Guide: Using YouTube with Databox

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How to connect YouTube to Databox

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How to connect YouTube to Databox

To connect a YouTube Account in Databox, go to  Data Manager > + New connection. Type YouTube in the search bar and click on the green Connect button. 

This will open the  Authorization window, which is where you will be prompted to enter your login credentials and authorize the Databox app. 

How much historical data is synced when you first connect YouTube to Databox?

When you connect a new YouTube Data Source in Databox, data for the current year to date is initially synced. 

Pro Tip: Once your YouTube Data Source is connected and actively syncing data, we store the data that's collected in our own database. This allows us to accumulate more data over time as more data syncs are made so that you can report on more historical YouTube data in your Databox reports. Learn more here

What time zone does YouTube data sync in? 

YouTube data is synced in the time zone set in the YouTube Account. For example, if your YouTube Account time zone is set as EST, your YouTube data will sync with Databox in EST. 

How to access pre-built YouTube Templates

1
 Navigate to the  Templates page
2
 In the Data Source drop-down list, select YouTube
3
 To view a preview of the Template populated with dummy data, click Preview
4
 To pull the Template into your Account and re-populate it with your own YouTube data, click Use Template
5
 Select the appropriate YouTube Data Source from the drop-down list to complete the process. The Databoard will be re-populated with data from the selected YouTube Account and can be found on the  Databoards page
Pro Tip: Once the Databoard is available on the Databoards page, it is completely disconnected from the public Template. Therefore, you can further customize this Databoard to meet your specific needs using the Designer.

Popular YouTube Templates

YouTube Watch Time Analysis YouTube Watch Tine Performance 

The YouTube Watch Time Analysis Templates helps you monitor watch time across all your videos and become immediately aware of emerging changes.
This dashboard measures the watch time performance trends by device for YouTube channel.

How to build a Databoard using YouTube data

1
 Navigate to  Databoards > + New Databoard > Start Blank
2
 Click on the Datablock Library icon on the lefthand side of the Designer
3
 Select the appropriate YouTube Account from the Data Source drop-down list in the Datablock Library
4
 View the list of pre-built YouTube Datablocks in the Datablock Library. Drag and drop your selected Datablock onto your Databoard    
5

 If a pre-built Datablock isn't available for your use case, click on the  Visualization Types icon under the Datablock Library icon

6
 View the list of Visualizations available in Databox. Drag and drop your selected Visualization onto your Databoard
7
 Click on the Datablock on the Databoard to open the corresponding Datablock Settings on the righthand side of the Designer
8
 Select the appropriate YouTube Data Source and Metric in the righthand Datablock Settings. This will update the Datablock and it will populate the Datablock with the corresponding data
 
9
 Complete steps 4-8 until your Databoard is complete

Popular YouTube Metrics

Views Subscribers Avg View Duration Trend




Average Percentage Viewed Watch Time Trend Video Engagements

View a full list of YouTube Metrics available in Databox here.

Additional Information

  • For Basic Video-related Metrics, we sync the top 200 Videos from your YouTube Account.

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