Display YouTube stats in Geckoboard

In this article, we'll show you how to display data from your YouTube channel and individual videos on your Geckoboard dashboard.

Which metrics and visualizations are available for YouTube?

With Geckoboard's YouTube integration, your dashboard can display channel stats including:

  • Views
  • Comments
  • Subscribers
  • Video counts

And video-specific stats in the form of a number or line chart for:

  • Views
  • Estimated minutes watched
  • Average view duration
  • Comments
  • Favorites added/removed
  • Likes/Dislikes
  • Shares
  • Unique viewers

Create a new YouTube widget

To create a YouTube widget for your dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click Add widget, located in the top right of your dashboard.
  2. Search for YouTube using the Search sources field.

    Alternatively, you can also scroll down the alphabetical list of integrations until you reach the YouTube integration.
  3. Click on the YouTube integration.

Note

Is this is your first YouTube widget? You'll need to connect your YouTube account to Geckoboard.
If not, you can skip to our YouTube widgets in detail.

Create a connection with YouTube

When adding your first YouTube widget, you'll be asked to create a connection and authenticate your YouTube account so that we're able to collect your data and display it on the dashboard. You only need to create this connection once – we'll take care of the rest.

To connect your YouTube account with Geckoboard, follow these steps:

  1. Inside the Create a Connection panel, click on the Connect via YouTube button.Connect Geckoboard with Youtube
  2. Inside the pop-up window, click Allow. If you have multiple YouTube (or Google+) accounts, select which account you want to connect to.Allow Youtube to connect to Geckoboard
  3. You're now ready to configure your first YouTube widget! Any YouTube widgets you create will pull in and display data from this YouTube account.

    Note

    You can connect as many YouTube (or Google+) accounts as you need, but you'll only need to authenticate once per account.

YouTube widgets in detail

Channel Stats

The Channel Stats widget displays the value of channel view count, comment count, subscriber count or video count.

Example of a Channel Stats widget

Channel Stats widget displaying the Channel View Count.Channel Stats Widget

Video Stats Line Chart

The Channel Stats widget displays a line chart about a specific video.

The metrics available for this widget are:

  • Views
  • Unique viewers
  • Estimated minutes watched,
  • Average view duration
  • Average view percentage
  • Comments
  • Favorites added
  • Favorites removed
  • Likes
  • Dislikes
  • Shares
  • Subscribers gained
  • Subscribers lost

The Video Stats Line Chart's other configurable options are:

  • Time period
  • Country filter
  • Comparison boolean
  • Goal

Example of a Video Stats Line Chart

Video Stats Line Chart displaying Video Views over the past year (365 days):Video Stats Line Chart

Video Demographic Stats

Shows the breakdown of viewers for a specific video by age group and gender. Other configurable options for this widget are time period and country filter.

Example of a Video Demographic Stats Widget

video demographic column chart

Viewer Gender Pie Chart

A pie chart of viewers for a specific video by gender. Other configurable options for this widget are time period and country filter.

Example of a Viewer Gender Pie Chart

Viewer Gender Pie Chart

Video Stats

This is a Number and Secondary Stat widget that can focus on either all videos or one specific video. It displays the current value and below shows a comparison to the value of the previous time period in the way of increased or decreased percentage.

It can be configured with the following metrics over a defined period of time:

  • Views
  • Estimated minutes watched
  • Average view duration
  • Average view percentage
  • Comments
  • Favorites added
  • Favorites removed
  • Likes
  • Dislikes
  • Shares
  • Subscribers gained
  • Subscribers lost

Example of a Video Stats widget

Video Stats widget displaying the Average View Duration metric:line chart video stats

Popular Stats List

This widget is a list that can be set to display all videos ranked by view count (with view numbers), playback location ranked by view count, and traffic source by view count.

For videos by view count, all of the connected YouTube channel videos are used.

For playback location by view count, a specific video is selected and a time period defined.

The traffic source by view count metric is configured with a specific video, a time period defined, and can also be configured with the options: advertisement, web page, Google search term, YouTube page, and YouTube search term.

The time period for these widgets can be set to: 7, 14, 28, 30, 45, 90, 180 or 365 days.

Example of a Popular Stats List

Popular Stats list displaying the Videos by View Count metric:Popular Stats List

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