Sep 13, 2017, 9:27 AM ET

Google reveals users' most frequently searched 'how to' questions


Google has revealed its most popular "how to" searches over the past 13 years.

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The Google Trends team has developed a site that analyzes the most-asked questions on the search engine, and global searches that begin with "how to" are on the rise.

Its data reveal that many people don't know how to make pancakes or boil an egg, according to Google Trends.

"How to" searches are up more than 140 percent since 2004, Google's data editor Simon Rogers told U.K. Esquire.

Here are Google's top "how to" searches from 2004 to 2017.
1. How to tie a tie
2. How to kiss
3. How to get pregnant
4. How to lose weight
5. How to draw
6. How to make money
7. How to make pancakes
8. How to write a cover letter
9. How to make French toast
10. How to lose belly fat
11. How to write a resume
12. How to boil eggs
13. How to draw a rose
14. How to gain weight
15. How to get rid of fruit flies
16. How to tie a bowtie
17. How to make slime
18. How to love
19. How to hard boil eggs
20. How to get rid of acne
21. How to play poker
22. How to get rid of bedbugs
23. How to save money
24. How to write a check
25. How to get a passport

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  • Lee-Anne Griffin

    How to boil eggs? If you don't know how to boil something, the last thing we need is for you to be near hot things.

  • StormWizard

    Been tempted to google " how to make teenagers to stop rolling their eyes" and "how to get pets from puking on the one and only rug in a house full of hardwood floors". But just figured both are hopeless.


    I find it annoying that google released this if I didn't use google so much I would have already delete my account.

  • ChungLingSoo

    Most of these are things I definitely can see why they are googled. The only one that seems odd is searching for how to draw a rose. Why a rose over anything else? I'd think people would much more want to know how to draw a dog, cat, person, face, etc.

    I've got to google the best way to get all the seeds out of a pomegranate.