100 Most Asked Questions on Google in 2021

In this article, we’ve going to list the 100 most asked questions on Google in 2021!

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 this year, we’ll kick off this article with a summary of the top 10 most asked questions and the average monthly search volume:

  1. what to watch – 9,140,000
  2. where’s my refund – 7,480,000
  3. how you like that- 6,120,000
  4. what is my ip address – 4,090,000
  5. how many ounces in a cup – 2,740,000
  6. What time is it- 1,830,000
  7. how I met your mother – 1,830,000
  8. how to screenshot on mac – 1,830,000
  9. where am i – 1,500,000
  10. how to lose weight fast – 1,500,000

The only exception to the top 10 list is “where’s my refund.” This search (as shown in the screencaps from Keyword Tool below) is seasonal in nature. Do keep in mind these results are only available with the Keyword Tool Pro membership.

where's my refund search trend 2021
Search volume trend for “where’s my refund”

The term, “where’s my refund” was made almost exclusively by residents in the United States regarding their tax refunds. According to the IRS, they started processing tax refunds on 12 February 2021 for income filed in 2020. That explains why taxpayers begin asking about their tax refund status on Google in January (1.5 million searches) and later peaked in March (30.4 million searches).

Aside from this seasonal question keyword, 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 the 100 most asked questions on Google in 2021:

Most Asked Questions for “What”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1what to watch9,140,000"what to watch" related keywords
2what is my ip4,090,000"what is my ip" related keywords
3what time is it1,830,000"what time is it" related keywords
4what song is this1,500,000"what song is this" related keywords
5what time is sunset1,220,000"what time is sunset" related keywords
6what font is this823,000"what font is this" related keywords
7what time is it in california673,000"what time is it in california" related keywords
8what are the 5 love languages550,000"what are the 5 love languages" related keywords
9what does 550,000"what does" related keywords
10what would you do550,000"what would you do" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Why”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1why don't we1,220,000"why don't we" related keywords
2why women kill550,000"why women kill" related keywords
3why you always in a mood450,000"why you always in a mood" related keywords
4why is the sky blue450,000"why is the sky blue" related keywords
5why were cornflakes invented450,000"why were cornflakes invented" related keywords
6why not368,000"why not" related keywords
7why flags half mast today301,000"why flags half mast today" related keywords
8why r u301,000"why r u" related keywords
9why not me246,000"why not me" related keywords
10why my poop green201,000"why my poop green" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Who”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1who am i1,000,000"who am i" related keywords
2who are you823,000"who are you" related keywords
3who is673,000"who is" related keywords
4who let the dogs out673,000"who let the dogs out" related keywords
5who called me550,000"who called me" related keywords
6who is the richest person in the world368,000"who is the richest person in the world" related keywords
7who made me a princess201,000"who made me a princess" related keywords
8who escaped from alcatraz165,000"who escaped from alcatraz" related keywords
9who owns google165,000"who owns google" related keywords
10who died today165,000"who died today" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “When”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1when is the next full moon673,000"when is the next full moon" related keywords
2when calls the heart450,000"when calls the heart"
related keywords
3when they see us368,000"when they see us" related keywords
4when you say nothing at all368,000"when you say nothing at all" related keywords
5when harry met sally246,000"when harry met sally" related keywords
6when she loved me165,000"when she loved me" related keywords
7when to work165,000"when to work" related keywords
8when you love someone165,000"when you love someone" related keywords
9when marnie was there135,000"when marnie was there" related keywords
10when my love blooms110,000"when my love blooms" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Where”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1where's my refund7,480,000"where's my refund" related keywords
2where am i1,500,000"where am i" related keywords
3where have you been550,000"where have you been" related keywords
4where is xur301,000"where is xur" related keywords
5where am i right now301,000"where am i right now" related keywords
6where i can find happiness301,000"where i can find happiness" related keywords
7where the crawdads sing246,000"where the crawdads sing" related keywords
8where the wild things are246,000"where the wild things are" related keywords
9where is246,500"where is" related keywords
10where kidneys located201,000"where kidneys located" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “How”

RankQuestionAverage Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1how you like that6,120,000"how you like that" related keywords
2how to6,120,000"how to" related keywords
3how many ounces in a cup2,740,000"how many ounces in a cup" related keywords
4how i met your mother1,830,000"how i met your mother" related keywords
5how to screenshot on mac1,830,000"how to screenshot on mac" related keywords
6how to lose weight fast1,500,000"how to lose weight fast" related keywords
7how are you1,220,000"how are you" related keywords
8how many weeks in a year1,220,000"how many weeks in a year" related keywords
9how many ounces in a gallon1,000,000"how many ounces in a gallon" related keywords
10how you doing823,000"how you doing" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Does”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1does fedex deliver on sunday90,500"does fedex deliver on sunday" related keywords
2does green tea have caffeine60,500"does green tea have caffeine" related keywords
3does usps deliver on sunday49,500"does usps deliver on sunday" related keywords
4does rice have gluten40,500"does rice have gluten" related keywords
5does he like me40,500"does he like me" related keywords
6does not equal sign33,100"does not equal sign" related keywords
7does naruto die33,100"does naruto die" related keywords
8does your chain hang low33,100"does your chain hang low" related keywords
9does tea have caffeine27,100"does tea have caffeine" related keywords
10does walmart take apple pay27,100"does walmart take apple pay" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Is”

RankQuestionAverage Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1is europe a country673,000"is europe a country" related keywords
2is today a holiday550,000"is today a holiday" related keywords
3is mercury in retrograde368,000"is mercury in retrograde" related keywords
4is reddit down301,000"is reddit down" related keywords
5is 300 lexus301,000"is 300 lexus" related keywords
6is shingles contagious301,000"is shingles contagious" related keywords
7is google down246,000"is google down" related keywords
8is pluto a planet246,000"is pluto a planet" related keywords
9is it going to rain today246,000"is it going to rain today" related keywords
10is ariana grande married201,000"is ariana grande married" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Can”

RankQuestionAverage Global Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1can you feel the love tonight550,000"can you feel the love tonight" related keywords
2can i run it450,000"can i run it" related keywords
3can dogs eat bananas201,000"can dogs eat bananas" related keywords
4can dogs eat strawberries165,000"can dogs eat strawberries" related keywords
5can dogs eat apples165,000"can dogs eat apples" related keywords
6can dogs eat watermelon165,000"can dogs eat watermelon" related keywords
7can dogs eat grapes110,000"can dogs eat grapes" related keywords
8can dogs eat tomatoes110,000"can dogs eat tomatoes" related keywords
9can we go to heaven with tattoos60,500"can we go to heaven with tattoos" related keywords
10can men get pregnant60,500"can men get pregnant" related keywords

Most Asked Questions for “Are”

RankQuestionAverage Search VolumeFind Related Keywords for Free
1are we there yet301,000"are we there yet" related keywords
2are banks open today201,000"are banks open today" related keywords
3are you afraid of the dark165,000"are you afraid of the dark" related keywords
4are unicorns real135,000"are unicorns real" related keywords
5are you being served110,000"are you being served" related keywords
6are jellyfish immortal90,500"are jellyfish immortal" related keywords
7are dragons real90,500"are dragons real" related keywords
8are apple watches waterproof74,000"are apple watches waterproof" related keywords
9are sinus infections contagious74,000"are sinus infections contagious" related keywords
10are airpods waterproof74,000"are airpods waterproof" related keywords

As you can see, people are a curious lot. And we sure ask a lot of funny questions. This 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 is by asking questions.

Use question-based long tail keywords to create new content for 2022

If you’re planning to create a new content direction or looking for new keyword ideas for 2022, 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.

question keywords related to dogs

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 have relatively low keyword competition levels. Scroll down and you’ll find a long list of dog-related, question-based long-tail keywords:

search trend for 'can dogs eat watermelon"

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 watermelon,” there’s a clear spike in searches between the months of May to August. This is most likely because watermelon is a summer fruit and is usually eaten around this time.

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. Watermelon is available between May to August but the fruit’s supply dips between October to March, which explains why the search volume in the graph above is highest in those months too.

Analyze keyword trends for optimal SEO and better content planning

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:

long-term keywords related to dogs

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 used as inspiration to create more content and blogs around!

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 your target audience 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 have 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 2022!

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