Joined: 25 Sep 06
06 Feb 07 11:11 pm
I use anywhere from 4 to 8 in the meta field. I have about 40 sites and everyone of them ranks in the top 10 on Google for my primary keywords and MSN usually in the top 3. It works for me ;) I am just breaking into affiliate marketing but I do very well when it comes to natural SEO.
Onpage SEO wasn't nearly as important as off page optimization until just recently in my opinion. You didn't have to even have a description feild or a keyword feild. All you had to do was write articles between 500 to 700 words long and get tons of backlinks using the keyword anchor text. When I did use meta tags I saw that my sites where rising a lot faster in the serps.