View and configure usage analytics reports in SharePoint Server 2013

This is a blog post in the series “How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a website”. In the previous post, I showed you how to display recommendations on a website with anonymous users. In this blog post: About the usage analytics reports View the Most Popular Items report for a catalog Change the…

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Modify the Content Search Web Part display template and use Windows PowerShell to start Usage analytics in SharePoint Server 2013

This is a blog post in the series “How to display Recommendations and Popular items on a SharePoint Server 2013 site.” In the previous post, I introduced you to the Usage analytics feature. In this blog post: Change the mapping of the UsageAnalyticsID managed property Modify a Content Search Web Part display template so that…

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An introduction to recommendations and popular items in SharePoint Server 2013

In SharePoint Server 2013, recommendations and popular items can be displayed because a feature called Usage analytics tracks and analyzes how visitors interact with your website. You can use the results that Usage analytics produces to add content to your website, for example “People who viewed this item also viewed” or “Popular items in this…

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How to display recommendations and popular items on a SharePoint Server 2013 site

In this blog series, I’ll describe how you can use the new Usage analytics feature in SharePoint Server 2013 to display “smart content” on your website.  By “smart content” I mean content such as recommendations and popular items.  Recommendations are based on how other visitors have interacted with your site. For example, on a product…

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in SharePoint Server 2013

If you’re a website owner, you know how important it is that users can easily find your website by using Internet search engines such as Bing or Google. The higher your website is shown in the search results list, the more likely it is that users will click on it. Just think of your own…


Changes to content deployment in SharePoint Server 2013

If you’re familiar with the content deployment feature in previous versions of SharePoint Server, then you’ve probably heard that there have been a few changes to make it easier in SharePoint Server 2013. In this blog post, I’ll explain those changes, including: When to use content deployment Alternatives to content deployment What’s new for content…

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Stage 16: Add a Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part to a publishing site

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.”  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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Stage 15: Add refiners for faceted navigation to a publishing site

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.”  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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