I deal with many questions from curious website owners everyday. One question I have a new answer for is, "Should I use META tags on my site when do search engine optimization?"
Old Answer: It couldn't hurt, but don't worry about them, the search engines ignore them for the most part. New answer? Read on...
Should I really use a META tag? Really?
The new answer is yes, you should use META tags on your site. The keyword META tag is still not used by search engines but when submitting to directories, a valuable use of time by the way, the META keywords are used in many cases to automatically fill in the keywords for your site in that directory.