mhansen - 1:25 pm on Jun 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Figured I would jump in and share my own opinion as well. I have been building the web since 1997 and while I agree 100% that the meta-keyword tag might be useless... it takes less than 15 seconds to complete on a per page basis and if nothing more, keeps your targets fresh in your mind!
As a Webmaster, one of the first things (before you ever do the code stuff) I do in site creation is create a blueprint of the site, containing EVERY PAGE of a website at launch. (Future pages get the same research an planning treatment as well) That blueprint is a layout of all the research for the pages to fill their purpose and includes:
- Page Title - (5-10 Words Describing thispage.html)
- Page Description - (thispage.html tease and elevator pitch)
- Target Key-words-phrases for the page - (the short list of targets for thispage.html)
You see... the research has already been done BEFORE the page is ever built anyhow.
Why would you NOT include the meta-keyword info?
Even if it only helps facebook or [other-than-search-engines] show data about your thipage.html, isn't is worth it?