This is probably old news for many webmasters that keep up with SEO news, but I thought I would blog about it as I recently had a discussion with a friend about this. All major search engines claim that the meta keyword field holds little or no value in their search algorithms.
I still see webmasters putting up sites where they are spamming the hell out of the keyword meta tag even now. I love it. This, among many other factors that are readily apparent, tells me that my competition really does very little to keep up with what is happening in the industry.