Hi WA family,

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy.

Well here is a copy of the e-mail I got:

I wanted to follow up on my previous email about our page on accessible technology for people suffering from insomnia. Our team created an in-depth guide that covers different causes for insomnia, special considerations to think about when using technology, and different assistive tech available to use. I thought your readers would find this information useful.

You can look at the page below:

https://decisiondata.org/news/guide-to-insomnia-and-technolo...

Please add our page to help support anyone who would need this information.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Gratefully,
Shae

Feel free to add our guide, Included below, to your page as an additional resource for your readers.

https://decisiondata.org/news/guide-to-insomnia-and-technolo...

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Very best,

Shae Verdouw, Communications Coordinator
DecisionData.org
8201 Peters Road, Suite 3400,
Plantation, FL
Learn More About Us!

Would appreciate your thoughts on this.

Thank you,

Best wishes,

Michael

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Twack Premium
I've bookmarked this post as some of the comments are brilliant and have given me plenty to think about in this regard.
I've had a good look round their site and nothing struck me as odd. They are providing plenty of information with a spattering of affiliate links.
The article on insomnia had links to various official bodies, articles and reports, to back up claims made within their own article.
I'm no expert but nothing jumps out at me that might indicate something untoward.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Twack, thank you for your response. Much appreciated. I looked at their site again this morning and I too did not see anything to make me suspicious.
I did write them an e-mail with a few questions. Just going to wait for a response and go from there.

All the best,
Michael
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Twack Premium
You're welcome and I hope it turns out to be something beneficial for you.
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lesabre Premium
Thanks Twack. I decided to go for it.

Michael
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Twack Premium
Awesome, I think that's a great decision.
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Wdcope Premium
Michael,
Unless you initiated an email to this person, I would consider it a phishing email and ignore it. If you are curious I would as mentioned below to email them back off of a contact directly to that Communications director and initiate a phone call to them. If they gave you a phone number do research about the company and see if they are credible.
I am very skeptical unless a phone number properly is given and then I research even more before contact.
Let us know how it works out for you.
Best to you.
Bill
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lesabre Premium
Hi Bill, thank you very much for your response. No I had never heard of this company before. Their main focus seems to be in selling internet packages, although they have about five health related articles. My website traffic is low, and I was considering using a back link to them. But I am not sure now.
Appreciate your time.

All the best,
Michael
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jlclayton1 Premium
To me it doesn't have the looks of a spam email. It's professionally written, and they've given you a lot of information that you can check out to see if they are legit.

With the research that other commenters have shown, I'd delve into it further and see if it's a good opportunity for your site. If it is, then a mutual backlink to your site could very well work out great for you.

Janelle
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Janelle. Appreciate your response.

Best wishes,
Michael
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Mark K Premium
Don't discount this sort of email as spam straight away. Others are right to be wary of these emails, however do your due diligence on the company first. This could be a business opportunity for your website. Deleting the email without checking could be a mistake.

Looking at the company in more detail i can see the website has been registered since 2015 so not likely to be spam.

Looking at the person who signed the email "Shae Verdouw" i can see they do work for this website/company. https://www.zoominfo.com/c/decisiondataorg/454892860

The Alexa rank of the site is 182,653, thats not something to overlook.

The article they link to, is on their website and to me doesnt look anything untoward. (Search their website on google and head to their news section).

If can negotiate a deal and have your website linked on theirs as well, that not a bad back link to have.
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JohnJStanley Premium
Great advice here, I would follow this. Thanks Mark for doing this research and sharing your thought process.
Presuming Shae and the content is legit and valuable to Michael's readers...
Could there be backlinks benefits here for Michael too?
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lesabre Premium
Hi Mark, I appreciate the research you have done. Thank you very much.

All the best,
Michael
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feigner Premium
they ave a high trust rating
https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/decisiondata.org
checking their article it looks good
use site:decisiondata.org insomnia and it comes up with the article.
they have got a bit of authority -so if your site could do with a backlink then.....
do a bit more research than i did
good luck
phil
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megawinner Premium
This is good, thanks, Phil. I am keeping it for my use as well.
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feigner Premium
i did have a quick look at the backlinks to that site and it has good pedigree - ahrefs or moz have a free backlink checker and a lot of sites i recognise
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lesabre Premium
Thank you. Appreciate the research.

Best wishes,
Michael
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Phil. Your research is very much appreciated.

Best wishes,
Michael
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