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Extract social media links from websites

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Extract social media links from websites.

Many websites reference their facebook, twitter, linkedin, youtube accounts and these can be invaluable to gather 360 degree information about a company.

This library allows to extract links or handles for the most commonly used international social media networks.

  • Free software: MIT license
  • Python versions: 2.7, 3.4+


  • Extract social media links/handles from html content
  • Attempts to extract links/handles also from widgets, scripts, etc.
  • Supports most widely used social networks
    • facebook
    • linkedin
    • twitter
    • youtube
    • github
    • google plus
    • pinterest
    • instagram
    • snapchat
    • flipboard
    • flickr
    • weibo
    • periscope
    • telegram
    • soundcloud
    • feedburner
    • vimeo
    • slideshare
    • vkontakte
    • xing


import requests
from html_to_etree import parse_html_bytes
res = requests.get('')
tree = parse_html_bytes(res.content, res.headers.get('content-type'))




  • currently finds all social media links on a page
    • need to look into finding most relevant links based on link location, link context, company name, etc.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the fluquid/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.4.0 (2017-08-18)

  • naive blacklisting for photos, videos, search, tweets, etc.

0.3.0 (2017-08-18)

  • fixed exception when “href” is empty or non-string

0.2.0 (2017-06-08)

  • better test coverage
  • accepting data-href

0.1.0 (unreleased)

  • First release on PyPI.

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