| Lists |

How-To Questions States Like Colorado Google More Than Other States

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

What we Google says a lot about us — and about where we live.

That's the thesis (to use a particularly highfalutin term) at the heart of an Estately post headlined "How-To Questions Each State Googles More Frequently Than Any Other State."

The site used Google Autocomplete to compile hundreds of common how-to questions, then ran them through Google Trends to come up with the searches queried by each state (and the District of Columbia) more frequently than other states over the past five years — and the results for plenty of places, including Colorado, are as telling as they are hilarious.

Below, see the top picks for each state, photo-illustrated for your pleasure. (There are additional queries for most states in the original Estately post.) No need to search for them. They're all right here.

WYOMING: How to battle in Pokemon Go?

WISCONSIN: How to impeach a governor?

WEST VIRGINIA: How to French braid?

WASHINGTON: How to bake salmon?

VIRGINIA: How to propose?

VERMONT: How to cook quinoa? (tie w/Idaho)

UTAH: How to attack in Pokemon Go?

TEXAS: How to bathe a cat?

TENNESSEE: How to make extra money?

SOUTH DAKOTA: How to be single?

SOUTH CAROLINA: How to get rid of cockroaches?

RHODE ISLAND: How to make money selling drugs?

PENNSYLVANIA: How to use Pinterest?

OREGON: How to hack wi-fi?

OKLAHOMA: How to eat fried worms?

OHIO: How to get rid of raccoons?

NORTH DAKOTA: How to boil eggs?

NORTH CAROLINA: How to run for president?

NEW YORK: How to ask for a raise?

NEW MEXICO: How to draw a rose?

NEW JERSEY: How to activate iPhone?

NEW HAMPSHIRE: How to fall asleep?

NEVADA: How to get rid of acne (tie w/Hawaii)

NEBRASKA: How to quit smoking weed?

MONTANA: How to hard-boil eggs?

Continue to find out the how-to questions 25 more states (and the District of Columbia) Google most.

MISSOURI: How to raise chickens?

MISSISSIPPI: How to twerk?

MINNESOTA: How to quit a job?

MICHIGAN: How to make elephant ears?

MASSACHUSETTS: How to quit your job?

MARYLAND: How to crab?

MAINE: How to get rid of fruit flies?

LOUISIANA: How to get rid of rats?

KENTUCKY: How to grow a beard?

KANSAS: How to find Kansas?

IOWA: How to screenshot?

INDIANA: How to vote for Trump?

ILLINOIS: How to jump a car?

IDAHO: How to address a letter?

HAWAII: How to divide fractions?

GEORGIA: How to hot-wire a car?

FLORIDA: How to keep a man?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: How to negotiate salary (tie w/Massachusetts)

DELAWARE: How to get away with murder?

CONNECTICUT: How to be pretty?

COLORADO: How to grow marijuana?

CALIFORNIA: How to play “Stairway to Heaven”?

ARKANSAS: How to add fractions?

ARIZONA: How to make horchata?

ALASKA: How to fish?

ALABAMA: How to draw a dog?

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.