I found this new feature available in Google to be a great way to track recent mentions on something without relying on social media sources only. Now I think that in some ways, Bing might do the whole real-time thing a big better. But I like how Google allows me to better put together my individual queries.
This has proven to be an effective tool when trying to nail down which articles are seeing the most press and how long it is taking for something to rank well. All and all, it’s very helpful.
It’s actually sort of interesting that this date search functionality to this long to make it to the Google search page. When you consider how long it has been available for the News section of Google, clearly it seems like this is a bit overdue.