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Link Guidelines

Linking to this Site | Suggesting Links | Site Policies

Please read these guidelines completely before contacting me. I seldom respond to link suggestions and “reminders” are ignored. My decision is final.

Linking to this Site

If you find a page on this site worth linking to, please do so.

  • You may NOT link to images or similar content. Your link must point to the page containing the information.
  • Most pages enable you to link into relevant sections within that page.

Content is Copyright

The information on this site, including the images and text are protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Except for linking, use of my material requires express written permission.

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Submitting Link Suggestions

This section of the site provides links to medical, renal and writing resources on three separate pages.

Each of these pages are intended to provide a resource that will help the specified audience learn more about the specified topic.

A Canadian Site

This site is a Canadian site, primarily for Canadian audiences. The inclusion of links will be based upon that demographic.

  • I use Canadian English (except for quoted text or titles). Expect to see “cheque” rather than “check” and “colour” rather than “color.”
  • Links that cater primarily to U.S. or European audiences are unlikely to be included unless the content is compelling for Canadian audiences.


The following are examples of sites that are unlikely to be included because they are not relevant to Canadian audiences:

  • While Canadians may attend a U.S. university, the vast majority are more likely to attend Canadian schools so a resource including only U.S. universities is unlikely to be included.
  • While there is useful information on U.S. medical sites, the Canadian medical system is different, including what medications and devices are approved as well as the laws pertaining to their use.

Sponsored Sites Not Included

Where sites are sponsored by an agency that I consider a conflict of interest such as patient information portals sponsored by drug companies or writing advice sponsored by vanity presses.

While sites sponsored by U.S. legal firms may provide timely and accurate information about dangerous medications or defective medical devices, the legal advice may not be accurate for Canadian patients and their families.

These sites will not be included in future updates.

Link Suggestions Must Be Relevant

Link suggestions must be relevant to the page's subject content and intended audience. View the existing content on this site to determine if your suggested resource fits in.

No Professional Services

I do NOT link to sites offering professional services of any kind (particularly those that compete with my services).

SEO Submissions Unwelcome

A common SEO tactic is to search for keywords then request a link from sites with a strong relevance. Rarely do such requests fit my site goals.

I suggest you try Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites as better resources for expanding awareness of your site or its content.

Submitting a Link Suggestion

If you believe your page truly compliments information on this site and doesn't conflict with my services, please submit it for consideration.


The content of your submission must comply with the following requirements:

  • Your site must be relevant to this site's content.
  • Links must be relevant to Canadian viewers.
  • Links must not be time-sensitive (only static links are added).
  • Links will be added at my discretion and as time permits.
  • Descriptions may be edited for content and length.
  • Links may be removed without notice.
  • I do not entertain “link exchanges.”
  • My decision is final (there are no other decision-makers).

Submitting a Relevant Submissions

Valid submissions can be submitted via email to with the following information:

  • Your name and email (optionally, your Victoria local phone number).
  • The website address you are submitting.
  • A short description of your site.
  • Why you think it is relevant to my site.

I rarely respond to link requests. Wasting my time with a follow-up email is NOT appreciated.

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Site Policies

The information on this page is intended to explain how link suggestions are handled and are provided to assist you in understanding how link suggestions are handled.

Russ Harvey's Site is a subsection of the overall Russ Harvey Consulting site and they share a common set of site resources.

This page is not intended to replace the site policies as stated on the Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy pages. Where conflicts exist, the policies on those pages shall apply.

External Links

Resources external to this site are treated differently than links pointing to resources elsewhere on the site. External links open in a new browser tab or window.

There is more information about external links on my Conditions of Use page.

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Updated: July 18, 2018