A person who started his dream website on Blogger has just one question in his mind, and this is “Should I migrate my Google hosted blog to WordPress”. On the other hand, he seems to be a bit tensed that what would happen if I lose my all SERP Ranking. This is the reason, why lots of Bloggers shy while migrate their site from Google server to self-hosted WordPress blog. The reason, why WordPress over-shines over Blogger is its flexible plugin inventory, which makes things pretty straightforward. Therefore, being a pioneer of Blogger enabled site we just through why not to start a brand new series in which we will share the correct techniques that a person should adopt while migrating his site from blogger to WordPress.
Why a Person Should Migrate His Site To WordPress:
Following are the few reasons why a person should migrate his site either it is hosted at Blogger or any other Platform to WordPress. Consider the following meaningful reasons.
1. An Enormous Inventory of Magical Plugins:
WordPress inventory has more than thousands of Plugins that make things for webmasters to enhance his site according to his desire needs. With just one click, a person can easily install plugins from numerous categories. It is as straightforward and one, two, three and done. Unexpectedly, most plugins are free that means a person won’t have to spend a single piece of penny over them. However, for advance Plugins have to spend few bucks to make use of them. WordPress Plugin inventory is like a magical wand, “You name it and they have it”.
2. Search Engine Friendly Platform:
No matter whether a person is a BlogSpot geek or not, but he will surely agree with the fact that it lacks a lot in terms of SEO. Though, Google has done lots of changes in Blogger platform by introducing search preference but still it has lots of drawbacks. On the other hand, WordPress is extremely SEO Friendly because it has tons of plugins that helps in increasing the Crawling rate and also improves the SERP Ranking. Especially, Yoast SEO Plugin is a complete SEO Plugin and its free which makes it perfect for even a small blogger.
3. You are the Only Owner:
The biggest advantage of having a self-hosted website is that, “a person who started a site is the only owner of it. It means, he can do anything i.e. uploading anything to the website root, delete his website and more. However, in Blogger we have to mess with Google because they won’t allow us to upload anything to the root file of a site. Therefore, a person won’t have the complete access, and ultimately he becomes the Co-admin, while Google becomes his boss. Moreover, a sword always stands above those sites hosted at blogger who share pirated content.
4. Tons of Different and Unique Themes:
WordPress themes are put up with a lot of delightful features. On viewing a splendid WP theme, no can stop himself from saying a, “WOW”. Though, anyone can easily transform a WP theme to blogger, but no one can replicate its real beauty. There are tons of FREE and Paid themes through which everyone can fertilize their website. Moreover, we have Frameworks through which anyone can design their personal customized themes (That sounds remarkable).
5. Easy to Customize:
Those who think that WordPress is complex then we would like to tell you, that it is extremely straightforward that even a 10 year old kid can start his blog over WordPress. However, it demands a few resemblances with PHP, HTML and CSS. It’s not necessary to learn all these difficult computer languages because plugins manage everything with ease. If you still think we are wrong then, go ahead and install WAMP locally on your computer and witness the power of WordPress (Will explain later).
6. Flexible Interface:
It has highly flexible interface through which anyone can easily upload themes, plugins and etc. The latest version of WordPress has almost everything in it. Its post composer has almost each and every feature that we have in Blogger. However, the flexibility of WP interface is much better then Blogger.
7. Some Tiny But Significant Reasons:
Following are the few tiny reasons that why WordPress overshines over each and every blogging platform.
- Add More than 20 Pages: WP Allows to add more unlimited Pages While blogger allows only 20.
- Highly optimized: WordPress has some tremendous tools that help a lot in designing a perfect web site.
- Comment Spam Control: WP has some tremendous plugins and building features that reduces spam.
From The Editor’s Desk:
Being a Blogger love, we still believe that it is a splendid platform. However, we cannot refuse the truth that WordPress is something that is for PRO Webmasters. We would surely recommend WP to all those followers, who are sick and tired of clumsiness of WordPress. On the other hand, those who think that Blogger is well enough for them then they shouldn’t have to worry about it. In the coming up articles of this series, we will discuss the correct technique that a webmaster should adopt while migrating till then Peace, Blessings and Happy Wordpressing.