Web analytics in SharePoint 2010 has improved a lot in comparison with the Site Usage Statistics in SharePoint 2007!
View report in Central Administration
Central Administration, Monitoring, Reporting, View Web Analytics report. In the next screen select the web application you want to analyze. Make sure the Web Analytics Service Application and Proxy are started (CA, Application Management, Manage service applications) and the Web Analytics Web Service and Web Analytics Data Processing Service (CA, Application Management, Manage services on server).
Web analytics timerjobs
Web Analytics Trigger Workflows Timer Job
Health Analysis Job (Daily, Web Analytics Data Processing Service, Any Server), Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs.
Health Analysis Job (Daily, Web Analytics Web Service, Any Server), Runs SharePoint Health Analyzer jobs.
Anyone knows what the separate jobs are for?
View report on a site
Site Actions, Site Settings, Site Web Analytics Reports/Site Collection Web Analytics Reports at heading Site Actions.
|Report||Site report||Site Collection report||Web application report||Date range||Site scope(1)||Filter||Export||Workflow(2)|
|Number of Page Views||v||v||v||v||v||x||v||v|
|Number of Daily Unique Visitors||v||v||v||v||v||x||v||v|
|Number of Referrers||v||v||v||v||v||x||v||v|
|Number of Queries||x||v||v||v||x||v||v||v|
|Best Bet Usage||x||v||x||v||x||v||v||v|
|Best Bet Suggestions||x||v||x||x||x||v||v||v|
|Best Bet Suggestions Action History||x||v||x||x||x||v||v||v|
|Number of Sites||v||v||x||v||v||x||v||v|
|Number of Site Collections||x||x||v||v||x||x||v||x|
|Top Site Product Versions||v||v||x||x||v||v||v||v|
|Top Site Languages||v||v||x||x||v||v||v||v|
(1) only Site report
(2) only Site and Site Collection report
One note at the Top Browsers report: My development environment has IE8 installed as the only browser… what about Unknown and Netscape in the listing of browsers?
Web analytics workflows
At Site and Site Collection report level workflows can be added to keep track of specific Web Analytics data changes (Web Analytics Alerts) and selected reports (Web Analytics Reports) can be scheduled to be e-mailed to reviewers. You must have the View Web Analytics Data permission to start these workflows.
Several conditions with values can be set to generate the alert you want!
The settings for the Web Analytics Reports:
Watch the reports listed, these are all the reports available at site collection level, because site collection is selected at Site Scope. Changing the scope to This Site Only the site reports (only Traffic reports) will be displayed here.
Web analytics webpart
The Web analytics webpart is an Out Of The Box (OOTB) webpart to display the results on a page. Compared to the reports this webpart is limited.
The webpart displays the most viewed content, most frequent search queries from a site, or most frequent search queries from a search center. Other settings are the Site Scope: This Site Collection, This Site and Subsites and This Site only; Period: 24 hours – 180 days; Item Limit: max 100; Exclude items with a certain title and six options to set on how to show the results in the webpart. A nice feature is the RSS feed!