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    Are meta keywords good for SEO or are they now useless?


    Are meta keywords good for SEO or are they now useless? Any advice would be appreciated? Great forum.Thanks!!
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    ....useless....
    but it's great for your competitors to see what your targeting.

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    You do realize that this is 2014 ... they have not been any use since at least last century.
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    Doesn't Bing/Yahoo still use them though?
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    I think Yahoo stopped using them as ranking criteria back on 09 and I remember hearing Bing uses it as a signal but it could be used as a spam signal rather than a ranking signal.
    Should one use them? If one does they should use them with-in reason as to not keyword stuff the tag which could hurt...how much I don't know
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    I dont use them and have decent rankings on bing and yahoo. So even if they are a ranking signal they are not that big !
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    Meta keywords surely in the past!
    Strange question in August 2014.

    I advise you to be more careful with SEO World News.
    There are a lot of good sites, blogs which will help you to knowledgeable of new updates.
    Start with these:
    moz.com/blog
    sitepronews.com
    backlinko.com
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    They're NOT useless! Put on your keywords in the meta tag titles and descriptions. Just don't put on repetitive keywords. I know others are starting to believe that they're not as useful as you think they are. But hey, these tags are the ones Google would grab and display on search engine results. Large and known companies won't see these that valuable since they're already recognized, but how about the small web owners. This one helps a lot.

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    They're NOT useless! Put on your keywords in the meta tag titles and descriptions.
    To start with the thread is about inserting your keywords in the keyword tag...not the title and description.
    Making your post very confusing.
    Try answering the question at hand to relieve the confusion.
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    I know others are starting to believe that they're not as useful as you think they are. But hey, these tags are the ones Google would grab and display on search engine results
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    Originally Posted by suritrendin
    I know others are starting to believe that they're not as useful as you think they are. But hey, these tags are the ones Google would grab and display on search engine results
    Since when has google been "grab and display on search engine results" the keyword meta tag ... which is what this thread is about?
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    Originally Posted by Xen-G
    They're NOT useless! Put on your keywords in the meta tag titles and descriptions.
    What's a meta tag title?

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