SEO is important…blogger, why is wordpress more suited to it?

I have hit 1000 subscribers recently as you can see on the right in the counter, and I wanted to thank you all for that, if you have yet to subscribe, by all means feel free to do so… 😛

I appreciate you all, I welcome you too if you decide to subscribe.

I am glad to have moved to this WPress platform, a few points though…

If you are 100% new to blogging I still think blogger is the best bet, it can’t be beaten for sheer ease of use, the ease to just start, which many of us say is probably the hardest part.

My opinion for what it’s worth, if you are starting with blogger, by all means go for it,  if possible use a custom domain too as you then have a much stronger chance of keeping the blog, on blogspot they can delete your blog, nothing to stop them, it’s happened before…

The other thing, this move for me was not all plain sailing, as my old blog was always on FTP and never blogspot or custom domain, I think it probably had an effect… therefore should you ever decide to move onto WPress sometime when you feel more up to it or have outgrown blogger I think the exporting and importing will be far easier for you.

That said, I am glad I done the move now, like I said, it wasn’t all plain sailing and a massive thanks goes out to Andy Beard for the help especially with the redirects, and answering the few questions I asked.

Now I am moved, it’s given me some new motivation, there seems to be so  much more you can do with WPress then with blogger and I also never really felt blogger helped SEO wise, at least not making it easy for bloggers to utilise SEO… WP on the other hand!

Not only does WP make it easier for the users, (us) it makes it more suitable to the SE’s and the readers.

I will have to be more mindful of the SEO side of things now, but feel I have a better platform and tools here to be so, than on blogger.

I am AMAZED that blogger google have let WPress gain so much ground on them with blogger over the last few years, mind you blogger stagnated for a few years, it’s only the last couple they have been making strides, yet I still feel it’s all a little to little to late, some of the good things they are bringing into blogger now WPress has had for a long time.

The time to up your game blogger was two or three years ago!

Don’t you all agree?

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11 Responses to SEO is important…blogger, why is wordpress more suited to it?

  1. Rob, well done on reaching the magic number! Good luck on your next 9,000!

    I agree with you here. I started off with Blogger when I had a static web page for my business. Then I got persuaded to have one intergrated blog/website. My developers suggested to me WordPress (which I’d heard about from reading Problogger as the platform for serious blogs) as it’s more customisable.

    I do find it surprising that Google with all their resources don’t make more of it. Or maybe that’s where they see the market for the beginer blogger?

    • Rob
      Twitter: robsellen
      says:

      Thanks mate,

      Took a while, but hoping I can grow it at a faster rate with the plans I have, good times. 😉

      Blogger is just so simple for the start, no matter what you plan on doing it’s something anyone and everyone should test, try it is why I say, who knows where it will lead. 😀

      It’s also a great starter to learning aspects of html, and css.

      Even if that beginner market was their target, there’s no reason to not have it the best it can be. 😉

      If they had done it better and done more for it, many people wouldn’t have ever bothered with WPress.

  2. Andy C says:

    I started with Blogger a few years back but didn’t like the horrendous ‘Publishing’ lag and quickly moved to WordPress.com shortly after it launched.

    I’m just a small-time blogger but I think WordPress.com is equally easy for any blogger to get started and the wealth of available plugins and themes is a big plus for WP.

    However, for a personal ‘blogger’, and for pure ease of use, I am convinced I would use Posterous/Tumblr if I was starting out today.

    PS. I don’t even use WP any more (as the complex UI infuriated me) so now I run Habari.
    .-= Andy C´s last blog ..the most embarrassing night of my life =-.

    • Rob
      Twitter: robsellen
      says:

      That was my biggest peeve on the blogger FTP set up, it used to be like that in blogspot though, didn’t it?

      It drove me nuts, and sometimes it would hang and you’d lose your work…. yeah, *sigh, a good few times I almost put a fist shaped hole in the monitor! 😛

      Um, yeah, I agree in a way, I thought http://robsellen.com/posterous-the-big-easy/ it was neat, still do, but yeah, for a complete noob and someone who likes just working with something like a purely email format, perfect.

      Thanks for that advice you gave me Andy, by the way. 🙂

  3. Denise says:

    Rob, I guess I am out voted here. I like Blogger blogs and use them a lot. I also use WordPress. I have around 150 self-hosted WP blogs but the constant upgrading is a pain. Lately I have also gone back to using more static sites as I do not have to keep upgrading them and I find static sites rank just as well as blogs. The only problem with static sites is I have not found a way to make comments available.

    I find Blogger sites are great for Micro-niche sites. I can get my ten posts up, send traffic, monetize and forget them. I have never had a Blogger blog hacked, but I sure have with WP. I like WP for my more social sites and for the fact that I can get an aged domain and get instant Google luv. I use my static sites more for product sites and e-commerce where I do not need to interact too much with customers.

    They all serve their purpose. It just depends on where or what you plan to do with them.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Blogger Illustrated: Internet Marketing Defined =-.

    • Rob
      Twitter: robsellen
      says:

      Hi Denise.

      I agree blogger blogs have a great place in the big picture, and will still use them myself, but they could sure have been improved more over the years, I also agree, I have never had a blogger blog hacked, it just doesn’t seem to happen often, they are good in the respect.

      As for the updating of WP, I guess it’s not to bad when you only have one, or two. 😉

      Alot to be said for the static sites… I know I need to get more of them out there. 🙂

      Is there no way to add disqus to a static site?

      Thanks for the comment.

    • Dave Doolin
      Twitter: websiteweekend
      says:

      Denise, feeling your pain here…

      When I get some time, I’m going build out a suite of sites using CakePHP, CodeIgniter and Webby.

      That way I can fully script everything from localhost.

      No way I want to run more than, say, a dozen WP installations.
      .-= Dave Doolin´s last blog ..7 Excellent Tips for Handling Content Robbers (’cause you cain’t shoot ‘em) =-.

  4. Denise says:

    I do not know what disqus is. I guess I will have to look it up and see what it can do.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Blogger Illustrated: Internet Marketing Defined =-.

  5. Dave Doolin
    Twitter: websiteweekend
    says:

    I’d probably recommend WordPress.com over Blogger, but yeah, if you have no interest in monetization (maybe even if you do), no need to be self-hosted.
    .-= Dave Doolin´s last blog ..CommentLuv – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Saturday Morning Surfing =-.

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