Are you still using KWs in your meta tags?

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I've noticed recently that a lot of high ranking sites for niche markets aren't using KWs, is anyone else noticing this as well? Has anyone stopped using KWs in their meta tags?
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  • Profile picture of the author easypr
    I use keywords in meta tags, becoz clients requires this, But keywords in not use in ranking. Visit below URL for more information. Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    Yes I have noticed this. Also most higher ranking site do not use Capital letters all way through their tags. The more natural the better. I have also started using (in) my tags.
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  • Profile picture of the author puneet
    Keywords in the Meta Tags have lost their importance in the ranking factors and I am not paying much attention to it. I just make sure that my content is strong and provide value to the visitors and I don't worry much about other stuff such as meta tags, keyword density, proximity etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Viper420
      Thanks for the info guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Yes... I still use Keywords in meta tags. It's no harm using them. It's a nice practice, and I don't think it takes much time.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    You should never use the meta keyword tag. Ever.
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    • Profile picture of the author Viper420
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      You should never use the meta keyword tag. Ever.
      Yeah, I'm starting to notice that I shouldn't use them at all, I just put up 20 websites in the last 2 months, do you think I should remove the KW tags from the sites?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Viper420 View Post

        Yeah, I'm starting to notice that I shouldn't use them at all, I just put up 20 websites in the last 2 months, do you think I should remove the KW tags from the sites?
        Yes remove them.

        No search engine worth a crap uses them. You are only giving away keyword ideas to competitors.

        If you have too many, some search engines will actually ding you for that. So there is nothing but potential negatives.
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        • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post


          If you have too many, some search engines will actually ding you for that. So there is nothing but potential negatives.
          So true. The search engines haven't needed the keyword tag in 10-years.

          The keyword tag is one of those things in SEO that can't help you but might hurt you.

          It's actually one of the most common mistakes my clients make when I first take them on. A LOT of small businesses put 50 (literally) keywords in the tag. I can't imagine anything looking more spammy than that.
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          • Profile picture of the author Viper420
            Originally Posted by Backlinko View Post

            So true. The search engines haven't needed the keyword tag in 10-years.

            The keyword tag is one of those things in SEO that can't help you but might hurt you.

            It's actually one of the most common mistakes my clients make when I first take them on. A LOT of small businesses put 50 (literally) keywords in the tag. I can't imagine anything looking more spammy than that.
            thanks for the info Backlinko!
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerMayer
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    Yes, because bing search engine count meta tag keywords as well in ranking algo.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielph
    Google will not rank that keywords you insert in your meta tags, will rank after understand all you have on the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    If your my competition I strongly suggest that you use the meta keyword tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author dddougal
    keyword tag is pointless, dont bother with it at all.....description and title tag are the ones to use. search your keyword and check what the top ten in google are doing and copy it.
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