Google has added some great new features to Google News US : Bigger photographs, realtime updates, and Google+ integration. The real time coverage is now available instantly when a new story hits Google News.
If you are an SEO guy like me, this is an excellent place to look for hot trending subjects for article creation ( if you’re already featured in Google News) and desire some instant traffic. With this feature in place it is a no-brainer on deciding what your new blog post should be about! Naturally adding extra features to a Google product would not be acceptable without injecting Google+ into it somewhere. This suggests you can see Google+ conversations on the side of the live coverage page that is pertinent to the topic you are reading. They are also showing +1’s as well as permitting you to contribute straight to the discussion without needing to go to Google+.
This is another proof of how determined Google is to get +1 to paste. Google adds weight to companies that are active on 1+ if you are attempting to break into Google News, it would not hurt to get active on there as well – just stay applicable and useful! Google News has long been a really powerful place to drive traffic from. The hard part is that it’s hard to get in their network, but when you do it’s worth all of the difficulty.