Is Blogger with custom domain good from SEO perspective?

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I understand blogger doesn't have as many options and flexibility that you get with WP, and there is also a risk of google removing your blog.

But apart from that and being a part of Google, does blogger have any advantage from SEO point of view? Or makes new difference? Or they don't rank well?
 

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Blogger is good with few caveats --

1. Default templates don't offer much customization.
2. H1 tags are messed up in the default templates. Site title is H1 tag for all the posts instead of post title.

If you purchase premium templates your site speed will take a hit and passing core vitals will be difficult but not impossible.

Always good to check all details in the demo page of template you intend to use.

Biggest positive of using blogger is no hosting cost and you don't have to worry about any traffic spike as google servers can handle any amount of traffic.
 

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I wouldn't use blogger, it makes your website automatically seem as un-professional.
If I am looking for advice or a question, be sure I won't enter a blogspot blog for answers
 

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I did an experiment in late 2017 and created two competing articles for the same keyword.

One site was powered by WordPress, a fairly new domain with no past history, and this particular article was going to be the first post made.

Another one was powered by Blogger. This too, is a new blog, with no past history whatsoever, and this particular article was going to be the first post made.

Published both articles same day, and within a week, guess what? my WordPress article ranked better than the Blogspot. It is easier for us to think that Google will favor Blogspot websites, as it is one of their products. But that's just a myth. Both are the same to Google.
 

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Blogger doesn't give so much credibility, just use Wordpress, more versatile and everybody is using it for blogging!
 

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I understand blogger doesn't have as many options and flexibility that you get with WP, and there is also a risk of google removing your blog.

But apart from that and being a part of Google, does blogger have any advantage from SEO point of view? Or makes new difference? Or they don't rank well?
Blogger is good for SEO, I did run some blogs on blogger and they ranked as well.

But blogger doesn't have an inherent SEO advantage, in fact WordPress could be argued to have more because of thr available of tools that make certain tasks easier.

A simple example is permalink structure, Blogger has a fixed structure that includes year and month, WordPress allows you to customize. There are lots of other features which we all know.

If your budget is tight for whatever reason and all you can spend money on is domain, then you can try Blogger. It's a good alternative but not the best for the purpose.
 
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