Hi everyone. I have a question concerning meta keyword tag. The thing is that there are two parameters at SEO tools: Space Utilization and Word Utilization. As the keyword is long, it utilizes a lot of space, but when it comes to counting the optimal number of words, it can be about 100 percents while Space utilization parameter is low. The question is: is it possible to save space without putting a "space-button"? Will it work with search engines? Will that change search results?
I still use meta keywords, but as a memo pad -- it's a handy place to note down the 3 to 8 keywords I hope the page will rank for. I think Yahoo may still check it for alternate spellings (I haven't tested for a while) but because the keyword tag was so abused in years gone by, it really hasn't had any significant play for quite a few years.
Only makes sense if you think about it -- meta keywords are totally hidden from the end user, and search engines today are looking for signals of relevance for the visible content, and not just text matches.