Licorne AIO has gained huge popularity over the last few months and is one of the most requested tutorials from my readers.
I have spent some time with the software and the latest updates have added some killer new features.
To be honest I’m quite surprised with just how much bang for buck Licorne AIO offers. Before this review I hadn’t used the software before but had seen it pickup traction and popularity in various forums.
It seems the earlier versions had a lot of problems but they have made huge progress with the software which now feels robust and is easy to use.
My Licorne AIO Review & Tutorial
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What You Will Learn
- How to use Licorne AIO properly
- How to use it as part of the tiered link building process
- How to import your own custom target sites to build links from
- How to use the advanced features that are tucked away
- There’s a bunch of exclusive resources to download at the end of this post
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Today’s tutorial is about the Licorne AIO link building software which is one of the most requested tutorials in the forum.
I’m going to teach you how to:
- Incorporate Licorne into your tiered link building strategy
- Take advantage of the secret features
- Import lists of custom target websites
Jump on over to this tutorial and after you’ve finished watching this one, move onto part 4 to finish out tiers 2 and 3.
Setting up Licorne AIO Correctly
First I’m going to give you a quick look at the main interface, options and the set up process.
The tabs you see on the main interface are logs of the progress so once we have started the campaign you’ll see more information here.
Click on Settings to look at our options. Most of these can be left at default but I change the email activation time to 45 minutes.
Now click on Captcha to set up Captcha services. I like to set DeathByCaptcha as my first one and GSA Captcha breaker as my second since both GSA Captcha Breaker and Captcha Sniper don’t support Recaptcha.
For a lower failure rate, I set DeathbyCaptcha as my first priority since many websites do use Recaptcha.
After you decide which captcha services you want, head over to Spinning. There are several options but I choose to use The Best Spinner.
The rest of the options can be left at default or take a look around and change it how you like.
As soon as you’ve set it up how you like, click Save Settings.
Next we need to add our proxies. I highly recommend getting them from BuyProxies which have been working great for me.
To add proxies, click on Add, paste your list in the box, click Add Proxies and your proxies will be saved.
Another nice feature is the email account management for email activations. Once you start a campaign it’ll manage all your emails and auto activate accounts for you.
The last tab is the Pinger which you can turn off or on so you can easily integrate it with a service to index your backlinks.
Sample Social Bookmarking Project
Now we know what the basic interface looks like, let’s get started on a new social bookmark project!
Click on New Project and enter in the desired name.
The next step is to click on New Task at the top and Account Creation Task. There are several options for tasks like an article task, directories, profiles and more.
Once you click on Account Creation, a new window will pop up and you need to enter a task name.
After you name it and click Next, another window will open up where you need to fill out a new profile.
Most of the boxes are already filled out including your user information but you do need to choose which email address to associate with your new profile.
Your email address can be from Hotmail or AOL which can be disposable but those can be blocked during the process. Instead, you can buy pre-made email accounts from Fiverr and use those.
Make sure your email address works or else you can’t confirm it!
Lastly, enter the name of your profile and hit Create Account Profile.
Next, chose which category of sites you want to register to. This one will be for Bookmark and click on Select All Category.
Click Finish and it will tell you that the task was added successfully.
Towards the bottom of the interface, click on Start Submitter and it’ll begin processing and creating the accounts.
There’s the option to change the number of threads which depends on your computer and how many proxies you have.
If you don’t want to wait for it to confirm the emails, click on the Email Tab, check all of the ones you want and hit Start Email Activation.
Now let’s start a new bookmark task. Go up to New Tasks and choose Bookmark submission task and enter in the name in the new window.
After you enter in the name, you will have to fill out a few more boxes of information.
- URLs to bookmark
- Bookmark Title
- Word Count
Remember if you don’t know how to spin properly, you should watch my advanced spinning tutorial to learn how. Click Preview to see what the title or description looks like.
Once that’s all done, hit next. Now choose which account profile to use which will be the one we created earlier.
You’ll see the list highlighted in blue are all the websites the profile has registered to. Choose Select All and click Next.
The program is going to ask us make a list so that the live links will be saved to that particular list. Let’s name it BM1 and enter in our URL list for output.
The next thing to decide is the submission rate, if you want it to be instant or gradual with a drip feed. You also have the option to schedule tasks to start at a later time or after another task has finished.
After you complete that, hit Finish and OK and click Start Submitting. Immediately it’ll start going through and creating all the bookmarks.
Once that’s all done, you can check the report to see how many bookmarks were completed and how many failed.
You can look through the report to see all the logins, the live links and you can even retry the failed submissions if you like.
To see the live links report in a text file, right click and select Retrieve Live Links in TXT.
Now you know how to set up a task! To set up a different project, just select which task you would like to begin and fill in the following information. Same basic steps, nice and simple.
Now we will go over the diagram wizard using Licorne AIO to build our tier one links.
Let’s get started!
To start the Diagram Wizard:
- Select New Project
- Enter project name and click Add Project
- Select Account Creation Task
- Create a new profile
Remember to add in all information including username, password and the email account you want to use.
Next we need to select all the websites we want to register to so let’s pick the social bookmarks, article directories, social networks, web 2.0′s and wikis.
In total we chose nearly two thousand sites!
Click Finish and the program will start processing all of them. Once it’s finished, click Diagram Wizard and a new window will pop up.
If you’ve used the SENuke XCR wizard, this might look familiar but in my opinion, Licorne works better.
Let’s create some modules to see how it works.
Drag the modules from the left hand column into the window and connect them to our money site.
To add the details for each module, double click it and you can enter the keywords and links.
If you already watched the advanced spinning tutorial, you should have your money site links and embedded contextual links in the article.
If you haven’t, Licorne AIO can actually do that for you.
If you have watched the tutorial, just enter in one keyword and one URL. Hit confirm and that part is all set up.
Now double click social bookmarks, enter the task name and paste the description, tags and title of the article.
It’ll then ask you to select websites for submission so choose the tier 1 account, select all bookmarks and it’ll go and fetch those for us.
The last step is to decide the submission, scheduling and link list options. The important thing to change is the drip feed so it goes on for about two weeks.
Fill all that out and our social bookmark task is now complete.
For articles, you can add articles from Kontent Machine or your own.
Fill in all the details like article summary, title, tags and the body. You can add multiple articles if you want to use randomly but if not, click next.
The next step is the same as before, select the profile, select all articles and fill out the submission and method window.
Now onto wikis!
Again, add a custom article with tags, title, content and the such. Summaries and the resource aren’t required for wikis. To check how the article looks like, click Check Article with Copyscape.
One more time, select the profile, select the category wiki and set up the submission and scheduling. Don’t forget the output URL list!
And last one finally, web 2.0.
Since web 2.0s actually allow media such as videos and pictures, you can spin them into the articles too which I talk about the spinning tutorial.
Add your articles, select your account profile, select all in category web 2.0 and then the submission.
Click Finish and it’ll start creating the tasks.
To strengthen your link profile, add more tasks such as directory submissions, social network or RSS.
All of these can only help build your profile up so don’t hesitate to add more!
Scraping a Target List
One thing you really should do before adding more tasks is to scrape a list of target websites.
I emphasize this in the tiered link building tutorials because if you scrape your own, you can find links your competitors haven’t and run a more successful campaign.
If you need some ideas, click on the Manage tab and Licorne has sites listed that you can scrape from.
Take advantage of the Manage tab, they have a whole list of different platforms to scrape from.
I have a whole pack of resources including a list of sites at the end of this page for you to download and import straight away!
To learn how to scrape, watch part 2 of my tiered link building tutorial.
I really recommend everyone to do this and in Licorne AIO, they even provide the footprint to search for.
The best method I found to add websites is to click on Tools, Link Related and then Link Analyzer. Paste your link in the box and click Start Analyzing which the program will begin to identify every single site for you.
So this is what I recommend you to do.
First watch part 2 of the tiered linking tutorials.
Second, learn to scrape and then download my pack of resources at the end of this post. There’s a list of footprints for Scrapebox which are different for Ultimate Demon and Licorne.
Once it’s finished analyzing, you can just check which ones you want to use and either export or use them directly. To add them, select the sites and click Add selected links to database which will open a new import site window.
As you can see, the program was able to add 294 new websites to the existing 2456 database. Not bad!
One thing I find really useful that Licorne AIO offers is managing the platforms yourself. It can be a bit tricky but I will show you how it’s done.
As we scrape for our new list of websites, we can find certain footprints common amongst them all.
Many Pligg websites will have “Powered by Pligg” in the footer that you can search for and come back with a nice list of Pligg sites to post to.
Webmasters started realizing this and began removing the footprints from the footer so that you won’t be able to find Pligg sites that way.
However, Licorne actually gives you a way around this where we add different recognition footprints to search for.
Let’s check out some Pligg sites that don’t have powered by Pligg to find the similarities.
If you right click on the header of one of the Pligg sites and select Inspect Element (this is easier to follow in the video tutorial), we can start looking for similarities.
Right away you can see <bodydir=ltr> in the code so that’s a sign they all use Pligg. Copy and paste it as a footprint for recognition.
Now each time the program goes through and finds that footprint, it will identify the website as a Pligg site.
The webmasters won’t be able to hide that!
This function is really useful since other submission programs don’t have this ability so go through all the platforms and do what we just did to find more sites.
A Few Extra Tools
Licorne has a good amount of useful tools on hand such as several different types of scrapers for search engines, keywords, and platforms.
The search engine scraper is really nice because it lets you scrape for tweets and video and image URLs which is great for the advanced spinning tutorial.
The built in scraper isn’t as powerful as Scrapebox itself but will work if you don’t have one. There are a few Link Management tools such as the Link Analyzer, Page Rank Checker, EMD checker and live link checker.
- Built in spinner
- Rank Tracker
- Keyword analyzer
- Misc tools such as Email Extractor, Duplicate Remover, Pligg upvoter and bit.ly Shortener
The Pligg upvoter actually comes in handy when you need some more votes on your links as you’re building the social bookmarks.
Wrapping It Up
So that is my Licorne All in One tutorial. I’ve taken you over how to set up bookmark campaigns, build tiered links and how to use the various tools.
If you want to try it out for yourself, download the free trial now!