1script - 6:26 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Regarding what's natural in links: I think THE most natural is not even the domain name or "here" and obviously not title or H1, sorry indyank, it sounds like a bit of wishful thinking here that "normal" people would even look at the title or find the H1 which can be anywhere on the page.
Vast majority of my links are simply URLs of the pages. It's rather logical, too: in order to create ANY link with anchor, even with such simple one as "here", one needs to go through the trouble of either editing the HTML code or at the very least feeding two things into some kind of a tool that converts text into links (think Wordpress post html editor or forum post editor). There's nothing simpler than just copying the URL from the address bar and then pasting it into your post text, assuming that in the final version of the post it will be automatically converted into a link.
I'd say unless you are dealing with HTML-savvy crowd, vast majority of your naturally accrued links will be simply URLs - the URL for the href tag and the same or shortened version for the anchor.
That presents its own problem here: I, for example, since the dawn of time have been using the same phrase for the title, H1 and the URL, URL-encoded, obviously and spaces converted into dashes. I think I'm being penalized for that now because it may now appear that I am over-optimizing for the phrase. I have no idea what to do now because de-optimizing will mean changing the URL structure of the site and that sounds like a death penalty for the site. What I mean by that is that, given the fixed crawling budget, Gbot will be busy ONLY learning about URL changes and following redirects for months to come. At the very least, the immediate consequence of a site-wide URL change will be the cut of effective indexing rate in half.
Anyhow, does anyone else here see a potential benefit of such drastic de-optimization as removing the title phrase from the URL and thus changing the whole URL structure of the site?