Our Top 20 Blog Posts Of 2012


Blog Posts of 2012

So 2012 is coming to an end, and what a great year it has been!  Over the last 12 months OnlineIncomeTeacher has definitely stepped up a gear.  We are now publishing more content than ever before, our traffic has continued to increase steadily and our revenue has gone up.  The best bit is that we still have plenty more planned for you in the future!  As it’s the end of the year, I thought it would be good to take a look back at some of our best and most popular blog posts of 2012.

This in itself is no easy task as we have published 147 articles (this is #148) this year, so picking 20 of the best is pretty hard.  It’s really interesting to see what you have all been reading and sharing on our site, which will help us plan for more great content next year.

I’d just like to say a massive THANK YOU to all our guest post writers who have contributed to the site this year and of course to our fantastic readers, who make all the hard work that goes into maintaining the site worth it!  It’s always great to hear from you all in comments or emails that you send in to us.

So here is our best posts of the year!  Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!  2013 is going to be even better!!!!

Best Blog Posts Of 2012

CommentLuv vs Disqus – Why I Don’t Use CommentLuv!

Top 20 Posts of 2012

 I wrote this post in reply to some people that had been asking that I switch to using CommentLuv when redesigning the site.  Having researched the advantages and disadvantages of each system, I gave my view on why I decided to stick with Disqus.

14 Blog Post Title Ideas To Use As Templates 

Top 20 Posts of 2012

 This great guest post (written by Matthew De Feo) looks to give people ideas and inspiration when suffering from writers block… we have all been there!  Here, there are lots of different types of article titles that you can use on your own site.  From the reaction we got, we know that this post helped a lot of people out!

17 Common Blogging & SEO Mistakes – Do You Make These?

Top 20 Posts of 2012

This fantastic guest post (written by Tom Southern) looked at some of the common mistakes people make when blogging.  This included some excellent tips on SEO that many people were overlooking.  The great thing about this article is that from the 17 mistakes listed, just about everyone (me included) could pick one or two that they were failing to do.  A great read and one that you should keep coming back to check that you are doing things right.

Use Blog Comments To Get Links & Network

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

This popular post (written by Andi Leeman) goes into detail in how commenting on other people’s sites can benefit you and your blog.  Not only can commenting help you with backlinks, but it can help increase your exposure and ultimately drive more traffic to your site!

5 Common Blog Mistakes New Bloggers Make!

Top 20 Posts of 2012

Another great guest post (written by John Banks) that looks at mistakes that many bloggers make.  It doesn’t matter if you are only starting out or have been blogging for years; you are going to make mistakes along the way.  This article focuses on 5 of the fundamental things that you should focus on to improve your site.

5 Top Tips For Young Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Top 20 Tips of 2012

This post (written by Alia Haley) is aimed at all young entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business.  There is SO much to learn when you first start out, but this article looks at some tips that people can use in the competitive online marketplace.

Want To Start Your Own Business? Why Not Start An Online SEO Company!

Top 20 Posts of 2012

This article (written by Gary Andrew) is an inspirational post that looks at starting your own business, particularly an SEO business.  Perhaps you are someone that has always thought about taking the plunge and going it alone, well this post might just help you!

5 Ways To Improve Your WordPress Security

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

Security is SO important online!  This post (written by Konga Felix) looks at some simple, yet very effective methods that you can use to make your WordPress website more secure.   Prevention is better than the cure, so make sure you make use of these BEFORE you need them.

Need More Blogging Traffic? Look At McDonald’s For Inspiration

Top 20 Posts of 2012

I know what you are thinking – “What’s McDonald’s got to do with blogging?”  Well, in this post I use McDonald’s as an example of how you can get more traffic to your site.  It makes sense when you read it. J

The Advantages Of Writing Online Blog Interviews

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

Interviews can be a great type of content to publish on your site.  This post (written by Okto Hakim) looks at things like; how do you get an interview with someone, the benefits of publishing interviews, planning out your questions and much more!

12 Blogging Myths That Bloggers Should Avoid!

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

There is a lot of information out there that about blogging.  Most of this is very useful to people, but some of it can be contradictory and just bad advice!  I take a look at some of the most common blogging myths that you should avoid.

Blog Redesign – The Online Future Is Mobile

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

I wrote this post after I had finished redesigning the site.  I wanted to share what changes I had made and why I made them, not only to readers but to show that they too could do this on their own site.

How To Use Fonts In Website Design To Improve Readability

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

This post (written by Divya Rawat) takes a look at website design, specifically focusing on the fonts you use.  You may not think it but fonts play a very important part on your site, which often gets overlooked.  After all, if your readers can’t read what you are writing, then you have a major problem.

Speed Writing – 8 Tips On How To Write Faster

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

Everyone that writes for a living knows how important it is to write quickly.  This great post (written by Stephen Aedy) looks at some tips to help you speed up and write faster.  I know that these tips helped many of you out!

Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins Of 2012

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

Everybody that runs or manages a WordPress site knows that a good WordPress plugin can benefit your site in so many ways.  That’s why I put this post together of some of the great plugins that I had found over the year.  I intend to put another one of these lists together soon, so stay tuned for that.

Why Bloggers Should Be Using Pinterest

Top 20 Best Posts of 2012

2012 was the year that Pinterest came to everybody’s attention.  Not only were people using it for personal use, but many blogger’s were using it to drive traffic to their site.  In this post I looked at how you can use Pinterest for your own site and more importantly why you should!

Create A Product To Sell Online On Your Own Website

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

There are many ways to make money online with a website, but one of the best is to create your own product.  In this post (written by Andi Leeman) we look at some of the different ways you can create something to sell and how easily it can be done.

3 Vital Tips For Creating A Successful Blog

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

There are only really 3 important factors to creating a successful blog – writing, traffic and your business plan.  This post (written by Chris Madej) looks at these 3 factors and how you can create your own successful site.

The Horror Of Bad Writing! How Not To Get Your Guest Post Published

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

I wrote this post around Halloween (that’s where the horror comes in) about guest posts.  I get tons of guest posts sent to me every day looking to be published on this site, but the vast majority of them I have to turn down.  This is because most of them aren’t up to scratch.  In this post I talk you through some of the things I (and many other bloggers) look out for when assessing guest post.

How To Attract Guest Bloggers To Write For Your Site

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2012

Here’s another post about guest blogging, but this time it’s about attracting writers to your site.  There are many benefits to publishing guest posts on your site (of which we discuss), but how do you get people to write for you?  Well check out the post to read how!

About Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the founder and editor of OnlineIncomeTeacher. He is a Professional Blogger, SEO Consultant & Web Developer, running a number of sites from the UK. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

  • Andi the Minion

    An excellent list of posts, can I say that with having a couple in there? A big thank you
    A) Giving me the opportunity to write for your excellent site and
    B) Listing me in this list. I am very honoured.

    You have chosen a great selection from Guest blogging, WordPress security, Inspiration, writing tips and blog design. People can learn a lot from this list. I look forward to writing more posts for you in 2013. Have a great New Year and here’s to a great 2013. 🙂

    • No, thank you Andi for being a great writer! All of your posts have been great and honestly I could have included more of yours, but I thought I’d better give some credit to some of our other writers as well. 🙂

      Have a great Christmas and New Year yourself. Bring on 2013!!!!

  • Hi Matt,

    Wow! Thanks for including my post in your Top 20 – that’s awesome. I will be in touch in the New Year for some more guest posting.

    Wishing you and your closest all the best.

    Enjoy the festivities..


    • Hi John! Yes, thanks again for the awesome post that you wrote for us. It turned out to be a pretty popular one this year. I, and I’m sure many of our readers would welcome another post by you in the future. 🙂

      Happy New Year!!!

  • Wow! So pleased and proud to be chosen to be listed in your Best Blog Posts of 2012 – with my first guest post too :). And I’m in great company.

    I wrote this post with the intention of it becoming a useful resource for bloggers wanting to get traffic. The best way of doing this for every blogger – is Writing answers that answer the questions your audience wants to know.

    Looking forward to writing again for OnlineIncomeTeacher’s readers. Thank-you Matt, and thanks to everyone who commented and shared this post.

    Happy New Year to you all!


    • Happy New Year to you too Tom!

      You (and everyone else featured on this list) are always welcome to write for us again. This may have been your first guest post, but it was no beginners luck. I make sure that I only publish quality articles on the site (and believe me, I get sent plenty of stinkers!) and yours stood out as being very good.

      I look forward to working with you next year! 🙂

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