Here is a question I have never seen asked before. A Search Engine Watch Forums thread asks does the order of your META tags make a difference.
For example, if I place the META description tag after the META keywords tag, will that impact one's ranking in a search engine?
Everyone in the thread says it won't make a difference. I agree. But why?
Well, I believe search engines extrapolate that data. They look for the words between the title, the meta keywords, the meta description and so on. They put those in the index. When it comes to what is within the body tag, I believe they do care what is in what order. But it don't think it matters if you place the META description tag after the META keywords tag.
Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.