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Does the added text dilute the effect on the desired phrase green widgets?
Since Google gives you ranking consideration for the first eight words within your anchor text
the key I follow is diversity, setting up links with one word, two, three as many as I want to make it "look" natural
Also make sure that your domain name/brand name is the most commonly used anchor text.
[edited by: martinibuster at 3:34 pm (utc) on Aug 4, 2010]
[edit reason] Delinked URL for example. [/edit]
Don't use offpage factors to rank for specific terms
Furthermore, I would argue that it's perfectly "natural" to ask someone who re-uses, quotes or references your content to link directly to that content as a citation. That's not an unnatural link, it's a genuine endorsement.
Indeed, in many cases it seems like you pretty much have to have external links with relevant anchor text for deep pages to rank for hard terms.
If you're getting those links by convincing people who reuse your content to link to you, I seriously doubt you're going to get flagged as spam.
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first eight words within your anchor text
Since when is linking using 5 words 'natural'? It's not - at least not commonly.
<a href="http://www.example.com">Here is a link to additional information at Example Inc</a>
On a more serious note, exact anchor text seems to be the way to go right now, IMHO.