Top of the web – July 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.

Magpie Hall Community Read display
Magpie Hall Community Read display,  South Library. Tuesday 28 July 2015. Flickr 2015-07-28-IMG_8396

Website pages

There were 311,721 page views in July. The most popular pages on

Māori content was strong again this month again, with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori having a big impact, as Matariki did last month.

July’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 67 posts published:

Photos on Flickr

There were 84,545 views in July. Flickr is at 4,672,261 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3679 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

“It’s really about how you react when you’re asked to read books by women.” Top @Ghetsuhm post on @publicaddress ^DR

30 years ago today the Rainbow Warrior was bombed, killing photographer Fernando Pereira ^DR

“Libraries are lifeblood.” @AnnaESmaill on books & Christchurch ahead of Imaginary Cities @wordchch session. ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4159 likes. Like us on Facebook.

The top post this month is one of our most successful ever!

This is fun. I just found out my house is younger than I thought it was! Search any address to see how it looks in aerial photos from 1941 onward. ^Moata

Yup. I’m pretty buff. *flexes* ^Moata

I’m really looking forward to taking my little guy to this when it’s completed. And how great that another outstanding Christchurch author will be honoured as part of it. ^Moata

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

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