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How to decode Facebook referring URL?

How do you trace back the actual referring page from Facebook?

     
11:51 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My website stats shows referrals from Facebook with URLs such as follows...

(facbook.com)l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.octhen.com%2F%3Fref%3Dnf&h=f3bc2

(facebook.com)l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.octhen.com%2F2007%2F12%2Ftustin-lemon-heights-1950s-and-1960s.htm&h=c52c0

I added the (facebook.com) to prevent Webmasterworld from converting these URLs into hyperlinks.

It appears the arguments at the end (&h=f3bc2 and &h=c52c0) of these URLs has something to do with tracing back the actual URL on Facebook. I want to know if there's a way for me to figure that out. Sometimes I get a burst of traffic from Facebook and I'd like know where it came from.
2:16 pm on Sept 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Maybe ask on Facebook Platform Developer Forum
 

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