How can I extract the website title name only from one cell and auto paste it in another cell in Google Sheets?

I have a spreadsheet where we are constantly adding URLs from multiple different websites & we need to then manually input what website its for.

For example:

google.com/jhsdgfjkhsgd in A1, I need to manually input Google in B1 wikipedia.com/therock in A2, I need to manually input Wikipedia in A2

Is there a formula I can paste into the entire A column or script I can use to do this automatically?

I saw a previous post on here (Extract the link text and URL from a hyperlinked cell) but those options did not work for me.

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2 Answers 2


Try with this formula, placed in B2:

  1. the regular_expression \..+ selects all text from dot to end
  2. the regexreplace() function replaces that selection with empty
  3. the index() function applies that formula to all the links of column A

if all your urls have www. in front, use this formula instead:


this always extracts the text contained between two points

  • That works beautifully! Thank you! Although many times (actually every time) our URLS will have the whole (https - it won't let me display the https in the whole link) www. in front of it. Is there a way to adjust the formula to account for that?
    – Jordan
    Jul 21 at 22:43
  • I just found this: =REGEXREPLACE(A1,"","") Which can remove the unwanted text in front but I cannot figure out a way to combine the two forumlas without having to use multiple cells
    – Jordan
    Jul 21 at 22:55
  • if all your urls have www. in front, use this formula: =index(if(A1:A<>"",regexextract(A1:A,"\.(.+)\."),)) this always extracts the text contained between two points
    – Daniele
    Jul 22 at 0:13
  • Great. Remember though, you can also edit your answer to include your alternatives. Not all people make it down to comments. Jul 22 at 8:55
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    @marikamitsos done :)
    – Daniele
    Jul 22 at 9:19

This is what I ended up using as the URLs we use are from all different sites & some include the https with no www and some include both.

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