Event tracking and bounce rate
This is a super basic question about event tracking and bounce rate. I have a page on my website that links out to another website. Obviously, the bounce rate is ridiculously high and I wanted to know if it was because the page is awful or if the users were clicking on the links. I added tracking to the outbound links and now I am wondering if that will still be considered a bounce with event tracking on it if they click it. It's another interaction within my site, so I assumed that it would affect my bounce rate. It's been a couple of weeks and it hasn't fluctuated.
So in short: Does adding tracking code affect bounce rate?
Re: Event tracking and bounce rate
If the event registers, and you have not set the non-interaction flag in the event and the event happens within 30 minutes of landing, then yes it will impact your bounce rate. (Do you see events in behavior>>events ?)
To make your chances of registering the events better (not perfect), use hit callback.
More on that here:
Basically you wait for the hit to go to GA then allow the user to navigate to the external site.
You can also use the beacon function...