Do you know that you can import YouTube data like search results, video details, engagement details, and many more to Google Sheets? Yes you can, with Amigo you can import any sort of data to Google Sheets in just a matter of seconds. If you are a content creator or advertiser who wants to analyze channel statistics or engagement metrics, then this article is for you.
In this article, we will learn how to import YouTube Data to Google Sheets using Amigo, a Google Sheets extension. You can import various kinds of data like search results, video details, channel details, and many more using YouTube API.
To import YouTube data, we will follow the steps below:
YouTube data imports to Google Sheets
Here’s the step-by-step guide to import YouTube data to Google Sheets.
Install the Amigo extension
Install the Amigo Google Sheets add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.
Alternatively, you can get it from Google Sheets.
- Open a new sheet
- Go to Extensions→Add-ons→Get add-ons
- Search for Amigo and install
Generate the API key
Sign up or log in to RapidAPI.
Once you’re logged in, go to the YouTube API in RapidAPI
Choose a subscription plan from the Pricing menu. In this tutorial, we will choose the Basic option
Click on the endpoints and scroll down a bit and you will find your API key.
Choose an endpoint
For this tutorial, we will import YouTube search data to Google Sheets. It provides us with the search results for a particular keyword. So, select the Search endpoint from the Explore section.
We have to input the search keyword (q), language (hl), and region (gl) in the optional parameters section. In the following example, the parameters entered are as follows:
q : pasta recipe (search query)
hl : en (language)
gl : US (region)
Click the Test Endpoint option to run the query
The success message indicates that the endpoints are functioning correctly.
On the right side under Code Snippets, select Shell-> cURL from the dropdown menu.
Copy the URL excluding the apostrophes and also note the headers. This is the endpoint URL for the data to import to Google Sheets.
Import data to Google Sheets
Go back to Google Sheets and launch the Amigo extension.
Select Custom API from the list of sources.
Paste the endpoint in the API URL bar.
Then expand the Details tab and enter the following as headers:
Name: X-RapidAPI-Host, Value: youtube138.p.rapidapi.com
Name: X-RapidAPI-Key, Value: your_key
Replace your_key with your RapidAPI key.
Then click the PREVIEW button.
Flatten the data points and then click IMPORT.
A snippet of the imported data.
You can likewise import other types of data using YouTube API. To explore more endpoints go through the documentation.
After importing the data, you can set a refresh schedule so that the data are updated automatically at regular intervals. By this, you can automate importing YouTube data to Google Sheets. Learn how to set a refresh schedule.
Amigo extension can connect Google Sheets to multiple sources and allows you to import data automatically. It’s a convenient and versatile tool to import and export data to Google Sheets. It can save you a lot of time and effort. To learn more visit our blog.
There are several other types of data that you can import into Google Sheets using Amigo such as Shiprocket data, LinkedIn data, and Instagram data to name just a few.
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