Monday, November 29, 2010

What about Web Analytics Reports in SharePoint 2010

If you are web master of web administrator, now you want to handle the traffic and bandwidth of your site, you may use Google Analytic. Everyday or everyweek (even for monthly) you will get the number of unique visitor, hits and the details of bandwidth of your site.

For now, you don't need to do that and even not necessary to  use extern service on your site. SharePoint 2010 supported a new feature to manage your site for web master. In fact, this feature has not supported full the control like Google Analytic, but in a simple way, you know at least the visitor worked on your site and to do something on it.

From the left menu, click on Monitoring -> Web Analytics Reports

For each site, SharePoint shows the traffic, search engine and inventory. When the customer use the search engine on your site, SharePoint crawls all the keywords, number of queries, the number of queries on day,'s very helpful to web master or administrator who manage the site.

However, SharePoint does not collect the number of user browsing your site on what of browser, or the information of user using URL referer or directly from your site. Hope that, this may help you manage the site on SharePoint 2010 better.

In fact, you can customize this report or develop the report with much more functionalities. SharePoint 2010 will show the graphic UI for your report in the Customize Category.

Click on Customize Reports at the left bottom of the summary page. it redirects to a document library, here is the report list. It's hidden.

All information of report summary are here, now you could add more reports or everything you want.
The details of each report can be displayed as a graphic like this:

Yeah, that's perfect!

In the next post, I will show you how to add more the custom report and show it as UI graphic like SharePoint 2010.

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