Gone are the days when you were able to stuff a meta keyword tag full of juicy keywords and actually rank for them. The experts agreed it was of ‘slight importance’ and was only relevant to Yahoo and misspellings.

Its interesting to see Search Engine Lands meta keywords read –

meta name= “keywords” content=”qiskodslajdmnkd, ddakaieciuaj jkdalladpaoaw, wdaopeqndlkakljad”

So lets test the theory using these misspellings.

A search on Google.co.uk

qiskodslajdmnkd, ddakaieciuaj jkdalladpaoaw, wdaopeqndlkakljad

A search on Yahoo.co.uk

qiskodslajdmnkd, ddakaieciuaj jkdalladpaoaw, wdaopeqndlkakljad

A search on Live.com

qiskodslajdmnkd, ddakaieciuaj jkdalladpaoaw, , wdaopeqndlkakljad

A search on uk.Ask.com

qiskodslajdmnkd, ddakaieciuaj jkdalladpaoaw, wdaopeqndlkakljad

All of the above search engines have an up to date cached page with the above misspellings as meta keywords yet only two seem to pay any attention to them.

Google and Live.com/MSN ignore them completely with zero of the above searches bringing back any results. Only Yahoo and Ask bring up the SEL homepage for all of the searches which highlights they still give them some consideration.

So, is it still worth including the meta keywords tag? I’ll let you decide.