Google drops support for meta news keywords tag

Google drops support for meta news keywords tag

Google has dropped their support for the news meta keywords tag. Google introduced the new meta keywords tag only for news publishers back in 2012 and has quietly stopped supporting it months ago.

Google did not announce it, so publishers, like here at Search Engine Land, continued to use it. Using the news meta keywords tag will not help Google understand your news content anymore, since Google ignores it, like they ignore the normal meta keywords tag.

John Mueller of Google confirmed this saying “it looks like we dropped support for this around the time when we removed it from the help center.” “Keeping it on…

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