ColdFusion-based sites in New Zealand

Recently the New Zealand ColdFusion user group (NZ CFUG) added a page in its Google Groups site listing various New Zealand website that use ColdFusion.

When I saw that, I was curious to find out how did they rank vis-a-vis each other in terms of number of pages of the sites listed in Google.

So I wrote a small ColdFusion application to shoot off to Google and find out the number of pages in any given site. (More on this app in another blog that I’ll be posting soon.)

I fed the application the list of all the 21 sites listed on the NZ CFUG site, and here are the results.

Number of pages indexed in Google for ColdFusion-based sites in New Zealand
Auckland University
New Zealand Herald
Massey University
Book a Bach
Sky Television
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology
Auckland Regional Council
Cuisine Magazine
Regency Duty Free
Ministry of Education
Genesis Energy

The results were quite interesting.

  • is huge — 390,000 pages. They do have a lot of content, and the fact that the site runs in multiple language helps.
  • The sites for the two large universities in New Zealand — Auckland University ( and for Massey University ( — also had quite a few pages indexed on Google. But of the two, Auckland University had almost triple the number of pages than Massey University.
  • New Zealand Herald is a large site for the New Zealand Herald newspaper. I would have thought that they would have more number of pages than 106,000. Being a newspaper, the site adds a ton of content everyday. But I guess they need to optimize their site for getting indexed into Google.
  • Of the NZ CF sites listed as of today on the NZ CFUG site, the three of the top four large sites seem to be running on ShadoCMS. Time for a disclosure — I work for Straker Interactive who develop ShadoCMS. But the intention of this blog is not to plug for ShadoCMS!
  • Book a Bach is a site for making online bookings for holiday homes in New Zealand. Obviously they have done things nicely and in Google friendly way.
  • The website for the Sky City group has less than 100 pages indexed on Google. And it is quite surprising given that the actual site seems to be quite large (runs on ShadoCMS as well).
  • Pizza Hut site is only listed once in Google. I guess they don’t need anything else as long as they get found by the search keywords “pizza hut new zealand”, which they do!

I’ll post updates on this blog as more CF sites are added the NZ CFUG site.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that these are valid at the time of this blog entry and are based on the sites listed on the NZ CFUG site as of today. Also, this is based on one criteria only –number of pages indexed in Google for a site website URL.

3 thoughts on “ColdFusion-based sites in New Zealand”

  1. When I did the tests, I did it for base domains, e.g., rather than

    In face results for ARC are listed above as well. My results for ARC ( showed 7,220 results as opposed to 6,380 (

    As "www." is considered a subdomain, fewer pages will show up.

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