Is it common practice to put keywords in html markup for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wety123, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. wety123

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    Though it's on the edge of programming questions, I think this is still relevant here, as only those of us actually doing the coding for a site would be considering this.
    I've been reading more about keyword placement, and it seems to me like a good place to do keyword placement would be in the class and id names chosen for the elements they are representing. I'm not talking about any kind of black-hat keyword stuffing thing but real legitimate use of descriptive keywords for elements.
    Is this something that is actively done for SEO?