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BATTLING IT OUT - BLOGGER VS WORDPRESS

 

Blogger  

Blogger and Blogspot are both owned by Google.

Blogger is a free publishing platform and Blogspot is a free domain service, which means Google hosts your blog on Blogger platform with a default Blogspot domain.

WordPress

Launched in 2003, the same year when Google acquired Blogger, WordPress caught many eyeballs but left people perplexed as they thought it to be complex and not a free platform.

Little is known about the two WordPress softwares. One is WordPress.org (own house) and the other WordPress.com (rented house). The former is a freemium platform where you can host your own blog or website. And the latter, is a hosting service with different price plans and features.

Common features for both Blogger and WordPress

  • Simple to get started
  • Easy to use and manage
  • Smooth software updates
  • No installation issues
  • Google(Blogger) and WordPress.com can suspend and delete your account if they find you are violating their terms of service

 

 Blogger  WordPress
 Hosted by Google  Hosted by WordPress
 Social sharing is geared   towards Google+ rather   than all social networks  More social sharing options than Blogger
 Options to monetize with   Adsense and promote with   Adwords  Facility available only on the WordPress.com   Business Plan.Sites on the Premium Plan and   below are limited to WordAds.
 Range of themes and   customization options are   limited  More range of themes and customization   thanks to third-party themes and plugins
 No SEO advantage  Best use of SEO

For casual blogging, Blogger will be the right pick for you. But for bloggers who aim at making money and putting up a professional website or blog, hop onto WordPress, specifically WordPress.org as it has more features and is a self-hosted software.

Author Bio

Tripti Chordia

 

Tripti Chordia is the CMO at doodleblue, a mobile and web app development company providing crea tive technology solutions to its clients. She completed her masters from Leeds in Advertising & Marketing and has worked at a few media houses prior to doodleblue. Tripti is responsible for online strategy and creative digital marketing campaigns for doodleblue.


ABOUT doodleblue

doodleblue is a boutique creative technology solutions consulting firm. Our focus is to help entrepreneurs, start-ups & businesses succeed with their technology solutions. We love working on cutting edge technologies like Augmented Reality, OCR, Google glasses, and more in the mobility space.