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Google+ Advanced Connector

Intro

Google+ is a social network and social layer for Google services. Use Domo's Google+ connector to retrieve data about activity streams, comments, and people. To learn more about the Google+ API, visit their page (https://developers.google.com/+/api/).

This Advanced version of the Google+ connector provides more reports than the simplified version as well as more advanced configuration options. It also lets you pull more than 30 days worth of data. To learn more about the simplified version, see Google+ Connector.

The Google+ Advanced connector is a "Cloud App" connector, meaning it retrieves data stored in the cloud. In the Data Center, you can access the connector page for this and other Cloud App connectors by clicking Cloud App in the toolbar at the top of the window.

You connect to your Google+ Advanced account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Google+ Advanced 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.

Primary Use Cases

This connector is useful for helping you track the performance of your social media efforts.

Primary Metrics

  • Likes

  • Follows

  • Shares

  • Impressions

  • Reach

  • Engagement

Primary Company Roles

  • Social campaign manager

  • Marketing director

Average Implementation Time

Less than an hour

Ease of Use (on a 1-to-10 scale with 1 being easiest)

3

Prerequisites

To connect to a Google+ account and create a DataSet, you must have the password for the account you want to connect to.  

Connecting to Your Google+ Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Google+ Advanced 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

The Domo Google+ Advanced connector uses OAuth to connect, so there is no need to enter credentials within Domo. Click Connect (or select Add Account if you have existing Google accounts in Domo) to open the Google OAuth screen where you can select the account you want to connect to. After selecting an account, you are asked for the password for that account. Once you have entered a valid password, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Google+ 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.

Note: If you are already logged into Google when you connect in Domo, you are authenticated automatically when you click Add account. If you want to connect to an account that is different from the one you are logged into, you must first log out of the currently active Google account.

Details Pane

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

Menu

Description

Report

Select a Google+ Advanced report. The following reports are available:

Activity Details

Returns information about the activity with the provided activity ID. For information about obtaining an activity ID, see FAQs.

Comment Details

Returns information about the comment with the provided comment ID. For information about obtaining a comment ID, see FAQs.

In Your Circles Count (Deprecated)

Returns the total number of users in the authenticated user's circles. This report is no longer supported by Google.

List of Activities

Returns a list of posts for the authenticated user, along with the number of comments and "+1"s each post received.

List of People Details

Returns details about users in the authenticated user's circle.

List of Moments (Deprecated)

Returns a list of the authenticated user's actions, such as making a purchase or commenting on a blog. This report is no longer supported by Google.

Specific Person Details

Returns information about the selected user.

 

Activity ID

Enter the ID for the activity you want to retrieve data for. You can find activity IDs for a specific user by running the List of Activities report.

Comment ID

Enter the ID of the comment you want to retrieve data for. You can find comment IDs by running the Comments report.

User ID

Select the ID for the user in your circle you want to retrieve information for. Select me to retrieve data for the authenticated user. 

Duration 

Select whether you want to pull data for all time, a specific date, or a date range. 

Report Date 

Select whether the report data is for a specific date or for a relative number of days back from today. 

Select Specific Date 

Select the date for the report. 

Days Back

Enter the number of past days that should appear in the report.  

Start Date

Specify whether the first date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the last date in your range in End Date

End Date

Specify whether the second date in your date range is a specific or relative date. You select the first date in your range in Start Date.  

Select Specific Start Date

Select the first date in your date range. 

Select Specific End Date

Select the second date in your date range. 

Days Back to Start From

Enter the number of the farthest day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to End At to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Days Back to End At

Enter the number of the most recent day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Days Back to Start From to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Days Back to Start From and 5 for Days Back to End At, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

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.

Troubleshooting

If you run into problems, check credentials and permissions.

FAQs

How do I know my Google+ credentials are secure?

The connector uses OAuth, which authenticates the account with Google without Domo ever having to access your Google account credentials.

Do I need a certain kind of account?

Any Google account that has Google+ enabled can be used.

How frequently will my data update?

Changes to your data are available almost immediately; however, it is recommend you run your DataSets every 24 hours. 

Where do I get an Activity ID for the "Activity Details" report?

The Activity ID can be found by running the "List of Activities" report and copying the value found in the "ID" column.

Where do I get a Comment ID for the "Comment Details" report?

The Comment ID can be found by running the "List of Comments" report and copying the value found in the "ID" column.

Why does the "In Your Circles Count" report say I have 0 people in my circles?

Google disabled this report on its side. It is still available in the connector to keep existing reports from breaking. 

Are there any API limits I should be aware of?

Google allows roughly 5 queries per second per user. Note that a single DataSet run may require multiple queries.