5 Reasons Why I Chose Blogger as My Author Platform

Way back in the olden days, when people used blogging as a journal not a website.Launched in 1999, Blogger is both versatile and free.  Read my reasons below why I chose Blogger as my hosting platform:

1. Hosted by Google and a Free Platform

With no hidden hosting costs and ad free it's cheaper than the biggest competitor's.  You're supplied with a blogspot.com sub-domain, but still able to integrate with a custom domain.

2. Simple Custom Domain Assimilation

Blogger doesn't provide a custom domain name service but it will readily redirect your new domain and content from your blog to your chosen domain name.  As you can see by custom domain name, which I purchased from Hostgator.

Hosting can be an expensive business and can cost you anywhere from $50-$500 a year depending.  There are no hidden costs with Blogger, what you see is what you get!

3. Unlimited Hosting for Free

Even though Blogger doesn't currently support PHP you can still add custom forms to your blog using services such as JotForm, Cognito Forms or Wufoo.

4. Google Friendly

A member of the Google family, with a guaranteed reliable and quality service.  When you start your Blogger blog you'll be given a Google Account which comes with lot's of other goodies such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Places.

Search Engine Optimisation can be easily achieved with specific blog post description, keywords and labels.  Google account comes with lots of other tools like Google Webmaster tools and Google Analytics, Google Adsense which can improve the performance of your website and allows you to monitor your visitor's.

5. Easy to Use and Plenty of Gadgets

When I first using Blogger I was a complete novice.  But I soon started to pick up on easy customisation techniques and how to integrate Adsense and other advertising into my blog.

If you're on the lookout for a book on Blogging, be sure to check out Blogger: Build Your Blogger Website in Five Steps from Start to Finish 

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