And then the question "Were are you listed? ODP? Y? G? AV? etc
It seems that for some directories not only is a pre-link-back required (or should that be forelink??) but also a qualified one with good listings. Even more evidence for their real motive for having a directory. Gives me the irrits sometimes.
I am afraid I work on the "pass it on" principle. You pass links to others because of their content and different others will give you links because of your content.