Friends in the coming year of 2022 what is better for you? WordPress or Blogger Let’s find out.
I have getting a lot of questions and there was one very common question among all and that was Why Blogger.com and why not WordPress? Which one is better between Blogger and WordPress? Friends this is a very important question, especially when you are focussed on blogging Also if you want to start your career as a Blogger then it is very important for you to understand choose a platform between these two. Whether Blogger is better or WordPress. Here, we will try to find out Which platform is better by comparing them. In terms of AdSense, which platform is better to use multiple pluggins, which platform will incur less hosting and domain expenses means how much minimum amount you need to spend on these two platforms as a Blogger and the MOST IMPORTANT point, which platform allows you to do SEO easily. We all know SEO is a very important part of blogging so that your blog can rank on Google.
Let’s start with WordPress.
What is WordPress? WordPress is an open source platform which you can download and make a website/blogging page as per your requirements. WordPress was launched in 2003 and till now it has covered 38% of the Market Share Among all the platforms in the World the website/blogging page which is on WordPress is 38%. If you think about blogging, then 95% of the blogging websites are built-in WordPress So friends, if we go by the Market Share then WordPress is definitely better than Blogger.com.
Now What is Blogger? Blogger is Google’s software or you can say a platform which provides free domain and hosting services to you. If you want to make a blogging page or website in blogger.com then you will need to attach their name i.e. blogspot.com with your domain name. The total market share of Blogger is 1.6% now you can compare One side you have 95% and on the other, you have 1.6% of market share .This makes you understand one major difference between Blogger and WordPress.
Which platform is Easy to Use? in blogger.com you can create a website within few minutes with domain and hosting and can also publish you website and the same is applicable to WordPress. Although it is an Open Source Platform, but when you download it you can freely use it by the drag and drop functions and can create a website very easily and Non-Technical people can also use it easily. If we compare both the platforms the winner here is both platforms.
Which platform gives you ownership? Blogger.com does not provide you with ownership they have few restrictions like whenever you make your blog in blogger.com which is free, then with the blog name you will also have to attach blogspot.com in the domain name (Always and Forever). If you change your domain also but you cannot change the hosting and let’s say you plan to switch to any other hosting provider then all the work which you have done on this platform, may get lost But this is not the case with WordPress. In WordPress you can purchase your own domain and you can also change the Hosting Services whenever you want to because you always the backup with you. You can save and install that backup from anywhere friends, so that your website is always LIVE and whatever work you have done till now will keep giving you consistent results and your website ranking also keeps improving. So when we compare these two platforms on ownership then WordPress is a sure shot Winner.
Look and Layout the look of Blogger.com comes from the inbuilt themes used you can also install external themes but.. you cannot change anything in the Layout the color combination in the Layout or the structure of the layout that does not change at all, whereas in WordPress you can choose any one theme from the thousands of options available and can use those themes by installing them (They can be free or paid themes) and the best part is, you can change the Layout too the layout can be made as per your requirements and website can be made to look more classy.
Security and Safety when we talk about security and safety, then blogger.com has it all. As it is the platform of GOOGLE Because of Google platform the safety and security of your blogging site is never of any concern. It also gives you FREE SSL which makes your site more secure by adding HTTPS to your domain name So do not worry about security. Whereas in WordPress you need to add the security you will need to purchase extra tools you will also need to purchase SSL Certificate. So there are some extra expenses involved to add to it, you also need to take care of backup and updates.
Another point is support and platforms. There are two things connected to it one is SEO and the other is plugins. If we talk about Blogger.com then for SEO, in Blogger you get options to add Meta Tag, Meta Description and you can also add other features for SEO and do keyword analysis and research for your blog and rank your blog BUT you do not get any extra Plugins in Blogger.com which may help in boosting SEO performance or if you want to change the website appearance or increase the speed, there are no plugins available in blogger.com. Whereas in WordPress you get thousands of Plugins you can choose anyone Plugin like Yoast SEO or Rankmath which helps you to increase the SEO of your site and also to do proper SEO Analysis using Yoast which helps you eventually in ranking your website. There are many other Plugins available too to help you increase the site speed or to change your website appearance you can always use number of plugins in WordPress platform but there is not even a single plugin available in Blogger.com
Now comes another important factor i.e. Expenses. In WordPress, There are few parameters for Yearly Investment Hosting, Own Domain, SSL Certificate, Plugins and Themes. If you see their overall expenses, it is approx Rs. 4000-5000 per year If you buy Hosting from any seller and for Blogger, if you want to Purchase own domain as you get a hosting and SSL free then the domain purchase cost is $1.20 and the yearly expenses will be approx Rs. 1,000 for Blogger.com.
Last but not least is Adsense You can get Adsense approval on Blogger.com and also on WordPress You do not need to invest money in the initial phase if you are using Blogger.com but you will need to make at least some investment if you chose WordPress. Now you can decide for yourself as to which platform to choose ?
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