Top 100 most asked questions on Google / Les 100 questions les plus posées sur Google
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These Are The Most Asked Questions on Google And They Do Not Disappoint

by Dror Karpfen , SEO Specialist 10 Min.
June 6, 2022 | Updated August 4, 2022

“Hmm… good question. One sec, I’ll Google it.” Ok, be honest now. How many times a day do you use that phrase, “Google it”?

In the past three months on desktop and mobile alone, Google had 259.6 billion worldwide visits according to Similarweb data. There are only about 7.8 billion people in the world. Considering Google boasts between 5.6 and 8.5 billion searches daily. That means each person, on average, visited Google over 30 times in the past three months and ran about two to three searches during that visit. 

259.6B 7.8B 30
Searches in last 3 months World population Searches per person

Mind-blowing, yet surprisingly unsurprising? I know. We all depend on the all-knowing Google, but the sheer numbers are staggering.

Anyway, what do people really want to know?

Sit back and buckle up, because some of the questions asked are… well you’ll see.

Here we go.

What were the most Googled questions worldwide?

Let’s start with the number one most googled question worldwide, “How to delete instagram account”. Approximately, 1.4 million people Googled the popular query. Meanwhile, over the same time period about a half a million people searched “how to delete facebook” and a little over 300k people searched “how to deactivate facebook”. There are many possible explanations for these searches, including people taking a break from social media, switching to new social media channels like TikTok, and the growing concern over privacy laws.

The other big-name popping up often in our top run queries is Zoom, with four out of the top eleven searches relating to the virtual call platform, accounting for a grand total of approximately 2.6 million searches. This is indicative of the continued work-from-home business climate we all continue to love, and hate, in this post-2020 world.

“Can you freeze zucchini” made up over a half a million searches. “Can West Virginia grow corn” was Googled by almost 400,000 people, closely followed by “Can I save a half beer” with a whopping 334,000 searches. Why are these searches so popular?

Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. But, the answers are:

  1. Yes, you can freeze zucchini.
  2. Yes, West Virginia grows sweet corn.
  3. Yes, technically, but good luck to you. It’ll probably taste gross.

Most Asked Questions on Google Questions from Jan.- Dec. 2021

# Search terms (questions only) Traffic Change Traffic Leader
1 how to delete instagram account 1.36M 1.81% instagram.com
2 how to update zoom 1.21M -9.46% zoom.us
3 how to blur background in zoom 783.85K -39.87% zoom.us
4 can you freeze zucchini 549.51K facebook.com
5 how to delete facebook account 451.68K -32.22% facebook.com
6 can west virginia grow corn 386.07K -100.00% youtube.com
7 is facebook down 370.12K downdetector.com
8 can i save half beer 334.76K youtube.com
9 how to deactivate facebook 322.44K -16.82% facebook.com
10 how to change zoom background 306.71K 14.58% zoom.us
11 how to make breakout rooms in zoom 303.22K -30.94% zoom.us
12 how to add text to a pdf 294.57K facebook.com
13 how to delete instagram 292.61K 22.29% instagram.com
14 how to share audio on zoom 264.57K -42.47% zoom.us
15 how to do breakout rooms in zoom 263.26K 110.10% zoom.us
16 how to raise hand in zoom 253.17K 56.01% zoom.us
17 how to make a zoom meeting 251.28K 7.96% zoom.us
18 is reddit down 250.18K 5.88% downdetector.com
19 how to invite people to sparkpeople by email 247.14K facebook.com
20 how to schedule a zoom meeting 246.33K -11.10% zoom.us
21 how to delete an instagram account 243.63K 10.00% instagram.com
22 how to record zoom meeting 236.43K -38.89% zoom.us
23 how to create breakout rooms in zoom 230.81K -43.69% zoom.us
24 how to share screen on zoom 228.62K 1.37% zoom.us
25 how many cases in my area 227.34K 7.60% bbc.co.uk
26 how to cancel amazon prime 213.02K 1.38% amazon.com
27 how to screen record on mac 202.69K 13.06% apple.com
28 how to change spotify username 196.75K 118.41% spotify.com
29 how to delete a page in word 187.47K 1.62% microsoft.com
30 how to tie a tie 186.79K 7.25% youtube.com
31 is steam down 182.61K -34.53% downdetector.com
32 how much rent can i afford 180.39K 2.03% zillow.com
33 is zoom free 177.80K -24.64% zoom.us
34 how to set up a zoom meeting 174.11K 51.27% zoom.us
35 how to record a zoom meeting 172.83K -10.75% zoom.us
36 what time is the inauguration 172.79K nytimes.com
37 how to change background on zoom 165.78K -33.10% zoom.us
38 how to delete amazon account 155.77K 12.77% amazon.com
39 how to turn off internal wifi adapter 155.08K facebook.com
40 what is qanon 154.13K 104.21% bbc.com
41 how to create a zoom meeting 149.0K 6.65% zoom.us
42 where do zoom recordings go 147.70K 127.38% zoom.us
43 how to get free robux 145.33K -16.44% youtube.com
44 how to upgrade to windows 11 139.09K -34.52% microsoft.com
45 is instagram down 135.38K -100.00% downdetector.com
46 how to screenshot on mac 132.26K -20.39% apple.com
47 how to record on zoom 131.87K -38.96% zoom.us
48 how to write a cover letter 130.27K 131.15% hbr.org
49 how to end an email 127.34K -22.13% indeed.com
50 how to mine dogecoin 127.07K youtube.com
51 how to host a zoom meeting 122.65K zoom.us
52 how to start a zoom meeting 121.48K 95.61% zoom.us
53 how to uninstall apps on mac 119.35K -0.60% apple.com
54 how to buy safemoon 117.03K youtube.com
55 how to delete page in word 116.41K 5.87% microsoft.com
56 how to mine ethereum 115.03K youtube.com
57 how to add background in zoom 112.07K zoom.us
58 how to share sound on zoom 109.10K -31.62% zoom.us
59 where does zoom save recordings 109.04K 73.81% zoom.us
60 how to annotate on zoom 107.86K -32.32% zoom.us
61 how to change background in zoom 107.34K -23.11% zoom.us
62 how to sell on ebay 106.44K -4.50% ebay.com
63 what are your weaknesses 105.14K 13.95% indeed.com
64 how to write a letter of recommendation 104.88K 33.69% indeed.com
65 zoom how to blur background 104.66K -31.51% zoom.us
66 how to sell on amazon 104.41K 462.67% amazon.com
67 how to install windows 11 100.91K -56.67% youtube.com
68 how to get windows 11 99.39K -66.06% microsoft.com
69 how to enable breakout rooms in zoom 99.31K -28.80% zoom.us
70 how to blur zoom background 97.44K 18.69% zoom.us
71 how to change name on zoom 91.88K zoom.us
72 how to connect airpods to mac 91.76K 48.83% apple.com
73 how to use zoom 90.72K 13.54% youtube.com
74 how to connect airpods to macbook 90.04K 12.75% apple.com
75 how to clean airpods 88.31K -0.88% apple.com
76 where to find zoom recordings 87.80K 50.38% zoom.us
77 how to prepare for an interview 87.55K -25.81% indeed.com
78 how to screenshot on windows 86.01K -34.33% cnet.com
79 is twitch down 84.31K 516.10% downdetector.com
80 how to cancel zoom subscription 83.61K zoom.us
81 how to install optifine 83.45K youtube.com
82 how to cancel spotify premium 82.30K 178.38% spotify.com
83 how much is netflix a month 81.77K 30.19% netflix.com
84 how much house can i afford 80.38K 89.76% nerdwallet.com
85 how many cases of coronavirus in my area 78.41K 33.67% bbc.co.uk
86 how many covid cases in my area 77.77K bbc.co.uk
87 how much does zoom cost 76.73K -100.00% zoom.us
88 how to start a cover letter 76.70K -2.33% thebalancecareers.com
89 what is a dream diary 75.74K live.com
90 when will covid end 74.09K -52.89% mckinsey.com
91 how to backup iphone 73.73K -13.70% apple.com
92 why is facebook down 72.76K theverge.com
93 where are zoom recordings stored 72.34K zoom.us
94 how to update to windows 11 72.30K -31.13% microsoft.com
95 how to accept a job offer 70.60K 6.33% indeed.com
96 why is my amazon in spanish 70.30K -100.00% amazon.com
97 how to answer tell me about yourself 69.41K 50.73% themuse.com
98 what is discord 68.74K 15.53% discord.com
99 how much is disney plus 68.37K 66.13% disneyplus.com
100 how to decline a job offer 67.76K -49.92% themuse.com

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But, what’s trending?

As we all know, trends matter. Period.

So, which search terms are fading out and which are gaining momentum?

Well, “is canvas down” grew by a hefty 2,619% year over year reaching about 161,000 searches. To contextualize that growth, the runner up is the search term “Is twitch down”, with 516% growth year over year and 84,000 searches. The increase of these search terms can be explained by the continued, dare I say need, for virtual connection via online learning, social media content and live streaming events.

Unsurprisingly, questions about what NFTs are claim two of the top seven spots as the topic becomes an increasingly popular payment option. “What is nft” grew about 216% year over year and “what are NFTs” was up 150% YoY.

Top Googled Questions with the Biggest Growth from Jan.- Dec. 2021

# Search terms (questions only) Traffic Change Traffic Leader
1 is canvas down 616.25K 2619.67% instructure.com
2 is twitch down 84.31K 516.10% downdetector.com
3 how to sell on amazon 104.41K 462.67% amazon.com
4 what is nft 20.59K 215.98% theverge.com
5 how to retract a bid on ebay 20.63K 184.10% ebay.com
6 how to cancel spotify premium 82.30K 178.38% spotify.com
7 what are nfts 36.88K 154.01% theverge.com
8 is statista reliable 13.09K 150.35% quora.com
9 why do lesbians like bdsm 1.01K 145.76% duckduckgo.com
10 what is tat for eyebrows 6.10K 140.82% ebay.com
11 what is duckduckgo 13.70K 138.35% duckduckgo.com
12 how to write a cover letter 130.27K 131.15% hbr.org
13 why r u türkçe altyazılı izle 4.70K 130.85% asyadizileri.net
14 where do zoom recordings go 147.70K 127.38% zoom.us
15 what happened to nigahiga 6.55K 122.20% quora.com
16 if you could teach a class on any topic what would it be 1.82K 119.39% quora.com
17 how to change spotify username 196.75K 118.41% spotify.com
18 what is a neuroatypical person 2.09K 118.21% quora.com
19 what happened to ryan higa 2.79K 111.07% distractify.com
20 how to do breakout rooms in zoom 263.26K 110.10% zoom.us
21 what is qanon 154.13K 104.21% bbc.com
22 how to delete spotify account 40.54K 103.97% businessinsider.com
23 how to start a zoom meeting 121.48K 95.61% zoom.us
24 how does tzuyang stay in shape 3.48K 94.76% quora.com
25 what is liposomal hyaluronic acid (hla) 7.08K 94.29% walmart.com
26 how to post anonymously on ao3 3.84K 92.04% archiveofourown.org
27 how much house can i afford 80.38K 89.76% nerdwallet.com
28 how to add friends on spotify 7.35K 77.74% spotify.com
29 how to combine shipping on ebay 18.20K 76.30% ebay.com
30 is opera gx safe 3.59K 75.91% reddit.com
31 is water wet 2.99K 75.65% ucsb.edu
32 how much is my home worth 20.79K 75.44% zillow.com
33 why is carnage stronger than venom 2.76K 75.21% quora.com
34 why are you applying for financial aid? 10.91K 75.01% medium.com
35 does walmart price match 10.59K 74.18% walmart.com
36 where does zoom save recordings 109.04K 73.81% zoom.us
37 can you clip more than 30 seconds on switch 1.46K 72.64% quora.com
38 what is roblox 64.14K 67.86% roblox.com
39 how much is disney plus 68.37K 66.13% disneyplus.com
40 whats the weather 44.39K 66.11% weather.com
41 how to see friend activity on spotify 16.28K 64.74% spotify.com
42 how will taking this course help you achieve your career goals? 5.41K 63.33% quora.com
43 do subliminals work 5.18K 62.32% quora.com
44 how to update spotify 23.0K 61.21% spotify.com
45 how to sync local files spotify 16.74K 58.98% spotify.com
46 how to watch haikyuu in order 12.31K 56.79% quora.com
47 how to check if a number is prime 12.05K 56.68% factmonster.com
48 how to raise hand in zoom 253.17K 56.01% zoom.us
49 how many sustainable energy in indonesia 9.02K 55.96% sharepoint.com
50 how to copy and paste formulas from pdf 2.32K 55.45% 0
51 is it ok to draw using keypad 1.46K 55.42% messenger.com
52 how does paypal work 44.62K 53.42% paypal.com
53 how to find critical value 7.16K 52.48% indeed.com
54 how to set up a zoom meeting 174.11K 51.27% zoom.us
55 how to answer tell me about yourself 69.41K 50.73% themuse.com
56 when will gpu prices drop 8.70K 50.48% reddit.com
57 where to find zoom recordings 87.80K 50.38% zoom.us
58 what’s the difference between peanut butter and jam 1.49K 50.20% brocode.com
59 what have you done to make your school or your community a better place? 1.30K 49.61% collegeessayguy.com
60 how to connect airpods to mac 91.76K 48.83% apple.com
61 is stanford summer session worth it 1.33K 48.56% quora.com
62 how to calculate weighted average 16.75K 48.15% indeed.com
63 how to screenshot netflix 23.67K 47.27% quora.com
64 how many times has skyrim been released 3.26K 46.55% tweaktown.com
65 how much is spotify premium 29.27K 44.30% spotify.com
66 why is twitter so toxic 7.89K 43.85% quora.com
67 how do you plan to use github? 16.35K 43.13% quora.com
68 how to reply to an interview email 6.79K 43.09% indeed.com
69 how to bypass chegg blur 2.15K 42.44% youtube.com
70 when does one piece get good 5.65K 42.33% reddit.com
71 what is github 31.28K 40.73% youtube.com
72 if a password hash starts with $6$, what format is it (unix variant)? 7.94K 39.83% quora.com
73 if you pick an answer to this question at random 1.83K 38.80% quora.com
74 how does paypal credit work 8.67K 36.99% paypal.com
75 how to change username on spotify 40.03K 35.63% spotify.com
76 how to introduce yourself in an interview 43.19K 34.30% indeed.com
77 does hackerrank record screen 3.49K 33.93% quora.com
78 how to write a letter of recommendation 104.88K 33.69% indeed.com
79 how many cases of coronavirus in my area 78.41K 33.67% bbc.co.uk
80 how to start a conversation 17.46K 33.65% indeed.com
81 how to make a signature 8.60K 33.51% youtube.com
82 how much is my house worth 64.37K 33.45% zillow.com
83 how to send packages anonymously 1.49K 32.85% quora.com
84 where do you see yourself in 5 years 52.06K 31.75% themuse.com
85 why do you want to work here 49.06K 31.52% roberthalf.com
86 where is my iphone 64.82K 30.91% apple.com
87 what is a cv 7.52K 30.68% thebalancecareers.com
88 what sap web 140.06K 30.52% whatsapp.com
89 how much is netflix a month 81.77K 30.19% netflix.com
90 how to view private instagram profiles 2021 3.14K 28.62% youtube.com
91 how many videos are on youtube 2.77K 28.45% omnicoreagency.com
92 how to back up iphone to mac 12.11K 28.13% apple.com
93 how to write a recommendation letter 46.93K 27.51% indeed.com
94 what is your favorite fast food chain or food brand and why? 2.37K 27.33% quora.com
95 is leetcode free 8.31K 27.17% quora.com
96 is academia.edu legit 1.94K 26.81% quora.com
97 how to change discord password 7.30K 25.95% discord.com
98 how did hashirama die 3.53K 25.51% quora.com
99 how to write a cover letter for a job 22.42K 24.75% novoresume.com
100 when will one piece end 6.87K 24.07% cbr.com

Methodology

So, how did we get all this data? Similarweb’s data covers 40 billion keywords worldwide. We used our keyword by industry feature in the Keyword Research Tool, and applied the “Question Queries” filter to show what people really want to know, aka what are we all Googling.
Without this filter, we would get a list of the most searched things on Google.

Try this yourself in 4 simple steps:

  1. Go to Similarweb Keyword by Industry feature and choose the industry you’re interested in (or choose all industries).
  2. Select a country from the country list, or choose worldwide for global data.
  3. Tick the “Question Queries” box to filter the questions from the keyword list.
  4. Sort the data by traffic to see the most searched questions on google.

But, how can you find the top trending questions asked on Google?
Follow the same steps, and just sort the data by “change”.

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  • Seasonal Keywords – View seasonal keywords by industry and see yearly trends to get ahead of the curve.
  • Keywords by Industry – Uncover the top keywords for your industry and peak under the hood to see the distributions of paid vs. organic traffic, search traffic by channel and by source, and many insights on volume, leaders, and trends for the top keywords in the industry.

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