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I'm referring to the Merriam-Webster text, it is nowhere on the page HTML, is it from the domain name?

google result

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Google determines the site name algorithmically, the info doesn't come from any one place. Here are some things you can do to help hint your site name to Google:

  • Use schema.org vocabulary in JSON-LD, RDFa, or microdata format

  • Publish markup on your official website homepage

  • Do not block pages with markup using the Robots Exclusion Protocol

  • Include a WebSite item in your markup using the relevant properties:

    • url = the URL of your official website (required)
    • name = the preferred name of your website (required)
    • alternateName = an alternate name you want Google to consider (optional)

Source: Google’s Mobile Search Results Soon to Show Site Name

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