Totally agree, to be honest, for the additional page weight they cause, they are well worth including, remember, although Google might have devalued them slightly, other SE's still highly value them, and with new tech coming out, Google might lose market shareA site’s Meta tags may not be as important as it used to be before, however I feel that Meta Description is something you can’t just ignore. A site’s Meta description should contain a brief description of your website focusing on the areas and services that your business is specialized in.
That's a good point, personally I still add 3 or 4 keywords to the Meta Tags of any web page I am publishing. It might not do you any good with google, but it certainly won't do you any harm.I concur with the general comments here, all too often many think SEO optimised = Google, period! IMHO I always maintain if the arent going to penalise your site then they are at least going to add 'some' value with other SE's. Certainly Meta Keywords have been ignored by Google for some time now, but others do use them. I guess its more a case of creating a prioritised list of SEO features that you make a call on how much you introduce on a site by site basis depending perhaps on how much the client is prepared to pay for, or of course your own site which should get the deluxe treatment
You really can go on indefinitely depending on how much time you want to invest.
Meta tag does not have much of an impact on your site as far as ranking is concerned. The reason that they are important is that they increase your click trough rate. The more descriptive your title tag is, the more likely people are to click on your site in the search results.are they useful , do they help when u add meta tags to your site
I would tend to agree generally speaking, however SEO is more than simply trotting along behind the Google algo and picking up it's crumbs. Its also taking into account that 1 to 2 seconds that users spend reading the description then deciding if you are the link to click or the guy 'above' or 'below' your serp entry. I would suggest that Google certainly DOES take this into account, how could it fail to do so. So whatever Google says is rubbish when you consider the description makes up 60% of the actual serp entry and their business relies on this being human readable and click bait.The only meta I use (apart from the http-equiv and robots) is the description. It's not used for ranking (by Google at least) but it allows having clean and appealing snippets in search results. Note that it's not about the site in general but about each specific page, hence you should not have twice the same description across your site. GWT point this out nicely.
The meta keyword has been ignored by Google for a long time now.