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    Any risks involved in removing a sub-domain from search index?


    Hi all,

    One of our sub-domains has thousands of indexed pages but traffic is very less and irrelevant. There are links between this sub-domain to other sub domains of ours. We are planning to take this subdomain completely. What happens if so? Google responds for this with a ranking change?

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    There is always a risk.. since it does provide some backlinks you may see a hit in rankings, Without proper research on the links it is providing it will not be possible to give you a definitive answer.
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    I am not a fan of deleting pages.
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    The back-links are not such good and I can see many spammy keywords in anchor text as per ahrefs tool. Moreover, how much do the back-links of a sub-domain really helps in domain ranking? Sub domains considered to be different sub domains right?

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