SEO - web directories dont recognise there links on my links page ?

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when i try and add my site to directories the directories state that they cannot find there link in my links page each time i add one. I link them properly with the html editor and you can click them on my published page and they link correctly but for some reason when the directories try and validate this in there submission process i keep getting this error from every directory. I have my own domain name and everything, anyone know how i can get round this as i need to optimize my site for search engines.

Oh and have tried leaving over a weeks time gap and gone back to the same directory with no luck also so its not a time thing, thanks
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If you have tested the link and it does go to their site I am unsure of why they are not able to recognize it. Do they possibly want you to give them a link to the specific page you put their link on, and you are giving them a link to your home page? Did you email any of the directories to see what the problem is?

Here is a list of some more directories to check out; some don't require a link back to submit your link:

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Emmy for the link I will check it out.

I would also suggest

Also if you are submitting to directories to build links that is great. There are some even better ways to do it. Here is a topic on building traffic and links.

Here is a great thread on how to do search engine opitmization

This community is the best tool we have for learning how to be successful on synthasite.

Casey Stubbs--Winners Edge Trading
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Thanks Casey, those are great additions and will be very helpful to other users!
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If you add links to a new page it may not be indexed yet by Google.That could cause other sites to think you have not linked to them.