About a month ago, Bing confirmed they use the meta keywords tag as part of their many ranking signals.
As we said then, Yahoo did also. Most SEOs I know, at least in the publishing business, don't bother with the meta keywords but according to my poll, most will again.
So we ran a poll and have over 300 responses, they said:
- 48% will now use the meta keywords tag
- 30% will still not use the meta keywords tag
- 19% said they might, depending on how much free time they have
- 3% said "other"
Note: This story was written earlier this week and scheduled to be published today.