Top of the web – May 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.

Samoan Language Week display at Shirley Library
Samoan Language Week display at Shirley Library. Flickr 2016-05-28-20160528_082642

Website pages

There were 307,977 page views in May. The most popular pages on christchurchcitylibraries.com:

  1. Learning Centres (7th last month)
  2. Press Display about page (1st last month)
  3. Matariki for kids (NEW)
  4. Samoan Language Week (NEW)
  5. Books browse page (4th last month)
  6. 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids (5th last month)
  7. Kids browse page (2nd last month)
  8. OverDrive About page (7th last month)
  9. My account (9th last month)
  10. Request an item (NEW)

Our main themes of the month were well represented in the top 50 – the post on 2016 Samoan Language Week events, New Zealand Music Month, Matariki, and the Auckland Writers Festival.

May’s popular blog posts

On the Christchurch City Libraries blog – 73 posts published (a lot more than usual thanks to the hard work of the Auckland Writers Festival team Moata, Roberta, and Masha:

NCEA Booklists Rachel
Another country? Mainlanders discussing ourselves – Auckland Writers Festival 2016 Moata
Samoan Language Week – Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2016 Donna

Photos on Flickr

There were 87,536 page views in May on Flickr. It now has a total of 5,480,052.
page views.

Jeanette Winterson and Roberta
Jeanette Winterson and Roberta, Auckland Writers Festival. Flickr 2016-05-12-DSC00929

Top on Twitter

We have 4163 followers. Follow us on Twitter.

#NZMusicMonth – explore our blog posts on Naxos – streaming NZ music online. https://t.co/P0qawGRBRU ^DR

. @secondzeit explores #chch #eqnz in poetry, fiction, & non-fiction. https://t.co/vvXElqDjFS (on the new Acadamy of NZ Lit site) ^DR

Chisnallwood Intermediate Jazz band – 1pm Thurs 12 May Aranui Lib 1pm
open rehearsal with NZ jazz legend Rodger Fox  #nzmm #NZMusicMonth ^DR

Facebook favourites

We have 4997 likes. Like us on Facebook.

Talofa. Samoan Language Week 2016 is on from 29 May to 4 June. Celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2016 with us! http://ow.ly/LlRW300Dkeu ^Donna

Anyone else have fond memories of the storytelling pit from our old Central Library? http://ow.ly/Tzjr300AJ3H ‪#‎throwbackthursday
Oh, and FYI, it’s our birthday today! We’re a very sprightly 157 years old. Read more in Rose’s post about our illustrious past and hopeful future. http://ow.ly/Dy7D300AJ2p ^Moata

This is a great list – Book Riot‘s 100 must-read science-fiction and fantasy novels by women. http://ow.ly/4nl9rY I love that it includes NZ author Nalini Singh alongside Marion Zimmer Bradley, Angela Carter, and other classics. Anyone else you’d like to see on the list? I nominate Kage Baker! http://ow.ly/4nl9jf ^Donna



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.

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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