Hope this helps. - msndude (msd)
Great thread and a lot of good analysis grelmar. I just wanted to weigh in on the “meta” discussion to explain what we do in this area. We do consider meta description when generating contextual descriptions and we recommend that if you have relevant descriptions for your site that you use them on your pages. On the other hand we do not consider the meta keyword tag. The reason we do not consider the data in this tag is it has a long history of being spammed.
Hope this helps.
- msndude (msd)