I have been part of a push to implement better analytics on our company's web site over the last few months using Google Analytics. One request that has come in is for the ability to see clicks to outbound links (such as those to our Facebook page, Twitter feed, etc.) in the GA In-Page Analytics report.
From my research, it looks like the only way to do this is by first redirecting the outbound link to an intermediate page, which will then immediately redirect to the external site (this is ASP.NET, so probably through Response.Redirect or something similar). For example, we would change our current Facebook link from facebook.com/ourcompanypage to something like (our company website).com/redirect.aspx?url=facebook.com/ourcompanypage. This way, to Google Analytics it will look like the person went to an internal page which will then appear in the In-Page analytics report.
What I would like to know is if there are any potential issues using a redirect like this may raise, for example on things like SEO or usability?