It's a real redirect. The URL woudl change. There is no URL masking taking place. I do believe that Google checks to see if the destination redirects or not so it woudl technically be against their rules.
Redirects slow things down and are not conducive towards good SEO. Also per: https://support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/6368661?hl=en they are not allowed for your Google Ads. So you are kind of stuck between a hard place and a rock. You either user redirects knowing how it will affect you or you use one URL and modify the content in Adobe Target to differentiate between ExpA and ExpB. Hope I've been able to help even though the answers are not probably what you want to hear.
Thanks a ton for the answer. I will give this a shot!
Do you know if redirecting will affect SEO performance? Also, in the past, Google has rejected our paid ads when there was a redirect. Do you know if the redirecting from this test will cause the ads to get rejected?
Again, I really appreciate you taking the time to answer.
So basically, within Adobe Target, the redirects mayhave a slight effect on SEO performance? I'm cool with that since the test will only be 2-3 weeks.
Also, after Target executes the redirect, does the URL stay the same in the browser address bar?
Finally, just to clarify, you are saying that since there are redirects involved--even though they are executed in a testing platform like Target--that this goes against Google Ads' rules and will likely be rejected?
Sorry, I hope I don't seem dense. I just need to be sure that I understand completely when I am explaining it to my stakeholders.