19 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Advertisers & Affiliates

Twitter remains one of the best ways to connect with like-minded professionals on the Web. Internet professionals tend to post news items that relate to their industries, as well as other information that matters to them (whether that's about business, events, TV shows, their food, etc.).

It's somewhat of a mix between LinkedIn and Facebook, where, a lot of it is about business, but there is some personal, Facebook element. Advertisers and affiliates who are looking for insights into their performance marketing networks or just want to see what matters to the people who are running them, should check out these 19 must-follow Twitter accounts:

Affiliate Networks

Affiliate Window: @AffWin

Why: Promotes advertisers and provides affiliates with opportunities.

Commission Junction: @CJUKNetwork

Why: Tweets whitepapers, infographics, etc. that make affiliates/advertisers more in the know.

Rakuten Marketing: @RakutenMKTG_US

Why: Rakuten not only promotes publishers, but also Tweets about industry news and tips.

Clickbooth: @clickbooth

Why: Provides inside looks of the network and keeps its users informed on latest news and updates.

Shareasale: @shareasale

Why: This emerging affiliate network offers up good advice for affiliates and scours the Web for stories that impact their performance marketing success.

AvantLink.com: @AvantLink

Why: From training webinar announcements to new affiliate programs, AvantLink keeps its users informed with its active Twitter presence.

7Search Guys: @7Search

Why: 7Search does a nice job of providing its followers with relevant news, tips and anecdotes about online advertising.

Affiliate Thought Leaders

Shawn Collins: @affiliatetip

Why: As the co-founder of Affiliate Summit and author of several affiliate marketing books, Collins offers interesting articles, insights into service providers and even some PR opportunities.

Rae Hoffman: @sugarrae

Why: Hoffman is the funny and savvy CEO of PushFire who provides inside looks into her company, life and thoughts about the affiliate space.

Geno Prussakov: @ePrussakov

Why: If his lengthy affiliate-focused résumé wasn't enough, Prussakov tweets inspirational messages, information about Affiliate Management Days and other topical insights.

Peter Prestipino: @PetePrestipino

Why: Well, we like our jobs, and he literally wrote the @WebsiteMagazine

Why: Again, we like our jobs, but Website Magazine editors tweet about all areas of Web success, which can provide advertisers and publishers with a holistic view of how to increase traffic and sales.

Affbuzz.com: @affbuzz

Why: Good source of aggregated affiliate marketing news.

AffiliatePaying: @AffiliatePaying

Why: Helps affiliates join the right CPA networks for them.

NoExpAffliates: @NoExpAffiliates

Why: Don't have much affiliate experience? You're in the right place.

Affilorama: @Affilorama

Why: This New Zealand-based company's most-impressive Twitter feature is its "niche of the week," which can open up possibilities for performance marketers.

Affiliate Marketing Events

Affiliate Summit: @affiliatesummit

Why: They didn't get nearly 85,000 Twitter followers on good looks alone. They tweet important information about their conference and provide insights into speaking opportunities and free passes.

Pubcon: @pubcon

Why: Provides helpful information for Web publishers who are typically also affiliate marketers.

Bonus Twitter Accounts (We'll add more as we get additional suggestions):

Affiliate Management Days: @AMDays