Top of the web – December 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.

Santa at the self-check
Christmas at Linwood Library, December 2015. Flickr 2015-12-12- DSC02916

Website pages

There were 244,723 page views in December. The most popular pages on

  1. Holiday hours (NEW)
  2. Press Display about page (2nd last month)
  3. Books browse page (4th last month)
  4. Kids browse page (3rd last month)
  5. My account (6th last month)
  6. OverDrive resource page (6th last month)
  7. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre (NEW)
  8. Library hours (NEW)
  9. Request an item (NEW)
  10. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (2nd last month)

December’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 43 posts published:

Best fiction of the Year and otherwise – fiction selector Philip Tew
The ghosts of cinema past Richard L
This week in Christchurch history (29 December to 4 January) Vanessa

Photos on Flickr

There were 62,438 page views in December on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,055,165 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3911 followers. Follow us on Twitter.
Kia ora! Today’s @google doodle celebrates 120th birthday of Dame Whina Cooper. Ka rawe! ^DR

Word lovers! It is time for the annual @publicaddress word of the year. Have your say. #prizes ^DR

Vexillogy? Mansplain? Ponytail? Choose your top 3 candidates for  @publicaddress Word of the Year #prizes ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4399 likes. Like us on Facebook.

There’s lots of Xmas lights to admire around the city, but it would be hard to beat the lightshow at 650 Shands Road: over 500,000 lights, a lightshow that is synchronized to popular rock and classical music, Xmas displays, a number of trains running and even a spooky wild animal display. ^Vanessa
P.S. For more light displays check

Santa parade on Sunday 6 December! A Christchurch tradition, and we’ve got plenty of lovely pics of parades gone by.…/ ^Donna

Xmas lights galore! Find the addresses here ^Vanessa

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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