SharePoint 2013 Web Analytics Report – Where is it?


I get lots of questions regarding Web Analytics and its report in SharePoint 2013.  As you know that for SharePoint 2013 Analytics processing is no longer a separate service but is now a component of the Search service.  You can find the details behind this change in this TechNet Article under the section Web Analytics in SharePoint Server 2010.

When you go to Usage Analytics page you will see this message;
A web analytics report is not available for this site. Usage processing may be disabled on this server or the usage data for this site has not been processed yet



From SQL profiler trace you can see this message “You can only specify the READPAST lock in the READ COMMITTED or REPEATABLE READ isolation levels

Due to less than optimal performance running service at scale in large enterprises, web analytics has been discontinued and is not available in SharePoint 2013.  Having said that, you can still view some analytics capabilities for e.g. Most Popular Items, Popularity Trends.. report for a specific item/site/sitecollection level - View usage reports in SharePoint Server 2013.


If you are looking for more advanced Web Analytic capabilities then you will have to integrate a 3rd party web analytics solution with SharePoint 2013.

Comments (8)
  1. James Wright says:

    An excellent third party solution is, CardioLog Analytics-the only on-premises solution designed specifically for SharePoint. It offers a wealth of reports that enable you to drill down on your portal visitors, navigation, content, search, and more.…/cardiolog-analytics.asp

  2. perfect, Thank you 🙂

  3. Khushi says:

    Thank you Dustin. I didn't know about this REPORTING Feature. One that I observed is that once I activated this feature. I am now able to see "Popularity Trends" and "Popularity and Search reports". But the options that were available in "Site Actions" on site setting page – "Site Collection Web Analytic Reports" and "Site Web Analytic Reports" disappeared. And when browse the _layouts/UsageDetails.aspx the "Site Web Analytics Reports" page renders but it shows "A web analytics report is not available for this site. Usage processing may be disabled on this server or the usage data for this site has not been processed yet".

    How to get old style reports – Top Visitors/Top Browsers/Top Pages/Number of Page Views/Number of Unique Visitors, etc.

    Any thoughts?



  4. Dustin says:

    Make sure "Reports" is activated at the Site Collection Level to see the options in the Ribbon and in Site Settings.

  5. Khushi says:

    Hi there – We have SharePoint Server 2013. I don't see "Popularity Trends" or "Popularity and Search Reports" options on Site Setting Page. I verified that the "Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application" is in started mode. Also, "Central Admin->Monitoring->Report-> Configure usage and health data collection" is configured.Both the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Import and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Processing timer job is set.

    Am I missing anything? why can I see these options?Any thoughts?



  6. Paul says:

    Do you need to have your sites in the SharePoint 2013 visual interface?

  7. Joe says:

    It is valid information only for SharePoint Server 2013. But what about SharePoint Foundation 2013?

  8. Rob says:

    Angelfish Software is on on-premise analytics solution, ideal for SharePoint.

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