YouTube - How to get the transcript of a video

Here's how to get the transcript of a YouTube video (when available):


Go to YouTube and open the video of your choice.
Click on the More actions button (3 horizontal dots) located next to the Share button.

1) Click on Transcript.







2) Here you are

How much does YouTube pay partners for their content?

On average, you can earn $.80 per 1,000 views monetized by banner ads, or, $5-$8 per 1,000 views on a video monetized by rollout ads (the commercials before the video). So, on a video with 1,000,000 views monetized by rollout ads, you could earn $5,000-$8,000.

Youtube/Google shares ~45% of their ad revenue from the content with the content creator. The ad revenue is collected when a viewer clicks on an ad. This is known as Cost Per Click. Now, CPC can vary based on the ad.

You can expect an accounting firm to pay a higher CPC than a toothbrush company because their Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is higher. Youtube/Google is going to choose the ads they place based on the highest likelihood of a click. Factors that come in to play include the individual viewer and the data Google has on them, and the subject of the video.

Now, in my opinion, these earnings are all too low. I would not use this as my primary monetization strategy. Getting a lot of views is hard work. And if I want viewers to be loyal to my content, annoying commercials might not be ideal. Instead, I'll take my $.80 per 1,000 views and be happy.

Here's why:
Take a topic you know and love. Something you would enjoy building content on, and for which you have a unique expertise, a unique perspective, or a great personality for. In this case, let's say your content will be about sports. Build a channel focused on a sports niche and over time, gain a loyal following (subscribers on Youtube as well as a blog you link in every description).
There are much more profitable ways to monetize a Youtube video than on views alone. It is really easy to source products and services directly to an audience nowadays, through the two models I have written about already (drop-shipping and affiliate marketing). And because you are building a very targeted audience, you will be able to connect your viewers with products and services that will enrich their lives (and make you a profit).
How is your sports content going to lead to revenues on products and services for you personally? Two ways.
1) People put a lot of trust into Amazon reviews, no? But they also LOVE and trust video reviews. Youtube is something like the 2nd most used search engine on the planet (and less competitive than Google). If you optimize your Youtube titles and descriptions for the right keywords, you can drive a lot of natural traffic to your videos on YouTube. Traffic that is looking for or is interested in sports related products and services.
Create awesome, helpful reviews on these sports products and services and you can conveniently link them to a) Your site where you sell the product/service personally (See first linked answer above), or b) an affiliated product or service (for which you make a significant commission on the sale).
2) Create content that has educational or entertainment value for your sports-loving viewers. Again, you can conveniently link them to a) Your site where you sell the product/service personally (See first linked answer above), or b) an affiliated product or service (for which you make a significant commission on the sale).
To learn how to promote affiliate products with large commissions, check outAffilorama. For selling your own product, start buy sourcing from a drop-ship directory like SaleHoo. They have relationships with over 8,000 suppliers who will ship directly to your customers when you make a sale. For your online store, you'll want to use Shopify. Drag-and-drop design (looks great), no code necessary. They will process your payments and everything. Just send invoices to your Salehoo supplier when a customer makes an order; they will ship the product right to them.
Read more about those models here:
Zach Pinnell's answer to What is the fastest way to make a million dollars?
Zach Pinnell's answer to What are some good ways to make more money on top of your annual income?
You can mix 1 and 2. Doing #1 well will likely lead to less views but higher conversion rates (higher percentage of people buy). #2 will be more viral, leading to more views, but it isn't catered directly at an audience looking to buy now (lower conversion rates).
In addition to encouraging viewers to subscribe to the channel, you should also send them to your own site for exclusive content. The blog (and a newsletter) and your Youtube following is where you will build your "tribe" so to speak. People you can continuously promote to within the valuable content she provides to them.
This is certainly not a strategy for overnight success, but it is a great way to build a consistent income stream. They say 6 to 12 months in you will see substantial money rolling in. You need time to build subscriber base. Pick the right topic and there will be better reasons to make content than for money.
There's a lot more where this came from! Look out for 5 more of my favorite business models by subscribing to my blog (pre-launch) at http://www.eduhustle.com/. I'll send them your way shortly after your sign-up, and let you know when the site launches.

How Make Money from Google AdSense


How To Earn £60 Per Day With Google AdSense, And How Much Traffic You Need?

Earning £100, £200 or even £300 per day with Google AdSense is not an impossible job.

Many bloggers and website owners are doing it, and you are not an exception. The only thing you need is better planning and execution, hard work, determination and passion for blogging about your topic or niche.

Before diving into the exact process, let’s know some terminology for better understanding of Google AdSense and how you can generate more revenue by selling your ad inventories on your blog.

What Is AdSense: It’s a monetization program by Google for online content from websites, mobile sites, and site search results with relevant and engaging ads.

CTR : Your ad Click-through Rate is the number of ad clicks divided by the number of individual ad impressions. Suppose you are showing 3 AdSense ads on every page, your 1 page view is equal to 3 ad impressions.

CTR = Clicks / Ad Impressions X 100

Suppose, you get 5 clicks out of 500 ad impressions, your CTR would be 1% (5/500X100).

CPC : Cost-Per-Click is the revenue you earn each time a visitor clicks on your ad. CPC is usually determined by the advertisers. In some competitive niches like finance, marketing, online products etc. advertisers may be willing to pay more per click than others.

CPM: CPM means “Cost Per 1000 Impressions.”

Sometimes advertisers opt for CPM ads instead of CPC and set their price for 1000 ad impressions. And they pay each time their ads appear on any website.
Let’s Make £100 Everyday With Google AdSense, Right?

For the convenience of calculation we assume that – You serve your AdSense ads on your blog or website, irrespective of showing your ads on your mobile site and added the site search results with AdSense.

Your CTR is 1% and your average CPC is $0.25. It’s quite achievable and lots of bloggers usually get it. We also assume that Page View = Ad Impression for easy calculation. You can manipulate the parameters on your own for desired results.
To make $100 everyday you need 40,000 Page Views/day Or, 400 Clicks a day @ 1% CTR and $0.25 CPC. For 40,000 Page Views you have to produce 500 awesome articles or blog posts which attract at least 80 or more page views/article everyday.
Apart from CPC, you will also earn from your CPM ad impressions. Irrespective of any niche, the average CPM earning is $1 to $1.5 per 1,000 impressions. You can make $40 to $60 per day easily from 40,000 page views.
You can also sell your Ad space directly or via BuySellAds.com and generate £6,000 Per Month on an average from 40,000 page views. Check out how webmasters and bloggers are making £6,000 to £8,000 Per Month from BuySellAds with forty thousand page views per day. So your daily earning will be £200 (6000/30=200).
A niche blog with high quality articles converts very well with affiliate marketing. You can easily earn £40 to £80/day from affiliate selling with correct implementation and execution.

Now your total earning per day is £100 + £40 + £200 +£40 = £380 from CPC, CPM, Direct Ad Sell, Affiliate Marketing for 40,000 page views per day. I’ve taken the lowest possible earnings from all the 4 sources.

£380 per day means £11,400 per month (380X30= 11,400) Or, £136,800 per year(11,400X12=136,800). Isn’t it a whooping amount to lead a lavish life?

Which is well above your desired earning of £100 per day from Google AdSense, right? 1000s of people are making money by writing articles, and you can also do it. The only thing I want to say is “Be Focused!”

P.S. The above results can be possible if you produce at least 200 to 250 great articles or blog posts per year for 2 years. So how much traffic you actually need to make £100 per day from Google AdSense – It’s way less than 40,000 Page Views Per Day!

Credit: http://seohour.com/blogging/how-to-earn-100-per-day-with-google-adsense-and-how-much-traffic-you-need-12153/

What to Watch on Netflix - Louis Theroux's Wierd Weekends

Before he met the likes of Jimmy Saville, Paul Daniels and Max Clifford, Louis Theroux specialised in meeting, interviewing and often living with what you could politely call "controversial" groups. Over the course of three BBC series he hangs out with porn stars, wrestlers, hardline Christians, UFO watchers and more, somehow gaining the sort of access and revelations that a more 'serious' journalist couldn't (or perhaps wouldn't) get.



This is brilliant stuff: funny, troubling and regularly moving, and a good primer for Theroux's upcoming documentary film, My Scientology Movie.

What to Watch on Netflix - The Thick Of It

You know how The Day Today made it impossible to watch the news without thinking it was a spoof (“Portillo’s teeth removed to boost pound”) and Brass Eye did the same with current affairs (“People say that alcohol’s a drug. It’s not – it’s a drink”)? Well, after watching The Thick Of It you’ll never again take anything a politician says seriously.



The unifying factor in those three shows is of course the supremely talented Mr Armando Iannucci, creator of TTOI and The Day Today and, given that he also worked on the various Alan Partridge shows, a man surely deserving of the title Greatest Living Briton.

But we digress. The Thick Of It could be described as a satire were it not so accurate in its depictions of jobsworth civil servants, careerist politicians and their clueless advisors. A must-watch for many, many reasons not least the virtuoso swearing abilities of Malcolm Tucker.

What to watch on Netflix - Luther

It gets more preposterous as it goes on and makes the council estates of London look more dangerous than trying to put lipstick on a crocodile but Idris Elba’s gritty cop show is one of the better things he’s done post Stringer Bell.


Elba’s he-doesn’t-play-by-the-rules-but-god-damn-he-gets-results schtick is a little clich├ęd but with an excellent parade of nutters to apprehend over the course of three series (the fourth is showing on the BBC now) it’s that little bit cleverer than most British police procedurals churned out these days. Just don’t watch it when you’re home alone.

What to watch on Netflix - Battlestar Galactica

As epic small-screen sci-fi goes, Battlestar Galactica is light-years ahead of the competition. It's vast in every sense, spanning years in the lives of the titular ship's crew, leaping about from planet to planet and star system to star system and lasting for a whopping 75 episodes, of which two are feature-length standalone movies.



It's also expansive in its content, majoring in such themes as religion, trust, self-worth, addiction, love, death and what it means to be human. But if that sounds a little serious, don't worry - there's plenty of action too, as the few thousand human survivors of a system-wide catastrophe attempt to elude robotic bad guys and gals the Cylons.

It drags a little at times - as you'd expect in a series lasting this long - but it's required viewing for fans of a good old rip-roaring space opera.

What to watch on Netflix - Fargo (TV Series)

Not to be confused with the Coen brothers’ (also highly recommended, also on Netflix) movie that inspired it – and from which it draws its winning blend of dark deeds, intricate plotting, looming dread and comic “Minnesota nice” dialogue – this is yet another TV series that begs to be binge-watched over a weekend. And at a relatively modest eight episodes, that’s entirely doable.


Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman all deliver fine performances as residents of the snowbound titular town, but it’s Billy Bob Thornton, oozing malevolence and menace as drifter Lorne Malvo, who lingers longest in the memory.

The superb second series has recently finished airing on TV and will, with any luck, also hit Netflix before too long.

What to watch on Netflix - Breaking Bad

What, did you think we'd forgotten? Breaking Bad has been praised to the heavens by critics and those members of the public who clap their hands over their ears and shriek "spoilers!" when you start talking about it. Of course we were going to put it in this list.

Bryan Cranston's Walter White is one of the great characters of modern fiction; a mild-mannered chemistry teacher whose cancer diagnosis prompts him to turn his skills to creating crystal meth – with the help of his former student Jesse. Series creator Vince Gilligan claims that he pitched the show as being the story of "a man who transforms himself from Mr Chips into Scarface." And where the early episodes play up White's hilariously incompetent attempts to enter the drugs trade, as the series progresses he develops into a genuinely chilling character.

Watch it. Now. If only so that you don't have to keep clapping your hands over your ears and shrieking "spoilers!" whenever anyone mentions it.


What to watch on Netflix - I'm Alan Partridge

There are two types of people in the world. 1) Those who have seen I’m Alan Partridge and love it 2) Those who haven’t seen I’m Alan Partridge. Logically, we suppose, there could be a third type - those who have seen it but didn’t like it - but frankly, it seems too far-fetched to waste time on.



So, if you’re a type 2 person - maybe you’re too young, or were in some kind of coma throughout the late ’90s and early ’00s - here’s your chance to catch up on The Greatest British Comedy Of All Time. And if you’re a type 1 person, watch it again anyway - seeing the faux-pas-prone chat-show host attempt to navigate such real-world situations as a romantic meal and a trip to the garage for some tungsten-tipped screws will never grow old.

What to watch on Netflix - House of Cards

House Of Cards is still perhaps the jewel in Netflix's crown. With David Fincher behind the camera and Kevin Spacey in front of it as scheming Democratic Majority Whip Frank Underwood, its depiction of the White House as a cesspool of self-interested career politicians is light years away from The West Wing – and seeing Spacey's Machiavellian plots unfold is a delight.



The fourth season starts in the the next couple of weeks, so if you haven't already checked it out, now's the time to start.

Once you've finished that, you might want to check out the 1990s BBC drama that it's (loosely) based on. Where Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood is all smooth Southern charm, Ian Richardson's Francis Urquhart is positively reptilian – a Shakespearian villain in a post-Thatcher Britain.

What to watch on Netflix - Better Call Saul

Everyone's favourite sleazy-yet-likeable lawyer Saul Goodman (well, Jimmy McGill) returns to Netflix, in a series that throws us back seven years before the explosive events of Breaking Bad



Bob Odenkirk slips into his cheap suit with remarkable ease, and his superb performance allows his character's desperation, tenacity and humour to seep through the screen and grab our attention with both hands.

It's always fun to root for the underdog, and from the very first episode you're right there alongside Goodman, wanting him to fight to the top - all while being aware of the dark things to come. Yet another belting Netflix Original.

9 Free Ways Increase YouTube Video Views

If the goal of your video is to rack up YouTube views, you have some tough competition. As we often tell our video clients, nonprofits are ultimately competing against cat videos for their audience’s attention.


This means that nonprofit videos need to be entertaining – not just informative. If you can hook your audience with a compelling video, there’s a much greater likelihood that they will visit your website to learn more about your cause or campaign. But you have to pull people in emotionally first – make them laugh, make them cry, or make them think about something in a new and interesting way.

What’s the first step to pulling people in? Your video has to be seen! As the world’s second largest search engine (right after Google), YouTube is a great way to be found. By keeping your audience and their search interests in mind when uploading your video, you can increase the chances people will find it and watch.

Here are 9 ways to increase the views of your organization’s video on YouTube without spending extra money on digital advertising:

Feature it on your YouTube page. Right after you’ve added your video to YouTube, make sure your video the featured video on the front page. People looking at your organization’s YouTube page should be seeing your most current video. It makes your organization look up to date, current and relevant, and puts the video at the center of the YouTube user’s attention.

Choose a good thumbnail. If you allow YouTube to automatically choose your thumbnail, it probably won’t be very interesting. Use your computer’s screenshot feature to capture an image from your video that is emotionally compelling, and upload it in your video settings.

Make your title short and interesting. Your video title should not necessarily describe your video in a way that makes sense to your administration. Make your title viewer-centric, and think about what would make you want to click on a video. (Upworthy headlines are a good source of inspiration.) And try to keep it brief – a shorter title that doesn’t get cut off is better for click-throughs. Here are a few good title examples fromYouTube star PewDiePie for Charity Water and the Sierra Club.

Pick tags that will be good for SEO. Your constituents are using YouTube as a search engine – so you should be too! Think about what your supporters are searching, and make sure those keywords are included in your video tags. Keep in mind that what people are searching aren’t always an accurate description of the video.

Write a good video description. In your video description, consider telling people a story instead of describing what’s happening in the video. Be entertaining, and remember that the description area is not the place to hit messaging points. PETA does a good job of video description storytellingin their video “Circuses in 60 Seconds Flat.”

Take advantage of the nonprofit annotations on YouTube. It’s amazing how many people don’t know about video annotations – we were telling nonprofits how to use them all the way back in 2009! Annotations should come up at least 30 seconds in to your video and right before the end of the video, and should provide a link where people can take action. And don’t forget to check your links to make sure they’re going to the right place!

Upload a transcript of your video in English and Spanish. About 38 million people in the United States speak Spanish. By uploading transcriptsof your video in both languages, your video will start appearing in English and Spanish YouTube searches. Transcripts alert YouTube of what keywords are featured in your video, and greatly increase the likelihood that your audience will find you via YouTube search.

Post early and often. People don’t click on every link that’s posted by on an organization’s social media platforms. Make sure you’re continuing to post your video regularly for at least a month, and keep your posts fresh by changing the headlines and images you feature. This will include your viewership dramatically by increasing exposure to new audiences.

Add a lightbox or pop-up on your website. A video is a great opportunities to let people know more about your organization, regardless of why or how people are coming to your website. If you don’t have a lightbox, make sure your video is featured somewhere on the homepage of your site. Negotiate website placement ahead of time, since it can be a space that is coveted by other departments. Your video deserves to be highlighted. It’s new content and your biggest fans would love to see it.

The goal of a video is to be seen. By taking a few small steps, you can dramatically increase the number of people who watch your video and want to engage with your organization, without spending extra money on digital advertising.

Have you used any of these tactics before? Let us know how they worked for you!


What to Watch on Netfix - Narcos

The most critically acclaimed Netflix original series of 2015 tells the bloody story of Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and the man tasked with taking him down. Sounds like a laugh riot, right?


While Narcos lacks much in the way of light-relief, watching American DEA agent Steve Murphy submerge himself in a viciously amoral cesspit is a constant thrill. What could well be a high-minded exercise in true crime melodrama is elevated to nerve-shredding nirvana via some classy performances and the disturbing use of archive footage. Escobar’s brutal legacy lives on through your telebox, and the horror of it all will make you wince in anguish.

Top 10 Websites to Learn Coding Online

Gone are the days when programming languages could only be mastered programmers like Bill Gates, who later got to dominate the world by storm. Now everyone holds the same potential, and the chance to learn and even master programming language easily. Today, we will show you 10 interactive websites that will help you do that.




That’s right, forget about complicated setups and black, cold command prompts that make you want to
quit before you start, and say hi to 10 educational websites with instant and interactive lessons that teach you programming languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby and even iOS. Pick up tips, screencasts and even best practices from industry professionals.

RECOMMENDED READING:Getting A College Degree Or Self-Learning?

Kickstart the beginning of your new path into programming today!
Codecademy

Codecademy is indisputably the most famous website to teach you to code interactively, thanks to its helpful interface and well-structured courses. Upon visiting the main page, you can already start tasting the programming right away, with its motivating on-screen console. Pick a course that Codecademy offers from Web Fundamentals, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, Ruby and APIs.




Inside each lesson is a panel that explains necessary code and instruction. Another panel allows you to get your hands dirty by writing acceptable code, then checking if you are doing the right thing. Don’t worry about making mistakes, as both instruction and code panels will warn you of errors, and provide hints. It is as if there’s a kind teacher right beside you.
Code Avengers

Code Avengers is designed to make you love programming. Though it only offers HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript course for now, each of the courses is carefully designed to truly entertain you while leveling your programming skills painlessly. At the end of each lesson you also get to play a mini game to release your cumulated stress, and keep you going for longer.



Code Avengers has a gradual approach to interactive learning. It does not explain too much knowledge that isn’t essential for beginners, just a bit of code and playful instruction, making things very easy to digest. You also get to play with the code, then see the impact of the changes immediately. It is carefully crafted with the beginner’s comfort in mind.
Code School

After you finished courses in Codecademy or Code Avengers, and you are ready to further expand your capabilities, Code School is the next quality website you should land on. Unlike most interactive learning sites, Code School offers morein-depth courses to train and turn you into an expert with the industry’s best practices.

Overall, the courses are categorized into 4 main paths, and they are:
Ruby
JavaScript
HTML/CSS
iOS


Almost all courses are aggressively polished with impressive design and informative screencasts, though the challenges after the screencast might bit a bit hard for amateurs. Luckily, there are hints and answers to refer to. Whilemost of the offered courses are free, certain ones will require you to spend$25/month to access the entire course including all screencasts and challenges, and also all other courses in Code School.
Treehouse

Treehouse courses are more project-oriented than language-oriented, so they are perfect for novice programmer with a planned purpose, such as building a website, or an application. For example, the Websites course is all about building a responsive website, interactive website or even WordPress theme – a very practical and efficient way to master related languages. Nonetheless, they have released a plethora of foundation courses with a video-then-quiz approach.



For Treehouse, every course is divided into different stages or modules, and beyond every first stage the learner will be invited to pay a monthly subscription fee of $25 to access all courses with 650+ videos, and an exclusive Treehouse Members Forum as a bonus. If you are serious about your programming future, you could subscribe the $49 monthly plan to obtain in-depth interviews with leading industry pros and cutting-edge workshops.
LearnStreet

If you are that kind of personnel who do not fancy playful design and prefer to deal with cold hard codes, LearnStreet is probably your thing. It currently offers JavaScript, Python and Ruby courses at beginner level. With a click on the ‘Start Course’ button you will start the lesson with an exercise, a code interpreter and a glossary panel (for new programming terms).




LearnStreet adopts command prompt-styled code interpreters with human language to explain function and encourage you whenever possible, the kind of command prompt you want for your own local machine. However, the code interpreter could be as rude as standard command prompt, as most of the times it requires you to type in the absolute same code and content it asks for.

Other than that, it’s truly friendly and enjoyable, and most importantly, free.
Udacity

Udacity is the unification of insightful video lectures and improved quizzes to achieve the interactive feel for students, so it’s ideal for those who don’t like to read but rather get explanations from industry professionals such as Google employees.


You will be given a screencast from pros discussing the topics and instructions, then you will take either logic or programming quizzes to strengthen your understanding or forge it into a skill. The good thing about Udacity is it provides more videos than any other site, and the instructors are either real-life professors or industry veterans.

The only pitfall here is most courses are not much related to each other, so Udacity is probably not your starting point, but a virtual university to further your study.
CodeHS

At this point all websites you read here are mainly dedicated to web development and computer science, but CodeHS is one with simple and fun game programming lessons that involve problem solving, JavaScript, animation, data structures, game design and puzzle challenges.



The advantage of CodeHS is it teaches you to think, and solve a problem like a programmer with its first course, Programming with Karel. The lessons are fun as you will learn how to use the code to move the dog, Karel to complete given tasks and puzzles like picking up ball and building a towel. It plants a solid concept of programming and the way it solves the problem systematically in your mind.

Other than the course mentioned above, you must sign up first with ($25) £18 per month to continue your learning journey, but it’s a perfect site to learn basic game programming effectively.
Khan Academy

Although Khan Academy’s courses are not as structured as CodeHS, it serves as an open playground for both novice and amateurs particularly interested in learning drawing, animation and user interaction with code. It does not preach any specific programming language, but the code pattern it adopts can be applied anywhere, as a majority of languages share the similar programming pattern.


You can first join the Programming Basics course to watch and learn basic concepts, then explore the given code after the video tutorial to validate your doubts. With Khan Academy, you can save your modification as a Spin-Off for everyone to enjoy and customize. There have been hundreds of spin-offs just from one lesson in one course, so imagine the community size, and the lesson’s effectiveness.
Scratch 2.0

Think CodeHS and Khan Academy are still too hardcore for your child, who has no comprehension beyond basic English? No worries, there is something even easier for your aspiring next-gen programmer, and it’s called Scratch. Previously an offline software that allow kids to create, upload and share their projects proudly, Scratch is now fully online with its 2.0 successor.
It’s not about programming though, but a combination of visual blocks of commands that tell assigned objects how to behave, such as telling the cat to move 10 steps, or yell ‘meow’ when it touches the owner’s leg. By using this visual programming method, the young programmers will form a habit of breaking a problem into smaller blocks, and solve them one by one logically.
SQLZOO

Structured Query Language (SQL) is just a language purely designed to store and retrieve data from a database, so imagine the boredom you will experience when programming a warehouse. Yet SQLZOO wants you to learn SQL happily with its interactive interface and smileys.


Since there is really nothing too deep to explain for a straightforward language like SQL, the site will only ask you to replace the variables like city names or population number, and raise the difficulty from that level. One huge let-down will be the shortage of hints, answers and forum, so you are probably doomed if you fail to solve any one of the quizzes, just like old times.

Which Blogging Platform to use





There’s a lot to choose from. You are able to create a blog with many different blogging platforms, such as WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and more…

However, given that there are over 72 million active users using WordPress today, it’s clear which platform is the boss. 

Before you can even start worrying about how your blog will look like, you’ll need to choose your blogging platform.

It’s FREE for everyone to use (including themes, layouts and add-ons that many other blogging platforms don’t provide).
It’s super easy to set up. Even all the mommy bloggers that I’ve helped are able to do it.
It’s secure; WordPress are always updating their software and keeping everything sound and secure, so there’s rarely a worry of having your blog come under hacking attacks. No wonder Sony, NASA and even university blogs are using WordPress.
It’s HIGHLY customisable. There are hundreds of free themes and plugins that add more functionality to your blog, from contact and subscribe boxes to plugins that improve blog performance and more.

While the other blogging platforms are generally all pretty OK, nothing in my opinion has ever come close to matching the freedom and customisation options that WordPress offers.