LinkedIn Corp. operates the largest online professional network. LinkedIn makes it easy for business professionals to share their professional background and identity, build business relationships, find job opportunities, and access shared knowledge. One of the best ways to connect with other professionals in your field and use LinkedIn as a tool for knowledge is by joining Groups. I have joined several professional groups on LinkedIn and found them to be extremely helpful when I want to connect with other business professionals, share ideas, stay up to speed on industry news and find out information about marketing events.

In particular, I would like to highlight 10 LinkedIn groups for anyone in affiliate marketing to join:

1. Affiliate Marketing Masters: Community for experienced Affiliate Marketers, Affiliate Program Managers, and all interested in the art of internet marketing.

2. Affiliate Marketing Professionals: This is a group for Affiliate Marketing Professionals to expand our network of people and ideas.

3. Linked Affiliate: A Place for Affiliate Marketers to Meet! A networking hub for affiliates and affiliate managers to meet each other and share ideas.

4. Pay Per Call Affiliate Marketing: One of the fastest growing portions of affiliate marketing is pay per call marketing. This group is to bring all people together who are interested or involved in pay per call affiliate marketing.

5. SPADES: Performance Marketing Experts. SPADES is a group for those involved in SEO (S), PPC (P), Affiliate Marketing (A), Display Media (D), Email Marketing (E) and Social Media (S).

6. Global Affiliate Marketing: The purpose of this group is to promote and encourage internet affiliate marketing success through sharing knowledge; you must be logged in to Linkedin to access this group.

7. Affiliate Marketing in Europe: An exclusive group for Affiliate Marketing Professionals across Europe. Aimed specifically at high-end Publishers, Affiliates, Directors and Agencies.

8. UK Affiliate Marketing Professionals Network: Networking group for U.K affiliate marketing professionals.

9. A4uexpo: Affiliate Marketing Conference: A group for past, present, and future delegates of a4uexpo – Affiliate MarketingConference. Based in London and Mainland Europe each year.

10. Affiliate Marketing and CPM AD Networks: An exclusive group for Affiliate Marketing and AD Network Professionals across the world. Aimed specifically at high-end Publishers, Affiliates, Advertisers Directors and Agencies. You must be logged in to Linkedin to access this group also.

Joining groups on LinkedIn is one of the best ways to share ideas, learn from others and find connections within your industry. Find your favorite groups and get connected today!