To utilize the Youtube Social Media or Keywords modules, you will need to set up a project and obtain a YouTube API key from Google.

Step 1 – Get the API Key

To obtain the YouTube API key, head over to and login to your Google account. If you do not have a Google Account, you will need to sign up for one before you can get the YouTube credentials.

Step 2 – Create a Project

Click on the Select a Project from the dropdown field at the top of the page:

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Step 3 – Name the Project … or Use Default

This will open up a screen where you will name your project. You may leave the default names created by Google, or choose your own project name. It doesn’t matter and will never be seen by anyone except you.



You may use the same API key for all of your apps, or you may create a different key for each app; it is up to you.

Clicking on the Show Advanced Options will allow you to choose your global location of EU or US.

After you have made your changes, click to agree with the Google TOS, and then click Create.

Once you click the Create button, you will see a screen with your new API listed. I named mine youtube1 for this demo. As stated, you may leave it with the default name if you’d like.


Click on the Project Name (in this case, youtube1) and you will be taken to a page that looks like this:


Step 4 – Choose YouTube Data API


Click on the APIs and auth link in the side bar, and then click on APIs. This will bring up a list of APIs that you may select. Scroll down to the YouTube APIs and click on the YouTube Data API link



Step 5 – Enable API

Now Click to Enable API



Step 6 – Click on Credentials

In the left sidebar, click on the Credentials link


Step 7 – Click on Click on Create New Key under the Public API access.

IGNORE the OAuth choice.



Step 8 – Select “Browser Key”


Step 9 — Click Create – (do n0t add any http referrers).


Step 10 – Copy the API Key that is generated


Step 11 – Paste the API Key into your Skybuilder Social Media YouTube module

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You may use the same API key for both YouTube Modules.