A reader MCT asked:
Does anyone know how to translate SharePoint’s site usage reports? For example, when you generate the report called monthly summary – page, it lists “total hits.” Does this mean the total number of visits to the page? Also, if you have headers or graphics on a page, they show up in the report as well. For instance, my home page has 3,758 total hits but the graphics show up as a hit as well. Should I disregard the hits for the images or add them to the total? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I did a little research and found a great document by Mark Arend about SharePoint Usage Reports. It explains everything about built-in reports.
My company is also partner with Nintex. They have great products for SharePoint including Nintex Reporting 2008 – a great tool that provides you with additional information about content stored in your databases and user activities.
Nintex Reporting 2008.