Have you been trying to think what platform you should choose?
WordPress and Blogger platforms offer SEO, speed, and customizations capabilities.
But Blogger provides limited, and WordPress provides unlimited features.
Generally, some people say Blogger is from Google; you should go for it due to its high-end servers run by big G.
But the science between WordPress and Blogger is not simple.
There is no doubt WordPress is the winner, but Blogger can perform exceptionally in some niches. Examples are shown below to make you believe in it.
Without wasting your time, let’s talk business.
1. Security: Blogger is the Winner
Security of Blogger is the best in the world because the engineers of Google design it.
To hack a Blogger account is the same to hack Google.
If a hacker wants to hack your website, he will need to hack your Google account.
That’s why, to avoid Blogger account hacked, always use 2-step verification.
Yes, you don’t need to worry about on Blogger:
- Latest version of CMS
- Latest version of themes
- Latest version of the operating system
The list goes on. Google handles it for you.
WordPress needs great care otherwise it can be hacked. WordPress can be hacked by the following ways:
Plugin vulnerabilities represented 55.9% of the known entry points reported by respondents, according to Wordfence. Plugins provide a way for hackers to access your WordPress.
For this reason, you must keep your plugins updated. But it is not the case with Blogger. It is always updated in the backend.
- Brute-force Attack
When people install a new WordPress on their hostings, they don’t bother to change the default URL for the WordPress login that provides an opportunity for hackers to brute force your website.
What is a brute force attack? Wikipedia defines:
A brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases until the correct one is found.
- Insecure Hosting
It’s one of the most common causes as people buy cheap hostings that don’t always provide excellent security. You must read reviews from social media, not from the online websites that are paid to show you the so-called 5-star reviews. The top hostings you get at the top of Google don’t mean they are also the best.
- DDoS Attack
Cloudflare defines DDoS Attack as
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.
Hackers buy many powerful PC called RDPs to hack a website. An RDP is a remote desktop protocol that you control from your PC. For example, if you are in Paris, you can control powerful PCs having 10Gbps speed, 128GB RAM, 64 cores that are locating in South Korea you can control from your computer to hack any website or computer.
Yes, other things cause hacking like nulled themes, insecure hosting, the vulnerabilities in OS.
2. Performance: Blogger is the Winner
Blogspot blogs are hosted on Google Servers that are made a world-class performance. These are the same servers that are used by the Google Search Engine, Youtube, and Google Assistance.
Blogger uses Google Cloud Computing. You can use for your blog too, with it’s not affordable for everyone.
These servers are optimized for extreme performance, and your website opens within 3 seconds if you use a theme that is simple.
Everything is loaded fast like
Blogger doesn’t have plugins to optimize your blog to server fasters to users. If you know HTML, CSS, and JS, you can do yourself.
You have following ways to make your Blogger blog faster:
- Buying a fast SEO optimized template
- Use TinyPng to compress each image manually.
- Use Cloudflare (CDN) free or Pro plan to optimize your blog for speed.
Here is the speed test of a Blogger blog, thehackernews.com
I have a blog on Blogger, here is another result:
The way WordPress can be optimized for speed, it is not possible with Blogger.
Even if you don’t know HTML, CSS, and JS you can speed up your blog quickly on WordPress
It has excellent free and paid plugins that can speed up your blog.
If you get a good hosting, fast theme, effective cashing plugins, CDN, and optimize images, WordPress can perform a load better than Blogger.
3. SEO: WordPress is the winner
When it comes to SEO, Blogger has some advantages and disadvantages.
Blogger is extremely fast due to dedicated servers of Google. The better the speed, the better ranking you may get.
You might be thinking why speed is essential? Yes, speed is vital because Google ranks your blog better if it loads better.
Now you may be thinking it is for mobile only, but my dear, now Google is building the mobile first indexing that will rank sites based on the mobile version of the site. The more you make your site faster, the better it will rank.
Further, Blogger has started to provide free SSL to Blogger custom sites. It means if you attach a .com domain with your blog, SSL (HTTPS) will be free. It was not possible before 2018, but now in 2019, you can do it at no cost.
The drawback of Blogger is that you can’t install SEO plugins like SEO Yoast that can help in your On-Page SEO and other social media optimizations.
On Blogger, you have to do manually. It will be an issue if you are a beginner.
You have complete control of following SEO aspects on Blogger:
- Meta Description
- Google Analytics and Google Console Integration
- Alt Image
For the rest of the SEO things, you need to learn HTML, CSS, JS, and XHTML.
WordPress has the best potential when it comes to SEO; it lets you do everything that you cannot be done with Blogger.
You can make the URL structure as per your need that is not possible with Blogger. The shorter the URL, the better for users, so does for ranking.
Blogger creates URL like example.com/07/2018/your-url.html.
It has a date and the last part HTML that takes up to 13 characters for no reason.
But with WordPress, you can change the way it looks.
Besides, WordPress has a vast variety of SEO plugins.
The people who make a blog on the above niches they find their blogs deleted at some stage in their life. Otherwise, you don’t need to worry about that.
5. Themes: WordPress is the winner
Blogger has great templates for everything from blog to e-commerce, but with limited features.
They don’t have great features like WordPress, but still helpful to many.
Here are the great Blogger templates that can beat most WordPress themes.
This theme is called Magone for Blogger.
Here is e-commerce Blogger template
You can find many premium templates on ThemeForest. You can find many free templates, but you can’t remove credit. They are made free for getting backlinks to make their blog rank better. Yes, you can remove the credit with some CSS tactics, but it is not always a good idea.
WordPress has produced themes in everything from education to industry, to online learning management course themes to e-commerce themes.
WordPress is the winner when it comes to themes.
If you are working on the niche that doesn’t need a complex theme, then Blogger is for you if you have a limited budget.
Here is the overview of how a WordPress is created with great care, elegance, and perfection.
6. Plugins: WordPress is the winner
You may be thinking there is no point to discuss plugins on Blogger, but every problem has a solution.
I have found a simple tactic where you can use a WordPress plugin on Blogger, but with a twist.
For example, here is an example of how you can use the SEO Yoast On-Page feature on Blogger.
Go to Poopy.life
Install a WordPress that is installed within 15 seconds
Go to plugins and install SEO Yoast
Create a new post and fill the keyword and start writing SEO optimized article in SEO Yoast.
Once done, go to Text of WordPress, and copy the whole coding.
Go to Blogger, create a new post and paste into the HTML section of Blogger.
Then hit Publish
You can’t use all the plugins in this way, but something is better than nothing.
Keep in mind that Blogger is utterly free whereas WordPress needs hosting that may cost five times more than the domain.
WordPress is considered the best because it solves every problem with a plugin.
Want to do On-Page SEO? Use SEO Yoast.
Want to make your theme AMP enabled? Use AMP plugin
Want to compress your images? Use SMUSH
The list goes on.
7. Support: WordPress is the winner
It is true that Blogger lacks the support that WordPress offers. You need a lot of hard work to find a solution to the problem on Blogger.
I have been using Blogger for more than four years; I will try my best to write on every problem a person on Blogger faces.
If you are currently facing an issue that you don’t find on the internet, let me know in the below comments.
If you want to solve every problem of Blogger, you must know of
More than 30% of the websites on the internet are created by WordPress. That’s why it has a huge support community. Any problem you face, type on Google, you will find the solution.
Youtube is full of tutorial videos. Google is full of websites that solve every tiny problem of WordPress.
If you are using a good hosting, your hosting will provide support. Some hosting companies offer help in case your site is hacked.
But it is not the case with Blogger. Google doesn’t provide any support to Blogger users.
8. Future: WordPress is the winner
Google has discontinued many apps in the past, but it is not possible with Blogger due to the variety of reasons.
Furthermore, Google is earning millions of dollars from the blogs that are hosted on Blogger by Google Adsense.
Google has been bringing many new changes to Blogger since the year Google bought Blogger in 2003.
Do you want to be updated what new features Blogger team has introduced?
Visit Blogger Blog
WordPress has a bright future since the day it was released on 27th May 2003. Being an open source project, it has great potential.
What does open source mean?
Open source is a term used to describe computer programs with their source code available for everyone to study. WordPress is an open source software, and anyone can use, study, change and redistribute its source code.
Even you don’t know programing language; you can help WordPress to make it better.
WordPress can do anything. Plugins are being built that use the power of AI, ML, and DL on WordPress. Complex websites can be created on WordPress that were not possible.
Before WordPress, you had to pay thousands of dollars to make a simple website, but it is not the case. You can easily buy a great theme in $60 that can do anything without any coding knowledge.
Here you can see the latest updates on WordPress. You will observe WordPress is updated more frequently than Blogger.
9. Cost: Blogger is the winner
Blogger is free; you don’t need to pay for anything. Period.
You don’t need to pay for your high-end servers; you don’t need to worry about your site being hacked.
Your cost will go if you buy:
- Premium themes
- Cloudflare CDN Pro Plan
For WordPress, you need to buy a hosting that may range from $2 to $1000 a month depending on its CPU, RAM, SSD, and bandwidth.
WordPress supports different types of web hostings, and each hosting costs differently.
- Cloud-Based Web Hosting
- Virtual Private Server (VPS)
- Dedicated Web Server
- Managed WordPress Hosting
- Reseller Web Hosting
Also, you need to buy a WordPress theme to make your site professional. Free themes don’t provide support, and they are not features rich.
Also, free themes are created for the sake of getting backlinks. That’s why it is better to get a premium theme.
If you can’t afford, don’t worry. Themeforst provides free themes each month. Each month, you will get free different themes.
10. Customization: WordPress is the winner
Google doesn’t give you the main access to its servers. You are limited to Blogger Dashboard that doesn’t provide enough flexibility to change the settings that you want to change.
You can change the title, meta description, HTTPS and an option to add authors to its basic dashboard.
And here you can control the 301 redirects, robots.txt, and ads.txt. Also in the Others section, you can put the Google Analytics ID and can make a backup and import the data.
Also, some themes offer great customization changes on Blogger. Go to Theme>Customize and make changes as you like.
You can customize everything with the help of WordPress. Great themes come up with its system to customize. Also, every theme comes up with video tutorials on how you can customize the themes the way you like.
WordPress is the ultimate winner due to its diverse features provided if you have the budget for the domain and hosting. WordPress has great themes, plugins, and support that Blogger lacks.
If you are a student or the person who can’t afford expensive hosting, then Blogger is for you. You need to pay for a domain that you can buy a domain in $1 from Godaddy and attach with Blogger to run the blog.
In simple words, if you don’t have the budget of at least $5 a month, then you should go for Blogger. Otherwise, WordPress is the best fit for you.