Blogger Vs Wordpress?

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I know this has been covered before but I was wondering I have a blogger.com blog because it was easier to set up at the beginning.
Know I understand that blogger can't do trackbacks like wordpress. I'm still new to blogging so can I get your opinions on which system is better or can I have both with the same content?
Need some blogging love.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    wordpress all the way baby!
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  • Profile picture of the author chicago
    Neither one is Google friendly in the sense that they are SEO friendly. At least with WP you can edit the code or add plug-ins that make the software work better.
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  • Profile picture of the author ToonChooi Tan
    WP is my first choice, but I still use blogger for link back strategy to my WP blog as well. My advice is set up your own WP blog on your own hosting, since this allow you to have full control of your blog and need not worry your blog deleted by Blogger.com. WP is much more powerful, more interative and more flexible as compare to Blogger blog. There are many plugin and theme you can play around with your blog.

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  • Profile picture of the author cadoutsource
    The link back strategy sound like good stuff!
    Can I have the same content on both?
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  • Profile picture of the author ToonChooi Tan
    Normally I will use different articles but similar topic, or you may just spin the article by 20-30% to make it unique.

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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Million
      I like WP better for the control I have (knowing it will be there as long as I want it to be online). And also for the creativity it affords.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    In my opinion, Wordpress is the only way to go.
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    Have you considered Joomla?
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    • Profile picture of the author donrock
      I started out using Blogger but then tried Wordpress and discovered it was a better fit for me. It seemed to be simpler to use in all regards. I don't even think about using Blogger now.
      Best to try them both before you decide. A blog is so easy to set up it shouldn't take you long to figure out which is the best for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author cadoutsource
      Originally Posted by donrock View Post

      I started out using Blogger but then tried Wordpress and discovered it was a better fit for me. It seemed to be simpler to use in all regards. I don't even think about using Blogger now.
      Best to try them both before you decide. A blog is so easy to set up it shouldn't take you long to figure out which is the best for you.
      donrock
      I am using Blogger but used wordpress early on got got frighten off from all the different plugins


      Originally Posted by ArticleDirectory View Post

      Have you considered Joomla?
      I would like to find out more about Joomla does it have more functionality than Wordpress?
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    Wordpress is better...
    on of the big advantage of WP there are many programmers and designers working hard to come with new plugs-in, new themes to make blogger life's easier..
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  • Profile picture of the author Arfan
    Wordpress all the way so many add on's so many developers for Plug Ins so many themes so Wordpress all the way I must say.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateDesmond
      I highly recommend Wordpress Self-hosted.

      I would rank the blog services I have used in this order:
      1. Wordpress Self-hosted (Best)
      2. Blogger.com (Not very good)
      3. Wordpress.com (Horrible)
      Basically, Wordpress self-hosted give you much greater control over your blog. Wordpress.com, however, hardly gives you any control.
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      • Profile picture of the author DaveHughes
        Originally Posted by NateDesmond View Post

        I highly recommend Wordpress Self-hosted.

        I would rank the blog services I have used in this order:
        1. Wordpress Self-hosted (Best)
        2. Blogger.com (Not very good)
        3. Wordpress.com (Horrible)
        Basically, Wordpress self-hosted give you much greater control over your blog. Wordpress.com, however, hardly gives you any control.
        I endorse this post in its entirety.

        I started my blogging life on Blogger.com, and after a year I put my first self-hosted Wordpress blog up...I will NEVER go back! Blogger is useful for "quick attack" blogs if you're trying to keep up with hot trends, and of course for back linking, but once you've run a self-hosted WP blog...well, it's the difference between hitching a ride with someone that's going in the same general direction you need to go in or driving your Camaro there instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author cadoutsource
    Originally Posted by ProductCreator View Post

    Blogger definitely has some SEO value advantage. But I'd bite the bullet now and take on the small learning curve of Wordpress self-hosted.

    I never tried self hosting.

    Easiest way is to use a host that has Fantastico installed for 1-click (or is it 2) install. Hostgator is just one of many examples.
    Originally Posted by NateDesmond View Post

    I highly recommend Wordpress Self-hosted.

    I would rank the blog services I have used in this order:
    1. Wordpress Self-hosted (Best)
    2. Blogger.com (Not very good)
    3. Wordpress.com (Horrible)
    Basically, Wordpress self-hosted give you much greater control over your blog. Wordpress.com, however, hardly gives you any control.
    I tried WP.com & that's the exact opinion I had so I tried Blogger.
    Never thought about self hosting but I see I was missing out.
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  • Profile picture of the author lightcam
    It seems the consensus is with WP
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  • Profile picture of the author fredjr1978
    Hello!

    I have used both systems and find that WP is by far much better to use, IF you are hosting your own account. If you are doing affiliate marketing and you want to use a FREE version, I would suggest sticking with Blogger/BlogSpot just because they are not as strict on affiliates, but who knows if that may change....so keep an eye open for that.

    Over all, host your own site its much safe that way. I don't want to be accused of spamming, so if you need a good but affordable host, I use one that offer a FREE 30 day trial and then is 5.00 per month for unlimited domains. Send me a PM if interested.

    Anyway, I really hope this has helped..

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Eljisr
    It all depends for what purpose you're creating a blog. If it is an "authority" blog or a "Money site" blog, then you should definitively go with Wordpress. Of course the self hosted Wordpress (WordPress › Blog Tool and Publishing Platform). In case you need to set some quick niche blogs to create backlinks and other tactics for traffic creation, then blogger is the way to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leslie_W
      I agree Chad. Everything I've read about backlinking recommends this strategy.
      I self host wp and use blogger for backlinks.
      I am not sure if the self hosted wp blogs need to be updated as frequently as all the updates are cranked out. Not too bad for 1 or two sites but a killer when you have 200 wp blogs
      I do use many social bookmarks too.
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    • Profile picture of the author cadoutsource
      Originally Posted by Chad Eljisr View Post

      It all depends for what purpose you're creating a blog. If it is an "authority" blog or a "Money site" blog, then you should definitively go with Wordpress. Of course the self hosted Wordpress (WordPress › Blog Tool and Publishing Platform). In case you need to set some quick niche blogs to create backlinks and other tactics for traffic creation, then blogger is the way to go.
      Originally Posted by Leslie_W View Post

      I agree Chad. Everything I've read about backlinking recommends this strategy.
      I self host wp and use blogger for backlinks.
      I am not sure if the self hosted wp blogs need to be updated as frequently as all the updates are cranked out. Not too bad for 1 or two sites but a killer when you have 200 wp blogs
      I do use many social bookmarks too.

      The backlinking strategy is something I stumble upon and has helped me get some extra views on my You tube videos and help my bread & butter site move up in Alexa ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdftrace
    try use wordpress, it better i think
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  • Profile picture of the author farasens1
    I preffer wordpress for sel hosted blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author cybergod
      Wordpress will be great. We cant claim blogger as ours, but Wordpress almost can be claimed. There are a lot of features and plugins for wordpress which will always be helpful.

      All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author rodwambold
    Wordpress rules by me. I do use both however my money is with wordpress and the newer versions are so user friendly that more individuals can work with it.

    The plugins are awesome allow you to create a power house for any niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author managepro
    They have all said it, but let me too, WORDPRESS, you can also add pages with menu links on top not possible in blogger. Much more community contributions too.
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  • Profile picture of the author handyman
    Wordpress all the way. Check this post for details.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spiritjoy
    even Matt Cutts of google recommends wordpress over their own blogger own company
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      You should use WP on your own domain if possible. That way you can say what you want to say without having your account banned etc and also get the SEO love from the SE's.
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      • Profile picture of the author Pacman131
        Wordpress because of all the plugins. The script is solid and there's so many templates to choose from. Wordpress has to be the best CMS out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmoney84
    As just about everyone else has been saying....definitely Wordpress! I started with Blogger, and learned very quickly that it isn't flexible at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author affilcrazy
      The only way for you to truly answer this question is to try both yourself. I'm sure if every Warrior replied to this thread, 99% would most likely say WP over Blogger. However this is THEIR opinion and what works best for THEM.

      For me i love blogger and still use it everyday. I tried wordpress.com, didn't like it and then i went to self-hosted WP. I hated it! I don't know what it is, but i seem to turn into a complete quiverring, technological idiot whenever i approach Wordpress and i just can't get my head around it! I know of others who feel the same, but we are very much in the minority! Now i host my blogs, sites etc at Typepad. Still a PR 7 platform and essentially very easy.

      But as i have mentioned, this is just MY opinion and therefore just another opinion from another warrior. The best way to find out what works for YOU is to test both and then make a decision!

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        • Profile picture of the author John Hocking
          The problem with blogger is that your are not building traffic and indexed pages to your own site.

          If something happens in the future, your blog could disappear for no reason or some new policy change.

          Wordpress is loved by google and there are tons of plugins you can use to customize it for your own needs.

          I would recommend Wordpress.
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            • Profile picture of the author John Hocking
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              Why not, John? Why not simply host it yourself instead of using the free hosting at Blogspot with all the terms of service that apply there?
              The biggest problem I have had with Blogger is that they change the rules and remove entire blogs without notification. I like to have more control over my blog than you can have with Blogger.
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              • Profile picture of the author IMStudentforlife
                Use both, create your WP blog then have the Blogger blog to point to it, Google loves all things Google so it makes sense they would index the Blogger blog sooner than your WP.

                I'm trying this now with my blogs to see what happens.

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                • Profile picture of the author STKING
                  Wordpress!!!

                  Why would you risk Google deleting your blogger account. They can because they own the content of it...if you read the fine print they can, at their discretion, delete your entire blogger account.
                  And they did to a friend of mine. After 2 days on the phone...she got nowhere but frustrated.
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        • Profile picture of the author affilcrazy
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          and they imagine - wrongly - that Blogger can be used only at Blogspot and not self-hosted.
          Thank you Alexa and i owe knowing this to you. I believe you pointed this out in a similar thread a few months back...and for that i'm grateful (Even though as you mention, it is blantantly obvious as you are offered a choice whenever you wish to publish a blog!) However, i'm now a converted Typepad fan and use blogger sparingly.

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  • Profile picture of the author laurenceh
    So blogger can be self hosted?! Under a rock or what!? How do we do it then? And is type pad something that can be self hosted??? Always thought of blogger as a 2.0 property just to use for link juice. Missed a trick it seems!
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  • Profile picture of the author $JJPROFITS$
    Both are great back linking tools however; I would recommend you take the time to configure the Wordpress setup.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesburchill
    I use both. No need to decide ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author laurenceh
    I'm assuming then that even by using a self hosted blogger you still receive the same "google love" for using the blogger platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    You can still combine both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronaldj26
    i did a post about this i would do wordpress over blogger because blogger is a site that's all about making a name for there self and no one takes blogger serious any more the first thing people do when they see the domain name + blogspot they click away because they may think that you are new to this so they dont wanna waste they time reading what you have to say but wordpress has the tool for you to be successful when it comes to your blog it just the matter of the hard work you put in .
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  • Profile picture of the author hendricius
    Wordpress no doubt, it beats google blog in every way, even the free blog service from wordpress.com is amazing. Blogspot was popular when blogs first came out.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobV
    In a span of one month, jan 8 to feb 7, 2010, a total of 46 replies have been made in this thread. Allow me to summarize what has been posted.

    Twenty three people preferred wordpress due to plug-ins, flexibility, user friendly, themes, templates and control. They criticize blogger for being rigid, inability to create traffic and possibility for a blog to disappear from new policies.

    Five people considered blogger, few hosts blogs without using wordpress anymore but majority of blogger users take advantage of backlinking. This is supported by thirteen warriors who suggested to use both wordpress and blogger. A detailed instruction to first create a wordpress blog and mention the link in a blogger blog was enumerated.

    Surprisingly, a preference for a self hosted wordpress came out as a third option rather than just using either wordpress or blogger.
    Five months has surpassed since anybody added a reply. Perhaps all replies prior to mine had enlightened readers on which blog site to use.
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