which Blog Engine Is Better For Me ?

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Introduction.

Blogging has come of age an has become more than just something of hobby.

You can create a reliable source of income by just blogging on your desired topic accompanied with heavy monetization techniques.

There are various hosted and self hosted platform that allows you powered your blog and the few outstanding and popular ones are.

you should read my article on starting a blog. I find it more comprehensive.

What Is Blogger ?

Blogger is a blogging platform created by Google, It allows you blog your content on Google unlimited host.

Blogger is absolutely free and attracts no charges whatsoever.

It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.

The blogs are hosted by Google and generally accessed from a subdomain of blogspot.com.

Blogs can also be served from a custom domain owned by the user (like www.example.com) by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google’s servers.

A user can have up to 100 blogs per account

Blogger Stats You Should Know.

 

 

What Is WordPress ?

WordPress is a fully integrated CMS platform owned and maintained by WordPress, Inc. It allows you blog and do all other things related to web development such as E commerce, Payment processing, online community.

WordPress has become more popular because of it rich ecosystem which comprises of awesome utility and tools. WordPress presently powers over 90% of websites and Blogs you see on the internet including this website you are on now.

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WordPress has two major version which are the free version and the paid version.

The Free version of the WordPress software is very limited in whatsoever functionality it can offer and cannot be extended to suit other customized purposes.

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The paid version is usually integrated alongside you Preferred host Provider, You can find it alongside other CMS in the Softaculous section of your web host.

WordPress Stats You Should Know.

Here are a few data to prove the credibility of WordPress.

1 . WordPress.org offers over 50,000 plugins and over 3,500 GPL-licensed themes.

2. over 1,000 WordPress sites also pop up daily

3. But WordPress is not only for blogging – nearly 28% of all e-commerce goes through WooCommerce, an e commerce plugin powered by WordPress.

4. WordPress is available in 57 languages.

5. WordPress takes care of 80-90% of the mechanics involved in search engine optimization.

6.WordPress is the fastest growing web publishing software in the world. It outshines it counterparts such as Joomla.

7. WordPress  needs less than 5 min for installation.

8. Jetpack is the most popular WordPress plugin for marketers.

9.Wordpress has more than 500 employees globally.

10. An average WordPress developers earns nothing less than $50,000 In the US.

11. WordPress powers over 34% of the web.

 

Other publishing software’s available for quick use are.

 

Wix.

Wix.com Ltd. is a cloud-based web development platform that was first developed and popularised by the Israeli company also called Wix.

Wix allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools.

Users can add social plug-ins, e-commerce, online marketing, contact forms, e-mail marketing, and community forums to their web sites using a variety of Wix-developed and third-party applications.

Wix offers both a free and a premium plan.

Users must purchase premium packages in order to connect their sites to their own domains, remove Wix ads, access to form builder, add e-commerce capabilities, or buy extra data storage and bandwidth

Weebly.

Weebly’s free online website creator uses a simple widget-based site builder that operates in the web browser.

All the site elements are drag-and-drop,[and it automatically generates a mobile version of each website. Storage is unlimited, but the service restricts individual file sizes.[

Consumers are given the option to have any url ending in .weebly.com, .com, .net, .org, .co, .info, or .us. (example.weebly.com).

Basic features for blogging and e-Commerce are supported: as of 2018, site owners could develop simple stores with payments through either PayPal, Stripe or Authorize.net.

Users can choose to incorporate advertisements in their pages, and visitor statistics can be tracked through an in-house tracking tool or Google Analytics..

Weebly also has integrated newsletter marketing features.

Android and iPhone apps are available that allow users to monitor their website traffic statistics, update blog posts and respond to comments, and add or update products if the user has an e-commerce online store.

You can chech out weebly.com

There are more but i could only list a few

Both of these above mentioned platform have come of age and have become reliable platform by powering over 90% of Blogs on the internet.

Pros and Cons of Blogger And WordPress.

But as reputable as these platforms are they still have Pro’s and Con’s attached to them.

I would be comparing these platform based on the following criteria.

  • Control.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Plugins.
  • Popularity.
  • Themes and Design.
  • Monetization.

 

1.Control.

Control is the ability to have total power over something to be able to take it to wherever you like.

This section is going to elaborate more on the level of access control provided by each blogging platforms.

Blogger By Google.

When it comes to control you are very limited when making decision is Blogger.

When making use of Google Blogger platform, your website sits on Google’s host and this can be very dangerous for you.

Your blog can be accidentally deleted by Google itself,

Google can choose to remove your Blog if you are reported by a spammer and a whole lot things can go wrong.

WordPress.

WordPress have two version and they are self-hosted ones and the free version .

The issue of control is quite different when using the self-hosted version of wordpress.
You have control over your website when using the self-hosted version of WordPress.

You can simply modify scripts, customize your website to your full taste and do many other amazing things.

In conclusion, You have total control in WordPress than on Blogspot

 

2. Search Engine Optimization.

Search engine optimization in simple words means Optimizing your blog for search engines and getting traffic from search engine.

Search engines are the best and surest source for getting traffic if you really want to make it as a blogger and you should always take it into consideration before starting out as a blogger.

Blogger By Google.

Blogger is as a blogging platform has very low SEO capabilities and is one thing why Blogger is not recommended for online businesses.

WordPress.

WordPress as a self-hosted platform is built to support many plugins and technical in most of which are created purposely for search engine optimization.

In actual sense, WordPress has more SEO capabilities than it fellow counterpart Blogger.

 

3. Plugins.

Plugins are external features in software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program.

When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization.

Both Blogger and WordPress supports plugins but only one Supports it more.

Blogger By Google.

Plugins on Blogger platform are designed by Google developers themselves and are very few.
No third party is however allowed to customize plugins let alone add it alongside the prebuilt plugins by Google.

This has however slimmed down the abilities of Blogger powered sites.

WordPress.

There are over a million plugin on WordPress mostly by third party organisations.

This has however made WordPress more popular than any other blogging platform.

Plugins are created based on various categories from security, E commerce, Logistics, SEO and the likes.

You can however checkout the plethora of awesome WordPress plugins on the WordPress plugin store.

4. Popularity.

This section is going to elaborate more on most use cases of both platforms.

Blogger By Google.

According to BuiltWith Blogger currently has over 1 Million users over the internet.

With Nigeria being the second most used nation in the world.

WordPress.

WordPress currently has over 27 Million live users worldwide making it the most used blogging CMS.

 

 

5. Themes and Design.

Theme and design deals with the appearance of your blog.

This is one of the most important factor to consider when starting out your blog.

Blogger By Google.

Blogger BY Google have very lean theme and design functionalities .

You only have access to few theme design by Google and they can be found in Your Blogger dashboard.

You can as well get other themes from third party websites but they are very lean and difficult to customize.

WordPress.

Talking about a plethora of awesome themes and design.

This can only be found in WordPress.

Online stores and platforms like ThemeForest allows you to download and use various themes by third party designers.

In conclusion WordPress has more design capabilities and access to themes than Blogger.

 

Monetization.

Monetization is a term used to describe various processes.

In banking the term refers to the process of converting or establishing something into legal tender.

Monetization in Blogging simply deals with the conversion of your blog into a money making engine.

Initially, Blogger used to be the best way to get your AdSense account approved, but later on, it’s becoming tough to get your Adsense account with BlogSpot.

Blogger By Google.

Blogger only supports a very few monetization platform and it is called Google Adsense.

Google Adsense is owned by Google and it comes inbuilt by default whenever you create a blog.

You dont get approved immediately until after a few months of being active.

Other monetization techniques are not built into Blogger by default.

When you are not blogging for money, or you need a simple platform which doesn’t require any technical know-how then Blogger is very good for you

WordPress.

WordPress support various monetization techniques and some of them are E commerce, Adsense and Native advertising.

The wordpress platforms gives you the edge and advantage to integrate various monetization platform into your website.

WordPress and your domain email address, getting your blog approved is very easy. Another advantage of a self-hosted blog.

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Blogger By Google

 

Conclusion

According to Matt Cutts a Google engineer and the head of the Google Web Spam team.

He has openly come out to declare his support for WordPress than Blogger despite even working for Google.

His personal blog is powered by WordPress though he stated that Blogger was more suitable for casual and simple blogs

Here is a video where he declared his verdict on both the two platforms.

The above mentioned platform are not better than the other only that one is quite economical and richer than the other.Feel free to pick anyone available.

What do you think?

Written by Udemezue John

Web developer| Digital Marketer| Entrepreneur

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