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AOL encrypted referrer URL

need to decrypt aol referrer urls (SEO tracking)

7:25 pm on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know how to decrypt AOL referrer URLs for encoded AOL Search sites?

examples below:
1) search for 'purple pony' on aol.com

2) search for 'purple pony' on aolsearch.com

A similar thread was posted in 2003, but no one has been able to identify a proper solution:

Thanks in advance for your insight!

7:58 pm on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There was an explanation posted, though. IIRC, it's just UTF-16 encoded.