I'm more of a coder, a friend I work with is more of an SEO/marketing guy.
Both of us know that Meta Tags are only one tiny part of the SEO equation but he thinks that the title, keywords and description should come right after the <HEAD> tag, Generally I have a content type right after the head tag, then the others. My content types look like the one below.
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
My question is, does it matter? Should the content type come first or the others, or does it even matter at all?