when is the usual cut off point for new links to a site to be included in the next update. New content needs to be picked up by deepcrawl, is this the same with links.(like if i got new link from the yahoo directory this week) thanks
I would imagine it being a matter of days before a link from Yahoo directory is picked up because freshbot should be revisting such a high PR page often (as long as your yahoo category page has good PR).
Depending on the PR of the linker, it can range from 24 hours (PR 8) to one month (PR 1) (rough figures).
The Freshbot FAQ [webmasterworld.com] has detailed information about update behaviour.