Using Blogger is a Mistake

bvswpBlogger is one of a number of different blogging platforms out there, but it is not the most ideal way to go for most blogging purposes. While there are benefits to using blogger when you are just starting out when it comes to blogging, using blogger is a mistake later on when you are trying to grow and develop your blog. Not only is blogger not ideal because it is a hosted blog that you do not have as much control over, but there are also a number of features that some blogging platforms offer that blogger hasn’t even come close to offering. The reason why blogging platforms like WordPress are considered to be ideal is because WordPress offers a number of extremely important features that Blogger isn’t making available yet.

First of all, you can set a WordPress blog up to automatically ping RSS and blog feed directories each and every time that you make a blog post. This is an extremely powerful blogging feature, at least if you are looking to generate a large amount of traffic for your blog right away. On top of this, because WordPress will be doing all of the pinging for you, you will be creating a lot of automatic backlinks to your blog almost instantaneously.

Think about how long it would normally take you to build a website, get the search engines to pay attention to it, earn backlinks from other pages to improve your search engine listings and to start earning traffic. Instead of having to do all of this work yourself, consider creating a WordPress blog that will do all of the work for you automatically.

Secondly, WordPress allows the use of categories, which are a really powerful way for you to improve the structure of your website, not only for human visitors but also for search engines as well. If the main topic of your website is widgets, for example, then you can create a category for blog posts about black widgets, another category for green widgets, and finally a category for orange widgets. Then when you add posts to your blog, you can decide which categories the post belongs to. Then your blog will automatically archive all of your posts not only by the month and the date but also by the category that the post most closely corresponds to.

If you have a visitor that is especially interested in widgets of a certain color then, they can easily find all of your posts on that particular subject rather than having to go through all of your archives to find a certain post.

WordPress and other similar blogging platforms offer a wide variety of additional options and features that Blogger simply cannot offer. While blogger is an excellent jumping off point for brand new blogs in certain situations, it is by no means a good answer on a long term basis.

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Originally posted 2009-02-04 05:50:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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10 comments ↓
#1 Jhangora on 12.28.08 at 12:45 pm

I have been blogging for four months on blogger now. Is there any way I can shift to wordpress without losing any of the posts and comments?

#2 kevin on 12.28.08 at 12:49 pm

There are a number of good writeups on this very topic… Try this search: move posts from blogspot to wordpress

#3 Tom on 03.17.09 at 7:44 am

Having used blogger and wordpress, I agree…Blogger is a mistake. A mistake I wish I could easily correct.

#4 Akhil Yadav on 04.12.09 at 7:46 am

Blogger is good to start with, it gets you easily listed with google, if you dont want to go into technicalities and are not really good with website stuff, you can stay with Blogger.
But if you want to make your blog popular, and use the power of plugins to do that and more you’ve got to host your own blog using Blogging tools, at which WordPress is the best.
It has huge community support, plugins, themes, everything you need.

#5 Dreamweaver Tutor on 08.07.09 at 8:57 am

It’s not about blogger but getting full ownership of yor blog content and being able to transfer any credits in terms of Page Rank when moving your blog from one web hosting server to another. The the price of web hosting as low as $3.99/month, domain name registration at $9.95 and a free wordpress CMS I cannot see why any serious bloggers would give up her intellectual rights and brand ownership to someone else.

#6 shiva on 10.19.09 at 7:15 am

Good Discussion . With good back links we can reach top ten positions using bloger

#7 鹏鹏 on 11.13.09 at 10:38 pm

It’s not about blogger but getting full ownership of yor blog content and being able to transfer any credits in terms of Page Rank when moving your blog from one web hosting server to another. The the price of web hosting as low as $3.99/month, domain name registration at $9.95 and a free wordpress CMS I cannot see why any serious bloggers would give up her intellectual rights and brand ownership to someone else.

#8 Chris @ Brighton Photographic on 01.03.10 at 9:06 am

This is all a bit confusing to me, Blogger seems to just work, and work well. Do I need all this extra stuff, truly? What is the benefit. If the main aim of my blogger blog is to drive traffic to my main site what would wordpress do that would make it worth moving to them?

#9 Slim on 04.28.10 at 6:25 am

Well, I can tell you don’t fully understand what’s possible with Blogger! ;)

First I have multiple blogs with Blogger & WordPress both…

With Blogger any money you generate is 100% profit.

I use blogger as a CMS site for (legal) downloads of files, for 2.5 years now. I never need to worry about upgrades, or being hacked. I have a Google PR-4, & rank #1 for a few good short-tail keywords.

I havn’t posted on my Blogger blogs in about a month, one of the blogs brings in a steady stream of Adsense earnings (again 100% profit) $110 – 120 per month. That’s not bad since the blog isn’t updated much.

I bought all my christmas presents ($1,200) for my family last year from that single blog/earnings, 1-PC, 1-notebook, 1-netbook, & wireless router, & I’ll use the same blog earnings again this christmas.

Why would anyone turn down free money, that’s just crazy!

#10 Leo Sigh on 07.07.10 at 9:26 am

Interesting information, but I respectfully disagree. I’ve had blogs on Blogger for years and make more than $6,000 a month now with very little work involved. And, yes, as the above poster said, you don’t understand what you can do with Blogger (much more than with WP, IMO).

Blogger DOES have categories, just like WordPress does and it’s also easier to use. I’ve also found traffic finds my Blogger blogs much faster than it found my WordPress blogs (I finally switched my last two blogs from WP to Blogger last month) and, unlike WP, Blogger allows AdSense. With WP, you have to pay for it to be hosted somewhere else.

I’ve been with Blogger for more than six years now and you couldn’t pay me to switch. Not when I make that much money from the blogs I run with them.

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