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I have two subdomains and I decided to shutdown the br and focus only in pt project.

https://pt.example.com
https://br.example.com

My question is that I have some old posts (archived and not available to edit) in forums that have the link https://br.example.com

So, it is a broken link now. My question is if that can have some negative impact in pt subdomain? Or can just ignore these old posts?

  • Is the content the same between the two subdomains? pt. and br. are often two Portuguese subdomains with the same content but targeted at users in Portugal and Brazil respectively. – Stephen Ostermiller Oct 2 '17 at 21:49
  • @StephenOstermiller no, the content is different, and targeting different countries. Each domain is completely isolated. – anvd Oct 3 '17 at 7:57
  • Isolated is better for this purpose. Do the inter link at all? – Stephen Ostermiller Oct 3 '17 at 10:59
  • @StephenOstermiller no, they are absolutely unlinked. Only the flag icon has a href that make some some connection between sites. – anvd Oct 3 '17 at 11:18
  • Is that flag icon only on the home page or on every page? If it is on every page, then your subdomains are very tightly linked. – Stephen Ostermiller Oct 3 '17 at 11:22
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Now a days major search engines like google considers Subdomain as independent site so deleting a it doesn't make any problem for SEO even you have submitted the sitemap for it and pages had indexed. It won't affect your other subdomain or domain.

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