wheel - 10:21 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
There's no great answer.
Dialling down anchor text power - to me, lots of keyword focused anchor text screams 'unnatural!'
The counterpoint is that this probably dials 'up' onpage text. And that's more prone to manipulation.
Increased trust weighting
Oh please give me that. I'd be nailed to number one for everything, like I used to be. But Google doesn't seem to roll that way anymore, and hasn't in a while (I think).
Increased weighting on links from topic specific pages, or from links which are close to topic sensitive paragraphs, sentences etc.
I think this is already high weight. I think that's why blogs/press releases and article submissions work so well these days.
Now if they changed this to increase weightings from topic specific sites instead of pages, that might make a different, I dunno. I know it would make my life better :).