Top of the web – February 2016

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.

Chinese Lantern Festival, Hagley Park
Chinese Lantern Festival, Hagley Park. Sunday 28 February 2016. Flickr 2016-02-28IMG_2891

Website pages

There were 294,921 page views in February. The most popular pages on

  1. Kids Treaty Zone (NEW)
  2. The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi (kids) NEW
  3. Press Display about page (2nd last month)
  4. 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (10th last month)
  5. Books browse page (3rd last month)
  6. Waitangi Day (kids) NEW
  7. Kids browse page (4th last month)
  8. Sparks NEW
  9. Learning Centres NEW
  10. Chinese New Year NEW

It was good to see our Treaty information so well utilised this month, other popular pages included the Treaty Timeline (16th), The Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi (17th), our post Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Saturday 6 February 2016 (19th). Our updated news item Status of libraries – Tuesday 16 February came in at number 23.

Waitangi Day display at Shirley Library
Treaty of Waitangi display. Shirley Library. Flickr 2015-02-05-Waitangi Day Shirley 2016

February’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 32 posts published:

NCEA Booklists Rachel
Women scientists in New Zealand Donna
Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Saturday 6 February 2016 Donna

Photos on Flickr

There were 66,893 page views in February on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,191,142 page views.

Top on Twitter

We have 3998 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

Kia ora all, latest update is that Peterborough, New Brighton, Upper Riccarton, Linwood, South are closed #eqnz #chch ^VT

Kia ora, New Brighton Library is closed for the moment. Will adjourn you asap. #chch #eqnz ^VT

Wonderful piece on the history of Begg’s, a South Island institution. ^MT

Sunday 14 February was a busy day on Twitter, as FTL staff Vanessa and Rebecca did a stellar job keeping people informed of library closings and openings after the afternoon earthquake. There were 23,084 impressions that day.

Facebook favourites

We have 4613 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Who lived in your house 90-odd years ago? Our digitised Christchurch telephone directory from 1922 might have the answer. ^Moata

Photographers went out yesterday to capture views of Christchurch. I reckon they did a beautiful job. ^Donna

I like to think this fountain is especially for all the people who lick their fingers when they turn pages in their library books (yes, we know you do that) ^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.

Chinese New Year display
Chinese New Year display. Linwood Library at Eastgate. Flickr 2016-02-03-IMG_2420

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