Blogging Platforms Compared ~ WordPress Vs Blogger!

There are quite many blogging platforms now available to the blogging community. However, it cannot be argued that WordPress and Blogger are the big game players.

I started my blogging journey in 2012 with WordPress and have been with it till date. Truth is I don’t have any experience with blogger but I’ll like to smell it in the days ahead.

I have seen a lot of people switching camps. For the most part, people leaving Blogger to WordPress. That points to something we may worry about.

I don’t know which platform you have chosen and for what reasons. I know people don’t just do things. There must be reasons behind their actions. Even if you are just following the crowd, that’s still a reason behind your actions.

Before I hear your own reasons, let’s look at some common reasons why bloggers choose to go with either of these 2 platforms;

blogging platforms

Some reasons why bloggers blog on different blogging platforms

 

-> Security

Security is one of the most crucial points went it comes to online marketing. At every level, while users struggle to get business going, others struggling to destroy. For a few days now, my friend Jackson Β and I have been battling to bring back his WordPress blog from the dirty hands of hackers.

Generally, WordPress is more vulnerable to these attacks. On the other hand, it has a wide range of tools to cater for its security.

Blogger users have put it straight that their platform is the safest. I don’t know how true that is so if you are a blogger user, I’ll like to hear from you below.

– > SEO

I’m of the opinion that natural traffic from search engine is the best free traffic for any online business. Both WordPress and Blogger have provided for better onpage optimization either through third-party apps or through innate properties.

I have read from somewhere that Google, being the search giant and owner of blogger is giving more search and ranking preference to sites that run on its platform.

How true is that? Can you share with us below?

For those of you on self-hosted WordPress site, the choice of your host is veryΒ  crucial. There are hundreds of webhosting companies there. John Stevens wrote a Dreamhost review post so you may want to check it out.

– > Community

Naturally, if you belong to a larger community, you are opened to more opportunities. Some WordPress users have put this forward as an argument. They think blogging on WordPress exposes them to more facilities and assistance from a wider community.

Almost everything you want to do with your blog (from running a simple blog to a complex magazine or eCommerce site) is readily available on WordPress.

Is that a reason to consider? What’s your opinion?

– > Influence

Now, some are on WordPress or Blogger because someone they know has been on the platform. They have no specific reason except that a cousin is on that same platform. They simply got influenced.

– > Ignorance

Some just don’t know about the other platform. They may have an idea but that’s not enough to play on their decision. I think that’s what happened to me in those early days.

I knew nothing about blogger so I couldn’t even think about it as a blogging platform. Well, I think I made a good choice though πŸ˜‰

There maybe some other points I have not listed here. Β That’s why I want us to discuss and compare these 2 platforms. I have installed a comparison plugin below. Just vote for your choice and tell us why you vote for it.

This comparison plugin will help us quickly know which of the two is more popular and why.

I’ll also love you to share your comments using the tradition comment form below. We still love our comments don’t we?


Tell us in the comment box below what you think πŸ˜‰

72 thoughts on “Blogging Platforms Compared ~ WordPress Vs Blogger!”

  1. If you are new to blogging I suggest you to go with blogger as it easy to use and learn!
    And then if you are serious about blogging, if you want to make a career in blogging then you should move to paid platforms like wordpress!
    Thanks for such awesome article Enstine πŸ™‚
    Keep posting such valueable articles.

  2. Well, it is very tough task for me to select one out of these two. For me, both are essential. Although I work more on wordpress but blogger is a platform which I can’t neglect. So in my opinion, both are good platform to build a blog or website.
    Thanks regards
    Nikita

  3. I personally love blogger blogs for its simplicity. If you are a beginner and only want to do blogging in the beginning then you must choose blogspot platform rather choosing a complicated platform like WordPress. Yeah!… you can use WordPress after getting some knowledge of blogging.

  4. Hi Enstine,

    I am using both WordPress and Blogger. My personal experience after using both that both blogging platform are good. But I must say that the seo part of blogger is much better than WordPress. If you update something on blogger on daily basis, then automatically organic traffic will come to your blog.

  5. Hey Muki.

    I’m also a WordPress blogger and having more than 6 years of experience in WordPress blogging. Initially I was using blogger, but I decided to migrate to WP. I’m fully satisfied with WP and I love WP πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

  6. Hi Enstine!

    WordPress Vs Blogger is the never ending debate, and everyone have their favorite blog platform. I think It is important to consider what each offers before deciding on which one to choose. Blogger is the winner when it comes to setting up a free blog while for more premium features WordPress is the best πŸ™‚

  7. Hi Enstine!

    You probably have encountered a very serious question which will help the newbie bloggers.

    Most of the new bloggers are confused on which platform to choose. To be frank, no platform is the better of two. Different people have different expectations of the blogging platform suitable for them, that is why there is no best platform for blogging.

    My personal favorite is WordPress as its so flexible and a large variety of modifications can be done.

  8. I have used both WordPress and Blogger both platforms at the same time, I liked the WordPress platform because of its ease to customize the template, otherwise to the Blogger platform may be due to its security. Both of them provide significant benefits in the world of blogging.

  9. I don’t think there is any other better way to explain this. Having a blog of particular website is such a great thing. However, there are some areas where blogger is better as compared to WordPress. I would like to thank you for your great efforts on writing this great article.
    Thanks regards
    Piyush

  10. Another great post from you Enstine, I like your outline and on a personal note, i dont see why any body will prefer blogger to WordPress, as Even top Google Engineers like Matt Cutts has his blog on WordPress and i have read his article wherein he openly confessed preferring WordPress to blogger, a Company under which he works. I think that pretty much makes it clear.

    All thesame nice writeup from you sir.
    Cheers!

  11. Hello Enstine,

    I’ve been using the internet since long and when BlogSpot was hot one but see WP leaped the market share as most-useable blogging platform!

    I had a few blogs up on BlogSpot just for writing my garbage. πŸ™‚ And few of them good Google deleted so it was a good choice to jump towards WordPress where we have power to not get deleted (own-hosted) and in any case good Google get angry with us (content wise, etc.), they still inform us of the issues (GWT) to resolve and lower down their angry level with us. πŸ™‚

    Already voted for WP! Long live WP! πŸ™‚

    ~Adeel

  12. Hi Enstine,

    Great post thanks, always good to revisit these debates now I have more knowledge.

    I started on Blogger (because I wanted “free”) then someone told me that the price of “free” was that my content could be removed by Google, so I decamped to WordPress and loved the increased power I found with it.

    I was pleased to read that Google is impartial between the two platforms on SEO as I had always assumed Blogger would be the winner.

    Sorry – didn’t manage to vote …. something glitched πŸ™

    Have a great week, Joy

    • Hey Joy,
      Free is always expensive in a long run πŸ˜‰ I never tried blogger platform before so I’m mouth-closed when it comes to saying something about it. However, from what I have read (and from your experience), I think I made the right choice with WordPress πŸ˜‰

      Oh! I don’t know what happened to Speakol widget πŸ˜‰ I will publishing a full review of the platform in the hours ahead. You may like to give it a try πŸ˜‰

  13. H! Muki WAQAS again here on your blog πŸ˜€
    I must say outstanding article. I wanna to share my own experience with you because i have used both blogger and wordpress. I must say i have worst experience with blogger, when i was on peak, they decided to delete my blog :P, but after that i shifted to wordpress and i got outstanding result. WordPress is simply awesome, there are so many plugins for just one things, so i will suggest WordPress strongly.

    • Oh oh oh sorry to hear your experience on blogger. It was a bad thing that you lost your content.
      Well, now you are enjoying wordpress, stick to it πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for sharing your experience bro

  14. So after reading a lot many posts out there comparing both these blogging platforms, i found this post of yours short yet descriptive and helpful for newbies.

    I am currently using both of the platforms and both have their respective advantages and disadvantages.

    But if a newbie asks me from where to start i will recommend Blogger obviously as i myself started with Blogger as it damn easy to get started with.

    Again a fantastic post Enstine and have a great Weekend!

    • Wow! thanks for sharing your wonderful experience Ali. I can understand speaking for currently practical experience. Someone reading this commment will surely benefit from it πŸ˜‰

  15. WordPress: More features, more comfortable than blogger. But very slow.
    Blogger: Easy to manage, faster than wordpress. Less features than wordpress.
    I think both are great. But wordpress is greater than blogger.

  16. Hey bro,
    I have used both WordPress and Blogger and i am still using both platforms. I must say that both platforms are great and as a developer and a code builder, i love the blogger blog platform more.
    In terms of traffic, the blogger blog has the advantage and also in the security aspect.

    But at the end the choice of being in WordPress or Blogger lies in its user, right?

    Thanks for such a good post. Do have a nice weekend bro

    • Hey bro,
      The choice actually lies in the user and most are switching the WP. I have not heard or read of anyone moving from WP to blogger πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for sharing your experience man. I hope you are set for a wonderful week ahead

  17. Hi Enstine,

    Great comparison. I personally think, WP is the best CMS in the world. As upwards 18% sites worldwide are hosted on WP platform that says it all about the importance of WordPress.

    I think, the plugins and SEO features is what made WP the BEST blogging platform.

    • Hey Anil,
      Good to see you around and thanks for taking the time to drop your opinion which counts big time πŸ˜‰
      From what I gather, WP is winning. thanks for the stats too πŸ˜‰

  18. I never Joined with any WordPress sites still… since i’m new to blogging.. πŸ™‚ But I think If The comment Bar Made Alike WordPress For Blogger.. It Give WordPress Sites a lag of users .. Or Is there any specialty In WordPress if the Blogger Platform made that kinda plugin over there… :????

  19. Hey Enstine,
    This has been a good topic of debate from a very long time. I am using both platforms and in my opinion both platforms are good at their own. The best side of blogger is Security and handling unlimited traffic with 100% uptime. No one can dare to hack a blogger blog. but as far as SEO is concerned, blogger does not allow labels to get crawled, however the good link juice still flows into them, this creates a wastage of good link juice. Second thing I would like to mention is, Permalink structure of blogger blogs is good but not the best and you are not allowed to change it as well.
    As far as ownership is concerned if you are on blogger then Google will always be the real owner of your blog, that means it can delete it as well if you are going against the Google policies, and your years of hard work can go into the dust anytime.

    • Thanks for sharing this experience Rajat πŸ˜‰
      I’m glad that you came up and spoke your mind here.
      I may be trying out blogger any time from now but as I mentioned above, WordPress is what I’m currently going with.

      Do have a wonderful weekend

  20. Hello muki it’s been my first visit to your awesome blog. genuinely very simple sleek blog moreover comming to the point this article is well explained. Though I too tried to explain and compare the two but could not compare the way you did man! Keep it Up πŸ™‚ nice piece of info especially for the beginner and one who are confused.

    • Hey Agrawal,
      Good to see you here for your first time and thanks for taking the time to drop a comment. I certainly will be on your blog too for more engagement πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful weekend

  21. In my view and experience, WordPress is champ among blogging platforms. We should not compare WordPress with Blogger. WordPress is actively developed.

    While using Blogger is very complex for newbies. On the other side, we repository of WordPress plugins. We have plugins for every task.

    Really I enjoy using WordPress from last 2 years.

    • Hey Rahul, that’s a great experience and thanks for sharing it πŸ˜‰
      I see why people are leaving blogger to wordpress every single day.

      I hope you are having a great weekend

  22. Hi Enstine,

    This debate is as old as blogging itself…and you know what? Both Blogger and WordPress will always have supporters till the end of the world:)

    Personally, I ‘decamped’ from Blogger after barely a month – even when I wasn’t paying any hosting: the options are way too restricted! The themes are limited and enhancing site features via plugins is a nightmare…not a pretty picture at all!

    It’s WP all the way for me.

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Always,
    Akaahan Terungwa

    • lol yes of course and people still debate because new users come on board everyday πŸ˜‰
      I have not had any experience with blogger but like you said, I have heard a lot that it’s limited in terms of expansion.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your your experience bro. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend

  23. Hi Enstine,

    This was an informative post. I would say ‘to each his own’ – it is a personal preference of one platform over another if nothing else, since both Blogger and WordPress have advantages and disadvantages.

    I did use Blogger initially but gradually moved to WordPress as I wanted to have a self hosted blog and tweak the CSS as per my requirements. Posting this again as I messed up my email in the last comment πŸ˜›

  24. Hi Enstine,

    This was an informative post. I would say ‘to each his own’ – it is a personal preference of one platform over another if nothing else, since both Blogger and WordPress have advantages and disadvantages.

    I did use Blogger initially but gradually moved to WordPress as I wanted to have a self hosted blog and tweak the CSS as per my requirements.

  25. Hii Muki!!!
    This is really a gud Article.. Blogger Vs WordPress.
    I have Used Blogger but to get Traffic in Blogger is very very difficult as compared to WordPress. I am using WordPress from the last 7-8 Months. And all i can say is that WordPress is awesme… perfect SEO….and Perfect way to make Money Online..

  26. I’ll choose Blogger please! I love WP, in fact, I run one on my Localhost.
    Let’s put SEO aside, WP and Blogger are the same at that.
    But a Newbie would readily do blogging with Blogger with Little or no knowledge and No fears of Security issues.
    You never spoke of Hosting plans, WordPress needs some good amount of Budget to Begin with, but I have seen myself and many others who use Blogger start with Nothing, yet we’re still Earning good amount of something.
    I don’t see anything so good about WP apart from its Plugins, (both Premium and Free plugins) and I guess that’s the Biggest Strength WordPress can Boast of, and despite Blogger is yet to have such feature, I have still tried my Best to Code and Make my Template Stand out, some still get that WordPress feeling when they visit my blog, except for my Commenting Form again. I notice many people prefer including the URL when Commenting and this is basically built in feature on WordPress blogs.
    Let me Summarize:
    People use and/or Visit WP sites because of its Plugin, (that made it more flexible) than Blogger, and people are on WP for its Commenting form.
    But Blogger has better security, Faster and Easier Learning-to-use process.
    and Can be Started and ran on Zero Budget and still Succeed very well.

    I believe, Seriously, people will run back to Blogger once Google includes Plugin feature the way WordPress does theirs. πŸ˜€

    • Hey Edi, thanks for sharing from a practical experience. While you defend your platform, others find reasons to leave it for WP πŸ˜‰

      In any case, stick to what works for you. Did you vote on the widget above?

      • Sure, voting was first thing I did before moving down to comment.
        I want to add a comment via the widget but seems my connection went off after Signing in with my Google Profile, after then I can’t add my comment on the widget anymore, I can sign in and vote Only, but can’t comment, don’t know if it’s an error.

  27. Hi again, I am sorry I forgot to mention the most important point. Bloggers using Blogger platform often think they have an edge over WordPress blogs. This is a MYTH.

    In FACT, Blogger blogs are poor in ranking compared to WordPress blogs. Both the platforms have equal race and Blogger users do have chance to excel using the right tactics.

    Google is absolutely non partial when it comes to search engine rankings. Every site gets equal chance to exceed whether its using Blogger or WordPress.

    Just my two cents. πŸ™‚

    Thank you.

  28. Hi Enstine sir, Nice to meet you. πŸ™‚

    I have been seeing your posts shared on various social media and glad I landed on this post via Harleena ma’am’s share on Google+.

    Probably I landed on your blog for the first time. I am quite amazed to see a simple yet powerful theme. πŸ™‚

    Coming to the post, I guess this topic is discussed so many times among bloggers that we can actually make a thesaurus out of it. πŸ˜›

    I had an expert speak on my blog and it was mostly dominated by the WordPress users. But we came to a conclusion that both are equally powerful. Here too it feels that WordPress is gonna outplay Blogger. πŸ™‚

    I would like to put forth my opinion point-wise…

    Security: In terms of security, Blogger is born more secure than WordPress. But WordPress is no less than Blogger. Using the right plug-ins and other functionalities WordPress can be secured. Sorry to hear about your friend Jackson. I hope you guys work together and make his blog secure from evil eyes of hackers.

    SEO: Talking about SEO, I have read bloggers stating that WordPress has better SEO as they are plugins to do that. If I am not wrong, Yoast is the name of that plugin, ignore if there are any mistakes in the name as I am not a WordPress user. But I think, Blogger too has better SEO features like Permalink, Search description, and with some technical know-how Blogger blogs can be ranked well.

    Community Features: Yes, With WordPress community features can be established far better than Blogger. But on the other hand, we have blogger with those embedded forums and also recently the makers/developers of stackexchange forums launched something called as Discourse which is the most latest advanced discussion forum which is x1000 times better than the WordPress community plugins (BuddyPress and BBPress). So people using Blogger can opt for Discourse.

    Widgets and Template customization: In Blogger the widgets installation and customization is easier than WordPress. I am sure, if someone has tried both the platforms; they will surely agree to this.

    Rumors: There are lots of rumors regarding Blogger. People say Google shuts down blogs which run on Blogger without any warning. I think, before using any product or service it is our responsibility to read the guidelines and follow them. If we break or try to bend the suggested guidelines we are surely facing their (Google) wrath.

    I look forward to read the replies of other bloggers. This post seems to be very exciting! πŸ˜€

    By the way, I loved the plug-in you are using for carrying out the debate. That is something unique and interesting. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for bringing up this ever-green topic. Have a wonderful weekend ahead. πŸ™‚

    Regards,
    Rohan Chaubey.

    • Impressive Rohan,
      You are hear for your first time and your comment is so deep.
      Thanks for taking the time to leave such a comment

      Yes my friends, including Harleena are doing me a big sharing service and I do really appreciate that.

      You followed up here and now you are part of this community. I can see you are on blogger so I’ll be stepping over to it for more πŸ˜‰

  29. hi muki,
    nice comparison between blogger blogspot and wordpress.
    i would say for newbie’s with low money blogger is best…
    but if you want flexibility and good seo than go for wordpress.org.
    nice article…

  30. Hey, Enstine.

    According to me, Blogger has only four advantages over WordPress.
    1. Free.
    2. Inherent domain authority.
    3. Faster indexing.
    4. Unlimited bandwidth.

    WordPress is the clear winner here. In spite of blogger’s advantages.

    Whwt do think?

    • Hey Akshay,
      I think WordPress is winning from the views I gather here. However, I have been using just wp since I started blogging so I can’t really make a practical conclusion πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your contribution

  31. What is the best? Blogger o WordPress?

    Actually it depends on users demand! What they want?

    1. If they want security then, both are secure. Blogger is secure like your gmail address. WordPress is secure as it’s controlled by you!
    2. If they want to focus only smooth blogging then, both are easy to use. Blogger is comparatively easy to use than WordPress.
    3. If they want SEO then, both are good is SEO. WordPress is comparatively good in term of SEO than Blogger. Because- there are many SEO features available only on WordPress like- link structure.

    So, point out your demand first and then choose your blogging platform!

  32. Great update Enstine, although have seen many comparison about this platforms but let me just confess that Self Hosted WordPress is the boss of all. Your contents are save and no banning privacy for hosted WP. I have uses both and have seen some differences in them. Now I uses Blogger but soon packing my load to WP.

      • Lols…You wan borrow me the lorry or gimme as a gift….wishing you happy weekend in advance.
        Looking forward to posts from Enstine this weekend or are you going for a break.

  33. Opps! Sorry! I think that CommentLuv isn’t still working, though I see a few links showing above, or perhaps it’s still moody and works only sometimes…lol… πŸ™‚

    • Ma’am I think the update is from Commentluv I added a comment on a blog yesterday choosed the commentluv but eventually didn’t show but am seeing others post but I know mine would also show to others.
      Same thing happening here that’s why I think it’s an update.

      • Is that so? I have no idea Hadharm – what I saw, I just shared it with Enstine. Either ways, links isn’t what one’s here for, so it hardly matters all that much to me. Thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚

        • “links isn’t what one’s here for…”
          This can only come from a seasoned blogger that you are Harleena.

          I think there is some compatibility issue that’s popping up with commentluv. Sometimes it works and then stops. Looks like it now has brains to think and decide when and when not to work πŸ˜‰

  34. Hi Enstine,

    This would turn to be an interesting topic of discussion I am sure πŸ™‚

    Well, I started my journey on a Blogger platform, and had not some good soul told me to switch to WordPress for it’s many benefits, I might still have been there! I never faced any issues on Blogger, and in fact there was a good and steady flow of a different kind of traffic on that one, but once you know you want to become a professional, then you make the change.

    I would suggest people to always try their first few months on a free platform, before switching to a paid one because you never know if blogging is something you’d like to do. I guess I did that myself, so just sharing it with everyone here. But of course, there is no looking back now, and yes, paid has less of security issues.

    Sorry to hear about Jackson’s blog, though with your backing, I am sure it’d get back on roll.

    Thanks for sharing, and glad to see CommentLuv up again! Have a nice weekend (I start counting days for it, much before it’s there! Happy could make it to your blog too, had wanted to earlier, just gets overwhelming….I know you’d understand!) πŸ™‚

    • Hi Harleena,
      I think I’ll set one of my blogs on blogger just to get the experience and of course see where it takes me know πŸ˜‰

      I’m glad you shared your experience and advice. That’s what I can recommend especially for those who don’t have money to invest. It’s good to go free and later on upgrade.

      Now, commentluv is unpredictable these days. The first issue I had was minification problems with wp rocket (my premium caching plugin)

      I got a tech guy from there who logged into my blog and got it resolved. Now if you ask me what’s going on, I won’t be able to explain. I’ll look into that myself later. If no hope, I’ll be counting its days too πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for the company today dear friend. Do have a wonderful weekend

  35. Hey enstine,
    Gotta blow out my point of view to people over here via comment box

    -> Blogger.com is better than WordPress.com
    -> WordPress.org is better than Blogger.com

    Verdict:
    ->If you’re planning to start you’re business for free go to Blogger.com
    ->If you’re planning to invest some $$$ then go to self hosted WordPress blog.

    NB:Actually WordPress wins due to its flexibility, never go to wordpress.com go to wordpress.org if you really wanna invest some $$$ on the other hand Blogger.com is handy works great for newbies πŸ™‚ ! Blogger built-in comes SEO-Optimized, High-Security, Hosting Servers can handle High-Realtime traffic πŸ˜‰ !

    I recommend you to start you’re blogging journey on Blogger.com after getting successful in Blogger.com & later you can migrate to WordPress.org anytime

    Regards,
    Issac paul

    • Great! You got it blown πŸ˜‰
      Great and detailed comment bro.

      Maybe I should edit the post and talk about paid blogger and paid wordpress, self hosted because essentially that’s what I’m looking at.

      In any case, you’ve displayed a great sense of knowing what you are talking about and thanks for that contribution.

      How are you set for the weekend?

      • Hey buddy,
        Good to see you responding to commentators πŸ˜‰ Gotta enjoy this weekend buddy πŸ™‚ ! Hehe πŸ˜‰ Take care bro πŸ˜‰ keep posting knowledgeable content will be happy to read your stuff & will be leaving comments in the weekends for sure πŸ˜‰

        Regards,
        Issac paul

  36. This questions and comparison issues has arise so many times. I even went ahead to published it on my main Blog – TechCanic

    I have used both platforms, and am still using it up till now

    Personally, I love blogger the most in term of security and hosting-less but aside of that, WordPress is the king . .

    My main blog which i know soon I’ll be implementing more functionality to it. its on WP.
    So i think WordPress takes the Belt

    • Hey John,
      It’s exciting to see you here man and thanks for adding your voice.
      I think I’ll set one of my blogs on blogger to get the experience πŸ˜‰

      Let’s see what others have to share πŸ˜‰

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