Google stops supporting meta news keywords tag
In 2018, we learned that Google had quietly dropped support for the news meta keywords tag.
Google did not announce this change, which had actually happened months earlier.
It was Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller who confirmed this on Twitter:
“It looks like we dropped support for this around the time when we removed it from the help center. Keeping it on pages is fine, we just don’t use it for Google News anymore.”
Using the news meta keywords tag no longer helped Google understand your news content. Google ignored it the same way they ignore the normal meta keywords tag.
Google introduced the news meta keywords tag specifically for publishers in 2012.
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