Analyze site usage
Updated: July 31, 2008
Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007
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Topic Last Modified: 2008-07-31
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Site usage reports can help you determine the effectiveness of your Web site. For example, usage statistics identify both frequently viewed content and content that is rarely accessed. This information can help you determine which content to retain on your site and which content to consider removing.
The usage reports rely on log data gathered from the Web sites and stored in the content databases. The log data is a summary record of transactions on the Web site. When you view a usage report in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the data is arranged in a list format.
In addition to site usage statistics, you can also track how much storage space that your site is using and the level of activity that your site is generating. Office SharePoint Server 2007 gathers this information as part of the quota tracking for sites.
Site administrators and site collection administrators for the Shared Services Administration Web site can view site usage information for the last 30 days in summary pages that have the following information for their sites and site collections:
Requests and queries over the previous 24 hours
Average number of requests per day
A chart of requests per day
Top page requests
A chart of top referring hosts
A chart of top referring pages
Top destination pages
Top queries (if search usage reporting is enabled)
Search results top destination pages (if search usage reporting is enabled)
Search services administrators can view a search usage reports page that tracks the following information:
Number of queries per day over the previous 30 days
Number of queries per month over the previous 12 months
Top queries over the previous 30 days
Top site collections originating queries over the previous 30 days
Queries per search scope over the previous 30 days
Site collection administrators for the Shared Services Administration site can view a usage summary page that tracks the following information:
Total amount of storage used by the site collection
Percent of storage space used by Web Discussions
Maximum storage space allowed
Number of users for all sites in the hierarchy
Total hits and recent bandwidth usage across all sites
Site collection administrators can also view a site usage report that includes monthly and daily page hit totals filtered by the following criteria:
To analyze site usage, perform the following procedures in this sequence: