“Who originally sang If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” becomes original, singer, If You Don’t Know. “What can I do on a visit to California?” becomes tourist, California.
But the Q&A format is the basis for Ask.com and it ties in to content sites such as eHow and Yahoo Answers so comScore decided to take a closer look at the folks who do use Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How in their queries.
When comparing January 2011 to January 2010, their survey found that “How” was the most often used qualifier from the list. How accounted for 431 million searches up 27% from the prior year. And then there’s How’s close cousin, How To.