If you are doing some niche research in preparation for creating a new website, writing an EBook, or if you are just trying to think of some new content for your existing website, it helps if you can find out what questions people are asking.

One great way to do this is to use a keyword research tool and enter the first part of a question. For example:

How do…?
Why does…?
Who is…?
What is…?
How can…?
When do…?

A good keyword tool should then return you the most popular questions that start with these words. If you want to be successful online, providing people with the answers to these questions can be very lucrative.

To illustrate this, I’ve done some keyword research for you. I entered the root keyword “How do” into the Keyword Snatcher tool and asked it to do deep research using Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.

The result was over 3000 questions that people are typing into search engines. There were many very interesting questions, along with a few quite disturbing and some downright bizarre ones :-)

Here are a few samples:

  • how do cats purr?
  • how do you get that lonely?
  • how do guys flirt when they like you?
  • how do kids earn money online?
  • how do nascar drivers go to the bathroom?
  • how do robins find worms in the ground?
  • how do they test for swine flu symptoms?
  • how do you know if you’re pregnant with twins?
  • how do muscles grow bigger?
  • how do dinosaurs say goodnight?  (my favorite :-) )

I’ve put these keywords into a text file and you can download it by clicking here (right click to save to your computer).

If you want to find our what questions people are asking for yourself one way to do it is by using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. This tool will only return around 300 or so keyword phrases for the “how do” base keyword, so it may take you a lot of manual work to find more keywords. Keyword Snatcher was still going at 3900 keywords – read a review of Keyword Snatcher here.  Another alternative that is very good for building large long tail keyword lists is Wordtracker.

Hope you find the keyword list useful, or at least interesting/amusing !

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