Top of the web – September 2014

Out of the box - Christchurch Art Gallery family fun dayKia ora. We explore what Christchurch City Libraries’ webpages and blog posts and social media postings were popular each month – so we can learn more about what our customers are interested in.

Website pages

Animal Group Names (Collective Nouns) was the most popular web page. It got 14,515 views, and the average time spend on the page was 5 minutes and 5 seconds – double the average time spent on our web pages of 2 minutes 23 seconds.

September’s popular blog posts

A big welcome to the fabulous new bloggers who had a baptism of blogging fire at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival: Kia ora Alina, Ben, and Alison. Also a big thanks to stalwart stars Roberta, Robyn, Joyce, and Lisa who provided such excellent wordy thoughts.

How do people find our blog? WordPress can tell. The most popular search term that found our blog last month was “oct school holidays 2014 free activities Christchurch”

The most popular search term ever is quite unexpected – “aubrey Beardsley”

Most popular posts this month:

Photos on Flickr

August was busier than average with 172,280 views. September was even busier – we got 309,776 views. Our busiest day was 13 September with 13,607 views. Flickr is at 3,411,868 page views.
Pear Tree Press exhibition at Central Library Peterborough New Zealand IceFest  New Halswell Library and Community Facility Library trucks

Top on Twitter

We have 3170 followers. The most popular tweets:

Facebook favourites

We have 3904 likes.

A beautiful oasis on Colombo Street. The Green Room, by Greening the rubble. ^Donna

121 years ago today, New Zealand women got the vote. http://ow.ly/BF9iz Kia ora to all those strong and wonderful women who made it happen. And pay the best tribute – vote! You can vote today at nine of our libraries. http://ow.ly/BF9MA ^Donna

A great treasure trove of library memories in The Press on Saturday. http://stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10467257/Library-coming-down-but-memories-stick ^Donna

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