Google News Adds Expandable Clusters To Search Results

Google News announced they have improved the search results in Google News to enable expandable clusters, like they have a year ago on the Google News home page.

What this means is if you do a search within Google News, you will be able to expand a news cluster to see more sources. You will also see videos and photos related to that news cluster and the improved layout within the cluster as well.

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Here is how Google explains the added features:

  • Click-to-expand news results clusters: Each news results cluster is collapsed down to one result with the exception of the first cluster. Click on the “Show more” link to see articles from more sources. This improvement makes it much easier to scan through the search results to find just the collection of news coverage you’re looking for.
  • Multimedia: Within some of the expanded results clusters you’ll see a bar of videos and photos that relate to each cluster’s content. Click on any of these for more coverage of the story.
  • Layout updates: The cluster image now appears on the left and the source information has been moved to below the article links for better readability.

This is rolling out to Google News search results as we speak. So you should be able to see it soon.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: News

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