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Finding question queries containing specific keywords . please help

please help me find relevant question queries

     
5:37 pm on Nov 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I intend to create content that answers questions, relevant to my target audience, in the form of articles that cover such questions. But how do I find out ..

a) what questions are of interest to my target audience?
b) how - meaning with which concrete question queries - it searches for them?

Example 1:
Assumed, I run a recipes website and would like to find out what questions my target audience asks around ingredients, for instance “with which meals can I combine basil?” or “to which dishes does red pepper fit?”

Example 2:
Or assume, I would like to find out questions around fashion people are searching for, for example, "how to combine jeans?"

So far, I have these ideas:

a)
I could use the autocomplete / suggestions function of Google. But when I (to stick to the example) enter the keywords "basil" or "jeans" there, it displays not a single question, containing the given keyword.

b)
Do (ideally free) SEO tools exist that can find me question queries that contain keywords I provide?

Or maybe you have other approaches, how I could find corresponding question queries around keywords I provide?
12:03 am on Nov 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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But when I (to stick to the example) enter the keywords "basil" or "jeans" there, it displays not a single question, containing the given keyword.

That is because Google guesses (some will add more or less successfully) the intend of the search. If you type a single keyword, Google "should" just return generic pages about this keyword, it can't guess you "asking" something. Try by typing a real question in Google, and you'll see Q/A pages. But, be warmed that tons of web sites are built on the Q/A model, and also auto generation all possible questions and their variants. And if you succeed anyhow to rank well, chances are that "your" answers will be shown in the Answer box of Google, which can be good or bad. IF the answer is really short, then people will not visit your page, and stick with the Answer box information. But if the answer is more complex, this can be really good to have a "preview" in the answer box, and so result in good CTR.

Now, since I guess you write content about subjects you know and have an interest in them, you can simply think about which kind of question you would ask yourself about these subject. Or, reverse the situation, you know what you can write about, so, find the question your content can answer.
3:49 pm on Nov 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Instead of entering “basil” or “jeans”, you need to enter something that could be the beginning of a human-language question, because autocomplete only continues where you started, it doesn’t wrap around before-and-after. Hence:
“Does basil”
“Is basil”
“Can basil”
and so on, and see what the autocomplete then supplies.

This applies only, of course, to languages that use auxiliary verbs sentence-initially. If you’re operating in a non-indo-european language, you may need to experiment.
2:58 am on Nov 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes we over think things.

Are you seeking a return for the QUESTION (kind of valueless) or...

Seeking the ANSWER ... (which is the goal).

Content.