Creating a Webtrends report to see daily page views over a month for a specific page

Webtrends trend reports break down monthly data by daya, but you can’t see the results for a specific page without creating a custom report.

Having seen this request twice in a couple of months I thought I would share how to do it!

Unfortunately it is necessary to create a custom report as the trend reports available don’t break the metrics down by page.

Create the report with:

Dimensions: Pages, Time Period
Measures: Page Views, Visits, View Time, avg. View Time (calculation)

It isn’t perfect but at least you get the information.

Webtrends report Pages by Day

Problems are:

  • because the dimension is “Time period”, you have to select a specific month to get the days, (selecting e.g. 2015 gives you the data by month instead)
  • the order of the time period is not by day, but by the number of page views (or visits etc.) so you have to extract the report and reorder it
  • depending on the number of pages you have, you may exceed the report limits.  If this happens you would need to do one of the following:
    • increase the table limits
    • segment the site areas into different profiles (my client had already done that for other reasons)
    • add a Filter to the report for specific pages (if you are only interested in some of them)

P.S. If you can find a way to improve this, please share!

How to delete unused Webtrends reports!

1.    Login to Webtrends V9 with the Administrator role
2.    Click on Administration

Webtrends Administration

3.    Select Web Analytics > Report Configuration > Custom Reports > Reports

Webtrends reports

4.    Use the Search facility to find the report you wish to delete:

Webtrends Custom Reports

5.    Hover the mouse to the right of the name and pick Show Uses from the Dropdown Menu:

Show uses in Webtrends

6.    This will show you the list of profiles that use that report (or tell you that it is not used):

Show Uses of Webtrends Reports

7.    If you are still sure that you want to delete the report, you need to remove it from each profile in the above list first.  Click on Reports and Profiles and Edit each one.
8.    Select Reports from the Advanced tab, scroll down to the relevant report and uncheck the box.  Save the profile and repeat for all the others.
9.    When the report is no longer used in any profiles, or if it was not in use to start with, it can be deleted.  Go back to the list of reports and choose Delete from the Dropdown menu (you will be told if you still need to delete it from a profile):

Delete Webtrends report.png

10.    Confirm that you want to delete the report and add a Change Comment.
11.    That’s it!