I have this message:

your site doesn't have keywords meta tag!

What does that means?

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    You have just identified an SEO service that isn't worth the money they want you to pay them, or a scanner produced by someone who didn't get updated with the reality that the Meta Keyword tag got dropped a decade or more ago as search engine spammers used it to mostly get porn to show up for non-porn searches. – Fiasco Labs Jun 29 '13 at 22:21
  • Where are you seeing that message? – Andrew Lott Jun 30 '13 at 21:08
  • Big negative, Bing uses Meta Keywords as one of their indicators for SEO spamming. Might want to reconsider having a dead meta tag wasting space on your web page. – Fiasco Labs Jul 7 '13 at 4:46

I don't know where do you see this message but for SEO, no worries. The keywords meta tag doesn't take into account anymore by search engines.

You can read this article from Matt Cutts for more information.


Although the keywords are not used by Google, some other search engines may use it. So, it's not a horrible idea to include a keyword meta tag. It won't hurt - assuming they are correctly implemented. And although Google says they don't use it for search rankings, that doesn't mean they don't look at it as a clue to a site that is trying to use it inappropriately.

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    Not a good idea, Bing uses Meta Keywords as a spam indicator. One of their online representatives says that it's one of the items taken into consideration in determining that the Bing search bot is being spammed per a direct conversation. – Fiasco Labs Jul 7 '13 at 4:45

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