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Wordpress vs Blogspot

  1. 1. Wordpress.com vs Blogspot The Pros and Cons 
  2. 2. Blogspot
  3. 3. Blogspot <ul><li>Also known as Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Updated design interface. </li></ul><ul><li>50 languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy and customizable templates. </li></ul><ul><li>Built in visitor stats. </li></ul><ul><li>Third party scripts is allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Can use your own domain name registered with your own favorite or best domain registration service . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogspot Cont. <ul><li>Include your own Google Ads. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best blog hosts . </li></ul><ul><li>Import from another Blogspot blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Galleries had Slideshow widget. </li></ul><ul><li>Comment spam auto filtering. </li></ul><ul><li>1 GB image storage. </li></ul><ul><li>But, no static frontpage allowed and many other limits. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogspot Limitations <ul><li>Contact form is not available. </li></ul><ul><li>Password protection is not available. </li></ul><ul><li>No static frontpage. </li></ul><ul><li>1 GB image storage (i.e not for serious photographers or portfolio sites). </li></ul><ul><li>Free website host with no option to upgrade. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How About Wordpress.com?
  7. 7. Wordpress.com Summarized <ul><li>It is a free blog web hosting (upgradable). </li></ul><ul><li>Has mobile interface dashboard. </li></ul><ul><li>120+ languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Has built-in visitor stats. </li></ul><ul><li>Import from Blogger, WordPress, and several other blogging systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Can add galleries. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is Good About Wordpress.com <ul><li>Can create posts or ‘pages’. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact form is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Password protection is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Spam is no problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Survive traffic spike. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic backup. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wordpress Limitations <ul><li>Upgrade is required to use own domain name . </li></ul><ul><li>No ads (Adsense, Kontera, Chitika, Text Link ads, Bidvertiser etc.) allowed. No sponsored or paid posts. </li></ul><ul><li>Image storage is up to 3 GB. </li></ul><ul><li>Limited template/theme customization (unique design only available for upgrade version). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wordpress Limitations 2 <ul><li>Limited template/theme customization (unique design only available for upgrade version). </li></ul><ul><li>No scripts allowed. No plugin uploads. </li></ul><ul><li>If your popular blog grows in traffic beyond imposed limits, you need to upgrade. </li></ul><ul><li>Violate TOS and get deleted. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wordpress .com vs Blogspot, Which is Better?
  12. 12. Differences <ul><li>Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>Free. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of existing domains is allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Your own ads are allowed . </li></ul><ul><li>Can use javascript codes. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Available in free, paid version (upgrade), or self-hosted. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of existing domains is allowed in upgrade (paid) version only. </li></ul><ul><li>Ads are allowed is upgrade ( paid) version only. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of javascript codes is available in self-hosted Wordpress only. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Differences <ul><li>Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable templates. </li></ul><ul><li>Use backlinks. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>More template variety and higher quality templates. </li></ul><ul><li>Use automatic trackbacks. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Blogspot is Better?
  15. 15. Go with Self-hosted Wordpress <ul><li>WordPress.com or Blogspot is great to start blogging on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com has certain limitations about ads. </li></ul><ul><li>Image storage is limited for both – not suitable for hosting photos, portfolio etc. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Go with Self-hosted Wordpress <ul><li>Blogspot does not allow upgrade to custom or self-hosted version. No scripting. No plugin. No contact form. </li></ul><ul><li>Both Wordpress.com and Blogspot are recommended for personal or hobby blog only. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to make money from blogging, you need to move to or start with a self hosted Wordpress blog. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Recommended Wordpress Hosting <ul><li>Hostgator – support second to none </li></ul><ul><li>Bluehost – one simple plan </li></ul><ul><li>InMotion Hosting – great for business blog </li></ul><ul><li>Try Hostgator for 1¢ using coupon code LINUXHOSTING </li></ul>
  18. 18. A Wordpress.com Story <ul><li>“ I’m a fool. </li></ul><ul><li>I was seduced by the ease of use and ready to go nature of  wordpress.com . If I had actually paid just a tiny bit more attention when I was setting it up, I would have worked out that what I really needed was a wordpress.org blog. </li></ul><ul><li>If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, WordPress have kindly written an article that explains the differences. I wish I had read it.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Don’t Make the Same Mistake – Story Continued <ul><li>“ Suffice to say, it looks like I’m going to be spending some time transferring over all my details, just when I thought I had got everything all setup properly. </li></ul><ul><li>(Sigh) </li></ul><ul><li>On the plus side, it means that I can finally get it looking how I want, with all the social features I wanted in the first place. “ </li></ul>
  20. 20. Hostgator - Recommended Wordpress Hosting <ul><li>Why Hostgator ? </li></ul><ul><li>Superior support options (phone, live chat, ticket system, video tutorials etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade options to VPS and dedicated hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Can try Hostgator for only 1¢ using coupon code LINUXHOSTING </li></ul><ul><li>Save 25% using coupon code SERVERHOSTING </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Blogspot Story… <ul><li>“ When I started my blog is was simple idea. A very small idea. I had NO IDEA that this “blogging thing” was going to become such a big staple in my life. </li></ul><ul><li>So why did I decide switch. The simple answer is: Blogger wasn’t meeting my current needs.” </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Blogspot Story Part 2 <ul><li>“ Here’s why! </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that Google can delete your blog at anytime for any reason without any notice? It says so right in the terms of service: “Google may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason, terminate the Service, terminate this Agreement, or suspend or terminate your account.” </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Blogspot Story Part 3 <ul><li>“ I’m sure that happens far and few between. But do I want to chance that. Absolutely not! I have four years worth of blood, sweat and tears in this blog. Okay, maybe not blood, but sweat and tears, definitely! Now that I am on a self-hosted WordPress blog, I have all the control over my content and no one can shut me down!” </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Blogspot Story Part 4 <ul><li>“ I also have more control over SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I still want to grow my blog and SEO is something that helps this happen. This is one area that WordPress.org really overshadows Blogger. I’m still working on learning more about what WordPress has to offer me now.” </li></ul>
  25. 25. Choose Your Blog Host Wisely <ul><li>“ An option to reply to comments! This might seem a little silly, but I am SO EXCITED about being able to easily interact with my readers that comment! I waited for YEARS for blogger to implement a comment system with a reply option, and frankly I was tired of waiting.” </li></ul>
  26. 26. Go with Self-Hosted Wordpress Now! <ul><li>“ Functionality and appearance are another big reason for the switch. Since I’m self-hosted now, my blog can look like I want it to! No more worry about the limitations with Blogger!” </li></ul>
  27. 27. Why Hostgator for Wordpress Hosting <ul><li>One-click Wordpress installer at Hostgator </li></ul>
  28. 28. How to Get Self-hosted Wordpress Cheap <ul><li>Many cheap web hosts out there not reliable </li></ul><ul><li>We have been using HG for over 8 years </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Hostgator .com </li></ul><ul><li>Try Hostgator for only $0.01 using coupon code LINUXHOSTING </li></ul><ul><li>Or take 25% Off using coupon code SERVERHOSTING </li></ul>