My Blog On Mundane Interview Questions Took Flight To The Top Of Google Search

Here is how it became featured snippet (aka position zero) and this is what I learned

Karthik Rajan

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Photo by Eric Masur

There is very little drama in my life. I am glad this happened earlier this week.

I called my mom and asked her to type in the phrase (without quotes) — mundane interview. My blog was number uno. She asked, “what’s the big deal?” I thought for a moment and said, “Mom, this has lower odds than getting into Harvard or MIT.”

That perked her up. She was hooked.

Google search for mundane interview

Personal sidebar: I figured it out because I was getting massive external view count for my blog through google.

What surprised me. I wrote it on a whim because I was bored and I was full of unconventional ideas that seem to resonate with a fellow middle ager who wanted to frame ways to answer mundane interview questions. For context: the middle ager was interviewing after decades at the same company.

Today, my blog is google’s featured snippet. Apparently not first search, it’s called search zero in the geek world.

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Karthik Rajan

Stories to fuel your mind. Theme: life’s hidden treasures in plain sight. Goal: Warm tone, solid content, crisp stories. About me: one google search away.