Blogger vs WordPress – Choose The Best Blogging Platform

Almost everyone who lives in a civilized part of the world blogs. It is possible to have your own blog site for just about anything from aerospace technology to showing off cute pictures of the new baby for granny. With so many different hosting web sites available, it is hard to know which one to choose for what your needs are. There are two major companies vying for the business of bloggers alike leaving many to wonder which is best Blogger or WordPress?

The answer is that each of them has their own set of advantages and disadvantages, it really depends on what you use the blog site for, what you are looking for in blogging sites and what blogging tools you need to display on your webpage.

Blogger vs WordPress – Which is the Best Blogging Platform?

To outdo the competition, web-hosting sites need to stay on top of innovation and offer to their clients the best in blogger software and tools. Blogger, being a Google product is a hugely expansive and well known blogger site. Originally introduced with the Google name in 2003, it quickly became the web-hosting site of choice. Maybe more so for the big name behind it than on its merits, or because it was the most innovative choice at the time. It offers to those who use it a free blogging platform and integration with other Google tools, but that free platform comes at a price which is primarily the expense of inflexibility.

blogger logoCreating many templates that are user friendly means that the template is user unchangeable without HTML manipulation. The templates restrict the creative juices, and make it impossible to add things that may be crucial for your business. Over the past several years, they have added the same features as other industry hosting sites like widgets and gadgets, but a tool is only as good as the construction site you are given to use them on. With 10 pages limits and third party add-ons needed to navigate the site, it may lead those who are more tech-savvy irritated by the lack of customization. Available around the world, it maintained the prominent number 2 spot on Nielsen’s social media report for 2012.

Coming in fourth on the list was WordPress originally released in 2003 by Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg. It offers two different types of wordpress logoproducts to its user and an Open Source Content Management System. The users of WordPress are able to choose from their free blogging templates, or a downloadable software that allows more freedom for webpage creation, more choices for various platforms, and to develop online stores. It may not have the big name of Google behind it, but it definitely offers the most innovative and customizable product on the market.

Video: Matt Cutts talks about WordPress vs Blogger as the best Blogging Platform

In this video, we see Matt Cutts explaining the basic difference between Blogger vs WordPress as a Blogging Platform

So whose the ultimate winner between WordPress vs Blogger?

They are both good blogging platform sites, but the favorite of choice for business software appears to be consistent. To make more professional pages that are accessible on different blogging platforms and offer the best options, WordPress appears to have the better overall product. According to WordPress 2013 TopTenREVIEWS, WordPress overall is “We think that recreational and accomplished bloggers alike will find the simplicity and functionality of liberating.”

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Swayam Das is a Kolkata (India) based Online Marketing Strategist and the sole author of this Social Media Blog. You can follow him on Twitter @das_swayam , Google+ , Facebook and LinkedIn.

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