Top of the web – July 2013

Each month, we explore what  Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular – in order to learn more about what our customers are interested in.

July’s statistics again indicate timely local information that hooks into what is going on in Christchurch is our strength.

Website pages

Our kids page on the 1855 Wellington earthquake came in at number 21 this month, as people did some searching for information in the wake of the Cook Strait quakes. Most of the page views were on Sunday 21 July. Lots of people left the page quickly, presumable because they were looking for current and not historical information. Those that stayed spent a long time there on average – 3 minutes 42 seconds. This indicates they might have read all of the page’s content.

July’s popular blog postsMcLeans Mansion, 387 Manchester Street, Christchurch ca. 1900

Photos on Flickr

There were 47,283 views of our Flickr in July. The last day of the month was the busiest with more than 4000 views. The poetry of Hinemoana Baker was popular.

We are at 1,374,172 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 2486 followers.

Facebook favourites

Our likes went up 1.3% to 3355.

Popular postings were:

Cathedral Square post on FacebookCathedral Square cordons down (photo)
With 71 likes, 28 shares and a reach of 9304 this has probably been one of our most popular posts ever. Reach means the number of unique people who have seen your post.

McLeans Mansion (photo)
This post used one of our heritage images, linked to an article in The Press and showed off some more of our historical information. It attracted lots of comments and discussion. It got 31 shares and had a reach of 3434.

Christchurch established as a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856
A simple share of some information from Archives NZ. 11 people shared this post and 3130 people saw it.

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