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YouTube connection guide

Follow these steps to connect your YouTube data to Supermetrics. If you're missing an account, skip to the Missing accounts section at the bottom of this page.

If you need to connect this data source to one of our data warehouse or cloud storage destinations, explore our data warehouse and cloud storage setup guides.

Before you begin

To connect Supermetrics, you need these permissions:

  • Private accounts: Owner
  • Brand accounts: Content manager

Learn how to find out which type of account you're using in Google's documentation.

For all types of accounts and channels, the account logging in needs to be the channel's owner. 


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Make sure you've installed the Supermetrics add-on before you connect.

  1. Open a new Google Sheets file.
  2. Navigate to ExtensionsSupermetricsLaunch sidebar to open Supermetrics.
  3. Click Create new query.
  4. Under Data source, select YouTube.
  5. Click Start.
  6. Log in with the Google Account you use with YouTube.
  7. Click Allow.
  8. Choose the accounts and channels you'd like to include in your reporting.

Learn about advanced settings, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for Supermetrics for Google Sheets.

Missing accounts

If an account is missing from your available accounts in Supermetrics (including channels and videos), follow these steps:

  1. Create a new Google Account.
  2. Log in to YouTube Creator Studio with your original Google Account.
  3. Navigate to Settings and then Permissions in the left-side menu.
  4. Click Invite in the top right.
  5. Add the new Google Account as the new user.
  6. Create the new user as a Manager (if you're using a brand channel, Owner would also work)Click Invite.
  7. Open the invitation email while logged in as the new user. Click Visit the sign-up page to accept the invitation.
  8. Select Use existing Google Account.
  9. Go back to the Supermetrics sidebar, and click Add a new user. 

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