Which To Use? WordPress? Blogger? Weebly?

by Mike82 104 replies
Hi warriors. I'm going to be starting a blog and I was wondering if I could get some advice on the best platform to use please.

I know WordPress seems to be the most commonly used, however it seems kind of tricky and sluggish to use in its back office area. Blogger seems to be more user-friendly, but not as customizable. Weebly seems super easy to use and customizable, but perhaps a little basic (unless paid) and perhaps not as prominent.

Will it make any difference to the search engines which one I use (this is prob my most important question)? Do I have to install various plugins for SEO or pinging or submitting to directories, or edit HTML to make sure keywords are listed properly or "meta tagged" (?) or whatever, etc etc?

Essentially I'm looking to create a blog (or a perhaps a website and a "/blog" page) where I can upload content each day in my niche, so it's important that it looks professional and has all the right technical/background components correct so I can get ranked and liked etc. I'd also like to be able to customize it easily (eg add a lead capture box, social media buttons, video content etc) without paying web designers or buying a pricey editing program, so the more "drag n drop" it is, the better.

I know a bit about writing good copy, but not necessarily the technical bits-n-pieces of creating a blog/website, so I don't wanna use the wrong platform or miss something little-but-important that would make a big difference to maximizing my website's potential.

Any advice and recommendations of what to use and why, is most welcome and appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Mike82 View Post

    Weebly seems super easy to use and customizable, but perhaps a little basic (unless paid) and perhaps not as prominent.
    "Unless paid"? Well, don't use it unpaid!

    I like Weebly very much, myself, and have sites there in their 4th successful year of hosting. They're a good and underrated host, in my opinion.

    Blogger is just out of the question, if you want to own and control your own sites and not have them arbitrarily deleted in the night. Check out these threads at your leisure, and then forget Blogger ...
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ted-blogs.html
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    Originally Posted by Mike82 View Post

    Will it make any difference to the search engines which one I use
    No. With specific exceptions related to host-country-location, geotargeting and local searches, how well a site does for SEO isn't about where it's hosted.

    Almost everyone else who replies will tell you to use self-hosted Wordpress - and they'll give good and valid reasons, too. It has a lot going for it. I don't use it myself (I prefer TypePad), but whatever you do, don't use Blogger or free Weebly sites if it's a serious business venture and you can afford hosting at Hostgator or somewhere (from about $5 per month, as I remember) .
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    I recommend you Wordpress, just get familiar with this and you will not regret, there are lots of tutorials

    I don't like blogger because isn't SEO friendly althoght of course It can be tricked but isn't the same when it comes to an easy way. Others bad points for blogger is that isn't your site, maybe some day Google for some reason decide to close your site and you lose all, and you can't set up an static home page

    The other platform you mention, not heard about, so It seems to me like It isn't a good option, at least for now
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianCorcoran
    Personnaly I love wordpress, hosted on my own hosting account of course! Such much you can do with it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Mike82 View Post

      Essentially I'm looking to create a blog (or a perhaps a website and a "/blog" page) where I can upload content each day in my niche, so it's important that it looks professional and has all the right technical/background components correct so I can get ranked and liked etc. I'd also like to be able to customize it easily (eg add a lead capture box, social media buttons, video content etc) without paying web designers or buying a pricey editing program, so the more "drag n drop" it is, the better.
      This does not exist yet.

      Effective drag and drop costs money.

      Professional design will cost money or a lot of your time.

      Getting ranked has many more factors involved than just what is done on your website.

      Installing wordpress on your own server will give you the most options - but it's not free (for the hosting and domain) and as easy as it is you will still face a learning curve for your own customization.
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  • Profile picture of the author alllyc
    I strongly recommend using wordpress. Google loves it. So easy to customize. The features it has can be easily enhanced.
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    • Profile picture of the author michael44a
      Just my 2 cents, I think the reason the Google Monster loves Wordpress is that it provides a framework for a website that is EASIER for Google to index as opposed to the old style HTML code that is just all over the place. Anyway, that has been my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Coe
    I recommend that you start with blogger first then you covert over to WordPress. Blogger really helps your ranking with Google. (no so much with any other search engine) I have made a few successful site by only using blogger, but in the end I always convert to WordPress because it has so many features. If you need any help with making a descant blog with WordPress or blogger ad me on Skype.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArielT
      Originally Posted by Isaiah Coe View Post

      I recommend that you start with blogger first then you covert over to WordPress. Blogger really helps your ranking with Google. (no so much with any other search engine) I have made a few successful site by only using blogger, but in the end I always convert to WordPress because it has so many features. If you need any help with making a descant blog with WordPress or blogger ad me on Skype.
      I don't think is a good idea to start with blogger to then having to switch to wordpress, takes time to get full falimiar with any of them so better starting with the best option, Wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      It's against Blogger TOS to try to move to the top with the use of off-page SEO. They might delete your site just because you backlink to another site of yours, or you backlink to it... Hence, not a good idea to use Blogger for serious business. Same is true for any other platform that has rules you don't create.

      Originally Posted by Isaiah Coe View Post

      I recommend that you start with blogger first then you covert over to WordPress. Blogger really helps your ranking with Google. (no so much with any other search engine) I have made a few successful site by only using blogger, but in the end I always convert to WordPress because it has so many features. If you need any help with making a descant blog with WordPress or blogger ad me on Skype.
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  • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
    Platform of choice for me... Wordpress... self hosted not the free one... simple to set up, quick to edit content or change looks... can make it simple and clean or fancy if you want. If others (clients) want a site, this one is easy to manage and is easy for even the most technophobic person.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabelate
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    Free wordpress, blogger, weebly, hubpages, you can use them for link building purposes, they are good for this kind of stuffs but you shouldn't give all your effort on these sites to earn money, it would be good if you create your own site by purchasing a domain name and hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author emmanuelm
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      webs.com makes it easy to build a blog, forum or membership site, I recommend it. Get my ebook to learn why membership site's bring in twice as much money as regular sites. Since you've given me the impression that you're a freebie seeker (like me!) Register a free domain at dot.tk and host it on 000webhost, then Install wordpress. But before you do that read this article by Lisa Irby and her experience with free sites, It truly shocked me how she lost 6 sites just like that!
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      Originally Posted by MaryPabelate View Post

      Free wordpress, blogger, weebly, hubpages, you can use them for link building purposes, they are good for this kind of stuffs but you shouldn't give all your effort on these sites to earn money, it would be good if you create your own site by purchasing a domain name and hosting.
      I agree with you! We should invest our time and money on our own website to get benefit according to what we want and what we do.
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    • Profile picture of the author fizamalik
      WordPress is easy to use and easy to customize. A lot of themes, plugins handy drag and drop options.
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    I'll make another plug for WordPress. But, you simply must get your own hosting account and manually install wp or you will run into a whole slew of security/hacking risks.

    Think of your main business website as the very "heart" of everything you do online. Why would you want to start at "free" and work your way up? This is where you should plow as much money as you can possibly afford to do it right...and then add a few more bucks from there.

    THEN you will perfectly ripe for adding other blogs (blogger, free hosted wordpress, squidoo) to POINT to your main WordPress website/blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author WiltonChu
    I'd still recommend wordpress, there are a few helpful plugins that will help with your SEO job. With blogger there is quite no great impact when it comes to SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author priyankeshu
    I am usng BLogger for my sites. But these sites are good informational ones.

    If you re doing something fishy. Take it on Weebly/Wordpress self hosted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
    use wordpress.org (with your own domain). Your blogger blog can be terminated without notice. wordpress.com you can't post ads or things like that. Wordpress seems confusing at first, but after a month or so you will be glad you did. There are so many more options.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Andy
    I also go with WordPress which is very popular open source blogging tool which used all over the world because it is easy to manage and update content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin2290
    Wordpress is hands down the best long-term option.
    If you install it on your own domain, there's almost nothing you can't do with it.
    Plugins and widgets are invaluable, and the blogging format is easy to learn and use.
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  • Profile picture of the author siyajoshi
    Blogger is more geared towards the beginner user. Its interface is simple to use and very straightforward While WordPress requires some time to adjust to its interface and platform. However, after you learn the ropes, it is easy to navigate.Both have their own features and it depend upon the user which he is going to use....
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  • Profile picture of the author admin@subashseo.com
    As of my experience i strongly recommend you "WORDPRESS" It is easy to customize and comfortable to anyone. Wordpress has lot of plugins , themes available. Especially now a days its support more in SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author Makis77
    Wordpress is the best choice by far even if you are a beginner.

    After setting up your WP blog, you can actually setup a Wordpress blog in just 10 minutes, you can start blogging in not time.

    There are thousands of guides and resources available so you wont have any problem to start building a nice WP blog using all the latest and trendy WP plugins.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pawita Worapattra
      I recommend Wordpress because it's easy, google-friendly, really suitable for beginner. Moreover, thousand of plugins are ready to solve your problem.
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    Go for Yola, ning or webs. com they provide valuable seo packages and the search results are also good when it comes to clicks and followers. Easy to maintain and themes are really awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gsdlady
    WordPress is really easy to use. You can make a simple site or a complex site depending on the theme and plug-ins you use. There are many WordPress help videos at YouTube check out the ones by WordPress 101. They key to WordPress is using a theme that is user friendly and allows you to customize without locking you into a certain format.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike82
    Many thanks to everyone who contributed answers - your information has been most valuable! It is greatly appreciated indeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author Challendge
    I've used them all and WP is by far the best in my eyes
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike82
    (I forgot to add from my opening post that I would be using my own domain + hosting for my website, rather than a free wordpress/blogger address. It seems WP is the clear favourite!)
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  • Profile picture of the author dviraz
    Definitly self hosted wordpress is the best choice
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Why not use several, it is a valid method of building up your internet presence, using several different sources you can create a network that over all is more valuable working together than just one source working alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author KickAss Marketing
    I prefer wrodpress, very easy to use and customize and a lot of plugins are ready for your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    I voted for Wordpress. Why?
    - It is self-hosted services, you host all your contents. it is within your reach.
    - It is SEO friendly and Google friendly
    - There are thousands of plugins to helps you to configure the functions
    - just 'Googling' on what you want to achieve through wordpress plugins, then you can find a
    lots of helpful articles and turtorial even videos
    - For professional themes design, you might need to pay a bit. But some of the free theme is
    beautifully design too.
    Enjoy
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  • Profile picture of the author Becky Rogers
    Wordpress. Search engines like it, it's easy to use....'nough said.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkdestiny
    Wordpress - better if you are using your own domain because the amount of free things you can get out of Wordpress that you can easily profit from is endless.

    Blogger - ever since the recent Google updates blogger has been worse and worse for SEO ranking (google does not like it's own web2.0 for some reason).

    Weebly - is awesome but normally used as a VERY good web2.0 to be a backlink to your website

    Honestly your best bet is to spend money on a domain upload wordpress and learn how to manage Wordpress use Weebly as a web2.0 for your wordpress site....and just skip Blogger altogether. I hope this helps..
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    I'd have to agree that wordpress is my vote.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike82
    Thanks to those who posted yesterday - good information to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Wordpress, without a doubt! It's yours! The others can be tempting but they can be taken down without any reason, whenever! So, go for Wordpress!
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    Wordpress does it for me on my own hosting account. Wordpress is very popular amongst imers so you tend to find good stuff for wp on here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aarav
      I suggest you to use "WordPress" because its so reliable & familiar with all the function and also its high Authorize and genuine sites. You can easily operate, manage and update it.
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  • Profile picture of the author silver spoon
    Originally Posted by Mike82 View Post

    Hi warriors. I'm going to be starting a blog and I was wondering if I could get some advice on the best platform to use please.

    I know WordPress seems to be the most commonly used, however it seems kind of tricky and sluggish to use in its back office area. Blogger seems to be more user-friendly, but not as customizable. Weebly seems super easy to use and customizable, but perhaps a little basic (unless paid) and perhaps not as prominent.

    Will it make any difference to the search engines which one I use (this is prob my most important question)? Do I have to install various plugins for SEO or pinging or submitting to directories, or edit HTML to make sure keywords are listed properly or "meta tagged" (?) or whatever, etc etc?

    Essentially I'm looking to create a blog (or a perhaps a website and a "/blog" page) where I can upload content each day in my niche, so it's important that it looks professional and has all the right technical/background components correct so I can get ranked and liked etc. I'd also like to be able to customize it easily (eg add a lead capture box, social media buttons, video content etc) without paying web designers or buying a pricey editing program, so the more "drag n drop" it is, the better.

    I know a bit about writing good copy, but not necessarily the technical bits-n-pieces of creating a blog/website, so I don't wanna use the wrong platform or miss something little-but-important that would make a big difference to maximizing my website's potential.

    Any advice and recommendations of what to use and why, is most welcome and appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    wordpress,blogger everything is fine but u have to maitain a proper way.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerryKuzma
    Wow....what a thread you started!

    Here's my input....

    The reason why self-hosted Wordpress is so popular is because:

    1. The site belongs to you and is in your control

    2. It is customizable

    3. It makes people money

    Good reasons!

    Don't start with one then switch to another.....start with WP and master it!

    All the best,

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    Wordpress in my opinion

    Its really easy to handle and to customize

    - nudel
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike82
    Thanks for the input from everyone above!!
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  • Profile picture of the author BiznizRocks
    Without Any Exception You should use

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> xxxxxxxxxxx WordPress xxxxxxxxxxxx <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    You can customize,
    You can have any plugins that you want.
    And much more...

    Just enter the world of WP, It will satisfy you from every area of your need
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesmurphy
    As others said Wordpress really is the best choice, I've used other platforms and none of them compare.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdan287
    I will suggest you to use WordPress. This one is use friendly, have important tools, also you can improve your SEO by using some plugins like Yoast, All in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zarajohn
    Hello,
    Wordpress is easier to use and more plugins for customizing your site. Blogger seems to rank very well right from the beginning. Its easy to use too. but i m mostaly used wordpress.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    My vote goes to WordPress. Plethora of plugins makes it more intuitive and easy to use and manage.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnermarketing
    Defnitely use WORDPRESS!
    there are many free plug in with wich you could do everything you want to do!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Boris Qs
      For many years now WordPress has stood the test of time and Google loves WordPress. So I will definitely go for Wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author Pindich
      Its always best for you to have total control over the platform you use to build your website ( Especially if it is a business website). In that regard, I will recommend wordpress. Blogger is out for me as you don't call the shots there. You might have a site there today and tomorrow its gone for one reason or another (Not good for business).
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    wordpress

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  • Profile picture of the author S1YMY
    There are lots of good options out there but I use WordPress. It is now owned by Google, which may give you some benefit in results if the big G decides to index or analyze it faster. (Rich snippets already seem to index faster in WordPress than anywhere else)
    Whatever the platform, it always comes down to content. If you have good content then the SEO, backlinks, uplinks, taps, traffic etc come almost automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    Yea.. either free version of Wordpress or Blogger might not be a good choice. If possible, host your own with your own preferred domain which will become your real estate if promoted properly.

    And yes, most people love Wordpress because there are tons of plugins that you can install and make your life really easy (I mean they weed out the technical stuff so that you can just focus on creating quality contents and promoting it).
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    The OP hasn't logged in since 2012. Please check the thread date before you post and don't just post for the sake of posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author LesterRussell
    If you are serious about starting out your own Internet Business, then definitely wordpress is the way to go.

    Blogger would provide you a free domain but at the end of the day, the site will not be under your own control and you could face getting shut down if they feel you are flouting their terms of service.

    Wordpress may seem challenging to use at the start but once you learn how to use it, you will realize how powerful those plugin will be in assisting you in whatever you need done. Definitely a worthwhile investment of time learning if you want the best tools available to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author armaniaryanna
    Thanks for your advanced knowledge. Actually the blogger is a sister concern of the famous Google. it is easy to use. Anyone can use most of the blogger features easily. on the other hand the wordpress is more customizable than the blogger. So most of the people are using the Wordpress today. You can use which one you choose. CHOICE IS YOURS. Thanks for your advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author pbadam
    Wordpress is definitely a better choice. Don't go for Joomla or Drupal. Both are good but wordpress is more universal and you have a whole lot of themes, plugins and several features. What's more u have good support and there are many trained programmers for wordpress. Making a site in the others may leave you handicapped ..Blogger isn't really a great choice simply because WP has a lot of options which you don't get in blogger..
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  • Profile picture of the author usmantech
    Wordpress will be my choice anyday over Weebly because Wordpress is open source, free and you are in control of your website. And blogger is not even in a race with Wordpress anymore because of the excellent customization options available with Wordpress in the form of plugins and premium Wordpress themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Internationalwealth
    In my experience is weebly way more easy to use.

    Wordpress is more advance but also allows you to put in more creativity because you have more options
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  • Profile picture of the author LaunchPurveyor
    If you want to start a real business, WordPress is the way...
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    Wordpress all the way! The best by far!
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    • Profile picture of the author StevesProfitSecrets
      Can't beat WordPress for the functionality, modularity, and ease of use.

      There is some maintenance involved if you setup a self hosted site but very worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rickeydt
    WordPress is there for those who are in love with its huge variety of themes, excellent UI and post composer and with some getting used to the user-friendly approach. Also google love... very SEO friendly, tones of awesome free plug-ins... and check out the plethora plugin definitely makes it more using friendly.

    Blogger can be a nice place to start your blogging adventure and see what its all about, but it is limited, outdated and not very future proof.

    Weebly is what you see is what you get type deal but initially can be a little more intuitive, but it’s also more restrictive.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnGravelle
    Wordpress all the way! Gives you maximum flexibility with plugins and themes
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  • Profile picture of the author neteater
    blogger= no never it use it, it really lacks creative tools and plugins
    wordpress: loved by seo optimizer, lot of tool, but very easy to hack, need additional plugin for security
    weebly= it gaining momentum, will be the killer in coming years.

    go for weebly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffreyMichel
    I would go with wordpress because I know it best personally..
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I would go with Wordpress. You own the content and the domain, website. Blogger could shut down your account at anytime. Plus, you look more professional and it's easy to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Use any one except Blogger.com if you are into affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author totalyrecycled12
    I see that this is an older thread that some one has re-opened but some newbies may still like the advice here. I personally Use both Weebly and word press sites depending on what type of site I am building .Weebly has advanced a long way in the last 2 years or so and is easy to use easy to do most SEO tasks and has a lot of new usable features.I build sites for small local businesses using weebly as it is easy to train them how to update it them selves later if you would like to learn more about using weebly as an affiliate site go Go here
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan2008
    I use blogger myself very easy to use but it is hard to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author colzinfobiz
    Originally Posted by Mike82 View Post

    Hi warriors. I'm going to be starting a blog and I was wondering if I could get some advice on the best platform to use please.

    I know WordPress seems to be the most commonly used, however it seems kind of tricky and sluggish to use in its back office area. Blogger seems to be more user-friendly, but not as customizable. Weebly seems super easy to use and customizable, but perhaps a little basic (unless paid) and perhaps not as prominent.

    Will it make any difference to the search engines which one I use (this is prob my most important question)? Do I have to install various plugins for SEO or pinging or submitting to directories, or edit HTML to make sure keywords are listed properly or "meta tagged" (?) or whatever, etc etc?

    Essentially I'm looking to create a blog (or a perhaps a website and a "/blog" page) where I can upload content each day in my niche, so it's important that it looks professional and has all the right technical/background components correct so I can get ranked and liked etc. I'd also like to be able to customize it easily (eg add a lead capture box, social media buttons, video content etc) without paying web designers or buying a pricey editing program, so the more "drag n drop" it is, the better.

    I know a bit about writing good copy, but not necessarily the technical bits-n-pieces of creating a blog/website, so I don't wanna use the wrong platform or miss something little-but-important that would make a big difference to maximizing my website's potential.

    Any advice and recommendations of what to use and why, is most welcome and appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Hey Mike

    I feel that my post will be a little similar to others.....but. You can't re invent the the wheel here if you are going to be productive.

    Yes.....Worpress....Yes Wordpress Plugin's....Yes paid theme if you can afford it.

    When I say-can you afford it? Well can your Internet Marketing Business not afford it?

    I Rarely use free themes anymore, as when I need the developers support I want it as soon as possible. So paid themes usually offer support. Some are beyond exception.
    The better the feedback for the theme and associated plugin's, the more likely I will have joy with it in my experience. I won't recommend a theme in particular, simply because it might not suit your writing style, etc....

    As far as Weebly goes, I would only use this platform if you are setting up an online local marketing business and you want to sell cheap, quick websites to local owners. Plus I don't like the idea of having to subscribe to monthly fees unless you know there is going to be some good return from the product.

    Cheers Mate!
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  • Profile picture of the author hometutor
    I don't know if it would be "simple" enough, but I remain a Simple Machine Forum fan for website design

    Why a Forum is Better Than a Blog written by Rick Kirkham Part 1

    Everything your discussing is possible and more with the flexibility of a forum and the mods you may add to it such as social media buttons. It even has build in ways to subscribe to threads and contact subscribers through email.

    Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author totalprocessing.net
    The most creative freedom will be with WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author hrishivardhan
    All platforms have their own characteristics that make them the best in their ways, but having various themes and blogging options, widgets, plug ins, settings, appearance wise I will go for WordPress.
    It is the best and easy to use platform among the others.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmav
    I have used wordpress and I am quite happy with the wordpress. So I will recommend wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author web lover
    I use weebly and I'm Happy With It !
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  • Profile picture of the author hometutor
    If you need really simple, our pastor made our church website with Squarespace, pays about $8.00 per month and it comes with Mail Chimp as part of the price.

    Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Webkingseo
    I prefer wordpress , its easy to use in my opinion .
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  • Profile picture of the author wpscript
    WordPress is the best choice yes. This is the best CMS in the world
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  • Profile picture of the author TexasSteve
    Definitely use Wordpress. On top of being free it is stable and allows for a ton of customization.
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  • Profile picture of the author aula
    I have several weebly websites because they offer such beautiful designs, and they are so easy and straightforward to use.

    Blogger is also fine

    Wordpress should be the last choice for anyone, because the interface is a nightmare to use,
    and the traffic is the worst on wordpress, without PPC advertising, wordpress will show you the same at the end of every year: 0 visitors
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      I wonder why, then, I get calls from my wordpress sites from people who want to be clients? Some actually become clients.

      My analytics must be broken!

      Originally Posted by aula View Post

      and the traffic is the worst on wordpress, without PPC advertising, wordpress will show you the same at the end of every year: 0 visitors
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by aula View Post


      Wordpress should be the last choice for anyone, because the interface is a nightmare to use,
      and the traffic is the worst on wordpress, without PPC advertising, wordpress will show you the same at the end of every year: 0 visitors
      Even though I prefer customizing forums for my platform of choice, I have to admit if you use the categories and tags properly wp is made well for seo. The traffic can get bad if you try to sell unrelated products or products on that poorly constructed back pages wp insists on/

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author RichaDubey
    Wordpress is the best platform to build a website for your business.It provides many plugin & templates for creating a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nathanpelensky
    I would like to use wordpress. Because it is more user friendly, easy to understand and most important easy to integrated with your hosting or website integration. Wordpress having more plugin which is main benefit. Also in domain authority level wordpress is more trustable.. So my vote goes to use wordpress..
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  • Profile picture of the author ssaaronschwart
    Wordpress is best for your blog. It has 'n' no of templates available free and paid which is much much relevant to your website or else there is an 2nd option you can opt for website designing services provided by various digital agency.
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  • Profile picture of the author austria
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    Weebly is best.

    wordpress is overcrowded platform which works painfully slow very many times. I stopped using wordpress in 2011 and it was the best move I made that year
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Use wordpress on your professional hosting.
    Squidoo is dead while Blogger control what you do (eventually it deletes your blogs!!)
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  • Profile picture of the author eckgladiator
    Wordpress can be used for any purpose. You can use it for blog, for a professional website, for a shop...So I will suggest to use wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author nahid7
    I recommend first Wordpress, secondly Blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iale
    Another +1 to WordPress.

    It's scalable, used by Katy Perry (lol) and other fortune 500 inc companies

    I left blogger a long time ago... and I wouldn't touch free weebly.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraDLaurean
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    Wordpress is the best platform or cms to build or create website as it provides lots of plugins & the site made in wordpress is seo friendly as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author mirbaharbd
    Originally Posted by Mike82 View Post

    Hi warriors. I'm going to be starting a blog and I was wondering if I could get some advice on the best platform to use please.

    I know WordPress seems to be the most commonly used, however it seems kind of tricky and sluggish to use in its back office area. Blogger seems to be more user-friendly, but not as customizable. Weebly seems super easy to use and customizable, but perhaps a little basic (unless paid) and perhaps not as prominent.
    If you want to work with the IM, you should use the paid service only. Already you described all of the familiar sites details. Most of the people are using the Wordpress, it is the most customizable while the google's blogger is most easy to use. You have to choose which one do you want to use. Many sites many facilities. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author felisitie
    I use weebly through my hosting company hostgator for my business and i have never had any problems. What i like about it most is that it has a Do It Your Self (DIY) component which i used to build my website from scratch and i am not a computer wiz. It is very simple and easy that even a newbie can do it as long as you can read and follow instructions.

    I even made my very first online sale on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristianLemke
    Do you already know jimdo? i use jimdo for fast projects and for trial and wordpress for bigger projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    Definitely WordPress hosted. With Premium Themes and lot of plugins, make create website easier. You can easily make changes. Such themes like Optimizepress, Instabuilders, and ThriveThemes will make your website amazing design within less time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by JosephC View Post

      The OP hasn't logged in since 2012. Please check the thread date before you post and don't just post for the sake of posting.
      Maybe the OP is still trying to decide.

      Originally Posted by aula View Post


      Wordpress should be the last choice for anyone, because the interface is a nightmare to use,
      and the traffic is the worst on wordpress, without PPC advertising, wordpress will show you the same at the end of every year: 0 visitors
      Um, did you not see the overwhelming number of votes for WP? Seriously, where do you get 0 visitors?

      Need More Website Traffic? Move Your Site To Wordpress |

      Oh my - and he points out it's organic traffic.....

      So tell me aula, where did you get your research from?
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  • Profile picture of the author goldthumb1
    I would definitely use WordPress (with your own hosting) Wordpress is very simple to set up even for a newby, I build a few sites per month and it literally takes me, just a few minutes for setup. It is important to have your own domain, and hosting . Depending on your monitization model, you may consider buying a used domain at auction with some good incoming links (look for a MOZ DA of 25+ , and at least a 10+ majestic trust flow.. If you will be looking to market to advertisers for sponsored posts or hosting there links,, then it is a good idea to have a google PR3, even though the ranking is pretty much dead. (most of my advertisers still require it) and it does tend to show that your site is not toxic in googles eyes.,
    Also with a pre-existing domain your posts are almost immediately indexed in google. and t helps to get a lot of fast traffic to the site, whereas you would not get this on a basic blogger account.
    Also once you get into the business and start networking, it will be much easier to find help from other people in the business, with wordpress , as opposed to the other platforms.
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  • Profile picture of the author consolatatca
    I would use WordPress, I have used this open source for 2 years and very satisfied about it
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  • Profile picture of the author BuddyVie
    Weebly I really like, I have a website where he organized his first four successful year. They are a good host and underestimated, in my opinion.
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