Blogger is free to use. It gives a platform to make personal BlogSpot (website). Somehow it is okay for newbies because most of the people just want to try to have their personal website with a very professional web developer. They just want to be recognized through this web page. For these people limitation of blogger does not matter. But people have an interest in web page designing and to become pro blogger they should think for a while that they should use blogger or not.
They don’t want to get stuck with blogger limitations. Of course, Blog provides free bandwidth, storage, and copyright templates might not be sufficient for your near professional future. Here I am gonna discuss some of the limitation Blogger you should know before you start a blog.
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To have Blogger’s blog you must have Gmail account. And to start to blog you must be minimum of 13 years of age. You can Start here.
Number of Blogs
Blogger allows 300 blogs with single Gmail account. I think for a personal website that might be more than sufficient.
Number of Labels
Blogger allows 5000 unique labels for your blog. Blogger allows 20 unique labels for a single post. The label should not exceed 200 characters.
The number of posts is unlimited per blog but only 50 posts per day are allowed to be published. If you publish more than 50 posts, you have to go through check process.
You can add members to host or control your blog. The members can be author only or administration. You can have a maximum of 100 team members controlling the single blog.
100 KB of a square image is compulsory for Favicon.
Image, video size limit
Since every video, images you uploaded will be stored in Picasa web album, the space provided for Picasa will be the final space i.e. 15 GB. You can upload background image maximum size of 300 KB. Via blogger post editor you can upload an image maximum size of 8 MB.
100 MB is the maximum size of the video you can upload with Blogger post editor. If you have a video to upload, then the best idea is to upload it to youtube and embed it to the blog post.
Blogger Account Suspension
4096 characters long comment is allowed to be published. Blogger allows an unlimited number of comments. If you hide the comment it will be kept safe on your account.
- Blog title length: 90 characters
- Subdomain name length: 37 characters
- Blog description length: 500 characters
- Themes: Blogger contains each and every code in a single page (template) which is too messy.
You don’t have control over sitemaps. Blogger automatically generates your blog’s sitemap with URL/sitemap.xml which is unchangeable.
Blogger doesn’t support any plugins. Instead, it allows installing widgets which are not powerful as plugins. The plugin allows you to add more functions without having any knowledge of coding.
You can’t change the structure of your blog post’s URL. Blogger generates the post’s URL with including year and month. You can’t neglect or change it.
To overcome the google blogger limitation you can use self-hosted WordPress for blogging. You can overcome page limitations, have control over Sitemaps. With Sitemaps, you can index each and everything like category, tags, images, etc. WordPress supports plugins. With plugins, you don’t need to understand coding. Instead, you can use it directly by installing it. This is the great feature of WordPress. Themes for WordPress are in different templates which speed up your website and understandable to you. You can start WordPress hosting below.