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Choosing a Blog Platform for AdSense Integration

Blogger or Wordpress?



4:45 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm thinking about starting a weblog; I've got a pretty good ideea for content and I think it stands a chance of getting good trafic.

But I don't know which service to use. I am trying to decide between Blogger and Wordpress. Blogger has adsense integration, but it lacks the customizing features of Wordpress. I need to be able to organize my posts in categories, a feature Blogger doesn't offer; at least, I haven't been able to find it

Is there a way to integrate Wordpress's functionality in Blogger pages?

OTOH, if I start with blogger and later on I decide to move to my own domain with Wordpress, can I import the whole blog? I've seen an "import from Blogger"
function on Wordpress but I'm not sure how well it works.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

P.S. If I start a blog on the free Wordpress server, will I be able to move it to my own domain later on?


4:50 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Getting approved for AS on a free host like WordPress is tough. With Blogger you get approved, as Google owns it.

I don't know what policy AS uses with WordPress, though.


4:56 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can't put adsense on the free Wordpress hosting, it's in their TOS. You can put adsense on a blog you publish with Wordpress, if it's hosted by a third party webhost. Hence my problem. I don't want to start paying just yet.


5:57 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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if you're going for a free host I'd say blogger.
It's very easy to get accepted into Adsense this way.
It's how I started with adsense with a blog that had no more than 3 posts and was even in violation (or close to violation) with the Adsense TOS.

If you can afford a host go with wordpress.
It's easy to put adsense on that as well.
Even has nice plugins to make it more easy.
I use it myself.

And I also got the feeling that blogger blogs hardly ever turn up in searchresults.


6:04 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Moving a blog or any other site is something you want to avoid at all costs.

I have used both of these blogging platforms and I can tell you that you are far better off buying your own domain, buy some hosting and put wordpress on it.

I went through the growing pains. You will thank me later.


6:07 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you have knowledge of PHP you should be able to use wordpress for about anything. Go look at the add-ons available for wordpress they might have something available already and you won't have to write it yourself. I would highly suggest you start your own domain if you're "thinking" of doing it later. Because chances are you will learn, want more functionality and eventually want your own domain.


6:25 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well, my knowledge of PHP is zero :( I know basic html and that's about it. Thanks for the replyes, I guess I'll go with Wordpress on my own domain.


6:28 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Don't worry Wordpress is extremely easy to use and you can always find help with it if you need it.


6:59 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As I said, I'm using wordpress myself on my own domain and I don't know anything about PHP either.
You really don't need to when working with wordpress.
Installing/editing themes and plug-ins is really easy and putting your adsense code onto pages is easy as well..

Since no links can be posted here do a search for "adsense-deluxe".
You'll see how easy it is.


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