According to Google employee JohnMu (John Meuller), posting on their webmaster forum:
Note that we do not use locational meta tags (like "geo.position" or "distribution") or HTML attributes for geotargeting. While these may be useful in other regards, we've found that they are generally not reliable enough to use for geotargeting.
A friend passed on an article to me recently from a Google Webmaster Help thread about Google ignoring the geo-meta tags. Is this just for Google Webmaster tools or does this span all of Googles services including Maps
Usually I get my clients to add the Geo Meta Tags to their sites to help their Google Maps campaign.
Is this now useless?
[edited by: tedster at 6:40 pm (utc) on Dec 30, 2011]