Blogspot vs. WordPress is a hot debate that gets pretty confusing at times. Different experts have different opinions; some cast a vote for Blogspot while others for WordPress. Similarly, users’ opinion differs too; some admire Blogspot (hassle free), while rest adores WordPress (additional features).
But if you ask me, I say this debate is endless and to take the right decision you need the right information. Within this post, I will give a detailed analysis of the two platforms; Blogspot and WordPress. Moreover, I will highlight their pros and cons, give a detailed comparison of two platforms and in the end my concluding remarks.
Blogspot vs. WordPress: The Right Blogging Platform For You?
Blogspot is a basic blogging platform where you write blogs to share your thoughts. You are not blogging to earn money; you publish free blogs without the need of a hosting company. Moreover, you don’t even need a domain name. Furthermore, all your blogs will be published using blogspot.com domain name.
Blogging with Blogspot is extremely easy; all you need is a Google account. It is also popular in assisting its users with customized template designer themes. Most importantly, Google secures it.
So the worrying time is over!
Google secures user blogs, manage server resources and create backups. Furthermore, Google analytics tool will monitor your blogs site traffic and conversion rate.
Now let us look at blog spot from a critical perspective.
Let’s discuss some of its favorable and unfavorable aspects
- Easiest blogging platform; Easy to use and manage
- User-friendly interface
- Secured, managed and updated by Google
- Integrate its blogs with Google AdSense, Google+, Google analytics, and Google search console
- Monetized with AdSense
- Promoted with Google Adwords
- Ownership issue; Google has access to suspend or terminate your blogging service anytime
- Social sharing is only limited to Google+ (other social networks not included)
- Limited Visibility of the blog
- Low credibility because of spammers
Blogspot is a great platform for beginners. If you have just started blogging and have no intention to earn a six-digit figure, then Blogspot is the right option for you. But remember, it comes with certain limitations too.
So before you choose Blogspot as your preferred blogging platform, give a shot to WordPress too.
WordPress is the most popular software that allows the user to create, edit, organize and publish content. However, it is not a completely free blogging platform but includes hosting packages too. For a startup, you get a free WordPress.com subdomain, basic design customization, and 3 GB storage. While, if you opt for a premium package; you have to pay $8.25/ month. Premium package offers; advanced design tools, CSS editing, 13 GB storage and the option to monetize your site with ads.
Isn’t this an amazing offer? But with the heavy cost!
WordPress allows you to be your boss. You can control, design and do anything you want with your blog. Moreover, you can host your files and get full control over your SEO tactics. Make your blogs SEO-friendly by adding SEO plugins and enrolling latest SEO techniques.
Watch out! It is not an easy task to Be your boss. You have to maintain your blogs health and its credibility on your own.
- The user has access to various themes and designs and also the authority to customize its blogs.
- It is an active user forum where users’ issues, queries, and problems responded
- Expanding the blog is hassle-free and convenient for the user.
- The user has the authority and freedom to do anything: run multiple banner ads to make money.
- For newbies, this platform can be dense and complicated.
- The user has to manage, secure, update and find relevant plugins for the blog itself.
- It is a costly platform and can cause a burden on the user’s
WordPress is gaining widespread popularity within the online world. Users want to avail its services and enjoy being the controller but at heavy expenses.
Now, let’s look at some of the major differences between these two platforms in detail.
Ownership And Control
Blogspot is a Google-owned domain, where all the ownership and control belongs to Google. Moreover, Google has the authority to turn down the blog post since the user has no control over its blog. On the contrary, the user only creates and publishes its blog posts. He is only allowed to use certain tools to perform specific tasks.
On the other hand, WordPress users have complete control and ownership of their blogs. They can adjust, add or delete any features of their blogs according to its desire.
So what do you say? Is WordPress better or Blogspot?
Usage And Design
Blogspot is the most noteworthy, ready-to-use platform that is backed by Google. So, you can start creating and publishing your posts right away. Let, Google take care of all the hassle. On the contrary, there is only a limited type of themes available for Blogspot users.
WordPress is a way ahead in designing. More importantly, its users’ have access to thousands of free themes in official WordPress.org theme repository making blogs more attractive and unique. Similarly, the usability of WordPress is simple; you need to purchase a hosting plan, domain name, install WordPress and connect to your domain. Now, you can start publishing article. You have access to customize your blogs and change themes.
Regarding usage and design, I vote for WordPress. What about you?
Security and Support
Blogspot is a secure platform, so all the security issues are governed by Google. However, scammers are causing a serious threat to Blogspot’s security. Moreover, Google doesn’t offer any support services to Blogspot users.
On the other hand, WordPress has an active community forum that resolves queries and issues of the user. Similarly, the security issue is fixed by various plugins that are readily available on the WordPress platform.
Google has not updated Blogpost for a very long time. On the other hand, it has terminated some of its popular services like Google Adsense for feeds, Google reader and Google Feed Burner. Also, it has the right to terminate it whenever it wants.
Conversely, WordPress is open source software that has gained credential over quite a few time. The community is the developer, and one single company cannot terminate it. As a result, this content management system is benefitting thousands of users making it credible in the eyes of online users.
So, according to me, it has a bright and reassuring future until some other better software replaces it.
Now It’s Time To Make Decision!
If you consider my perspective; distinct services of WordPress gives it a better chance to survive. It is secured supportive and easy-to-use software. Furthermore, it allows creativity and innovation and gives you ownership and control of your blogs. But, most importantly, it is highly portable and is offering more SEO advantages.
I vote for WordPress.
Next, the decision is yours!
I hope this article served your purpose and the above pros and cons of WordPress and Blogpost helped you make the right decision!
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