With the latest Live Search UI update, comes a new news search layout.
In the past, you would just see a simple list.
With the new update, there’s some more with the results now. Things like:
- News article pictures – pictures associated with the article in the result are shown
- Simple search filter – getting results either by their relevance OR recentness
- Refine by location or category
- Related searches of search term
Quite a nice update. I still think Google does News Search better, but we’ll have to wait and see if there’s more.
Things I wish Live News Search would do:
- Better refinement filters – By recentness, I could want something in the last hour, the latest day, the latest week, etc. Relevance can done by opting out words that I don’t want to associate with, probing for specific words, etc.
- Archives – I might want to view a news article from 3 years ago. Google does an awesome job of pulling out articles from newspaper sites’ archives
- RSS feeds or Live Alerts – That too would be very helpful if you want to keep up with the latest news on a certain topic
- Blog Search – Offer blog searching. Blog posts are kind of news in itself. Partner with Technorati or something. Just get a blog search going.
- Site’s Favicon/Icon– Sometimes I don’t like certain news sites, and seeing their icon helps me identify which ones to avoid, and which ones to read from.
I hope this means more updates from Live.