Yahoo! Drop Meta Keyword Tag

Yahoo! has officially announced dropping the meta keyword tag from its search relevance. For a long period of time, Yahoo! have been the only search engine to pay attention to the tag, however now it seems like that is no longer the case.

The recent development came to light at the recent SMX in New York, with senior director of search for Yahoo! Cris Pierry announcing that the meta keyword tag had been dropped several months ago with no announcement from Yahoo!

This marks the end of an era for Yahoo! who had been the one search engine to speak in favour of the meta keyword tag. Bing does not support the tag and Google has repeatedly revealed that they have never supported the tag despite common misconceptions that they did.

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