Which is your favorite Blog Format?

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Hello all,

Question: which "Blog Format" is best for high search queries?


I'm looking for some suggestion regarding "Blogs". I need to add a blog to my website but what should be the best blog format Wordpress, blogger or else ??
I have been using wordpress since 2 years but someone has advice me to avoid it and prefer a Blogger.com.

Thanks for reading
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    Wordpress
    Since you said you prefer it and have been using it for 2 years now why not go with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iceware
    Wordpress hands down

    It has more freedom and support such as themes, plugins and more.

    This person probably told you this because they don't want to spend money for hosting and domains.
    Blogger isn't even considered by most people starting any kind of site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
      WordPress.org: Beautiful themes, user friendly dashboard, useful plugins, and the list will never end.
      If you decide to go with WordPress then host it on your domain because you will have more flexibility, as you can easily customize your blog according to your needs, add affiliate links, AdSense and many more monetizing methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chang47
    Like everyone said: Wordpress! You get all the customization with themes and plugins to get your site to function how you like. I'm always impressed especially with the Wordpress Plugins. When I'm looking to add a specific feature to my site, there's always someone out there that made a plugin or theme that does just that.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      This is so funny. WP is a load of crap. Hands down. It needs
      plug ins and other nonsense, cuz it just is not very good out
      of the box.

      Blogger is one of the biggest, baddest websites on the planet.
      It is SEO'd right out of the box by none other than google.
      Exactly the way they want it. You don't need any themes or
      plugins, as you can put anything anywhere you want at any anytime.

      I wonder why you people use youtube. Check that. Maybe you use
      something else. Just like WP.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author ankitoberoi
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        WP is a load of crap. Hands down. It needs
        plug ins and other nonsense, cuz it just is not very good out
        of the box.

        Blogger is one of the biggest, baddest websites on the planet.
        It is SEO'd right out of the box by none other than google.
        Well you could always take any decent keyword (>5K Unique Searches) and then search it on Google. Take out the top 20/50 results and compare how many of them are on Wordpress and how many of them are on Blogger. You'll get the answer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Karan Rawat
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        This is so funny. WP is a load of crap. Hands down. It needs
        plug ins and other nonsense.
        I wonder why you people use youtube. Check that. Maybe you use
        something else. Just like WP.

        Paul
        lol, This is True word-press is really load of CRAP. why the hell we would install unnecessary plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    If you've been around any length of time, you'll find that Paulgl is usually full of negative posts. So, take what he says with a grain of salt. I personally love WP and that's the platform I choose everytime I build a site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
      Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

      If you've been around any length of time, you'll find that Paulgl is usually full of negative posts. So, take what he says with a grain of salt. I personally love WP and that's the platform I choose everytime I build a site.
      Seemed pretty positive to me. You just don't agree with his response. There is a difference.
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      • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
        Originally Posted by Carl Brown View Post

        Seemed pretty positive to me. You just don't agree with his response. There is a difference.
        I appreciate your biased towards Paulgl. But, if you can say his responses are positive and it's just that I don't agree with his answer then... :confused:

        "WP is a load of crap."
        "WP is a piece of sewage compared to blogger."
        "I don't know what planet some of you live on."
        "WP would not even make the top 10 if real webmasters were polled on that."

        Oh... yeah. Loads of positive information here.
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        • Profile picture of the author RandySwanston
          Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

          I appreciate your biased towards Paulgl. But, if you can say his responses are positive and it's just that I don't agree with his answer then... :confused:

          "WP is a load of crap."
          "WP is a piece of sewage compared to blogger."
          "I don't know what planet some of you live on."
          "WP would not even make the top 10 if real webmasters were polled on that."

          Oh... yeah. Loads of positive information here.
          Dont' worry Larry, some people in WF especially in this section always tries to pull other legs, its happening since looooong time. Its kinda entertaining for them, instead of contributing and helping noobs...
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  • Profile picture of the author itdon
    Wordpress is a very good blog format and it is alsoo good for seo i also use it my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    WordPress is more flexible and can be easily customized with support of lots of plugins and themes. The availability of huge resources simply reflects the popularity of the platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theo Encarnado
    All of my blogs have been built using the wordpress platform. Lot of the top marketers use wordpress as well...
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  • Profile picture of the author Budo
    Wordpress.org!
    Because it is Flexible and has a lot of plugin
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    • Profile picture of the author Hansons
      Originally Posted by Budo View Post

      Wordpress.org!
      Because it is Flexible and has a lot of plugin
      Flexible because, you can use your own hosting, you can create a professional looking website.

      But if you need just a blog then blogspot. ranks good I would say.
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      • Profile picture of the author ShivJaiswaL
        thanks for useful replies.
        I'm going with WordPress
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

        Flexible because, you can use your own hosting, you can create a professional looking website.

        But if you need just a blog then blogspot. ranks good I would say.
        This thread is so friggin' funny. Google has way more possibilities, without
        spending a dime on themes, plugins, and other crapola, than WP ever
        will. WP is a piece of sewage compared to blogger. I guess nobody knows
        that you can also host your own domain as well...

        But, it's all related. WP is the opiate of the masses.

        I don't know what planet some of you live on.

        I guess "favorite" is not the same as "best." This thread should
        morph into which blogging platform is best. WP would not
        even make the top 10 if real webmasters were polled on that.

        Paul
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        • Profile picture of the author Karan Rawat
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post


          I don't know what planet some of you live on.

          I guess "favorite" is not the same as "best." This thread should
          morph into which blogging platform is best. WP would not
          even make the top 10 if real webmasters were polled on that.

          Paul
          Top Ten ..? WP would not even make the top 20 if real webmasters were polled on that..
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          • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
            Originally Posted by Karan Rawat View Post

            Top Ten ..? WP would not even make the top 20 if real webmasters were polled on that..
            I hope this was a joke.
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            • Profile picture of the author ShivJaiswaL
              Thanks for all replies. I would like to add some good point of blogger like easy to use without any intallation. Wordpress is also free but its free version is not so much attractive. Fatal Error are very often in wordpress and sometimes takes too much time if extra plugins are installed.
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            • Profile picture of the author RandySwanston
              Originally Posted by Karan Rawat View Post
              Top Ten ..? WP would not even make the top 20 if real webmasters were polled on that..
              Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

              I hope this was a joke.
              LMAO....

              I bet they might not be REAL webmasters...
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            Originally Posted by Karan Rawat View Post

            Top Ten ..? WP would not even make the top 20 if real webmasters were polled on that..
            Wordpress only does what the webmaster tells it to do.

            Any real webmaster would already know that a Wordpress theme template files are simply php calling data from a MySQL database (CMS), so you have 100% freedom to make those Wordpress theme template files do whatever you want, it's all up to the webmaster.

            If a WP page loads slow, that's the webmasters fault (bloated template files, crappy host, etc...).
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      • Profile picture of the author Budo
        Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

        Flexible because, you can use your own hosting, you can create a professional looking website.

        But if you need just a blog then blogspot. ranks good I would say.
        Be careful with Blogger right now.
        Google can suddenly take down your Blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author shafee219
    WordPress is always better to use. It is more comfortable than any other CMS. As you have used it for many years, I should advice you to continue with this CMS. In blogger, you may have some advantages in SEO to rank on Google. But, many popular blogs that have used WordPress also ranked on the search engine. So, as you have enough experience, you should continue with WordPress.
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  • Wordpress is most user friendly, but if you are looking for an better option, go for Joomla or Drupal.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    I typed in http://www.cnn.com/wp-admin and that didn't work. You sure it's a wordpress?
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    • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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      Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

      I typed in http://www.cnn.com/wp-admin and that didn't work. You sure it's a wordpress?
      You can hide, wp-admin.
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        Originally Posted by G0nzalez View Post

        You can hide, wp-admin.
        Oh word? Sweet.
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      Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

      I typed in http://www.cnn.com/wp-admin and that didn't work. You sure it's a wordpress?
      Yes, CNN is running Wordpress on their blogs (only on their blogs).

      Try this URL for their Admin. login on one of their blogs.

      http://news.blogs.cnn.com/wp-admin
      The Admin login URL redirects...

      You can look at that same CNN blogs HTML source code & also see they're running WP.

      More CNN blogs running WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author EduCom
    I personally like WP, is best. I think people prefer to add WP blog to their site.
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  • Profile picture of the author spyindia
    I have used both wordperess & blogger. but i found wordpress is much better than blogger.
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    If you have your own hosting then go for wordpress or else blogger.
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    I would recommend wordpress especially since you're already using it and know all the details and features it offers
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    Go for wordpress..it will be best one for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    LMAO at the Blogger/WP rant.

    It's like comparing a shovel to a backhoe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I am using Wordpress for more than 5 years now. It is my top choice because of its ease and customizing abilities. Themes and Plugins are best on Wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShivJaiswaL
      Originally Posted by Budo View Post

      Be careful with Blogger right now.
      Google can suddenly take down your Blog.
      thanks, i don't think google can freeze blogger use..... its so much popular

      Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

      I appreciate your biased towards Paulgl. But, if you can say his responses are positive and it's just that I don't agree with his answer then... :confused:

      "WP is a load of crap."
      "WP is a piece of sewage compared to blogger."
      "I don't know what planet some of you live on."
      "WP would not even make the top 10 if real webmasters were polled on that."

      Oh... yeah. Loads of positive information here.

      so far concern with loading, its proportional to number of plugin used

      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      I am using Wordpress for more than 5 years now. It is my top choice because of its ease and customizing abilities. Themes and Plugins are best on Wordpress.
      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrichard
    Wordpress is the best blog format. It's easy to customize and lot of plugins are available in wordpress.
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  • As per me wordpress is best because of it's ability to do on-page SEO with help of plugin like yoast. This feature is not available in blogger,plus with the facility of all those plugins sky is the limit. However, this is also true that if you use blogger chances are that blogger will rank higher with the same keyword, even if it does not have those many backlinks, reason? You know it . Now to conclude, I would still recommend wordpress, as in blogger you may mess up your onpage SEO, however in Wordpress there is absolutely no chance that you will miss on anything. Plus now if you have a good content with wordpress, you will get so many likes, and you will easily be able to make an authority in your niche.

    Hope this helps Shiv? All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Niroshana Tharu
    Well I will never create any of my blogs on Blogger.com because I know some people (some are my friends) had created their blogs during months and suddenly their accounts are banned and blogs are deleted, no warnings, I always build websites on my own hosting, so there will be no such issues, no one can delete them or no one can take them back! My car my petrol is better than anything else
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisMBevo
    I'll go for Wordpress also. It is customizable, user-friendly and you can use a plugin which not need a hard coding. It's just an install and activate :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author x64
    Originally Posted by ShivJaiswaL View Post

    Hello all,
    [B]

    I have been using wordpress since 2 years but someone has advice me to avoid it and prefer a Blogger.com.

    I am afraid why you are thinking for migrate wordpress to blogger . I hope you are using Self hosted wordpress. I never think to run a blog in Blogger. When we think to start a blog we may decide to start with blogger, because its free. But later most of them shift blogger to wordpress. Blogger have lots of fetures, but while comparing blogger and self hosted wordpress i always votes for WP
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