Top of the web – May 2015

Kia 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.
Koko and computers, Samoan Language Week

Koko and computers, Samoan Language Week. Searching for a video clip via Samoa Times newspaper. Flickr 2015-05-28-P1030231

Website pages

There were 326,152 page views in May. The most popular pages on

  1. Books browse page (5th last month)
  2. Kids browse page (4th last month)
  3. Canterbury earthquake 2011 for kids (new)
  4. Learning centres (new)
  5. My account (6th last month)
  6. PressDisplay resource page (new)
  7. PressDisplay about (7th last month)
  8. OverDrive resource page (new)
  9. Anzac Day and Gallipoli (1st last month)
  10. Library hours (9th last month)

May’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 79 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

There were 99,690 views in May. Flickr is at 4,475,053 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3621 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

. @vintagebooks When @chuckpalahniuk dated Engelbert Humperdink their celebrity couple name was Chumperdink. #makesomethingup

. @naomiarnold  as namechecked in #stoptweeting session On @BoganetteNZ @whaeapower and @_writehanded_   #AWF15 ^DR

See bestselling author @NaliniSingh at the Auckland Writers Festival #NZBookMonthMay ^VT

We were busy tweeting from Auckland Writers Festival – tweet impressions were up 71.6 % to 194,000. We tweeted 494 times in May, up 45.7% on usual. Our profile was visited 2,656 times – 63.1% more than usual.

Facebook favourites

We have 3935 likes. Like us on Facebook.

I was pretty excited when I saw this winning architecture in The Press – this morning. Awesome library in Christchurch, or is that book wallpaper?…/Christchurchs-winning-architecture… ^Donna

As a bit of a geeky librarian, I got really excited when I saw this morning in Cathedral Square – Mark Catley’s Star Wars pasteups now have catalogue cards and – swoon – a Penguin style cover! ^Donna

Fancy some booky style in your home? Here’s 27 DYI ideas ^Vanessa

If you are interested in how we derive our rankings, we measure page views on our website, reach for Facebook posts, and impressions for tweets.

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