If you have been working with the free tools of Blogger for a while, you will start to notice that the platform has a lot of limitations.
You are probably starting to get fed up with the lack of control you have over your blog.
Every time you look at your domain name, you get irritated with the generic domain:
It does not look that awesome, now does it? You start to get jealous of the professional domain names of other people.
You start to wonder if users are not coming to your website because your blog screams “I am an amateur, look at me using a free blogging platform”.
Next thing you know, you click on a bunch of blogs via Facebook groups and Pinterest, and you start to feel envious of their beautiful design and appearance.
When you are about to reach your boiling point, you all of sudden start reading about scary stories in which bloggers have been shut down by the platform.
Yes, you have made a pact with the devil. Blogger is able to control everything you do, and if they don’t like your content or if you violate their terms & conditions (could easily happen by accident), your blog might well totally disappear from the web.
That is a scary thought now, is it not?
More reasons why you should move from Blogger to WordPress:
- As a SEO specialist in Amsterdam, I can say without doubt that it is overly complicated to optimize your Blogger content for SEO.
- WordPress offers you easy to use plugins (i.e. for social media icons, SEO, traffic statistics, content layout, etc.)
- Let’s face it, the comment section of Blogger looks horrible.
- Ever tried contacting Blogger’s customer service? Good luck.
Do not blame yourself for not making the step earlier, but if you can relate to most of the points above, then it is about time to start migrating Blogger to WordPress.
Now that you are convinced you need to get a self-hosted website, the next step is to purchase a domain name and pay for hosting.
Ready to say goodbye to your amateurish blog? Let’s do this!