I have started with blogging with Blogspot way back 1995 being Blogspot as my very first blog. I remember using it’s subdomain promoting it as my own as I learn how to blog and still until today I’m learning how.
Then comes the time that I need to change themes and I found out by experience that wordpress has lots of free themes and it’s easier to snatch one and make it your own customized one leaving no trace for the first template/theme creator if you know what I mean.
Now let’s compare them and I’ll mention WordPress first since it’s my favorite and then Blogspot/Blogger.
- Both can use your own existing domain name or subdomain. For wordpress, simply host it on your own server or pay them to set it up for you remotely hosted. Blogspot can make use of your CNAME and A for domain names and just the A service of your DNS (Domain Name System) for subdomain.
This is very important for branding your own business online. You have to promote your own domain name and not another’s.
- WordPress offers lots of free themes in exchange of a backlink. Blogspot offers just a few and you go for the paid ones.
- WordPress offers free hosting using their .org extension while you can use Blogspot or use the A services for your subdomain.
- WordPress offers lots of free and paid plugins. Blogspot offers widgets since Blogspot is already alright with SEO since it’s owned by Google and Google loves it’s own. Blogspot also offers tough security so it’s never a problem with Blogspot.
- WordPress can easily be moved from one hosting to another and it also imports or exports it’s blog contents. Blogspot offers a little challenge when you do this, to come up with a solution always backup your blogs in a form of posts/articles.
- Both offers excellent SEO (search engine optimized) ability of your blogs. WordPress can make use of seo plugins, while Blogspot is already built-in since it will be prioritized by Google since Google owns it for those who don’t know it.
- WordPress offers flexible removal of it’s programmer’s copyrights below or on the left side. Blogspot changes it’s policies about this but for now you can’t remove it but only add to it.
- WordPress offers not too strong security for blogs but with the little help from Wordfence you can get along. Blogspot has very tough security like it’s mother company Google.
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