8 Reasons Why self hosted wordpress blog is better than blogspot blog

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better than blogspot blog

This post is for those users who are still hosting their blog on free hostinglike wordpress.com or
blogspot.com.

To make it clear I started my blogging career from BlogSpot and then I moved to wordpress self
hosted blog. I love BlogSpot and I will highly advice all the newbie’s who
doesn’t have any prior experience with blogging, they should start from
BlogSpot or wordpress.com.

I will suggest register yourself for wordpress.com because it’s free and
soon you will get familiar with wordpress dashboard.

If you are familiar with wordpress dashboard and looking forward to
move to wordpress, you should have a look at my previous post on Step by step guide to install
self hosted wordpress blog.

Why Wordpress or any other self hosted blog is better than free blog ?

Control over your blog :

This is one of the reason why I support self hosted blog. Blogspot is owned by Google and there
are chances that they can delete your blogspot account without any intimation. Even if you
use custom domain feature (Using your own domain name ), chances are high that if
spammers use feature Flag as spam• and report your blog as spam. Google might remove your
blog. This happens to many of the blogger.

Winner : Self hosted blog

Also read : Tips to select great domain name

Search engine optimization :

Doesn’t matter where your blog is hosted , traffic is the first and last thing any blogger will look
for. Search engine optimization in simple words means Optimizing your blog for search engines
and getting traffic from search engine”. The kind of search engine optimization wordpress
provide with lots of plugin, blogspot can’t beat that.
Here are few posts which will help you to optimize your wordpress blog for search engine
optimization

      List of SEO strategies which I used to make my wordpress blog search engine friendly
      All in one SEO plugin for SEO
      Wordpress categories to help you with SEO
      ALT-Tag image plugin for wordpress to receive traffic from wordpress
      Robots.txt technique for wordpress and self hosted blog to avoid post duplication issue.

Plugins and support :

Though blogspot has a vast audience and many users are die hard fan of BlogSpot. When I was
on BlogSpot I spent lots of time editing my theme to show related posts and such features.
Wordpress makes your life easy using simple plugins for everything you need.

Reputation :

This can be consider as human tendency or perception, that most of the people doesn’t see
BlogSpot with great eye. One of the simple reason is it’s free and people use for Black hat SEO,
spamming and for affiliate landing pages. When talking about self hosted blog, people thing
that the person has paid for the service and he is serious about his project and work.

Theme and templates :

It will be wrong to say that blogspot doesn’t have quality theme after I wrote about comfy
magazine , but then the kind of support , themes and plugin wordpress has, it make it
unbeatable.

Adsense :

Adsense is life line for any blogger who is looking forward to make money from his blog. Initially
adsense used to be the best way to get your adsense account approved, but later on it’s
becoming tough to get your adsense account with blogspot. Though you can use this trick
.co.co domain trick to get your blogspot adsense approved. With wordpress and your own
domain email address, getting your blog approved is very easy. Another advantage of self
hosted blog.

If you are a adsense user, you should consider checking out following posts on adsense :

      Tip to increase your adsense revenue
      Improve adsense revenue with RSS adsense unit
      Maximum number of adsense unit on a single page
      How I earned $345 with adsense in a day

Reselling your blog :
Google strictly doesn’t allow reselling of BlogSpot blogs, but the case is different here with self
hosted blog. You can always resell your self hosted blog.

Probably that’s why many of my friends believed me when I announced that shoutmeloud sold
for 8000$ to socialtechinclusive

Social media websites :

Those who are active on social media and bookmarking sites like Digg, Stumble upon and
reddit. I’m sure you are aware of the fact none of them love blogspot blogs. Though if you use
custom domain, that will work. If you have some experience with Buzz! Yahoo, you will notice
that most of post submitted from blogspor is instantly deleted.

I’m sure many of you might not share the same opinion here. Feel free to give us your own
insight on self hosted wordpress blog vs BlogSpot blog?

Do check out my earlier article on How to Install self hosted wordpress blog?

				
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