For those who are interested in blogging, there are various platforms available to make the most of them. Every platform has its advantages and disadvantages. However, two of the biggest platforms have been WordPress and Blogger. Both the platforms offer variety of features that are available for free and come with hosting options. Hosting options are available for free as well as paid, depending on the domain name that you are planning to have while starting your personal blog. However, while opting for blogging platform, you should choose the best based on your requirement. Thus the question arises – which one is a better blogging tool? The answer to this question is very difficult as both are good on their own terms and serve different needs of different bloggers.
Things to keep in mind while choosing right blogging platforms are mentioned below:
Themes play an important role. Some bloggers are very choosy about the themes and not able to get the themes they want in the Blogging platform. WordPress provides you an option of uploading customized and better looking third party themes. Blogger is not compatible doing this.
Some of the bloggers like to put pictures on their blogs directly from their media. Blogger can be linked to Picasa web account and from there the photos can be directly uploaded on your blogs.
When you look for a blogging website, you choose something with no downtime, so that you can access the platform at any point of time. With blogger you will not face problem of your blog or website being down due to less traffic as you are on Google server which does not have downtime. This is not the case with Word Press.
Easy Monetizing and Statistics:
You can easily monitor you blog performance when you have your blog on BlogSpot, and it can easily be linked to Google AdSense and analytics; thus, you will not have to login in multiple accounts to check your blog performance.
Search Engine Optimization Limitation:
In case, you are using Blogger some SEO techniques, you will not be able to apply, which are:
- Having Meta Tags
- Having Tags Visible which is not liked by many visitor
- No Custom Plugins
However, WordPress offers a feature in which you can edit your URL and make the blogs SEO Friendly. Nevertheless, customizing the look of your blog is not possible in Word Press unless you upgrade your account.
Hope, this particular article has put enough points to help you choose right blog platform based on your needs.