Just go with WordPress
August 02, 2016

Just go with WordPress

Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Blogger

Blogger is used as a publishing platform for SEO clients when WordPress or other similar platforms have been excluded as an option (for one reason or another). It isn't very common for us to recommend or use Blogger for our clients because, typically, it doesn't make sense in most business cases.
  • Great *personal* publishing platform.
  • Easy integration with AdSense
  • Built in analytics
  • It's like Tumblr, but less popular.
  • It's a hosted service, so you don't get the same level of control that you would with other publishing platforms like WordPress or Tumblr
  • Not tailored for business use.
  • Blogger hasn't made that much of an impact on business since we prefer not to use it.
Tumblr is very simple and seems to have more community adoption when compared to Blogger. Blogger gives you a little more control over the site when compared to Tumblr, though.
WordPress outperforms Blogger on nearly all fronts. Blogger is free, however. So, if cost savings is critical and if you aren't able to pay to host a WordPress site, pick blogger.
I would recommend Blogger to someone who doesn't want to worry about plugins, design, or security of their publishing platform. Basically, it's well-suited to personal "family" or "hobby" blogs. When it comes to business use, I would certainly not recommend Blogger unless specifically requested by a client for business reasons.