In this guide, we'll import YouTube Analytics data into Airtable. We'll use the Data Fetcher Airtable app to automatically pull in YouTube Analytics metrics such as views, likes & subscribers gained.
Install Data Fetcher from the Airtable app marketplace. After the app launches, sign up for a free Data Fetcher account by entering a password and clicking 'Sign up for free'.
On the home screen of the Data Fetcher app, click 'Create your first request'. Requests in Data Fetcher are how you import data to or send data from your Airtable base.
On the create request screen in Data Fetcher, for Application, select 'YouTube Analytics'.
Click 'New YouTube Analytics Connection'. You will be taken to a new tab/window where you need to authorize Data Fetcher to access your YouTube account. Select the Google account you use for YouTube. On the next screen, select the YouTube account or a brand account you want to import YouTube Analytics data for. On the next screen, click 'Allow'.
You should be back in the Data Fetcher with the YouTube Analytics connection set up.
Enter a Name for your request, e.g. 'Import YouTube Metrics'. Then click 'Save & Continue'.
Select the Date range you want to import data for, e.g. 'Last week'. There is a delay of up to 72 hours for YouTube Analytics data due to a limitation of the YouTube API.
Select the Fields you want to import from YouTube Analytics, e.g. 'Views', 'Likes' & 'Subscribers gained'.
Select a value for Split by to split the data into different records. e.g. select 'Day' to get a different record for each day.
Select the Output Table & View you want to import YouTube Analytics data into.
Click 'Save & Run'.
The request will run and the Response field mapping modal will open. This is where you set how the fields from YouTube Analytics should map to fields in the output table. For each YouTube Analytics field, you can either import or filter it. For an imported field, you can set whether to map them to an existing field or create a new field. Once you are happy, click 'Save & Run'.
Data Fetcher will create any fields that need to be created in the output table, then run the request and import the data from YouTube Analytics to Airtable. If you want to run the request again, simply click 'Run'. If nothing has changed, you will not need to set up the response field mapping again.
At the moment, we have to manually run the request to import the metrics from YouTube Analytics. We can use Data Fetcher's scheduled requests feature to automatically import the metrics every week.
In Data Fetcher, scroll to Schedule and click 'Upgrade'.
A new tab will open where you can select a plan and enter your payment details to upgrade.
Return to the Data Fetcher app and click "I've done this".
Click 'Add API key' in order to add your Airtable API key. You can find your Airtable API key here. You API key is securely stored on Data Fetcher's servers.
Enter your Airtable API key and click 'Save'.
Enable Schedule this request.
Select how often you want the request to run, e.g. 'Every Day' and select 'Mo'. Click 'Save' The request will now run every Monday and automatically pull in YouTube Analytics data for the previous week.