Is it really easy to get traffic gain with the help of google news spam? Yes I have seen many website including leading news website. This spam is might not be that much serious but it is well know spam for users.
Approved News websites use wrong image to gain more CTR (click through rate) from google news home page. Have a look at this screenshot Which have used an Image that is not at all related to news. Is google will take any action on such websites? I am not sure about that. Google might not penalize leading news website because that is main source of news.
Then what action Google may take for such websites. t is not really easy to get approval from Google news listing for small websites. Please share your opinion in the comment box. I