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Which Blogger tool do you recommend

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by fisa, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. #1
    I am curious. Which Blogger tool do you recommend. In the past, all I knew about was blogger, but Wordpress is getting lots of mention.

    Less known to me is Blerp, typepad, and there must be others.

    I am looking to start blogging in earnest, and am unsure which is the best one to use, and also the simplest, and yes, to earn money online through them
     
    fisa, Sep 27, 2009 IP
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    real_skinner Notable Member

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    I strongly suggest WordPress, and for so many reasons....

    And few of that reasons are
    - it's FREE
    - secure and you get updates every now and then
    - tons of very useful FREE plugins
    - and many more :D
     
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    You will recommend rss2blog, try it out.
     
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    fiberus Well-Known Member

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    WORDPRESS !!! Without Any Comments
     
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    thesilly1 Peon

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    Without a doubt Wordpress. It's so easy to use with so many themes with so many plugins. Once you start using it you'll be amazed at it's usefulness! My wife uses Drupal and I got her to switch one domain to WP and she LOVES it.
     
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    dmssrinivas Well-Known Member

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    Wordpress if not upgraded is susceptible to hacking. And Blogger, I never saw any such report on the web. And don't underestimate blogger's SEO. If you have content, SEO is a smaller factor to consider.
     
    dmssrinivas, Sep 27, 2009 IP
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    thesilly1 Peon

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    True but the domain is no where near as valuable as if you owned the actual domain. You own the domain you can do whatever you want with it. Blogger owns the domain they can do whatever they tell you (want to) with it.
     
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    myst_dg Active Member

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    But SEO does matter.
     
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    bluearrow Well-Known Member

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    You can use your own domain with blogger too. You can even host it in your own place.
     
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    The customization capabilities for wordpress are simply amazing. I suggest you go for wordpress. There are enough SEO tools for wordpress as well to help you out
     
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    Personally I'd go with Typepad every day of the week - I've tried Wordpress but just couldnt deal with it
     
    Graeme_harrison, Sep 28, 2009 IP
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    If i talk about blog based CMS, i would recommend Wordpress. Not because i am using it for one of my websites i.e saleem.com.au. But due to its SEO based friendly nature. Wordpress is and advanced tool which has different options and is very easy to manage. You have a web based dashboard through which you can manage your pages, posts or even more. Apart from it you can manage your website through your server, if you are running this CMS on domains handled on dedicated or shared hostings. Moreover, you are free to add and remove plugins as per your choice and need.
    My vote goes for Wordpress.
     
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  13. dmssrinivas

    dmssrinivas Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I said it is a smaller factor when compared to Content. More over, blogger's SEO is fairly good. Looks decent. Wordpress pages look like someone wants to grab off a keyword from established websites, as the text size and other things are more than optimum.

    Look at this http://en.wordpress.com/tags/. It's not so convincing for me.

    Custom Domain from the start is good option. You need a domain for WP too right? And yes, any one can do anything to our domain if we don't follow the rules on the web, no matter you have all yours.

    One thing is, Matt Cutts himself told that SEO and anti-spam of Wordpress is very nice even when compared to Blogger. But these are minor factors if you have great content.

    Note this: In today's Alexa top 1m, there are 130+ blogspot blogs below 50k and there are 15+ wordpress blogs.
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    I only recommend wordpress for blogging now.
     
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    i recommend to use wordpress because it is very easy to use and it is SEO friendly blogging tools
     
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    I would argue the fact that Blogspot has been around for MUCH longer than Wordpress would be a major contributer to this fact. Is this only for the wordpress domains or the self hosted version? Because I can think of quite a few sites that run WP that are in the top 1 million.

    Either way, if you're trying to build a long-term viable business a self-hosted Wordpress blog would be where you should be looking.
     
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    In my blogging life, I noticed that WP is the best one.

    Good luck
    Blog.
     
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    Wordpress with SEO Pack of course. :D
     
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    #19
    I recommend,
    Blogger if you want to have free blogging platform with loads of feature.
    Wordpress for self hosted single blog platform.
    Movable type for Multi user multi blog platform
    b2Evolution for photo and text blog in single self hosted environment
     
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    and the Google XML sitemaps. Your site will be indexed and ranking in no time. (with quality content and more links). ;)
     
    thesilly1, Sep 28, 2009 IP