Re: Do re-directs drive up bounce rate?[ Edited ]
September 2016 - last edited September 2016
It depends. If the redirect happens before the tracking library is being loaded for Google Analytics or whatever kind of web analytics package you're running, it shouldn't have an impact. But if the tracking library is being loaded before the redirect, it might have an impact.
Basically, if 2 or more hits are being sent to Google Analytics in one session, it's not a bounce anymore.
Recommend reading a topic where me and Arnold M both described how bounce rate is being calculated: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Reports/Bounce-and-Sessions/td-p/599111
Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.