YouTube data selectors (for videos)

Want to extract YouTube video data straight into your spreadsheet?

You can see below the exhaustive list of selectors designed for any YouTube video page. These built-in data selectors are used within your =IMPORTFROMWEB( ) function; just pick them up directly in our YouTube scraper template or use them by yourself in your own spreadsheet.

=IMPORTFROMWEB("YouTube video url", "title, views_count,likes_count")

1. Video Information

titleVideo’s title
description_headerVideo’s description
published_dateDate video was first published
upload_dateDate video was uploaded
video_idThe unique identifier for the video on YouTube.
channel_urlThe unique identifier for the channel that uploaded the video.
unlistedWhether the video is unlisted or not.
categoryThe category that the video belongs to on YouTube.
thumbnail_image_urlThe URL of the thumbnail image for the video

2. Video Metrics

views_countNumber of views
likes_countNumber of likes
comments_countNumber of comments
isFamilyFriendlyIndicates if video is appropriate for all ages
paidIndicates if video is for free users or paid
durationLength of video

3. Creator information

Selector Description
authorVideo’s author
author_urlAuthor’s YouTube channel URL