Senior Product Manager Duane Forrester from Bing recently contributed in a Webmaster World forum discussion to say the following regarding the Meta Keyword tag.
Easy SEO, this is a term as similar as black and white. You can benefit from the content of this post if you are determined to succeed in your ecommerce business, and you have some common sense. If so, please read on…
Certainly there are many schools of thought about SEO. My purpose today is to share with you my own insight in to SEO as a whole — What is SEO?
I have said over and over the major search engines, Google included, DO NOT use the keyword tag…. Like talking to the wall. So, to finally put this subject to rest and answer this with absoluteness… Matt Cutts has clearly stated in no uncertain terms that Google Does Not Use the Meta Keyword Tag to Rank Websites!
Blocking my page in robots.txt will prevent indexing.. This is just not true, your robots.txt is a tool used to prevent crawling… not indexing. While blocking a page in robots.txt will prevent well behaved spiders from crawling these pages, it will not prevent indexing, remove a page from the index, nor block the flow of PageRank to the page.