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 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 (as shown) or create a new client to assign it to by typing in the box to the right.
12] Edit General Settings, Additional Information and Primary Contact Information for the client record as needed and then click Assign Client.
13] After the data source is connected and data is assigned, you can either click Update My Dashboard or wait until the regular data fetch occurs for data to start flowing into your dashboard.
Congratulations! You have connected your YouTube data to your TapClicks client records.
For new assignments between a data source and TapClicks client records, an initial data fetch will occur. Each data source has a different lookback period which determines the amount of historical data that is fetched (measured in months, weeks, or days). To view the lookback period for this service and the status of your data fetches as a whole, click Data Load Status in the Data Management menu on the left side of your dashboard. For more information about Data Load Status, please see this article.
If you’re looking for more information about YouTube, check out this knowledgebase section to see additional articles that may meet your needs. If you need more assistance, our Customer Care team is standing by to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.