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I want to track website data, how do I create a new Google Cloud Platform project and get the API keys?

Create a new project | Create an API for a new projectCopy an existing API

 

Create a new Google Cloud Project

  1. Navigate to https://console.cloud.google.com/
  2. If you are presented with the Welcome screen you will need to agree to the Terms of Service to contine.
  3. In the ribbon at the top of the screen, click Select a project or the name of the existing project.
  4. Click NEW PROJECT.
  5. Enter a Project name e.g. Type Analytics.
  6. Leave the Location set to No organization.
  7. Click Create.

 

Create an API for a new project

  1. Navigate to https://console.cloud.google.com/
  2. Ensure you have the desired project selected using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
  3. In the left-hand nav, click API’s & Services and select Library.
  4. Search for PageSpeed Insights API.
  5. Click PageSpeed Insights API in the search results.
  6. Click Enable.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for: Safe Browsing API (Legacy) and Safe Browsing API.
  8. In the left-hand nav, click API’s & Services and select Credentials.
  9. Click Configure Consent Screen.
  10. Select External and click Create.
  11. Enter an App name e.g. TypeAnalytics.
  12. Select your contact email from the drop-down list.
  13. If desired, you can upload your logo by clicking Browse and selecting an image from your computer.
  14. Enter your website URL e.g. https://typecreative.com.au
  15. Enter a link to your privacy policy e.g. https://typecreative.com.au/privacy-policy/
  16. Enter a link to your terms of service e.g. https://typecreative.com.au/terms-of-service/
  17. Under Authorized domains click Add Domain.
  18. Enter your website URL e.g. typecreative.com.au
  19. Under Developer contact information enter your email address e.g. hello@typecreative.com.au
  20. Click Save and Continue.
  21. Click Add or Remove Scopes.
  22. Select the check-boxes for the API scopes …/auth/userinfo.email, …/auth/userinfo.profile and openid.
  23. Click Save and Continue.
  24. Add a test user if you wish, then click Save and Continue.
  25. In the left-hand nav, click Credentials.
  26. Click +CREATE CREDENTIALS and select API key.
  27. Copy the API that is displayed in the popup window then click Close.

 

Copy an existing API

  1. Navigate to https://console.cloud.google.com/
  2. Ensure you have the desired project selected using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
  3. In the left-hand nav, click API’s & Services and select Credentials.
  4. Under API Keys, click the name of the API e.g. API key 1.
  5. Copy the API key from the API Key field.

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