Blogspot: Why and why not?
Blogger or BlogSpot platform is very useful when you want to start a blog, just to share your thoughts.
When you do not blog for money, or you need a platform that does not have any technical knowledge, BlogSpot is really great.
In terms of Functionalities or SEO Benefit, there are many limitations in BlogSpot, but overall if you want a platform which is 0 cost, then BlogSpot is the right choice.
At the same time, if you blogging for money, fame or your branding, then BlogSpot is not the ideal choice. The reason for this is that there is limited control on the visibility of your search engine, and after some time you have only few limited features to add.
I have read this many times that Blogger is Google’s platform, its SEO has more advantages, but it’s a pure rumor. It does not matter exactly which platform you are doing, whether it is WordPress, Blogger, this and any platform, SEO depends on how you have configured your site for the search engine. We have limited control in the Blogger Platform, and despite the fact that it has added SEO benefits, there is a lot of SEO optimization in BlogSpot.
In Nutshell, Blogger platform is great with wordpress platform, if you are creating a blog for your passion, and you are satisfied with the limited features of the Blogger platform.
WordPress: Why and why not?
Shoutmehindi uses WordPress as a blogging platform, but this is not a bias in my reasoning. WordPress gives you complete control over your blog, and you can technically do whatever you want. You get complete control over SEO, you host your own files, you can add SEO Plug ons, which help make your blog SEO friendly. More over, you can always add fresh SEO techniques such as star rating, authorship without sweating.
WordPress gives you the freedom to do whatever you want but at the same time you have to manage your blog. You have to install WordPress on your server and keep up the blog. This work can be technical, but due to the support of WordPress community, you can learn to spend everything without taking any time.
If you are building a blog, thinking that you have to make it popular, earn money from it, then you should prefer self hosted WordPress blog. If you are a occasional writer, or a hobby blogger, then BlogSpot is the best pick for you.
Matt Cutts Ideas: Blogger or WordPress for SEO?
Matt Cuts is not just Google’s Engineer but he is also the head of the Google Web spam team. They are among those who tell common people like you and me that what Google hopes for a website, and how the search engine works. Check out these videos for them:
Which is better in terms of SEO: WordPress or Blogger
MattCutts also uses WordPress for their personal blog. He has also mentioned that Blogger is good for new users, but WordPress gives you more power and you can customize it as you like.
If you talk about SEO, default installation is both the same. WordPress’s default installation is not SEO friendly, but you can make it SEO friendly by using Plugins.