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This might be controversial but I am just wondering about your opinion, wordpress seems better to me although currently I use blogger. I think because most people say it has more features, is that true? If so please tell me your opinion on this, is blogger or wordpress better in your opinion and tell me why?
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  • For my website, I use wordpress. There's so much customisation, it's unreal. If you're proficient with CSS/HTML, you can create almost anything you want for WP to edit your site. I'm currently into copywriting/content writing, so it's ideal for me, but Im going into web design/graphic design, so it's invaluable for me to know WP anyway.

    I'd definitely choose WP over Blogger any day, to sum it up!

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  • Profile picture of the author carolynccourtney
    Blogger before I know about wordpress. There are so many options and functions in WordPress, which is more organized and flexible. You can choose how to organize your blog and it is easier to control things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

    is blogger or wordpress better in your opinion and tell me why?
    Personally I think Wordpress is incomparably better (and I'm not even a regular Wordpress user, myself), but it doesn't really matter all that much which is "better", Buddha, because for internet marketers Blogger isn't safe to use.

    And anyone who actually reads the threads like that all the way through, I imagine, is highly likely to change their mind about using Blogger, and thereby reduce the regular occurrence of all the other threads like this one.
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    • Profile picture of the author lizjenkins
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Personally I think Wordpress is incomparably better (and I'm not even a regular Wordpress user, myself), but it doesn't really matter all that much which is "better", Buddha, because for internet marketers

      And anyone who actually reads the threads like that all the way through, I imagine, is highly likely to change their mind about using Blogger, and thereby reduce the regular occurrence of all the other
      Thanks for that Alexa because I didn't know that. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
    Ok let's just say I wanna use wordpress now. Is there a way to import all my things to wordpress? Anyway, I just started my blog, I have roughly 20 readers maybe. Man this is a little troublesome.

    Anyway what do I do with my pending adsense review on my site? The blog URL is under my blogger one. What should I do?
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Is there a way to import all my things to wordpress?
    Yes.


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  • Profile picture of the author spa3212
    no doubt wordpress has an upper hand over blogger from all aspects of life. wordpress is I think unbeatable But truely speaking I complete my adsense first $100 using blogger.
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    • Profile picture of the author danielmcclure
      Originally Posted by spa3212 View Post

      no doubt wordpress has an upper hand over blogger from all aspects of life. wordpress is I think unbeatable But truely speaking I complete my adsense first $100 using blogger.
      If you can make $100 on blogger you can make $1000 on WordPress...

      EARNINGS DISCLAIMER: The above is not a guarantee of earnings but instead an indication of the possibilities when using WordPress. You can do pretty much everything you can do in Blogger using a WordPress.org installation and a whole lot more beyond that. If you care about your business you will make the switch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Footynutjack
    Go for Wordpress without any hesitation !!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnapo
    Wordpress gets my vote too. WP does have quality and features. Blogger is an unchartered area with many accounts abusing the right of free blog hosting. Imagine that i do say good things for WP even they disabled my account when i tried to use the service for SEO purposes only
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    • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
      Alright imported my blogger to wordpress! Now I just have to leave a message at my blogger account to tell them my transfer! Thanks for convincing me

      By the way whats the difference between wordpress .com and .org?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

        By the way whats the difference between wordpress .com and .org?
        Wordpress.com is free hosting for (a very limited range of) Wordpress blogs, for hobby bloggers only: absolutely nothing monetized is allowed there at all, and they're ruthless at removing on site anything they think may have commercial intentions or is being used to generate traffic to other sites. So it take only one competitor to "flag" a blog there, once, and it's "Goodnight, Charlie". :p

        Sorry - replied at the same time as Istvan, above, and had not seen his post.
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

            Oh my god! I started mine at wordpress.com!
            Hmm ... please excuse the observation that it seems not to be part of your Buddha-nature to read the terms of service.

            Seriously, it's a very good habit to cultivate: always read carefully the terms of service before posting anything on or submitting anything to any site you don't own yourself.

            Self-hosted Wordpress (which I think is what you might want to be using?) is made with software uploaded from wordpress.org.

            If money's an issue, there are places where you can host it free. Byethost.com is a well-established, professional host where many internet marketers use the free hosting for their Wordpress blogs. It doesn't have "C-Panel".

            If you use a host with C-Panel, you can normally install Wordpress in one single click, without going to wordpress.org to get the software. I've seen "000webhost" recommended here, for this purpose, though I haven't used it myself and can't vouch for it.

            You will need to buy a domain-name, though. (Prices from $1 - it doesn't break the bank).

            Moving from Blogger to wordpress.com may be a little "out of the frying pan and into the fire"!
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            • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              Hmm ... please excuse the observation that it seems not to be part of your Buddha-nature to read the terms of service.

              Seriously, it's a very good habit to cultivate: always read carefully the terms of service before posting anything on or submitting anything to any site you don't own yourself.

              Self-hosted Wordpress (which I think is what you might want to be using?) is made with software uploaded from wordpress.org.

              If money's an issue, there are places where you can host it free. Byethost.com is a well-established, professional host where many internet marketers use the free hosting for their Wordpress blogs. It doesn't have "C-Panel".

              If you use a host with C-Panel, you can normally install Wordpress in one single click, without going to wordpress.org to get the software. I've seen "000webhost" recommended here, for this purpose, though I haven't used it myself and can't vouch for it.

              You will need to buy a domain-name, though. (Prices from $1 - it doesn't break the bank).

              Moving from Blogger to wordpress.com may be a little "out of the frying pan and into the fire"!
              So whats bad with wordpress.com since you described it as into the fire? Sorry if I am asking too many questions.
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              • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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                Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

                So whats bad with wordpress.com since you described it as into the fire?
                The terms of service and their enforcement. Anything that might be considered "internet marketing" of any kind is excluded. They're also more consistent at enforcing that than Blogger is. Blogger is notoriously inconsistent and idiosyncratic in approach, and the terms of service require more "interpretation", too. (Sometimes "using a blogspot blog to generate traffic for another site" includes any affiliate links. In other cases it seems not to.) At wordpress.com it's pretty much black and white.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    wp.COM is like blogger (in many regards): a platform maintained by them where you can create a free blog on a subdomain: whatever.wordpress.com - in other words, you do NOT own the site.

    wp.ORG is the place where you downloaded the free CMS script to be installed on your own domain/hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author omavo
    If you are serious about going places online, I would advise you use wordpress WP. It will help improve your learning curve and it sort of has a larger support community than blogger.

    Go for wordpress.org.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Actually, you do NOT "shift" to wordpress.org

    You shift to your own domain and hosting and install WP there...
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  • Profile picture of the author buzz64
    Thanks guys for the responses to Buddha's question. You have answered mine in the process.

    Will definitely get my own domain and install WP.

    Thanks!
    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Blogger does have its uses. I've run across a technique for physical products that uses blogger. Because blogger is owned by google, it "likes" it, and with the blog name being part of the URL, it does well in SEO. BUT, you have to know what you're doing.

    WP.com is worthless for monetization as pointed out above, so from an IM point of view, don't bother with it. If you just want to talk about your hobby, or post about last night's party, they're great.

    I have a number of WP blogs installed on my site, and one of the things I like about them is their versatility due to plugins. (If you don't know, plugins are a sub-program that add to the functionality of the WP blog)

    If you're interested in autoblogging, I like Extreme Niche Empires' techniques, and the course is well thought out and pretty easy to follow. Sean Donahoe is on the WF and may comment on it if you want to know more. This thread has more info =>http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...e-empires.html

    I apologize in advance to anyone thinking I'm trying to hijack this thread, I'm NOT. I just thought that while we were on the topic of blogging, I'd mention a related product I have purchased that I like. (No affiliate link anywhere in sight. LOL) Good products get raving fans.

    I hope my insights have been helpful, good luck with your blogs!

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  • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
    I thought sites like blogger and wordpress can be used for Internet marketing. Now I know that wordpress are strict and they will ban you for Internet marketing. Blogger can be used to sell your products for all I know but about affiliate links, I am not too sure since I am not to sure whether generating traffic for other site means no affiliate. Wow, this leads me to wonder is there any other blog or free domains to choose from to do my internet marketing? Just listing out my options, thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

      this leads me to wonder is there any other blog or free domains to choose from to do my internet marketing? Just listing out my options, thanks!
      Free hosting with built-in software (not suitable for Wordpress blogs): Weebly, Yola, Blinkweb (there may be others, too - these are the well-known, well-established, "safe" ones).

      Free hosting for whatever you want (including Wordpress blogs): Byethost (very well-established, professional, recommended, but no C-Panel), 000webhost (there'll definitely be many others, too, but read their terms of service very carefully before trying them, these are collectively certainly not as "safe" or reliable as places like Weebly, mentioned above).

      You can still get free domains from .tk, I think. Whether you'd want to use one is another matter. You can buy a perfectly good .info domain-name for $1 from GoDaddy, and I recommend that, if cost's an issue. It's much more professional-looking (and maybe easier to rank) than a ".tk" one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Wordpress is way better, its easier to use but also you can have your own self hosted blog and domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      Wordpress is way better, its easier to use but also you can have your own self hosted blog and domain.
      Good job you pointed that out, though, just in case anyone doesn't read the first 25 posts and therefore fails to appreciate that that's exactly what most of the discussion's been about so far ...
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  • Profile picture of the author cantaxian
    I purchased a domain and shifted it to byethost free hosting, But the problem is I don't know how to install wordpress as byethost does not have a Cpanel as Alexa said here .

    I did read the instructions on wordpress dot org regarding installation but didn't understand a thing Duh ! Purchasing a hosting is out of questions as I cannot pay for it. My paypal is limited and I don't have a credit card :|.

    What possible things can I do now ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by cantaxian View Post

      I purchased a domain and shifted it to byethost free hosting, But the problem is I don't know how to install wordpress as byethost does not have a Cpanel as Alexa said here .

      I did read the instructions on wordpress dot org regarding installation but didn't understand a thing Duh !
      People, who were serious about setting up their web presence were installing scripts (including WordPress) even before cPanel has been invented...

      Except the one-click gizmos, which are never as safe and controllable as the manual install - the process is always the same:
      - download the wordpress package from wp.org
      - unzip it on your machine
      - create the database from your site's administration interface (cPanel or not, there is ALWAYS such an option to create a new database)
      - write down the database name, user, pw, location (usually: localhost)
      - edit the wp-config.php file with the data above
      - upload the content of the WP package via FTP to your host (not the /wordpress/ folder, just what's in it)
      - run the installation

      There are tons of detailed instructions how to do it; there are zillions of free videos on YT and all around the web.
      Do your homework: search, read, watch, learn. Then do it.

      Nobody was born knowing all that stuff - we all went through the learning process. So should you, if you are taking seriously your IM "adventure".
      (With my very first MySQL database driven script installation I was up whole night because I forgot to add privileges to the database user and for many hours I couldn't figure out why it didn't work )
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      • Profile picture of the author cantaxian
        Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        People, who were serious about setting up their web presence were installing scripts (including WordPress) even before cPanel has been invented...

        Except the one-click gizmos, which are never as safe and controllable as the manual install - the process is always the same:
        - download the wordpress package from wp.org
        - unzip it on your machine
        - create the database from your site's administration interface (cPanel or not, there is ALWAYS such an option to create a new database)
        - write down the database name, user, pw, location (usually: localhost)
        - edit the wp-config.php file with the data above
        - upload the content of the WP package via FTP to your host (not the /wordpress/ folder, just what's in it)
        - run the installation

        There are tons of detailed instructions how to do it; there are zillions of free videos on YT and all around the web.
        Do your homework: search, read, watch, learn. Then do it.

        Nobody was born knowing all that stuff - we all went through the learning process. So should you, if you are taking seriously your IM "adventure".
        (With my very first MySQL database driven script installation I was up whole night because I forgot to add privileges to the database user and for many hours I couldn't figure out why it didn't work )
        Greetings Mr. Istvan .

        I have already done the first 2 steps mentioned by you but was sceptical doing the rest of steps hence did not go ahead yet. A friend told me to wait for 2-3 days and he is trying to do something which he hasn't succeeded in yet . If he doesn't succeed in doing it, I will try to follow the steps you outlined here whatever be the end result :|.

        I Don't understand anything from videos on YT as I have a hard time understanding the accent . Yes Reading is what I am always hooked to, but that does not always help unless you have a mentor. This is for people like me, everyone is wired differently .

        hehehehe I can imagine the horror when some silly mistakes takes a bomb of time in rectification process. Your experience was indeed Funny . Thanks for sharing it here, May be the same mistake might teach me the basics of MySql and .Php.

        Thank you for posting your valuable inputs .
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by cantaxian View Post

      I did read the instructions on wordpress dot org regarding installation but didn't understand a thing Duh !
      You and me both.

      Originally Posted by cantaxian View Post

      What possible things can I do now ?
      This gentleman, Gordon Brown (no, not the former British Prime Minister, another one) is a specialist in Byethost hosting and Wordpress installation, and putting the two together, and he has a big website there with quite a bit of free information on it (you may have to look around quite a bit to find the exact part you want, though - I've seen detailed instructions in simple English there before but couldn't find the right pages when I looked just now). Good luck!

      Or there's always 000webhost instead ...

      Edited to add: I keep posting at the same time as Istvan, today ...
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      • Profile picture of the author cantaxian
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        You and me both.



        This gentleman, Gordon Brown (no, not the former British Prime Minister, another one) is a specialist in Byethost hosting and Wordpress installation, and putting the two together, and he has a big website there with quite a bit of free information on it (you may have to look around quite a bit to find the exact part you want, though - I've seen detailed instructions in simple English there before but couldn't find the right pages when I looked just now). Good luck!

        Or there's always 000webhost instead ...

        Edited to add: I keep posting at the same time as Istvan, today ...
        Greetings Alexa,

        I have almost fallen in love with you (don't take it seriously), Your posts are always full of knowledge and humour. I seriously follow your posts and threads and have learnt a lot from them. Infact was just reading your posts in various threads to clear my doubts. The best thing is I never get bored reading your posts and end up realizing that I want to read more of them. I am literally addicted to reading your posts .

        Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the people here and helping them out and Thanks for introducing me to Mr. Gordon Brown's website :p.

        Regards,
        Cantaxian.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    It is certainly true that wordpress offers some great customization opportunities.But if you are a beginner then you might want to start with blogger because of its flexibility to use.However there are certainly some risk associated with using blogger platform and you can know more about them from Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author SerpSmasher
    wordpress is awesome, and is a better option for a long term website, I only use google owned blogger for quick little splash pages,
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  • Profile picture of the author ebony66
    Blogger is easy to use and Google loves it, of course, it owns it. Although it is free and easy it is not the way to go if you are serious about your business. You get what you pay for, as the saying goes. Same goes for wordpress.com. They are remotely hosted and you don't own the domain. You are just renting space. Your site could be here today and gone tomorrow, with the least provocation.

    With wordpress.org your site is on your own domain. Your piece of real estate. With some free beautiful themes you can create something to be proud of.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonMarketer
    Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

    This might be controversial but I am just wondering about your opinion, wordpress seems better to me although currently I use blogger. I think because most people say it has more features, is that true? If so please tell me your opinion on this, is blogger or wordpress better in your opinion and tell me why?
    I prefer wordpress to blogger! I love worpress's flexibility of customization. Most serious professinals will tell you that worpress is the way to go, using blogger may even hurt your credibility!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Brownsword
    There are a lot of reasons to host your blog on your own web site using WordPress. As a computer security professional, the simple fact that you have control over your content tends to jump out from the rest.

    Hosting it on Blogger or WordPress.com could result in the blog being deleted by them and you may never discover the reason. Not a "knock" against them; it's just better to keep as much under your control as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Hamilton
    You can always host your site on Blogger with your own domain name and that gets rid of the problem of blogger shutting you down and taking your url with it. But the nice thing about Wordpress (the self hosted program) is that it is very customizable. At the very minimum, a $1 .info domain and some free or cheap web hosting + Wordpress is a big step in keeping your intellectual property safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Makis77
    Wordpress is the way to go.
    Even if you dont know how to run the setup I advise you to look up fiverr for such services. Lots of users there can do the job for you for only $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author manny2513
    Hands down Wordpress is far better. Just think about how many plugins you can use on wordpres and how many custom themes. And the Fact that Google loves well done WP sites is just an add on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ping Geek
    WP is way better, virtually limitless when it comes to customizing .. The only thing blogger has is that it's very user friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author rocketmoto
    Definitely go with wordpress. Much more features and much more SEO friendly as well.

    Blogger is ugly also in my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thailandamulets
      Originally Posted by rocketmoto View Post

      Definitely go with wordpress. Much more features and much more SEO friendly as well.

      Blogger is ugly also in my opinion.
      really? that means you dont know how to design a template then. because blogger can have any look and feel you wish the template and css is editable and customizable

      and to say worpress is seo friendly and blogger is not is a grand mistake, because google will always try to slip a blogspot site in front of a wordpress one

      their algorythm is deliberately biased for their own platforms sir, thats normal business procedure. I am not saying wordpress is not good seo, it is, but its generic pageid=1243? will never be as seo friendly as blogspots seo friendly urls
      here is an example of a blogspot url with my keywords buddistamulets.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-koo-twins-love-charm-in-charm-oil.html

      Buddist Amulets: In Koo Twins Love Charm in Charm Oil - Hand carved Rak Yom wood - Ajarn Kom Traiwaet]
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      • Profile picture of the author rocketmoto
        Originally Posted by Thailandamulets View Post

        really? that means you dont know how to design a template then. because blogger can have any look and feel you wish the template and css is editable and customizable

        and to say worpress is seo friendly and blogger is not is a grand mistake, because google will always try to slip a blogspot site in front of a wordpress one

        their algorythm is deliberately biased for their own platforms sir, thats normal business procedure. I am not saying wordpress is not good seo, it is, but its generic pageid=1243? will never be as seo friendly as blogspots seo friendly urls
        here is an example of a blogspot url with my keywords buddistamulets.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-koo-twins-love-charm-in-charm-oil.html

        Buddist Amulets: In Koo Twins Love Charm in Charm Oil - Hand carved Rak Yom wood - Ajarn Kom Traiwaet]
        I respect your opinions.

        However I am still going to stick with wordpress FTW.
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  • Profile picture of the author fishka
    wordpress! More seo plugins , more customization... don't even hesitate
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  • Profile picture of the author Thailandamulets
    Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

    This might be controversial but I am just wondering about your opinion, wordpress seems better to me although currently I use blogger. I think because most people say it has more features, is that true? If so please tell me your opinion on this, is blogger or wordpress better in your opinion and tell me why?
    Blogger is much much better because you can use afilliate ads such as adsense and any other code you wish
    Worpress cuts your hands and feet off.
    The platform for wordpress is good but ten times more limited than worpress installed on your own site
    Blogger no longer allows ftp hosting on your own domain thats the main disadvantage

    but in wordpress free hosted you wont be able to insert java, iframes or any kind os ad networks and if you manage to they will ban you and steal your site from you if you make a mistake.. dont do it

    blogger posts allow you to insert any code you want
    i make about 150 bucks a ,month on adsense just from a few niche blogger blogs

    Also it is great for making 5 page sites and use the first and only blog post as first landing page..
    blogger being property og google inc.. lets any blogs you make go straight into the google directory and get found

    i sell thai amulets on one of my websie online stores, but for each major kind of amulet that has many monthly world searches, i make a blog with blogspot using that keyword search as the blog name
    for example there is an amulet called Kumarn Tong
    i sell Kumarn Tong amulets on my store, but in fact, my kumarntong.blogspot dot com 3 page site with one blog post sayiing 'kuman tong amulets anbd a few more words' and then the store script inserted, sells me about 4 amulets a month

    i have many blogspot blogs which bgenerate and catch customers for me
    i use ecwid online store, which differs from other software because instead of installing a e-commerce software on my server, i do it all on ecwid server and i have acode snippet which is my store front display. I can take that snippet of code as a widget and insert it into facebook, myspace and blogspot or anywhere i wish
    this means i have about 20 stores but dont have to log into 20 different websites to check my sales, and dont have to spliut the stock between each store.. its all the same interface
    blogger allows me to insert the script. wordpress does not


    you can see my ecwid online store within facebook on facebook.com/amuletstore
    that is actually my store on my true website..
    Anyone need real marketing tips abut niche bloggin feel welcome to add me on facebook to your friends list or talk with me here.. facebook is where i hang out mostly..

    i also sell my own authored emagazines about Thai occultism called Buddha magic, and between the amulets and the books makes me about 3000# US a month without even having to blog anymore

    I do blog though and i administrate quite a few large niche communities such as my website about thai temple tattoos sak-yant.com - that is my largest site with over a million visitors and generates about 200 dollars a month in adsense and about a thousand a month in ebook sales, plus about 1000 a year in donations
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  • Profile picture of the author The Magician
    Wordpress allows you to easily and almost painfully optimize your site for SEO with the variety of readily available and free plugins. Also, there are plugins which quickly turn a Wordpress page or blog into a front-end for an Amazon (affiliate) store, a squeeze page, you name it. There's a reason why Travis Sago, of "bum marketing" fame, refers to Blogger as "ghetto hosting."
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  • Profile picture of the author eskimoto
    i find blogger to be better for autobloging - easier to configure fo UAW, but thats the only advantage.

    wordpress lets you configure almost everything u csn think of and whats more important you do not depend on big G - u host it yourself.

    in my early days i have had few blogs deleted by G for no reason, it would have never happened with a wordpress site
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  • Profile picture of the author CoffeeIceCream
    I vote for WordPress. Not only is it awesome for everything mentioned above, but it has a support community that is unreal. You can always find a WP expert, not so much with Blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author BWellman
    I'm still new so I have only worked with wordpress and I'm still trying to figure out which format will work for me, but since I'm still early into the biz I'm trying to play around with it and considering I have zero background in computers and blogs and such, I'm finding wp is't too complicated to use. [so far]

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    • Profile picture of the author jaynycla
      Originally Posted by BWellman View Post

      I'm still new so I have only worked with wordpress and I'm still trying to figure out which format will work for me, but since I'm still early into the biz I'm trying to play around with it and considering I have zero background in computers and blogs and such, I'm finding wp is't too complicated to use. [so far]

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      I would stick with wordpress as the community for it is so rich...there are tons of tutorials for it and its plugins...so you can get a really good network of blogs or web sites based on the platform.

      Blogger sounds as if it might be beneath you as you sound a bit experienced with dealing the basics of wordpress.

      Just keep tinkering and you will see the power of wordplress and the community support thats behind it.
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    Mine is Hostgator
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    • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
      HEY, GUYS WEEBLY IS NOT BAD!

      I just tried Weebly its not too bad. Thanks for suggesting Alexa.

      What do you think about weebly? Any of you have something against Weebly???
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        It was the first place I ever had a site. I still have it.

        I use it; I like it; I recommend it. I think Weebly is a really underrated host.

        Later, when you can afford to, it's worth getting the paid upgrade, which removes from your site the "Weebly" button.

        (Call me a skepchick, but it often amuses me a little that the people recommending Blogger in these threads don't have their Blogger sites in their sig-files to send traffic there, because they know perfectly well that if they do that, Blogger will notice it and remove their sites, as has happened here so many times before, when people have started a thread asking something about Blogger, and then before the first page is completed they're reporting back that they had their site deleted! ).
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    I could say that WordPress is better than blogs, in my viewpoint, since you can customize the appearance and can add some widgets and plug-ins to give your page a personalized image.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reed7
    Used both, actually both have their own good points, although prefer WordPress...very stable, seems best for anything long term.

    Bottom line: WordPress : PR9; Blogger : PR8
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Reed7 View Post

      Bottom line: WordPress : PR9; Blogger : PR8
      I promise I don't mean this even nearly as impolitely as it's going to sound, but if you interpret that as the "bottom line", then you have almost everything to learn about SEO.

      First, those are the page ranks of the home pages of those sites, not the page ranks of your pages there.

      Secondly, it's academic anyway, since neither wordpress.com nor blogger.com can safely be used by internet marketers for all the reasons discussed and explained in so much detail in this thread and the various other threads linked to above.

      Thirdly, the significance and value of page-ranks has in any case fallen so much, recently (you can see this for yourself from how common it is for lower-PR pages to outrank higher-PR pages on Google searches, and from a lot of other things, too) that they're not really even worth talking about in the first place.

      I'm not trying to "have a go at you", and am correcting this grotesquely misguided interpretation of what's the "bottom line" only because this is type of thread that many beginning marketers will read, and it would certainly be sad indeed for any of them to take any notice of your observation above; sorry.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinXPrize
    Wordpress so good for SEO, I'm not sure about blogger
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  • Profile picture of the author Burton Lancaster
    Judging by the data provided from warrior plus wordpress is one of the most searched terms on this board. It's going to win this debate by far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
    Is there a difference between a website and a blog in terms of SEO? I thought content is the only way you get higher rankings through searches regardless of whethers its blogger, yoola or a .com domain. Sorry new here, correct me if I am wrong!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

      Is there a difference between a website and a blog in terms of SEO?
      A blog is a type of website.

      Opinions differ (mostly according to what sort of products/services people are selling when they offer theirs).

      There's a popular opinion that "Google loves blogs" but to some extent it's missing the point: what Google really "loves" is "regularly updated sites". And blogs are websites of the type that are designed to be regularly updated. So, yes, in that sense, blogs may have an advantage just because of the uses to which people put them.

      But really, there's no difference these days between a "blog" and a "non-blog-website". One can update a "non-blog-website" just as often as a "blog" and Google will "love" it. Equally, one can create a static site with blogging software and not update it at all.

      Wordpress, for example, is really a "content management system" rather than "blogging software", but such are the perceptions of the IM community that (excluding people who think about stuff like "Blogger"), "a blog" is quite widely taken to mean "a Wordpress site". And the availability of plug-ins/add-ons such as the "All in one SEO" gadget does mean that many marketers are (entirely reasonably) using Wordpress for sites they want to rank well, and this also contributes to the overall impression that "blogs rank well".

      Like so many other things in internet marketing, what it really signifies depends on exactly what one means by the words.
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      • Profile picture of the author Buddha94
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        A blog is a type of website.

        Opinions differ (mostly according to what sort of products/services people are selling when they offer theirs).

        There's a popular opinion that "Google loves blogs" but to some extent it's missing the point: what Google really "loves" is "regularly updated sites". And blogs are websites of the type that are designed to be regularly updated. So, yes, in that sense, blogs may have an advantage just because of the uses to which people put them.


        But really, there's no difference these days between a "blog" and a "non-blog-website". One can update a "non-blog-website" just as often as a "blog" and Google will "love" it. Equally, one can create a static site with blogging software and not update it at all.

        Wordpress, for example, is really a "content management system" rather than "blogging software", but such are the perceptions of the IM community that (excluding people who think about stuff like "Blogger"), "a blog" is quite widely taken to mean "a Wordpress site". And the availability of plug-ins/add-ons such as the "All in one SEO" gadget does mean that many marketers are (entirely reasonably) using Wordpress for sites they want to rank well, and this also contributes to the overall impression that "blogs rank well".

        Like so many other things in internet marketing, what it really signifies depends on exactly what one means by the words.
        Thats the kind of answer I want to hear because I almost thought I was wrong. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author xerocube
    I'm stick to wordpress ,its good and flexibility.Easiest cms so far for me
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrasims
    If the questions is Blogger vs. Wordpress.com then it really doesn't matter. Since both are hosted for you, and you don't own the website. In general that is a downside. But if you are just starting out, or have a hobby blog then Blogger is fine. You can always import your blogger posts to Wordpress later.

    I like on Wordpress.com how they will promote posts on the homepage.

    The best situation is to own your own domain name. In that case Wordpress is the best solution. Use Fantastico installer that comes with the hosting account.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenKJunya
    Blogger has introduced easy-to-customize templates with mobile versions and also Google Web Fonts.You can include third-party tracker scripts or scripts of your choice. There is visual confirmation, spam filtering and also moderation options but then there is no editing of comments which have been posted. There are no fees. You can use the Template Designer to edit the layout, fonts, and colors of your blog without knowing the languages. Blogger never display ads on your blog. Whereas word press requires you to pay yearly for an upgrade and also cost of the domain name.You can't upload your own theme.Google text ads may occasionally be displayed. Java scripts are not allowed.
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  • Profile picture of the author marvelouz
    Wordpress you get better customization with their widgets plus its so easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanchansg
    Originally Posted by Buddha94 View Post

    This might be controversial but I am just wondering about your opinion, wordpress seems better to me although currently I use blogger. I think because most people say it has more features, is that true? If so please tell me your opinion on this, is blogger or wordpress better in your opinion and tell me why?
    Personal preference, and I am using wordpress all times..
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  • Profile picture of the author Rita Kusmayanti
    Wordpress easy to use and simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author edzwoo
    Wordpress for sure. It has way more features and if you intend to get your own domain you will probably be using it anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by edzwoo View Post

      Wordpress for sure. It has way more features and if you intend to get your own domain you will probably be using it anyway.
      You can use your own domain on blogger.

      I find it quite funny that google provides anything for blogspot that you
      want, and yet people still insist on wordpress for this very reason.

      Peruse this forum. It should be a wordpress help forum. So many people
      coming here for help with wordpress.....and yet, people still swear by it.
      How do I...I can't....It won't.....

      No such nonsense is needed with blogspot. You can put adsense anywhere
      with just a mouse click. No need for any SEO plug in. Blogpsot is SEO'd,
      google style, right out of the box.

      If you have your own custom domain, you can use it just fine on blogspot.
      If you make backups, as you should with wordpress anyway, then you
      have everything you need if google shuts you down. But then, if you are
      worried about google shutting you down, what does that say about what
      you are doing? You don't think google will not de-index a wordpress blog?
      Even your host could shut you down.

      Wordpress is a pretty lousy CMS to begin with. Again, just look at how
      many people can't do squat and come here begging for help.

      There is so many more that are so much better and don't need a friggin'
      plug in for this or that, or are a bear to modify the code to get it work
      the way you want.

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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    Most of the people use wordpress.com for making their free hosted blogs. Because, it has more features and you can make it attractive with comparatively doing less work. Blogger is good, but I prefer wordpress for making my free hosted blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author masspingtool
    is hellotxt still working with blogspot?because when i used it to wordpress my account suspended
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  • Profile picture of the author masspingtool
    take advantage of pr of wordpress because when you post new content within an hour SE index that immediately. i hope wordpress.com implement using html (iframe) or javascript so that we can used adsense or any javascript code with their blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Channing
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    If you are serious about appearing professional to visitors, it's no contest: WordPress is a must.
    But for something like personal blogs, Blogger is fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Blogger might have Google behind it, but Wordpress does have a suite of plugins, that gives it the edge in terms of SEO
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  • wordpress is far better than blogger because of mainly its plugins . Their is several plugin in wordpress to use make you blog good
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  • Profile picture of the author tomygumilar
    Blogger is also powerful actually. It can be used also for e-commerce you can find it in hxxp//toko-onlineblogspot.info or hxxp//kaus-it.blogspot.com Beside that, you don't have to pay monthly hosting. It is too much expensive for people coming from developing or poor country
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