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March 28, 2023
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Yanna Berman Erez

YouTube API by ThoughtLeaders

Connect to our API to get access to YouTube stats and analytics

At ThoughtLeaders, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest digital marketing trends and technologies. With over 2 billion monthly active users, YouTube is one of the most popular social media platforms, making it an essential channel for businesses looking to reach a wide audience. However, did you know that with the YouTube API, you can unlock even more potential for your brand? In this article, we'll explore the power of the YouTube API and how it can help your business succeed.

What is an API?

First, let's define what API stands for. API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is a set of protocols, routines, and tools used for building software applications. APIs allow different software applications to interact with each other, making it possible for developers to create new applications using data and functionality from existing software.

What is YouTube API and how can it help you?

YouTube API allows developers to interact with YouTube's platform and data, enabling businesses to create custom applications that integrate with YouTube. With this information, businesses can retrieve video information and statistics, and develop advanced services based on this data, or even manage their YouTube accounts programmatically.

While the YouTube API can be incredibly useful for businesses looking to integrate with YouTube, it's important to note that there are also some potential drawbacks to consider. For example, the YouTube API has certain usage limits, such as daily quota limits on API requests and rate limits on certain API methods. Additionally, the API is subject to changes and updates, which can sometimes result in compatibility issues or broken functionality for existing applications.

Use ThoughtLeaders’ API to get all the YouTube stats you need

While using the YouTube API can be a powerful tool for businesses, it is also very limited. That's where ThoughtLeaders comes in. We offer an API that allows you to easily retrieve YouTube statistics for any channel or video. With our API, you can access important data such as views, likes, and comments, uploads, and more, and use that data to optimize your YouTube strategy or develop your service. Our API is easy to use and can help your business take its YouTube marketing to the next level. 

How can talent agents use our API?

Talent agents can benefit greatly from using ThoughtLeaders' API to help them identify potential new clients and manage their current roster. With our API endpoints, talent agents can search for specific keywords, track the performance of individual channels, and identify new creators who are gaining traction on YouTube. This information can help talent agents stay ahead of the competition and identify new opportunities for their clients. 

In addition, our API can be used to track key metrics such as views, uploads, and engagement, giving talent agents real-time insights into how their clients' content is performing on YouTube. This information can be used to make data-driven decisions about which creators to represent, estimate rates and CPVs, which campaigns to pursue, and which strategies to employ to help their clients grow their audience and achieve their ROI goals on YouTube. 

Talent agents use our platform to create lists of their favorite creators and track their stats and analytics. You can sign up to our free plan and check this example of the top gaming YouTubers.

How can brands use our API?

Brands can leverage the power of ThoughtLeaders' API to gain valuable insights into their competitors, identify sponsorship opportunities, and track their own performance on YouTube. 

With our API endpoints, brands can search for specific keywords to uncover relevant channels and creators who may be a good fit for their brand. Brands can also monitor their competitors' activity on YouTube and gain insights into their content strategy, audience engagement, and sponsorship partnerships. 

By tracking key performance metrics such as views, clicks, and engagement, brands can evaluate the success of their sponsored content and optimize their campaigns for maximum impact. With ThoughtLeaders' API, brands can stay ahead of the curve and make data-driven decisions that drive growth and engagement on YouTube. You can read our client case studies you might find interesting. 

ThoughtLeaders’ platform and API endpoints

If this is your first time here, here is a quick introduction to ThoughtLeaders. ThoughtLeaders is a leading influencer marketing platform that specializes in providing innovative solutions for brands and creators. Our platform is designed to help businesses leverage the power of YouTube by providing access to a range of tools, including our powerful YouTube API endpoints. With our API, you can easily track important YouTube stats and analytics to optimize your content strategy and improve your overall performance on the platform.

Discover sponsorship opportunities

One of the key benefits of using ThoughtLeaders' API is the ability to discover new sponsorship opportunities on YouTube. By using our API endpoints, businesses can search for brand mentions to find related channels, track their competitors, search for specific keywords, and find new YouTubers with the best performance. This makes it easy to identify influencers who are a good match for your brand and develop targeted sponsorship campaigns that will help you reach your target audience. With our API, businesses can easily access the data they need to make informed decisions about their influencer marketing strategies and maximize their return on investment.

Track evergreen content 

Another powerful feature of our API is the ability to track evergreen content on YouTube. We have developed an evergreen score that allows us to identify videos that are still getting views years after they were published. This is valuable information for both advertisers and sponsoring brands, as it helps them make better decisions when looking for the next creator to sponsor. By identifying evergreen content, businesses can ensure that their sponsored content will continue to generate views and engagement long after it is published. This also benefits creators, who can use the evergreen score to identify which types of content perform best over time and adjust their content strategy accordingly. With our API, businesses can stay ahead of the curve and maximize their ROI by leveraging the power of evergreen content on YouTube.

ThoughtLeaders API endpoints

The list of endpoints available on our platform are extensive and cover a wide range of metrics, including:

  • Total Views and views over time
  • Subscribers
  • Content Count
  • Brands sponsorships and mentions
  • Publishing dates
  • Likes and comments
  • Avg. Duration
  • Frequency
  • Projected Views
  • Country
  • Back Catalog Views
  • Engagement
  • Evergreen score

What about other social media APIs?

With our platform, we also track other social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Twitch, and podcasts. So if you’re looking for Twitch API, Instagram API, or TikTok API, you can also get this data by using our API connection.  

Our YouTube API connection is a powerful tool for businesses looking to integrate with YouTube and unlock data they care about. 

Contact us today to learn more about how our platform and API can help your business.

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