These are the Right Reasons to Avoid blogging with the Blogspot
These are the Right Reasons to Avoid blogging with the Blogspot
|Avoid using blogspot platfrom|
These are the Right Reasons to Avoid blogging with the Blogspot, -Hello, this is when you did a Google search for 'how to create a free blog'. Many articles recommend Blogspot as a blogging platform for beginners.
That's normal, many beginner bloggers want to start their blogs without capital. When you start using Blogspot. You will get a subdomain like: yourdomainname.blogspot.com.
Hm.. You could say the domain is too long, old-fashioned, and ugly. Unlike the paid platforms. You can get a custom domain name as well as a custom TLD you want.
If you are really serious in the Blogger world. Blogspot is not the right choice to start with. The reason we start from:
#1. The Blog Is Not Yours Wholely
|The Blog Is Not Yours|
As already mentioned above. When you register on Blogspot, you will only get a subdomain.
This means that content that has taken weeks, months, and hundreds to thousands of content can be DELETED in accordance with the provisions of the Platform.
Reasons like this alone, are appropriate enough to avoid Blogspot.
By having your own domain. Full control is in your hands. Starting from the display, and technical, the content is completely your own. Without being limited by other terms and conditions.
#2. Has No Impact on Your Brand and Credibility
|Has No Impact on Your Brand|
If you want to make money and build a brand through blogging. So avoiding Blogspot is the right thing. You can try to check. Has anyone in your industry made it through Blogspot as their blogging platform?
Most likely the answer is, NO.
As a blogger or marketer who uses a content marketing strategy. It is very necessary to have to host your own blog.
Currently, WordPress is the best choice we recommend. Not only WordPress, but there are also other options like Wix and Shopify (for e-commerce web).
You need to think twice when choosing a blogging platform for your needs. Start brainstorming like:
Are you really serious about building your own brand? Are you serious about making money as a blogger? If you're really serious, you shouldn't be afraid to choose to pay for your own domain name and host. That's the right choice.
#3. Doesn't Work Well in Search Engines
|Doesn't Work Well in Search Engines|
The proof you can try now. Open a search engine (Example: Google) and search with any keyword there. Does it rank well to have a .blogspot.com domain name?
There's none right? Especially for difficult-level keywords with high search volume. This means that you cannot compete effectively if you create a blog on the Blogger platform.
SEO optimization alone becomes a very difficult job, Blogspot can complicate your work as a blogger.
Talking about rankings. Keep in mind that one of the effects of ranking on Google is backlinks. How to get backlinks is also not as easy as imagined. In this case, Blogspot can't make it easier for you either.
#4. Difficult to Get Backlinks?
|Difficult to Get Backlinks|
Sourced from gotchseo.com. They say that most bloggers don't want to link to blogs from Blogspot. In general, they still have doubts about 'link linking' on Blogspot.
When their doubts (bloggers) are rooted, add to your subdomain.Blogspot. This means that your reach in getting backlinks is very small.
Without backlinks, you will really have a hard time performing perfectly in the SERPs and getting traffic in organic search.
#5. Difficult to Build Domain Authority
|Difficult to Build Domain Authority|
When optimizing your blog page to get a good ranking in the SERPs, one of the factors that can be a plus is Domain Authority.
You need to build domain authority in order to compete in the SERPs. Why does domain authority matter? Immediately for example.
I did a search with trending keywords the last few days.
KOMPAS, IDN Times, and other well-known sites can occupy page 1 of Google after a few hours or days when the article is published.
Why is that? One of the factors is that these sites have high domain authority.
Backlinks have an important role in increasing domain authority. Well, like the 4th point of the blog from Blogspot, it is quite difficult to get backlinks so it affects your domain authority.
#6. Sticking to Blogspot Terms & Conditions
|Sticking to Blogspot Terms & Conditions|
Because Blogspot has most of the control over your blog. You of course have to follow the rules that the platform applies.
When you just start registering, you have to click to agree to their 'terms and conditions' right?
If you do something that is deemed not in accordance with their requirements. Blogspot can delete your blog right away.
#7. Blog Monetization Not Possible Except GA
|Blog Monetization Not Possible Except GA|
It is clear, users of free platforms have limitations in various aspects. You can just use Google AdSense for your blog. But there are limits to the sale of products & services.
This means that it is not possible for Blogspot to sell your products or run your business. Again, don't get into a situation where you can't develop your own brand.
#8. Limited View Customization
|Limited View Customization|
When registering your own domain & hosting, then install WordPress. You can change the appearance of your blog design at will, using free, paid, and custom templates yourself. Very free isn't it?
Well, in Blogspot things like this do not apply.
On Blogspot, you can only use the available themes until customization is very, very limited. Just look at the blogs from Blogspot. The display almost looks the same and is monotonous. This reduces the aesthetic value, your blog can not appear attractive.
#9. Commonly 'Used' to become SPAM blog as a free platform
|Commonly 'Used' to become SPAM blog as a free platform|
One way to create backlinks that are still 'grey' is to create web 2.0.
Blogspot is often used for this practice. People will build web 2.0 there and then put content there and link to their real site. This is an easy way to get backlinks (despite manipulation).
So, do you want to blog on the platform used for SPAM on SEO practices? Avoid it.
#10. Difficulty to Move to Custom Domain
|Difficulty to Move to Custom Domain|
Many bloggers at Blogspot lack experience in website migration. It becomes a difficult task for beginners to move blogs on Blogspot to a custom domain.
Not only is it difficult, but moving blogs also has a bad impact on your SEO (if you're just optimizing your blog).
Backlink equity and domain authority should pass during a 301 Redirect. Unfortunately, sometimes this redirect doesn't work smoothly. Even if your practice is correct, your SEO performance may deteriorate temporarily after the redirect.
The final word
Maybe the title of today's content is a negative thing for some people. However, these come back again with their respective intentions.
For bloggers with a mature intention to build, make money, and depend on blogging. This article is very useful as their starting line.