Blogging has become an alternative source of income these days. Even if you’re not doing it for earning, there would be a valid reason for that. As a new person, one knows very less as to how to start and from where to start. On the internet, there are two main platforms to get started with, blogger and WordPress. Since they both have all the features and comparison between them would just be useless. Let discuss what advantage you can have if you’re self-hosted and have WordPress as editor software.
Owning A Thing Has Its Own Advantage:
If you’re self-hosted, then you have full control of your website and can do whatever you want to do with it. But on blogger, Google can delete your blog without even letting you know. If someone reports your blog as spam, then Google might delete your blog, even if you had your own domain name. This has happened to lots of bloggers and is one of the main causes of decrease in popularity. Having a control over something is a great thing.
Also, mainly everyone wants to get traffic whether it is on blogspot or WordPress. You can’t have search engine optimization in blogger, neither in WordPress, at least not upto great extent. SEO means optimizing your website for search engines and having them among top rankings in a search engine. If you have self-hosted blog, you can do some good settings to make your website to get into top search results.
Support In WordPress Is Good:
Plugins and the support in WordPress are good. You can install no. of plugins as per your requirement from many number of plugins which could be used for different purposes. So, if you’re self-hosted, then only you can have good support by WordPress. Also, people see blogspot as a sign of mediocrity. It just people have made a perception that you’re a true blogger if you have self-hosted website. Apart from this, you can also have lots of themes and layouts as blogger can’t provide as much commercial themes as WordPress do.
Getting an AdSense account approved is also easy on a self-hosted website rather than blogspot. In blogspot, you have very tough competition and Google employees could reject your blogspot just for having any minor reason or thinking that you’re not good enough. Also if you’re publishing your blog somewhere or on social media sites, self-hosted website looks more professional than blogspot URL. You can have targeted traffic easily by making a social media page and getting likes on it will also increase popularity. People usually don’t like blogspot websites.
So the conclusion is clear as a mirror, that a self-hosted WordPress website is far better than blogger. You can control the way you want, sell it on any price whereas you can’t sell blogspot as it is strictly against Google’s terms and conditions. So don’t wait for anything and shift your blogspot to a self-hosted immediately.
If you are convinced that you are ready to move to Self-hosted WordPress, then you can check our Blogger.com to WordPress.org migration services which will help you to migrate your blog without losing traffic or SEO link juice.