I'm building an event aggregator for live comedy shows. I want to convince event organizers that there's value in posting their event on my site, so one of the ways I'm considering is displaying pageviews and other analytics on their event pages so that they can see people are coming to my site to view their events. Indie Hackers used to do this, and you can stil see it on old articles (edit: they still do! It looks like it's only visible to the thread-starter).
Google Analytics already has all of my site's traffic data, and they offer an API through which I can pull this data and display it to users in my web app (I'm pretty sure).
My hesitation is that I've searched online, and I can't find examples of anyone else doing this. From skimming their API docs, I imagine I could implement it in a day or two, but whenever I find myself doing something that nobody else is doing, I wonder why. In this case, I can't figure out why nobody else is doing this.
The alternative is to roll my own hit counter, where I have to worry about de-duping, filtering bot traffic, honoring data privacy laws, etc. There are also hit counting services and libraries, but why do that when Google Analytics already has all the data?
Is using Google Analytics in this way a bad idea for reasons I'm not seeing? To be clear, I'm not proposing I build a business selling GA-based hit counters, just whether it's sensible to build this for my site.
Update (2020-01-20): I did it and it seems to work fine: