100 Most Asked Questions on Google in 2019 & 2020

For our 2019 wrap-up, we’ve listed here the 100 most asked questions on Google.

We pulled this data from Keyword Tool and categorized them based on the Five Ws (and 1 H, and a few others).

Before we show you the complete list of 100 most asked questions on Google last year, we’ll kick off this article with a summary of the top 10 most asked questions and the average monthly search volume:

  1. when are the nba playoffs – 5,000,000
  2. what is my ip address – 4,090,000
  3. where’s my refund – 3,350,000
  4. what is love – 1,830,000
  5. how to draw – 1,500,000
  6. where am i – 1,220,000
  7. how many weeks in a year – 823,000
  8. when are the early signs of pregnancy – 673,000
  9. is mercury in retrograde – 550,000
  10. who called me – 450,000

The only exceptions to the top 10 list are “when are the nba playoffs” and “where’s my refund.” Both of these searches (as shown in the screencaps from Keyword Tool below) are seasonal in nature and based on large annual events.

Search volume trend from Jan to Dec 2019 for “when are the nba playoffs”
Search volume trend from Jan to Dec 2019 for “when are the nba playoffs”

The NBA Playoffs, like most sporting events, happens on a seasonal basis. The playoffs officially began on 13 April 2019, but fans were already asking Google about event’s starting date as early as February (135,000 searches). Searches spiked in March (450,000 searches), significantly increased in April (20.4 million), and peaked in May (30.4 million).

Search volume trend from Jan to Dec 2019 for “where’s my refund”
Search volume trend from Jan to Dec 2019 for “where’s my refund”

Meanwhile, “where’s my refund” were searches made almost exclusively by residents in the United States regarding their tax refunds. According to the IRS policies, they start processing tax refunds on 15 February 2019 for income filed in 2018. That explains why taxpayers begin asking about their tax refund status on Google in January (2.74 million searches) and later peaked in February (24.9 million searches).

Aside from those two seasonal question keywords, the other questions had a more steady and consistent number of searches month-to-month. They are – what we’d like to call – evergreen questions. And there’s a whole lot more from where they came from.

Here is the complete list of 100 most asked questions on Google for 2019:

Most Asked Questions for “What”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1what is my ip4,090,000"what is my ip" related keywords
2what is love1,830,000"what is love" related keywords
3what time is it1,500,000"what time is it" related keywords
4what men want1,000,000"what men want" related keywords
5what on tv tonight1,000,000"what on tv tonight" related keywords
6what song is this823,000"what song is this" related keywords
7what to watch450,000"what to watch" related keywords
8what time is sunset 823,000 "what time is sunset" related keywords
9what font is this450,000"what font is this" related keywords
10what time is sunrise 450,000 "what time is sunrise" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Why”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1why were cornflakes invented550,000"why were cornflakes invented" related keywords
2why you so obsessed with me246,000"why you so obsessed with me" related keywords
3why is the sky blue246,000"why is the sky blue" related keywords
4why so serious201,000"why so serious" related keywords
5why should we hire you110,000"why should we hire you" related keywords
6why you always lying110,000"why you always lying" related keywords
7why my poop green110,000"why my poop green" related keywords
8why do dogs eat grass90,500"why do dogs eat grass" related keywords
9why am i so tired74,000"why am i so tired" related keywords
10why do cats purr74,000"why do cats purr" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Who”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1who do i look like823,000"who do i look like" related keywords
2who am i550,000"who am i" related keywords
3who are you550,000"who are you" related keywords
4who do you love450,000"who do you love" related keywords
5who called me450,000"who called me" related keywords
6who wants to be a millionaire201,000"who wants to be a millionaire" related keywords
7who sings this song165,000"who sings this song" related keywords
8who is the richest person in the world135,000"who is the richest person in the world" related keywords
9who died today135,000"who died today" related keywords
10who invented the internet110,000"who invented the internet" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “When”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1when are the nba playoffs 5,000,000"when are the nba playoffs" related keywords
2when are the early signs of pregnancy 673,000"when are the early signs of pregnancy"
related keywords
3when was the full moon673,000 "when was the full moon" related keywords
4when is mother's day673,000"when is mother's day" related keywords
5when is easter550,000"when is easter" related keywords
6when is fathers day550,000"when is fathers day" related keywords
7when the party's over550,000"when the party's over" related keywords
8when is thanksgiving368,000"when is thanksgiving" related keywords
9when is black friday301,000"when is black friday" related keywords
10when i grow up301,000"when i grow up" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Where”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1where's my refund3,350,000"where's my refund" related keywords
2where am i1,220,000"where am i" related keywords
3where is my phone246,000"where is my phone" related keywords
4where am i right now201,000"where am i right now" related keywords
5where kidneys located135,000"where kidneys located" related keywords
6where to eat near me110,000"where to eat near me" related keywords
7where do i vote110,000"where do i vote" related keywords
8where liver located110,000"where liver located" related keywords
9where is your appendix90,500"where is your appendix" related keywords
10where do babies come from74,000"where do babies come from" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “How”

RankQuestionAverage Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1how to draw1,500,000"how to draw" related keywords
2how to make slime1,500,000"how to make slime" related keywords
3how to screenshot on mac1,500,000"how to screenshot on mac" related keywords
4how to tie a tie1,500,000"how to tie a tie" related keywords
5how many ounces in a cup823,000"how many ounces in a cup" related keywords
6how many weeks in a year823,000"how many weeks in a year" related keywords
7how many ounces in a gallon673,000"how many ounces in a gallon" related keywords
8how to lose weight550,000"how to lose weight" related keywords
9how long to boil eggs301,000"how long to boil eggs" related keywords
10how to unlock iphone301,000"how to unlock iphone" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Does”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1does he like me60,500"does he like me" related keywords
2does she like me60,500"does she like me" related keywords
3does the dog die40,500"does the dog die" related keywords
4does green tea have caffeine40,500"does green tea have caffeine" related keywords
5does rice have gluten27,100"does rice have gluten" related keywords
6does ups deliver on sunday27,100"does ups deliver on sunday" related keywords
7does the moon rotate27,100"does the moon rotate" related keywords
8does size matter27,100"does size matter" related keywords
9does urine hold dna22,200"does urine hold dna" related keywords
10does polyester shrink22,200"does polyester shrink" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Is”

RankQuestionAverage Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1is instagram down823,000"is instagram down" related keywords
2is mercury in retrograde550,000"is mercury in retrograde" related keywords
3is europe a country450,000"is europe a country" related keywords
4is today a holiday368,000"is today a holiday" related keywords
5is shingles contagious246,000"is shingles contagious" related keywords
6is is a verb246,000"is is a verb" related keywords
7is pneumonia contagious201,000"is pneumonia contagious" related keywords
8is it going to rain today201,000"is it going to rain today" related keywords
9is new york a state165,000"is new york a state" related keywords
10is water wet135,000"is water wet" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Can”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1can you feel the love tonight823,000"can you feel the love tonight" related keywords
2can we kiss forever823,000"can we kiss forever" related keywords
3can you ever forgive me450,000"can you ever forgive me" related keywords
4can you run it368,000"can you run it" related keywords
5can we just talk165,000"can we just talk" related keywords
6can i have this dance135,000"can i have this dance" related keywords
7can you keep a secret135,000"can you keep a secret" related keywords
8can dogs eat bananas110,000"can dogs eat bananas" related keywords
9can dogs eat apples90,500"can dogs eat apples" related keywords
10can dogs eat blueberries74,000"can dogs eat blueberries" related keywords

 

Most Asked Questions for “Are”

RankQuestionAverage Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1are banks open on veterans day368,000"are banks open on veterans day" related keywords
2are you the one201,000"are you the one" related keywords
3are we there yet165,000"are we there yet" related keywords
4are banks open today165,000"are banks open today" related keywords
5are koalas bears165,000"are koalas bears" related keywords
6are you sleeping135,000"are you sleeping" related keywords
7are you afraid of the dark135,000"are you afraid of the dark" related keywords
8are eggs protein135,000"are eggs protein" related keywords
9are cashews nuts135,000"are cashews nuts" related keywords
10are schools closed today90,500"are schools closed today" related keywords

 

As you can see, people are a curious lot. And we sure ask a lot of funny questions. These large number of searches also shows how much user behavior online has changed. Today, Google doesn’t just help users find information. It also assists in showing relevant searches based on user intent.

People use search engines like Google as an intelligent assistant to help them find relevant information in the easiest and quickest way possible. And one of the more popular ways that people search on Google in by asking questions.

Use question-based long tail keywords to create new content for 2020

If you’re planning to create a new content direction or looking for new keyword ideas for 2020, a great way would be to use long tail keywords in the form of questions. Keyword Tool is the only keyword research and SEO tool that has a dedicated function to help users find high-volume question-based keywords.

All you need to do is input the focus keyword or topic in the input field on Keyword Tool and click the “Questions” tab. For example, if you’re running an online pet store with dog owners as your main customers, you can create new content that answers a lot of questions related to dogs that get asked on Google.

Most asked questions for "dog" focus keyword

At a glance, it’s clear that the question-based keywords for “dogs” will make great search terms for your content. They attract large yet consistent search volumes month-to-month and has relatively low keyword competition levels. Scroll down and you’ll find a long list of dog-related, question-based long tail keywords:

Most asked questions for "dog" focus keyword

Putting aside the first two keywords of “dogs” and “war dogs” (which is a popular Hollywood movie), the rest makes for suitable long tail keywords for your online pet store blog. Another useful feature on Keyword Tool is the month-to-month trend graph. When you click on the keyword “can dogs eat oranges,” there’s a clear dip in searches between the months of May to November.

Analyze keyword trends for optimal SEO and better content planning

What does that tell you and how does it help in your content planning? For this particular keyword, the low search volumes in those months reflect consumer habits in the United States. Oranges are available between November to April but the fruit’s supply peaks between January to March, which explains why the search volume in the graph above is highest in those months too.

With this data, you’ll have a clearer idea of not just what keywords to use but also which market to target and when to post and promote your content. This kind of insight is incredibly useful for article creation, social media promotion, and Google Ads buying. The best part? You can apply this to any type of content and keyword that you’d like.

Now, let’s go back to the “dog” question-based keyword list. Scroll down further and you’ll find an exhaustive list of questions with high search volumes covering a variety of subject matters:

"Dogs" question-based long tail keywords

These types of long tail keywords can be used in many different ways. You can insert them in title tags, meta descriptions, headlines, body, Google Ads, and even social media copy. They can also be a source of new content and blog ideas.

Most people often assume that a high volume focus keyword can bring in a lot of clicks and traffic. While that may be true, it doesn’t bring in a targeted, relevant audience like how long tail keywords do. And when you use question-based keywords, it goes directly in line with Google’s push in showing results based on searcher intent.

People ask questions on Google when they are looking for a solution to a specific problem. When you create content that provides a solution to their problem and optimize that content with the question that they’re asking, you’ve hit the jackpot!

A lot of people use shorter focus keywords (that has large search volumes) to get more organic traffic but fewer understand the power of using question-based long tail keywords. Find them for free on Keyword Tool and start including them in your SEO and content workflow for 2020.

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