Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wordpress vs. Blogger vs Typepad vs SquareSpace

Very nicely laid out info on Blogger versus Wordpress courtesy of DesignTrackMind and GreenCollarGuy. Thanks!

I. Blogging Platforms

A. Blogger

1. Pro's

a) Easy to use

b) Growing community of developers / extensions

c) Google integration out of the box

(1) Adsense

(2) Analytics

(3) Feedburner

(4) Google search

d) Plenty of Templates to choose from

e) Hosted by Google

2. Con's

a) Not a platform for development

b) At the whim of Google's upgrades

c) Some technical details that may make search not quite as good on Bing and Yahoo

B. Wordpress

1. Pro's

a) Well understood platform

(1) Can extend to run custom applications if you want - i.e. PodBean

b) Lots of developers

c) Multiple hosting options

d) Lots of templates and widgets

2. Con's

a) Not as easy to manage

b) Upgrades are sophisticated

C. TypePad

1. Pro's

a) Well known, hosted-only solution

b) Ease-of-use

2. Con's

a) Paid service

b) Not really a platform beyond blogging

c) No community development

D. SquareSpace

1. Pro's

a) Very easy to use

b) What they have works well

c) Good support from company

2. Con's

a) limited templates

b) Closed community

c) Reliant on company for all updates

d) Not free

e) Doesn't allow true domain mapping


  1. I am currently using wp and typepad for my blogs..I think these are the best platform out there to reach audience as well as search engines.

  2. Josefina ArgüelloOctober 1, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    Typepad is functional and works well for custom domains. It has built-in SEO, cheap pricing, and good design options. Quicker and easier than WordPress.

    Josefina Argüello / alta en buscadores

  3. Till now i was thinking word press is the only good and easy blogging site but Type pad is also any easy blogging site. Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

  4. Till now i have been using disqus and wordpress, i found disqus is best for blog commenting.

  5. Thanks for this very helpful comparison! I get more spam coming through a Wordpress blog I look after that has less hits than my Blogger blog. There's a separate post for those who would like. I'm a Wordpress fan myself, but when I started I had all Blogger blogs.

  6. Wow this is simple but very useful tool. Thanks a lot for sharing this tool with us. Keep it up.

  7. Great comparison! I am currently using Wordpress but I'm also trying to find another blogging platform that is simple. I'd be using it for a personal project.

  8. Type pad is also any easy blogging site. Thanks for sharing such an informative post.