Metadata Extractor

  • jancurn/extract-metadata
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  • 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.

from apify_client import ApifyClient

# Initialize the ApifyClient with your API token
client = ApifyClient("<YOUR_API_TOKEN>")

# Prepare the Actor input
run_input = {
    "urls": [
    "proxy": { "useApifyProxy": True },

# Run the Actor and wait for it to finish
run ="jancurn/extract-metadata").call(run_input=run_input)

# Fetch and print Actor results from the run's dataset (if there are any)
for item in client.dataset(run["defaultDatasetId"]).iterate_items():