View usage data for your SharePoint site

View usage data for your SharePoint site

As a SharePoint Online site owner, you can view information that shows you how users are interacting with your site. For example, you can see the number of people who have visited the site, how many times people have visited the site, and a list of files that have received the most views.

To view usage data for your site, click the settings gear Settings icon and then click Site usage. You can also click Site contents in the left-hand menu and then click Site usage in the top navigation bar.

Site Usage page showing Unique Viewers and Site Visits charts

Important: 

  • Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have set up the targeted release options in Office 365. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

  • Lifetime stats are shown for sites created after February 2018. Sites created before this date will show stats from February 2018 forward.

  • Guest and anonymous views and visits are included for sites after March 2019 and forward.

What's on the site usage page

Unique viewers

Shows the total number of unique viewers to your site for the last 7 days, last 30 days, and last 90 days.

Chart showing Unique Viewers who have accessed a site

Site visits

Shows the number of visits to the site over the last 7 days, last 30 days, and last 90 days.

Chart showing total number of visits to a SharePoint site

Site traffic

Shows the hourly trend of visits to the site over the last 7 days, last 30 days, and last 90 days. Darker shades on the chart refer to time slots when there are more views on the site. 

Chart showing the hourly trend of visits to a SharePoint site

Popular Platforms

Shows the distribution of visits to the site broken down by the platform (Desktop, Mobile web, Mobile app, Tablet) from which the user visited the site. This data is available for last 7 days, last 30 days, and last 90 days. 

Chart showing breakdown of platforms from which users are viewing the SharePoint site

Most unique viewers

Shows top 10 files and pages with the most unique viewers in the last 7 days.

Most unique viewers

Most viewed

Shows the top 10 files and pages with the most views in the last 7 days.

Most viewed

Shared with external users

List of files you have access to that have been shared with users outside your organization through a sharing link that requires them to log in before they can view the file.

Externally shared files

Permissions

To edit the permissions for any item in this list, click More next to the item and select Edit permissions. For more information, see Share SharePoint files or folders in Office 365.

Monitoring usage data for apps

Monitor apps for your SharePoint Online environment describes how to monitor apps from the Admin dashboard. From the Office 365 home page, click Admin center, and then click Usage. You can explore usage of email, files, OneDrive, and more.

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