According to sources, A.V. dosn't like seeing the keyword meta tag now. Is anyone trying it without keywords?
1:44 am on Sep 18, 2000 (gmt 0)
I don't think av dislikes the keyword meta tag, I just think that it's importance in the new algo has gone done. I've noticed a growing number of pages doing well with no keyword or description tags.
7:20 am on Sep 18, 2000 (gmt 0)
I agree with Seth. People have been reporting for months that pages with no meta tags were ranking well on Alta Vista. But many pages with the tags are still ranking well, too.
4:10 pm on Sep 18, 2000 (gmt 0)
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 Sep 18, 2000 (gmt 0)
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.