I did, she paid me to provide supporting documentation for the keywords element in this topic. It really is all over the place. I use it by default and not based on Yahoo!'s perversion of it but my own which is to only use the primary keywords for the page, the top 2-5 and that is it. It's not something you invest a lot of time in and its usually the last thing to get populated after the meta description so it really is no big deal.
The above from the author at the Wiki on this subject. It pretty much sums up how I feel about it. But again, until Google, Yahoo!, Live, etc. put it in writing that the meta keywords element is no longer utilized in their algos, then the question will continue to remain, won't it?
200+ factors to determine the relevance of a document. What exactly are all of those factors? And, if you utilize all of those that are available to you, is it possible you can refine the relevance of your document just a wee bit more than another? Maybe I'm just too old school. It really is a habit. For the 10 seconds of my time that it takes to populate one manually, it just happens. :)
Hey, if I want to wear Bell Bottoms while waiting for the Tooth Fairy to drop another C Note under me pillow, that is my right, yes?
And by golly, did you know the thing can be used for other functions besides the SEs?
Ya, I'll agree, the message is loud and clear. This particular element is of "little value". ;)