or which is which ?

There has been a question raised by Yuga at regarding the difference of Blogspot blog and blog, and here is my take

Platform Difference

Blogspot Blog use different programming command compared to, You have the freedom to alter the design of Blogspot that will suite your taste. In fact there are lots of free theme for Blogspot that you can readily use. while in you will not be allowed to alter the design unless you are going to pay them, I think it is US$ 10.

Monetization Purpose

In terms of Monetization , Blogspot is better because you cannot use to monetize your blog, It is restricted to use , You cannot even use Adsense, Payperpost, Reviewme or TLA in your , That is why lots of blogger who like to monetize their blog transfer from to blogspot. I once tried to ask if I can use it for review me and they replied a big ” NO “.


Can I migrate from to Blogspot and vise versa? Based on experience it is easy to migrate from to rather than to Since has a one press button to extract all your post and comments from your blogspot blogs.

Search Engine Index

Yuga agrees that is easier to be index by Google rather than and it is also my experience thru my other blogspot blog.


Both of them uses widget in customizing the layout and links in your front page , So I may say that both of them is ok in that matter.

Viewer Participation

In viewer participation is better since Blogspot just recently changes on how they handle their comment. You cannot comment with your self hosted URL in Blogspot not unless you will put your url inside your comments.


One of the most important factor in SEO is the Sitemap, But neither blogspot nor could provide you one. Not unless you will built it manually, this is one of the reason why you should opt to use the self hosted blogs.

Do I use both?

Yes I use ( here ) for my personal blog and General Blog. and I use Blogspot as well in monetizing my niche blogs ( here and here ) and I can say that the Blogspot blog is more optimized rather than You can also see my other blogspot blog below at my footer.

Can I use automated blogging software in both ?

Yes you can, In fact I am using Windows Live Writer in posting on all of my blogs, So it can interface with all.

Can I use Plug-in in both

Plug-in is a terminology use for WordPress, has it’s ready to use plugin in their system and you cannot alter these plug-in at all. In blogger you can have some similar plug-in but in a different way, Usually it is being provided by a group of programmer that do some customization for Blogspot. You can find some thru Hoctro for some Blogger Beta Hacks.


There are also other platform that you could use in order to have your blog, You can also use multiply and others there are also some site that offer free hosting if you qualify with their requirements and there are also some site that gives you a low price for blog hosting. Believe me, If I knew this things before I should have started all my blogs in hosted rather than doing it in the free site. That’s is why I have it now. And if there is a chance to have another niche blog I would again purchase another domain and hosting. Believe me, It is easier to monetize on self hosted blog. You also have full control over it.

But if you insist on having free blog, My suggestion is take Blogspot and take if you just want to blog. But believe me later on you will like to monetize 🙂 .

Dexter Panganiban

Dexter is a person who loves technology,new gadget, SEO, Social Media and Christianity. Follow him at twitter via @techathand and add him @ Google+ and contact us at [email protected]

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  1. 13

    nice article. salamat.

    mas gusto ko wordpress becauses i am already very familiar with the tool. blogger has too many restrictions and limited funtionalities. imo. 🙂

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    WordPress is way better if you host it on your own hosting plan.

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