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Blogger is a content management platform designed to help individuals create personalized blogs to write, edit and publish posts online. Users can sign in or switch between multiple accounts to view, follow and comment on blogs. The web-based service allows bloggers to include specific pages and sections related to contact details or about us as tabs, add links to external websites and use preview functionality to edit pages or posts before publishing. The application stores uploaded videos and photos in Google Album Archive and provide access to users to delete or manage albums. Additionally, it offers custom themes and templates, which allow individuals to modify designs, layouts and page elements across blogs. It facilitates integration with Google AdSense and An...

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OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

3

Functionality

3.5

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Britt

Self Employed

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

Solid Platform for Straight-Up Blogging

For just blogging (especially for the less tech-savvy) this is the platform I would always recommend, it can be set up fast and customized easily. For those looking to have a blog as a lesser addition to a business site and have the whole thing hosted in the same place - there are platforms that are better suited.

Pros

I started as a total beginner with Blogger and it was able to grow with me as I acquired more digital skills. I didn't need to know (or learn) tons of coding or need to create my own templates to do some customization right away. Then, as I grew I was able to add enhancements with tools that has always been there for me (like the ability to easily paste template code and check it as I did my edits). There was no time I felt that there was a gap between my skill level and the next level I wanted to take my blog.

Cons

For me, blogger is (as the name suggests) a BLOG platform. I found that, as my needs expanded (need for a store or a landing page, information pages, etc.) That the level of experience with templates and coding needed to take blog pages and convert them to other types of pages was much more steep than my prior experience.

Vassilis

NEUROPUBLIC

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

A free blogging platform with some limitations to consider

What started many years ago as a personal blog describing my professional activities, ended up as a company (a company that I am no longer working for) blog for describing the team's activities in general. The option of having multiple blog authors helped a lot in the management of our blog and we could easily integrate resources from the corporate Google account, such as photos and documents. Another use of Blogger we found was the development of microsites for events, like Conferences and Workshops. We had the opportunity to develop about a dozen without much effort, and keep them as points of reference for the events, sharing publications and even asking participants to vote for them, using the integrated Blogger option. After all these years, I still maintain my Blogger-powered professional blog while my ex company has now turned to Medium for blogging purposes, having also changed scope of business and tone of communication since then.

Pros

Several years ago I started building a professional blog using Blogger, because it is free, easy to use and has a great integration with other Google services. For example, the option to import photos from Google Photos to my posts is really convenient and saves me time and effort (and storage, in some cases) from uploading photos to another platform. The same goes for the integration of YouTube videos, which is seamless. The interface is easy to use and lean, without the bells and whistles of other blogging platforms. There is also the option for manually tweaking the interface/layout. As I am also managing various WordPress sites/blogs, I find Blogger much more easy to use for blogging purposes, with its limited functionalities helping the user to focus on the content and not the visuals or other aspects. Blogger used to have an old-fashioned user interface, but it was recently revamped and new options/themes were introduced. I find the upgraded Blogger much more appealing than its past version. Another thing I like is the mobile app that allows me to prepare new posts on the go, when I am not around my laptop. It is not perfect, but does the work for short posts enriched with images.

Cons

Compared to other blogging platforms, Blogger has limited customization options (e.g. a few themes) and lacks the administrative/blog management options that one might want/need. Plus, I miss the integration with the now defunct Google+, where I was able to tag/mention friends and colleagues in my posts. When I adopted Blogger as my blogging platform, the integration with Google+ was definitely a factor that affected my selection. The lack of third-party add-ins, widgets etc. is also hard to go unnoticed - the blog would definitely benefit in terms of functionality and appearance from them, as in the case of WordPress. I also had a hard time when I tried to export the content and import it to another blogging platform. It may be possible with the use of third-party tools, but in no way it is a match for the formatted export options of WordPress. Last but not least, having a self-hosted blog based on Blogger does not seem to be an option, which is an issue for companies that need to integrate it in their own ecosystem and avoid being dependent on Google.

Reasons for choosing Blogger

We had a Wordpress-powered website back then, but we wanted a stand-alone blogging platform to be used individually - as a side project of the company's team. We liked WordPress (and we still do!) but we wanted something simpler to use than that. The advanced features of WordPress worked great for our website but might be an issue to our less technology-savvy team members. On the other hand, Tumblr also provided a simple blogging solution that we considered as an alternative and had some really nice features, too, such as for the easy integration of multimedia. However, having had the bad experience with the independent Posterous, we opted to use a platform backed by a major company (Google in this case).

Reasons for switching to Blogger

We started using Posterous shortly after it was launched, as we loved its simplified approach to blogging because we were actually looking for something minimalistic. We loved the option to publish posts through emails (especially handy when on the road) and this helped us maintain an informal blog in the form of a bulletin, like each team member putting a post-it (his post) on a large canvas (our Posterous blog). However, after Posterous ceased its operation, we have to move to another platform and we opted for Blogger, thanks to its simplified approach as well.

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Jhon Jaiver

Sunsam

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

3

Customer support

2

Functionality

3

Reviewed July 2021

A big one in previous years, now google leaves behind

very good in my first approaches years ago, I usually use it for simple jobs and quick content publication

Pros

At the time of the first approach to publishing content, it was very popular in its time, and today there are great competitors, the only advantage was the implementation with monetization with google adsence

Cons

very limited in customization, to reach an advanced level requires somewhat complicated modifications for non-advanced users

Reasons for choosing Blogger

At that time it was one of the most popular platforms to publish content and that made it very attractive, today the competition is very large with more functionalities to publish content.

Codi

A&G Amusement

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Entertainment

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

3

Customer support

3

Functionality

3

Reviewed August 2021

Easy to use with great features!

We wanted to share our day to day operations and stories to the public and our community to foster a relationship and connect with them and this helped expand our customer base!

Pros

I liked how easy it was to use and set-up. I like being able to have multiple users have access to the blog’s content. I like that Blogger is mobile friendly and you can post content on the go.

Cons

The photo limitations caused several issues and we had to choose other pictures to use that we’re less KBs. Also we had to shorten our description in order for it to fit within the 500 character limit.

Reasons for choosing Blogger

Price.

Reasons for switching to Blogger

Blogger was easier to use and we didn’t need all of the features and functions of Blogely.

Max

Thum design

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Design

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

3

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

Blogger - The secondary option to Wordpress

Pros

It's free and somewhat easy and intuitive to use, even though improvements could be made there. One of my past employees always insisted on using blogger as he was most comfortably with it that's why we integrated it into our workflow. A good alternative to WordPress even though it cant really do anything better than it.

Cons

updates - it would need a lot of updates to be on the same level as the other big players in the industry - however, for basic tasks its still a good option

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