Add Page Views as Column Option in Site Pages
It's great to have total Views listed on each News post and Site Page within Modern Pages. Number of Views also shows up within the News web part for every post. However, Views is not an "Add Column" or from "Edit Current View." However, I can add other similar fields such as "Like Count" and "Comment Count." It's helpful to be able to export this information from my site pages automatically related to the News post. Right now I have to manually add the Total Views to the comment and like counts. Since we don't have much with site usage right now, this would help give a better overview of data automatically for the life of the content that we can export, which isn't possible from site usage.
SharePoint metrics are completely worthless. Come on MS. The data is there you just have to map it and share it.
Microsoft seem to try there best to be poor at metrics.
Melissa Liston commented
Definitely need this for all of our News articles!
This is definitely something I would use. It's odd that it doesn't exist because as others say below, the information is there; it just needs to be mappable. I hope this gets developed because metrics are hard to come by in internal comms and not having this gives bespoke alternative tools the upper hand over SharePoint.
David Vrtěl commented
Yes! I don't understand why this isn't a thing already. I am using special formatted view of site pages where there is number of comments, likes and if the views could be there as well could be awesome.
Philip Worrell commented
The site usage page is nice. However, being able to see the views and lifetime views as columns in the Site pages library where they are easily visible makes more sense especially if you are running the company intranet or a Comunication sites with a large number of pages.
The data is there is there a technical reason why it cannot be made available as a metadata field. Especially now since the only way otherwise to get the data on views is the Security and compliance centre audit reports and most people do not or should not have access to that.
Nicki Greene commented
Agree, would be great to be able to add columns to the site pages library to show us no. page views since creation, no. page views last 7 days and then the no. unique users for each as well.
Agree with Marjie this is needed. Site usage only shows figures for last 7 days (and then only for top 25 or so documents). If you are not religiously capturing this information weekly, it's impossible to know how your pages are tracking. Many of us are not permitted to use third party web stats solutions in our O365 tenancies and nor are do we have access to Office 365 admin where we just might be able to get data like this. This basic information should be available in the front end of SharePoint and be easy to discover and download for further analysis.