WebData API - structured metadata of any website

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Hey folks, I built an API for providing structured metadata on any website even javascript-heavy SPAs

webdataorg / webdata

A free online REST API for getting an websites metadata relating to the Open Graph Protocol and more

Introduction

WebData is a free online REST API that you can use when you want to get any websites meta tag information relating to the Open Graph Protocol

Example

Run this code in a console or from any site:

const url = "https://github.com/"
fetch(`https://us-central1-webdata-eeba3.cloudfunctions.net/api?url=${url}`)
  .then(response => response.json())
  .then(json => console.log(json))

What is Web Metadata?

Webapp metadata is basically just data that describes what exactly a site is all about, like for example, YouTube is a video sharing platform on the web, therefore, it should have metadata that describes that.

How does a website store metadata?

<meta name="tag" content="i am a meta tag"/>

I'm pretty sure you have seen that little guy hiding in your HTML document. Now that…

I am starting a roadmap soon, if you would like to get in on this project. Let me know :)

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