I just moved this to the WDC area of the forums where all the resources related to the connectors exist. I do not see one for YouTube listed here: Community Portal but asking might turn up work someone is doing on one. Are you thinking it would be built to hit - YouTube Data API (v3) Code Samples | YouTube Data API | Google Developers ? Curious about the sort of data that would make sense to import into Tableau from YouTube.
Thanks so much for the response. I'm interested in getting the data from YouTube analytics so that I can create a dashboard that aggregates Google Analytics, social metrics (Facebook insights, Twitter, etc.) and YouTube analytics to look for correlations across channels. I can export the YouTube analytics as Excel files, but I can't get the data that I want out of the exported files so I'm hoping that connecting directly might give me access to that.
Did you find an answer for this? I am looking to do the same thing.
I've not use a WDC for Youtube, but its' fairly straightforward to use the Google APIs and scripting to pull the data into Google Sheets, then connect to that sheet with Tableau.
The link below gives some information on it.
This is a great idea - thanks for sharing Chris.
Hi, If you wanted YouTube data, there are a few options. The following define data sets that you can get from a collection of APIs (there are a few)
- Channel level data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IZxhbTsTFGqiHvOu0PaNxcCq2AXfoNXV0qfpcf2LpXE/edit?usp=sharing
- Video performance data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O-Zn6VNx7KylW1EJaz9RDSxe2Ba3jpfl3L4cuowm7Gk/edit?usp=sharing
- Competitor video level data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rplLAO3_U8BZp3JaE9mPHASG-3TvwtPMrFPta97PsXE/edit?usp=sharing
- Competitor channel level data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HU8Yb0iCLl4TUinUlfL5oZZVnKalT45LoqH4mu62hKw/edit?usp=sharing
- Influencer data (who are your biggest fans): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11tuCacDhjugQgEpagt1PAA9kQayA2JY8OBv_PXWQx-8/edit?usp=sharing
You can roll your own as suggested. There are also a set of pre-built connectors which deliver data to Google BigQuery, Redshift, Amazon Athena...
Here is an example of how competitive data can be used: https://blog.openbridge.com/the-battle-for-breakfast-who-is-winning-the-content-battle-on-youtube-97d28ea57926