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Explore your Facebook Pages data to PowerBI : How-to, templates and metrics

Florian Cabirol
November 28, 2023
Explore your Facebook Pages data to PowerBI : How-to, templates and metrics

Quick steps to create a Facebook Pages report with Google Sheets:

You can easiliy create a Facebook Pages report following this step :

  1. Get informations from the data integration from our Facebook Pages connector.
  2. Create a source on catchr.io.
  3. Download our Google Sheets extensions.
  4. Configure and run your request
If you need more informations, you can follow the tutorial.

How to install Google Sheets Catchr Add-on.

To start exporting your Facebook Pages data to Google Sheets, you need to install the Catchr add-on. You currently have two options :

Option A: Via the marketplace:

  1. Visit the Catchr Add-on page on the Google Workspace Marketplace and click "Install."
  2. Grant the necessary permissions for the add-on.
  3. Upon successful installation, open a Google Sheets to proceed.
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Install Catchr Google Sheets Add-on

Option B: Directly within a Google Sheets:

  1. Open a new Google Sheets.
  2. In the top menu, click "Extensions", then hover over "Add-ons" and select "Get add-ons."
  3. Search for "Catchr" and choose "Catchr - data connector."
  4. Click "Install" and grant the required permissions.
  5. Close the installation pop-up when completed.
  6. Start using the Catchr add-on.
Install Catchr Add-on for Google Sheets
Install Catchr Add-on for Google Sheets

Once you have installed the add-on, you can start making requests.

The tutorial

Quick steps to create a Facebook Pages report with Looker Studio:

You can easiliy create a Facebook Pages report following this step :

  1. Get informations from the data integration from our Facebook Pages connector.
  2. Create a datasource and new report on Looker Studio.
  3. Choose your metrics and dimensions.
  4. Use charts with your metrics and dimensions.
If you need more informations, you can follow the tutorial. You can also find a template for Facebook Pages at the end of the page.

The tutorial

Quick steps to create a Facebook Pages report with PowerBI:

You can easiliy create a Facebook Pages report following this step :

  1. Get informations from the data integration from our Facebook Pages connector.
  2. Create a source on catchr.io.
  3. Configure your request on the PowerBI request manager.
  4. Copy the given URL in PowerBI
If you need more informations, you can follow the tutorial. You can also find a template for Facebook Pages at the end of the page.

The tutorial

Welcome to this comprehensive tutorial where we will guide you through the process of connecting your Facebook Pages data to PowerBI using Catchr. By the end of this walkthrough, you will be able to seamlessly visualize and analyze your marketing data within PowerBI, empowering you to make data-driven decisions for your marketing strategy.

How to connect your Facebook Pages account to PowerBI

Add a source on Catchr

To kickstart the integration process, begin by navigating to the main dashboard of Catchr. Look for the "Sources" link located in the sidebar menu on the left. Once inside the Sources section, click on the "Add a Source" button positioned in the top right corner of the screen.

Now, you'll want to select "Facebook Pages" from the list of available platforms. Follow the prompts for authorization to grant Catchr access to your Facebook Pages account.

Add a source in Catchr for Facebook Pages

Create the request to transfer Facebook Pages data to PowerBI

  • Within Catchr, locate and click on "API" in the left sidebar menu.
API section on Catchr
  • Begin by changing the export format to "PowerBI".
Setting export format to PowerBI
  • In the "Source" tab, select "Facebook Pages" as your data source.
Selecting Facebook Pages as the data source
  • Choose the specific Facebook Pages account(s) from which you wish to extract data and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Selecting Facebook Pages accounts for data extraction
  • Pick the metrics and dimensions relevant to your data analysis. You have the flexibility to select more than one.
Selecting metrics and dimensions
Metrics and dimensions menu
  • Attention: For those utilizing Catchr's templates, ensure all necessary dimensions and metrics are selected as indicated on the template's information page within Catchr. Once selected accurately, the template will populate with your data, which you can then tailor to your specific requirements.
  • Determine the timeframe for your data pull from Facebook Pages, opting either for a custom range or one of the preset intervals.
Setting the period for data extraction
  • Apply any additional filters to your request as needed.
Applying filters to the data request
  • You may also incorporate platform-specific options to your request.
Adding options to the data request
  • When your request is finalized, a URL will be generated and displayed in the top bar. To preview your data before finalizing, click "Preview" in the top right corner.
Preview data request
  • After a brief waiting period, you'll be presented with a preview of the data.
Data preview
  • Once you're satisfied with the data preview, copy the provided URL. This will be necessary for the next step where you connect Facebook Pages to PowerBI.
Copy data request URL

Import the Facebook Pages data and KPI to PowerBI

PowerBI Desktop

In the PowerBI Desktop application, navigate to "Get Data" and select "Web". Stay in the basic input mode and paste the URL you generated previously into the designated field. This may take a moment, but once PowerBI has imported your data, you can refine it using the PowerBI Query Editor. With the data now in PowerBI, embark on creating a dynamic dashboard, which you can publish and circulate within your team or organization for effective data-driven strategies.

Import data in PowerBI Desktop
Paste data request URL in PowerBI

PowerBI Web App

To access your datasets on the PowerBI web application, you'll first need to publish them from the PowerBI Desktop. Afterward, on the web app, select "New Report" and choose from the listed published datasets to begin crafting your report.

To sum up, by following these steps you can proficiently connect your Facebook Pages data to PowerBI through Catchr, leading to enhanced visualization and data analysis capabilities beneficial for your marketing initiatives.

Example of metrics you can use with the PowerBI Integration for Facebook Pages

When integrating Facebook Pages with PowerBI, a wealth of valuable metrics becomes available to you. Utilizing PowerBI's robust data modeling capabilities, you can:

  • Analyze trends in page engagement and user demographics to optimize content strategy and ad targeting.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your social media outreach by tracking metrics such as impressions, reach, and user interactions.
  • Combine data from multiple Facebook Pages to view overarching insights or drill down into specific areas of interest.
  • Customize dashboards to highlight key performance indicators (KPIs) that align with your marketing goals.
  • Create visually compelling reports to share amongst stakeholders that narrate the success of social campaigns and outreach efforts.

With in-depth data analysis powered by PowerBI, you'll be able to make informed decisions that can lead to increased user engagement, higher conversion rates, and an overall stronger brand presence on Facebook.

For a comprehensive list of all the metrics available for analysis and integration with PowerBI, be sure to visit Facebook Pages Metrics on Catchr.

Bonus : Your free Template Facebook Pages - QuickView V2 Template

In this Facebook Pages template, you will find all the metrics and dimensions you would need to get a better view of your data.

If you need more templates, you could look at our looker studio template gallery.

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In this Facebook Pages template, you will find all the metrics and dimensions you would need to get a better view of your data thank to our integrations.

If you need more templates, you could look at our PowerBI template gallery.

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