When you upload a video to YouTube for the first time, you will probably be spending the day sitting behind the screen and watching statistics. You will wait for the first view and the first like, and you will want everyone to share your work.
After that, not only you can have fun checking the statistics of your videos, but you will be able to see how your audience is responding to your video content. If you want to have a successful channel, you will have to react to their desires and control every aspect.
While you can do that on Youtube itself, wouldn’t it be great to have analytics in your WordPress dashboard where you work every day?
In this article, we will show you an awesome little plugin which will install Youtube data and statistics directly to your WordPress dashboard and allow you to track your channel on the spot, without changing tabs and logging into Youtube separately.
Youtube Analytics Dashboard
Youtube Analytics Dashboard will show you important information about your videos. Whether you want to know number of views, the time people spent watching the video, the average duration of each view, likes and dislikes and number of comments for your video.
Once you install and activate the plugin, you will be able to see all those information in a simple widget on your dashboard. You will have two themes to choose from and furthermore style the looks of the widget through CSS. The plugin will let you set access levels and decide which users on your WP powered website will be able to see video stats.
Youtube Analytics Dashboard has a cache feature which allows faster loading speeds – no one likes to watch at a blank screen while the data is being loaded.
- Go to Plugins->Add New
- Search for “Youtube Analytics Dashboard”
- Install and activate the plugin
- Navigate to your dashboard where you will find the new widget
- Click “Get Access Code” link which will take you to your Google account
- Copy and paste the code back into the widget
- Save access code
- Navigate to Settings->YT Dashboard to open the settings where you can set up the widget to your preferences
That’s it. Enjoy watching your Youtube video statistics right from the WordPress dashboard.
Since you’re using YouTube to show your videos, see how to display videos in popups and how to automatically change width and height for embedded videos.