Saturday, July 16, 2011
One of the first questions asked when a person decides starting a blog is "What platform should I choose?". There many different options, some of payment and other free, and each one has its pros and cons.
let's make a comparison between Blogger and Wordpress, so you can decide on which one to use.
No matter if you don't know HTML or CSS, you can have a blog with this platform.
That makes to Blogger the first choice when creating a blog, and this is one of the successes of the popularity it has today. These are the main features of Blogger:
- Totally Free: No need to spend a dime to use the services of Blogger, and even Google gives us a tool to generate some revenue with the blog using Google Adsense.
- Unlimited Server: No need to host your blog on an additional service fee.
- No installation required: Blogger is a blogging platform that requires no installation, simply run from the web browser we use.
- Easy navigation: The use of the platform is very simple.
- Improvements: Blogger offers a continuous improvement for its users and new tools to use in your blog.
Worpdress is the most used blogging platform in the world. The first major difference is that Blogger is not as easy to use, but anyone can learn to handle it correctly.
These are the main features of Wordpress:
- Free or paid version: We have the choice of WordPress.com which is free and offers both custom domain and hosting (like Blogger) or WordPress.org, which must be installed in a self-hosting and have a domain.
- User-friendly interface: The interface is very simple and intuitive, making it easy to we become comfortable using it.
- Statistics: By default WordPress gives a complete statistics system, which is one of the most effective advantages over other platforms.
- SEO: Wordpress has a SEO much more effective than any other platform, and best of all, these SEO tools are automated, giving better search engine positioning.
The main disadvantages of each platform blogging are:
Blogger: Less control over your blog and the possibility that Google remove it.
Wordpress.org: You have to pay for hosting and domain. More complicated set up.
Both Blogger and WordPress are excellent platforms for blogs, and that both have strengths and weaknesses that vary according to user needs.
The choice of a platform or another is determined by the needs of each user.
What do you prefer? Blogger or WordPress?