afreshup - 3:18 pm on Aug 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Linkbuildr, thanks for your reply, that was what I was thinking. HOWEVER, as a follow up, I started sifting through all of the "spammy links" and found at least 20 websites that were like mine, good sites with good content.
I have contacted these sites, who have done the same thing I have by blocking the directory via robots.txt, and we are talking about real linking possibilities. I will post back if this yields any fruit