Remove Meta Keywords Tag?

Bob Schneider
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I just received some advice from an seo site that this should be removed?  While I know it probably doesn't help, I did not know it was advisable to remove.  Comments?
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Google does not use this tag in any regard to determine ranking.  Bing has said they do, but at a very small scale.  As well, I find using the keywords tag as putting you at a competitve disadvantage.  Essentially, you are leaving it out in the open for your competition to see what keywords you are trying to rank for.  If you have an easy way to remove the tag froml your pages, I.d say do it.  If not, leave the pages as be buy don't put any effort in adding new keywords in the tag.
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Thanks!  You learn something every day.

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