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META Keywords Are a Thing of the Past

February 26th, 2010

Don’t worry about filling out your page’s META keywords tag unless you’re running local search or a search appliance that takes advantage of them. The major search engines, like Google,  ignore that tag these days. Focus on your content!

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  1. Nathan says:

    It is also worth noting that the meta description tag is only used for display purposes; Google may choose to use that text as the little description of your search result. Content in the description is not used for ranking or retrieval purposes.

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