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Google Does Not Use the Keywords META Tag

I’m going back to SEO 101 here.

Google has announced – again – that they DO NOT use the keywords META tag in their keyword search.

The keywords META tag, if you don’t know, looks like this:

<meta name="keywords" content="bay area web design company, alameda web design, alameda web designer, internet marketing, web design, website design, web designer, web developer, alameda, san francisco, california, web hosting">

So, if you think you can just drop your desired keywords into this tag, forget it.

NOTE: Other search engines may use the Keywords META tag, but Google does not.

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