Are the meta tags still important ?

Much less than before.

Even through we still take the keywords and description tags into consideration, we can no longer rely on them to be high ranked in search engines.

Google does not officially use the keywords tag.

The meta description tag doesn’t seem to be directly useful in the ranking. It is important to customize it on each page in order to foster a good indexing and make the internauts want to click on the results pages.

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