How to create a dashboard with YouTube


Want your YouTube channel analytics data in a custom dashboard? No problem! Thanks to our YouTube integration, there are plenty of possibilities for a comprehensive video media dashboard.

All you have to do is connect your youtube account to DashThis and you'll be able to create the perfect Youtube dashboard in seconds! 

If you don't have a DashThis account yet, simply try DashThis for free, and then follow these 2 easy steps to connect your Youtube channel analytics. 

1 – Connect your account


It’s very easy to connect your YouTube account to DashThis. It requires only 2 quick steps:

  1. In the Integration Manager, choose YouTube and click on Add.

    Integration Manager GSC
  2. You’re then redirected to Google. Sign in as usual and allow DashThis to access your YouTube data (don’t worry – we only use it to generate your dashboards!).

Please note that only channel owners are allowed to connect YouTube accounts. If you are a "YouTube content partner", you won't be able to connect the integration in DashThis.


As a sign of success, your account now appears under the section Integrations in use in DashThis!

You’re all set and done to create dashboards now! You can even get started right away with a preset Youtube dashboard template.

youtube report template

2 – KPIs, metrics, and dimensions


The following standard KPIs are available from the Preset Widgets drop-down menu:

  • Comments Count
  • Dislikes
  • Estimated Minutes Watched
  • Likes
  • Shares
  • Video Views
  • Youtube Subscribers


The available metrics and dimensions are:


  • Comments Count
  • Dislikes
  • Shares
  • Subscribers
  • Views
  • Likes
  • Subscribers Gained
  • Estimated Minutes Watched
  • Average View Duration Seconds
  • Subscribers



  • Country
  • Insight Playback Location Type
  • Device Type
  • Sharing Service
  • Video Title
  • Insight Traffic Source Type


3 – Notes


  • If you are having trouble seeing the number of subscribers in your DashThis account, it may be due to a setting in your YouTube channel’s settings.

    In the Advanced Settings of your YouTube Creator Studio, check the “Display the number of people subscribed to my channel” box to make it work.

    YouTube advanced settings

  • The Youtube API can take up to 2 days to send your data to DashThis. This means that if you are looking at your live data, DashThis may have 2 days of data missing compared to your Youtube account.


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