Guidelines for sites linking to MayoClinic.org

By Mayo Clinic Staff

We welcome links to consumer health information content pages on our site, provided the following guidelines are observed.

Links to the MayoClinic.org health information home page

Use text only (for example, www.mayoclinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information). Do not use JavaScript or the site logo. The text below should assist in coding the HTML link to that page. Use a plain text link and paste the block of HTML code provided into the page.

www.mayoclinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information

<a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information">MayoClinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information</a>

If you need text to describe the site, please use the following:

Mayo Clinic's award-winning website offers consumer health information and self-improvement tools. Mayo Clinic's medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease to nutrition, exercise and pregnancy.

Links to interior pages

Links should be text only (for example, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/basics/definition/con-20032378) and should not use the logo from the site, any images or JavaScript. Use a plain text link and paste the block of HTML code provided into the page.

Please follow the template below to find the proper text for links to interior pages. The template should be filled in using the word describing the health information topic in the URL.

MayoClinic.org ______ Information

For example, to create a link to http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/basics/definition/con-20032378), the text should read:

MayoClinic.org Cancer Information

<a href=http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/basics/definition/con-20032378> MayoClinic.com Cancer Information</a>

Jul. 26, 2014