Our experience has shown that the keyword meta has had little if any signifigance for going on two years now.
We have had optimal rankings for URL's without a keyword meta tag as far back as 1st quarter of 1999.
4:46 pm on Sept 18, 2000 (gmt 0)
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I would say that the keywords meta tag is just not important for Alta Vista. It may still be helping with other services. I haven't stopped creating the meta tags on my pages, but I'm not counting on them to do much. It doesn't take much effort to put together a meta tag.