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WordPress.com vs Blogger ( Blogspot ) - Which one is better free blogging platform ?

WordPress.com vs Blogger

If you are new in blogging business or you are planning for starting a blog you might have asked yourself that which blogging platform is best? But the second question is which one is the cheapest? This is an article I am not going to favor any blogging platform, this is based on personal experience of me and many fellow bloggers.

Okay, If you have asked people that "where to start a blog?", Wordpress is the most popular and default suggestion by the people. You should know that- Wordpress comes with two versions Hosted (Wordpress.com) and self-hosted (Wordpress.org). If you'll start your blog with self-hosted (Wordpress.org), you'll have to buy a domain and then a hosting which may double your expenses.

Lets come to the main topic, free blogging platform. Wordpress.com and blogger.com are the most popular choice of blogger if we say FREE. Both are self-hosted service. Lets know, which one is best. Till 2016, people had doubts on the future of blogger because they were not updating. But, since 2017 google has started giving attention to blogger it means they care of it.

1. Pricing

blogger.com doesn't have any plans, it is totally free. You'll get 15 GB free space along with your blogger account. You won't have to pay even a single penny to access more features. You'll just need a google account to make your blogger blog and you can make 100 blogs with one blogger account.

Free custom domain feature: blogger.com will give you sub-domain ( YOURSITE.blogspot.com ). But, if you want to change it, you can buy a domain name form a third party or by blogger itself.
Wordpress.com's basic plan is free, where you will get limited features and 3 GB space. If you want to access more features such as custom domain you will have to move for paid plans, starting at $2.99 per month.

2. Appearance

With Blogger, You can use custom themes.  Blogger by default, provides a limited set of templates to use, but you can also use third party themes. Currently they have added some good responsive templates. You can modify the colors and layout of these templates using the built-in tools, but if you are good in CSS and HTML you can make your own template. Means You can control your design and you won't have to pay extra for that.

With wordpress.com, You cannot use custom themes. Yup, you have to be stuck with their choice of themes which is being used on hundreds of millions of sites. If you want to access custom theme, you'll have to move for “design upgrade."

3. Ownership

With both blogging platforms, Ownership is in hand of blogging platform. They can suspend your blog at any time if you violated their Terms of Service. So, be careful. Even if you pay for upgrades, you still have to tell others that your site is powered by WordPress.com. But you can remove it on Blogger. Here is an example of wordpress.com. Here is an example of wordpress.com ownership problem.

4. Making Money

This is the most important portion. If you are giving your time to write a blog posts to provide information to your viewers, you probably want to earn some money from your blog. Which is fair.

In case of free WordPress, you'll get hurt. Because, Advertisements from third-party ad networks like Google Adsense, Yahoo, Chitika and Vibrant Media are not allowed on WordPress.com. But Affiliate links are allowed. And WordPress.com places their ads on all free websites.Means you'll promote worpress, without getting any revenue.
WordPress.com Premium or Business plans have automatic access to the WordAds (official WordPress.com advertising program ) program. If you are using a Free or Personal Plan, have moderate to high traffic (Around 25,000 pageviews per month) then you can  apply for Ad control.

In case of blogger, there is no such limitation. You will not have to pay for displaying ads. You can easily monetize your blogger site and you can use any ad network. It also provides built in feature to connect with Google Adsense.

5. Security

Both are secure. If you are using Blogger, you don't have to worry about security (untill you won't give your google it and password) because you have already added advantage of Google’s robust secure platform. WordPress is quite secure, WordPress monitors potentially harmful activity.


Portability can be the last issue. If you are planning for exporting your blog( blogger to another or another to blogger ), you may lose your SEO, followers. Yet, I am not counting it as a disadvantage. Because, you can get in touch with them with your social media pages. 

The final choice is always yours.

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