Hey Jack London,Geo Meta Tags are there since long time, they are used for Geographic identification for various media like Photographs, Websites, RSS feeds and videos. they consists of lattitudes, longitudes, distance, region and various factors related to those region.
We generally ignore geo-meta tags like that because we've found that they're generally incorrect (copy & pasted from a template, etc).
( Is it that ICBM's metatags don't work because of Star Wars ???? Is this what the cold war was about ??? )
According to Matt Cutts ... (verbatem)
Historically, meta tags for language and country have been less reliable than inferring the language or country directly. For example, lots of webmaster also just copy/paste from a friend's template without checking the meta tag values. The unreliability of the meta tags is why Google tends not to use them or give them less weight.
( so maybe they carry a itty bitty bit of weight, doubtful tho, com'on Cutts, don't be wishy washy here..... could this be one of the over 200 metrics ??? hmmm.....)
Bing on the other hand does use these metatags....
Google ignores them !
Bing does use them !
People if you use them make sure they are right !!!!
Geographical Meta tags in HTML format used to determine the geographic various media such as photographs and sites, RSS feeds and videos. It consists of latitudes, longitude, distance, region and various factors related to that region.