MrFewkes - 7:56 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes - it is the links thing that is the most worrying.
I will list what I ***think*** are link related - any of these could change.
Source page Title and content match
Source page trust
Deep link : index page ratio at target
Source page link is deep gain more weight
Target page is deep gain more weight (im doubtful of this though)
Image links gain weight lose weight?
Identical anchor % tolerance?
Identical anchor contained in mixed string tolerance?
Part match anchors
TLD power changes
Article/Blog/News/Video changes strength
Network level anchors (including the above) - so site a) to site b) to site c) with the same anchor variations giving c) boost due to a to b pathway - may even be deeper.
I dont think this change though - when it comes - will be as big as say the Florida update in terms of disruption of serps.