Metadata Extractor

  • jancurn/extract-metadata
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  • Users 946
  • Runs 599.3k
  • Created by Author's avatarJan 膶urn

A small efficient actor that loads a web page, parses its HTML using Cheerio library and extracts the following meta-data from the <HEAD> tag, such as page title, description, author etc.

To run the code examples, you need to have an Apify account. Replace <YOUR_API_TOKEN> in the code with your API token. For a more detailed explanation, please read about running Actors via the API in Apify Docs.

import { ApifyClient } from 'apify-client';

// Initialize the ApifyClient with API token
const client = new ApifyClient({
    token: '<YOUR_API_TOKEN>',

// Prepare Actor input
const input = {
    "urls": [
    "proxy": {
        "useApifyProxy": true

(async () => {
    // Run the Actor and wait for it to finish
    const run = await"jancurn/extract-metadata").call(input);

    // Fetch and print Actor results from the run's dataset (if any)
    console.log('Results from dataset');
    const { items } = await client.dataset(run.defaultDatasetId).listItems();
    items.forEach((item) => {