Does 404 pages get passed through 301 domain redirect ?

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Need an advice:

If an old domain of mine has too many 404 links. Now I am 301 redirecting it to
my new domain. Does these 404s will be transferred to the new domain ? ( Will
these 404s will be visible in Google webmaster tool of the new domain than )
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneWHZ
    Nope. When you setup redirect you decide where users will be redirected. You can chose main page of new domain name for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Albertwu View Post

    Need an advice:

    If an old domain of mine has too many 404 links. Now I am 301 redirecting it to
    my new domain. Does these 404s will be transferred to the new domain ? ( Will
    these 404s will be visible in Google webmaster tool of the new domain than )


    When Google bot lands on a webpage/URL the first thing they look at is the http header which includes the new URL where the old page is being redirected via 301.

    If the old URL is a 404 then the page doesn't exist, so there's no backdoors that Google can find into the webpage/URL. Google is good at finding backdoors into webpages/URLs so remove the old webpage content from the host/server If it still exist when 301 redirecting live webpages.
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