When I first started
here at Website Magazine, I was a relative newbie but also hungry to learn about this dynamic industry as quickly as I could.
Early on in my stay, I was assigned the Affiliate Marketing
beat, and I found that one of the best ways to familiarize myself with the
industry in an efficient manner was through social media, specifically Twitter.
I had bookmarked a ton of blogs and affiliate network websites, but it was the
simple act of following various Twitter accounts (and occasionally talking with
them through direct messages) that really helped me get a feel for the world of
In a highly saturated and diverse industry like affiliate
marketing, making connections and staying informed is of utmost importance. And
while there is a plethora of resources out there for affiliates of all shapes,
sizes and levels of experience, Twitter can be the easiest, most practical
place to start.
So, let’s take a look
at 30 of the best Twitter accounts for affiliate marketers to follow:
Shawn Collins (@affiliatetip) – Affiliate marketer, author
and co-founder of the Affiliate Summit conference, Shawn Collins boasts over
38,000 followers and tweets to them about affiliate marketing tips and
information about his conference.
Rae Hoffman-Dolan (@sugarrae) – As one of the most popular
and entertaining affiliate marketers in the industry, Sugar Rae likes to
share advice and anecdotes with her 13,500+ followers.
Jeremy Schoemaker (@shoemoney) – Another popular figure in
the affiliate marketing world is Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker, as evidenced by
his nearly 157,500 Twitter followers, as well as his popular affiliate
Geno Prussakov (@ePrussakov) – This affiliate marketer,
author, blogger and consultant is famous for his work in the industry, as well
as founding the AM Days affiliate marketing conference and AM Navigator, a
resource site for affiliate marketers.
Zac Johnson (@moneyreign) – Affiliate marketer Zac Johnson
shares his money-making secrets and helpful tips on his Twitter account.
Steph Lichtenstein (@MicroSteph) – Steph Lichtenstein is the
president of Micro Media Marketing, an outsourced social media solution, and
tweets about social media, affiliate marketing and other Web-based marketing
Jonathon Volk (@jonathonvolk) – With nearly 31,500
followers, Jonathon Volk is well-established in the affiliate marketing
industry for his performance and insights.
Matthew Wood (@matthewwood) – U.K.-based affiliate marketer
Matthew Wood is the founder of Affiliates4U, a site for affiliate and
performance marketing news, and the affiliate marketing conference that shares
the site’s name.
(@affiliatesummit) – Since 2003, Affiliate Summit has been one of, if not the
premier conference for the affiliate marketing industry.
LeadsCon (@LeadsCon) – This is the best conference in the U.S. for the
lead-generation industry, with top buyers, sellers and technology solution providers
meeting to discuss the always exciting world of lead generation.
ad:tech (@adtech) – One of the largest digital marketing
conferences in the world, ad:tech, boasts over 21,000 Twitter followers.
PubCon (@pubcon) – Though this is technically a set of social media and search marketing conferences, PubCon offers helpful
information for all types of Web publishers, many of whom are also affiliate
AM Days (@AMDays) – Geno Prussakov’s Affiliate Management
Days is an event built for CMOs, affiliate managers and digital marketers
tasked with improving the affiliate marketing strategies of their respective
Commission Junction (@CJnetwork) – Possibly the biggest
affiliate network on the Web, Commission Junction has over 14,000 followers
and provides great information for partners, and potential partners, on both
sides of the affiliate aisle.
Clickbooth (@clickbooth) – Clickbooth is an exclusive CPA
and CPC affiliate network with over 12,000 Twitter followers.
ShareASale (@shareasale) – This growing, Chicago-based
affiliate network is followed by some of the biggest names in the affiliate
Rakuten LinkShare (@LinkShareBlog) – As of late, this
affiliate network has been highly touted by its partners and third-party
reviewers for its work in affiliate marketing, search marketing and lead
buy.at (@buyatUS) – This U.K.-based global affiliate network
recently expanded into the United
States and has shown impressive growth thus
ClickBank (@ClickBank) – This digital marketplace and
affiliate network features over 70,000 and has nearly 20,500 followers on
XY7 (@XY7) – This Las Vegas-based affiliate network tweets
about a variety of topics and has created a number of key connections on the
Affiliate Window (@AffWin) – Affiliate Window is one of the
most popular and influential affiliate networks in the U.K.
Convert2Media (@convert2media) – This private CPA network
deals with PPV, PPC and social media.
AvantLink (@AvantLink) – AvantLink is an affiliate network
that offers its affiliate partners a wide selection of tools and scripts that
are integrated directly into its platform free of charge.
AM Navigator (@AMNavigator) – The Twitter account for
Prussakov’s website about affiliate tips and information shares much of the
same type of content as its Web-based counterpart, providing followers with
helpful information to improve their affiliate performance.
Affbuzz.com (@affbuzz) – The official Twitter account of
Affbuzz.com, an affiliate marketing news and blog aggregator, links followers
to sites that offer news and blog posts about the industry.
NoExpAffiliates (@NoExpAffiliates) – Like the other accounts
in this section, NoExpAffiliates shares useful information about affiliate
marketing with its followers, usually by retweeting helpful links from the
13,000+ accounts that it follows.
AffiliatePaying (@AffiliatePaying) – This website features
over 700 affiliate networks to help publishers and marketers find the best fit
for their campaigns, and this Twitter page is a great way to get started with
Int_Marketing (@intmarketingtip) – This Twitter account
focuses on sharing helpful tips about the Internet marketing industry.
ReveNews (@Revenews) – Boasting the most clever pun on this
list, this is the official Twitter handle of ReveNews, a site dedicated to
covering the Internet advertising industry, which, of course, includes
affiliate marketing news.
Affilorama (@Affilorama) – Affilorama is dedicated to
educating affiliate marketers and priming them for success with free video and