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Wordpress or Blogger?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by SugarBooty, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. SugarBooty

    SugarBooty Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a blogging site that can work for my website from a content management standpoint. and also, i'd like to be able to make updates on pretty much a daily basis. My friend suggested I use one of the popular blogging sites out there.

    Which would you recommend?
     
  2. vitomelon

    vitomelon Junior Member

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    I like wordpress for all its SEO plugins and stuff, it's a lot of fun.

    Last I heard Blogger gets extra google juice, though.
     
  3. pspparty

    pspparty Registered Member

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    I like wordpress but if your trying to earn a profit its always better to host the site on your own server versus theirs as you have more control over everything.
     
  4. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yes - Wordpress hosted sites aren't really up for much in the way of SEO or IM.

    They are great for building link chains and suchlike though

    Wordpress tends to rank a little higher than blogger as well (generally)
    and almost anything can be done - there is a free plugin or app for just about anything you can imagine for WP - much less customization in Blogger

    Scritty
     
  5. alphad0g

    alphad0g Regular Member

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    You can't go wrong with either, but I prefer Wordpress because its easy to use and the plugins are cool as mentioned earlier.
     
  6. reincarnage

    reincarnage Newbie

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    wordpress is good for SEO
     
  7. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    WordPress, and on your own hosting. A Blogger site can always be taken away from you if the gods deem it unworthy.
     
  8. jossbrown

    jossbrown Newbie

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    Wordpress is extremely good SEO right out of the box. Add in the proper plugins, and have a theme that is optimized properly and it is unbelievably good. I've had WP sites rank 1st page in Google within a few days with a proper niche and solid content.

    Blogger and hosted Wordpress have the major limitation of being under somebody else's control. Not only is there the danger of the site being shut down without anything you can do about it, but you also can't optimize and tweak them in the same way as you can an install on your own domain.
     
  9. tridgeroy

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    This is absolutely correct, I agree with gregstereo entirely. You don't want to be doing all that work to your blog only to find that your blog has been taken down. It's much better to use WordPress and on your own hosting.