Okay, this is very old news. The meta keyword tag has been dead in terms of SEO for some time. Some speculate that it was never alive in the first place, but regardless of if it was ever anything, these days it is definitely dead.

Why am I writing about this ancient topic? Doesn’t everyone know this tag is useless? Well, apparently not. I still get asked by clients, and even random people who as me what I do for a living, about the keyword meta tag. My goal with this post is to reach just one person who thinks it will still help and set him/her straight.

Google doesn’t care. They ignore the tag. Its over – time to move on.

If you don’t believe me, no problem. Here what Matt Cutts had to say back in Sept of 2009, or you can check out this post from last year at the Official Google Blog.