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AddThis Connector

Intro

AddThis is a service that provides users with share buttons, targeting tools and content recommendations. Use Domo's AddThis connector to retrieve click metrics, information about influencers, top search terms, and more. To learn more about the AddThis API, visit their page (http://www.addthis.com/academy/categ...documentation/).

You connect to your AddThis account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the AddThis connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your AddThis account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • Your AddThis username and password.

  • Your AddThis Profile ID. 

To find your Profile ID, do the following:

  1. Log into your AddThis account.

  2. In the upper-left corner of the screen, select the profile you are interested in.

  3. Click the ... button then choose More in the pop-up menu.

  4. Select General in the menu on the left.
    A General box opens on the right side of the screen. This box shows your Profile Name and ID.

Connecting to Your AddThis Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the AddThis Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your AddThis account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Username

Enter your AddThis username.

Password

Enter your AddThis password.

Profile ID

Enter your AddThis Profile ID. For instructions on finding your Profile ID, see "Prerequisites," above.

Once you have entered valid AddThis credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new AddThis DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the AddThis report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Clickers

Returns information about unique people who clicked on your content.

Clicks

Returns the number of times users have clicked on your content.

Influencers

Returns information about your influencers.

Referrers

Returns the top-referring domains that resulted in shares.

Searches

Returns the top search terms that resulted in shares.

Sharers

Returns information about unique people who shared your content.

Shares

Returns information about how your content was shared.

Subscriptions

Returns information about content subscriptions.

Users

Returns information about unique users.

Dimension

Select the dimension you want to use to filter your data.

Period

Select the time period for the report data.

Domain (Optional)

Enter the domain you want to retrieve information for.

Service (Optional)

Enter the services you want to retrieve information for. Separate multiple services with commas.

URL (Optional)

Enter the URL you want to retrieve information for.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

 

FAQ

Do I need a certain kind of account with the data service to set up the connector?

Any AddThis account with access to a valid active profile should be able to retrieve data with this connector.

How often can the data be updated?

Datasets should be set to update once a day.

Are there any API limits that I need to be aware of?

The Addthis API limits each authenticated user to 10 requests per minute. Note that a single dataset run may require multiple requests.