Before you begin: If you are looking for data on ads served on the YouTube Network, you may need to use the Google Ads connector. A good rule of thumb would be for you to think about how you look at your reporting data. If you log into Google Ads to see your YouTube data, use the the Google Ads connector. Likewise, if you log into YouTube to see your data, use the YouTube connector.
Locate the YouTube Data Source
1] Login to TapClicks and on the Data menu, click Data Sources.
2] The menu of data sources appears.
3] To locate the YouTube data source, either scroll through the list of data sources or enter the data source into the search box in the upper right (results appear automatically).
Connect to the YouTube Data Source
4] On the YouTube data source, click Connect.
5] The Google login page appears.
|NOTE: If you are already logged into Google, the system will authenticate with the credentials you are currently logged in with. If you need to use another account, log out before initiating the connection.|
6] Click on an account to login with if applicable.
7] When TapClicks requests to access your account click Allow.
8] After you authenticate with Google, you will land back in TapClicks. Make sure you are on the Data Sources page.
9] Locate the YouTube data source and click Assign to Clients.
10] To assign your YouTube data to a TapClicks Client, on the left side click on the data you want to assign.
11] To assign it to a client, on the right side choose a client from the existing client dropdown or create a new client to assign it to.
12] Edit General Settings, Additional Information and Primary Contact Information as needed and then click Assign Client.
13] To view the status of your connection, click Connection Status in the Data Management menu on the left.
14] After the data source is connected, an initial data fetch will occur. Each data source has a different Lookback period. The Lookback period determines the amount of historical data that is fetched. It is measured in months, weeks, or days. The specific lookback period for each service can be found on the connection's status page. After the initial data retrieval, you're ready to use your YouTube data in reports and analysis.