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
Check out my much more detailed video review-
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
Hi guys Matthew Woodward here and today I have the Licrone AIO review and tutorial. This has being requested by so many of you on the forum it is the most popular thread in the tutorial requests forum so here it is at last.
Today you’re going to learn how to use Licorne AIO properly, how to use it as part of the tiered link building process. I know a lot of you guys are looking for that.
How to import your own custom target sites to build links from. How to use some of the more advanced secret features that are tucked away within Licorne and of course access to a bunch of exclusive resources for you to download on my blog underneath the video.
One of the things I have being asked most is how to use Licorne AIO for tiered link building. So to use it as part of the series all you need to do is watch part 1, the theory first. Then prepare the content as shown in video 2.
You can click on the videos below to watch them right now and then follow along with this tutorial once you have the content prepared.
After this tutorial you will then move onto the tiered link building series part 4 to build out the tier 2 and 3 links.
So that’s how to use this tutorial as part of the tiered link building process.
So this is the main interface of Licorne AIO submitter. Now I’m going to take you through some of the basic options here and things we need to setup then I’m going to show you the project and task area by setting up a quick social bookmark campaign.
So first of all let’s just jump straight into the settings here now for the most part you can leave these at default and are very self-explanatory.
The only thing I do is increase the email activation time here up to around 45 minutes.
Here you can set up your captcha services. You can see I have DeathByCaptcha setup as the first priority and GSA Captcha Breaker as the second priority.
The reason for this is GSA Captcha Breaker doesn’t support recaptcha, neither does Captcha Sniper neither of them support decaptcha and a lot of the sites we are submitting to here will use decatphca so we have to use deathbycaptcha as the first priority to get the best success rate.
DeathByCaptcha is the one I chose here because it’s the cheapest and most reliable in my experience.
Then we can look at the spinning tab. My preferred service as you all know is The Best Spinner and I have my settings setup here and there are a bunch of other options here that you can leave at default but have a look through them.
If you have a Copyscape account you can add it, down here you can use Article Builder and Big Content accounts but have a look through the other options, really the spinning details, the captcha details and the email activation time are all you need to look at really.
Once you’ve updated them click save settings. The other thing I wanted to show you here are these tabs. Here’s a tab of the logs of everything that’s happened. This will have some more data in it once we’ve setup the test campaign.
Proxies, now this is very important you need to add your own private proxies here so you get the best success rates.
Personally I use semi dedicated proxies from BuyProxies they have being superb. I used to use the dedicateds from SquidProxies and they were terrible.
So to add your proxies all you need to do is go to add, paste them in here click, click add proxies and that adds them to your list.
You can also manage any email accounts that you use for account creation here so you know this is just a dummy one I setup as a test but once you setup a campaign if you want to do manual email activation you can just tick them and click start email activation.
This is a nice way to keep track of all the email accounts you’ve used and it’s all auto populated as well which is pretty cool.
And finally here we have a pinger so you can turn pinging services on or off, they have a few different pinging sources and you can integrate with lindexed, backlinksindexer and so forth.
So that is the general interface but let’s take a look at creating an actual campaign.
So I’m going to very quickly show you how to create a social bookmark project and the process that we go through. Then I’m going to take you through the diagram wizard along with some of the more advanced settings.
SO first of all if you click on new project, I’m going to call this Bookmarking, add project.
And then we need to come up to new task, account creation task. Now here you can see all of the different tasks you can create. You can create an article task, bookmarks, directories, profiles, wikis, web 2.0′s, rss & social networks.
But first of all we need to create some accounts so let’s open that. First its asking us for a task name, I’m just going to call it bookmark accounts and click next.
The first thing you want to do here is create a new profile. That opens up this windows, for the most part everything’s already filled out for you including username, first name, last name, address details and so forth.
The only thing you need to did is select an email address to use with this profile so if you go on Create New.
Now if you don’t already have the email address already created you need to go and create one at this point. You can use Hotmail or AOL for example, you can even go to Fiverr and buy 500 already created email accounts for $5 or you can use a disposable one here but you’ll find a lot of services block these from being used in the sign up process.
So I already have a Hotmail account I have already prepared so I can just fill out the details here. That will be pop3.live.com and test email.
You always want to make sure the email account is working properly because if you sign up to loads of places you are not going to be able to confirm your accounts.
So once that’s done hit OK, add email and make sure it’s the one that is select there and enter a profile name. I’m just going to call this bookmarks1 and create account profile.
And here you can see the account profile it is going to use. Now all we need to do is select the sites it’s going to register. So you can either select a certain category of sites or you can select by a certain platform, for example let’s have a look here but we are going to select the category of bookmark sites, select all category.
You can see here that has selected 146 sites for us and if you scroll down here you can see the various bookmark sites, then all we need to do is click on finish.
Task has been successfully added, ok so that is the account creation part successful. Now all we need to do is come down to start submitter and that will go out now, process this job and create all of the accounts.
You can have control over the number of threads here and because I’m using a lot of proxies and have a powerful machine I’m going to rack it up a little bit.
I’m going to pause the video while it goes out and completes these.
So now that has completed all we need to do is wait the predefined amount of time to confirm the emails or you can just force it now like I have done here.
You can click the tick box and then start email activation and that will go out and fetch all of the activation emails for you and activate them. You can just do that again here and you can see it go through the process there.
So I will pause the video while it completes that. So this is just a test I’m not going to wait for all the activation emails to come in.
Before if you remember in the settings we set the email activation time to be 45 minutes. I’ve left it like 2, so we are probably going to get quite a high fail rate when we submit the bookmark task itself purely because we haven’t waited for the emails to come in and activate the accounts.
So if we come to new task and select bookmark submission task it asks us for a task name. I’m just going to call it submit bookmarks, click on next.
It asks us for a list of URLs to bookmark so I’m just going to use mydomain.com as an example. Then we need to provide the bookmark title, description and tags.
Now you should watch the advanced spinning tutorial to learn how to spin this properly so it is readable and passes human moderation every time but I have already got my content prepared here and we can just add a few tags.
If you want to you can preview the title or preview the bookmark descriptions and once your happy with all of this just click on next. Now it asks us to select the account profile and remember before we created bookmarks1 account profile and here is a list of all of the sites it has registered to.
So we can hit select all and click on next. Now this will ask us to create the name of the list that it saves all of the live links to so as it creates a link it adds it to a list, and we can call this list a name to refer to later.
So just call that BM1, add output URL list.
Next the submission method you either chose instant submission where it goes out and submits them all right now. Or a drip feed submission where it will limit until, if you select 10 here it will create 10 new live bookmarking links per day until it reaches 87.
So you can play with that here and last you can schedule this task to start at a certain time or have it start after another task completes.
So you could have once you have created all of your accounts you could have the bookmarks submit, then the articles submit automatically afterwards. But I’m just going to choose instant submission here and have the task run straight away.
So if we click on finish, click on ok, hit the start submitter button we will see that go out now and start the bookmarks. So I’m just going to pause the video while it does that.
And that’s now completed and it was actually more successful that I expected because I didn’t do all of the activation emails.
So the next step is if you select the project here you can generate a report and this tells you how many were successful, how many failed along with all of the information here and the logins which are important as it’s something we might need in the future and a list of all of the live links that it created.
You can also get the live links report just by clicking this which creates a text file here.
If there are any failed tasks you can just click on retry failed submissions.
So that is the basics of how to setup a project and tasks within the project. If you wanted to create you know a web 2.0 task, you could do that you’ve just got to fill out the information here.
It’s pretty simple, create accounts, create submission project, enter your content and click on start submitter and that will create all of the links for you.
So next we are going to take a look at how to use the diagram wizard. So let me show you how to use the diagram wizard but also use Licorne all in one to build our first tier of links.
Now if you’ve watched the tiered link building tutorials you will see I have used Ultimate Demon in that tutorial, but if you don’t have Ultimate Demon you can actually use Licorne to achieve the same results.
That’s what we are going to do now, so this is how to build your tier 1 links using Licorne AIO instead of ultimate demon. And I also have a separate tutorial available that shows you how to do the same with SENuke XCR but here’s how to do it in Licorne.
So, new project and we are going to call this Tier 1 Links, add project. And then the first thing that we need to do is create all of the accounts we are going to use so that’s new account creation task – we are going to call that tier accounts, click next.
Account profile, we will create a new profile and again most of this information is already filled out for us all we need to do is add an email address. So click on create new, paste the email address there, the username, the password and the server and test the email.
You always want to make sure you test the email and its successfully logging in. Ok, add email and let’s just give it a name tier1, create account profile.
Now we need to tell it exactly which sites we want it to register, so we are going to select all of the article directories, all of the social bookmarks, all of the directories, all of the social networks, all of the web 2.0 properties and all of the Wikis.
As you can see here there are nearly 2 thousand sites selected just click finish and the task has being added.
Now all we need to do is let it run through and create all of these. As you can see now its running through so I’m going to pause the video while it completes that process.
Thats now finished so we can come up to the diagram wizard here and open it up, click on next.
Now this looks very similar to the SENuke XCR wizard but it actually works a lot better in my opinion. So we can actually create the tier 1 link profile that we used Ulitmate Demon to create in the tiered link building series but this is how you can do it using the diagram wizard.
If you drag out these different modules here and you can drag and connect them to the money site like that.
And with SENuke XCR at this point you would actually click next, but here you just double click on each element and setup the additional details that are required.
Now if you followed the advanced spinning tutorial you will already have the links to your money site and other contextual links embedded in your content. But if you just have spun articles that don’t have any links at the moment then Licorne can insert them for you.
You can just add a list of keywords and then a list of the relevant links or URL’s you want to create links to and it will automatically replace the words with links for you in the articles as it publishes them.
My advice is to follow the advanced spinning tutorial in which case you can leave these blank and click confirm. Ah you’ve got to have 1 keyword though and 1 URL. Ok and then confirm and now you can see this is no longer greyed out and has some colour to it so its setup properly.
Next social bookmarks, enter a task name, next. Now it automatically uses the URL’s that we have provided and here we can just paste in the title and description which I have already prepared along with some tags and hit next.
Now it asks us which accounts to use, so you can say tier 1, select all in category bookmarks and we have 93 sites selected click next. And you saw this screen as well before we are going to call this tier1links, add output URL list.
Again we can drip feed the submission and if we are going to be using this to create a set of tier 1 links is drip feed this so it lasts for about 2 weeks. Now that means we probably want the daily successful count for this around 7 then leave this options at default and click done.
As you can see the social bookmark module is now setup and now we just need to go through the rest of these and set them up as its asking us to.
Here we can just click next, add article now you’ve got lots of different options for importing articles. You can use stuff from Kontent Machine, I’m a big lover of Kontent Machine. But I like to add our own custom article that has being spun to the specification of the advanced spinning tutorial.
And we can just fill out the details here nice and easily. The title, the actual content of the article here and then you have to scroll across here and add the article summary. That’s possibly a bit too long, nah that will do.
And the resource box and some tags and click on add article, then next. In fact you can add more than one article here if you want and it will use them at random, but if you’ve got the content prepared correctly you don’t need to do that so you can hit next.
It asks you for your accounts again, select tier 1, select all in category article and next. And again we are going to go with tier1links as our live links, drip feed submission a couple a day, click finish.
Ooops task name, that was on the very first screen and there we go. Now we can move onto Wikis.
Let’s give it a task name and not make that mistake again, again we can just add an article a custom article. I actually have a different one prepared for this. Paste that in and the actual article content, paste that in and we don’t need a summary or resource for Wikis.
I forgot to mention here you can check the article with Copyscape if you want and you can also preview it but that will do for us, add article, next.
Which accounts do you want to use, select the tier 1 group, select all in category Wiki and then next.
And again drip feed submission, we’ve got 900 across 14 days so you probably want this around the 40 drip feed setting there. This isn’t a hard and fast rule just roughly so it goes across 2 weeks. Click finish, oops we forgot the output URL list which is tier1links, finish.
And last but not least are the web 2.0 properties, now with the web 2.0 content they usually accept images and videos so you can spin those within the article as well, all of this is covered in my spinning tutorial.
I’m just going to paste some sample content in here though quickly. And we have the tags to fill out here and hit add article, next.
Select tier 1, select all in category web 2.0 properties, select all, yes, next and select the output URL list. 49 drip feed submission we are going to do maybe 4 a day, finish.
And you can see now that all of those are completed so we can just click on finish and we can see there it has successfully added the tasks for us and you can see already its creating them for us.
You could strengthen your tier link profile as well, you might come to new task and decide to add some directory submissions into it and also some rss submssions so you can or even add a social network tasks and get some tweets and social signals to it.
All of these are extra tasks that you can do to boost the strength of your tier 1 link profile and don’t be scared to do some video submission tasks and really strengthen out your first tier link profile.
But really what you should do before any of this and I stress this in the tiered link building videos is you should go out and scrape your own target list of sites to build links form.
Now here I have just used the default list of sites that comes with Licorne AIO but if you move to the manage tab here there is actually a whole bunch of sites that are trained here and it supports lots of different platforms so you can go out and scrape your own list of sites and get links your competitors aren’t.
This is often what makes a campaign successful or not successful a lot of people skip over this step and want to you know use the list that comes with it.
But we have all of these different platforms here that we can go out and scrape for and get even more sites to post to. So if you refer to part 2 of the tiered link building tutorial it teaches you how to do that and I’m actually going to provide a list of sites that I have personally scraped for you guys that you can download underneath this video on my blog and you’ll be able to import that in and start straight away with more sites than most people will normally have access to.
But I seriously seriously recommend you go out and scrape your own list of sites, it’s very easy to do – it even tells you the footprint to search for in Google. You can say ok I want to find some more Dolphin sites so powered by dolphin is a footprint, you could scrape for that in Scrapebox and then come and import it into here.
So let’s take a little look at doing all of that a bit closer. So one way you can add sites is if you come to manage sites here and add sites you can just paste in a list of sites and it will add them to a list for you.
However the best way I have found to add sites is if you come up to tools, link related, link analyser and here you can paste in your list of links adjust the thread count, hit start analyzing and it will go through every single link identify exactly which platform it belongs to and whether it can post to it or not.
And at the end of this analysis you can just tick which sites that you want and add them directly to your database here or you can export them.
So what you should do is watch part 2 of the tiered link building tutorial, learn how to scrape, I’m going to make this final list available for you to download and import yourself and this is the process you should follow to do that.
And I’m also going to provide a list of footprints for you to use inside Scrapebox because the footprints you need for Licorne are different from the ones you need for Ulitmate Demon.
So I’m going to put all of this together for you in an exclusive resource pack that’s underneath the video for you to download on my blog.
So let this run through, it’s still got a lot of links left to analyse and we’ll resume the video when it’s done.
So now you can see it found 2791 new sites that we can post links to. To add them to the database, just click select all, add selected links to database and that will open up the import sites windows that you saw before.
You can add a listname here so I’m just going to call it Import1 and hit add links and that will go through now and process them and add them to the database.
So let me pause it while it does that for you. So that has now completed and we have added 294 new sites and 2456 already existed in the database and some it didn’t recognise.
So that’s not a bad run and you can download this list underneath the video on my blog.
Now one of the really cool things I like about Licorne is you can actually manage the platforms yourself. And this might be a little advanced for some of you but pay attention here and you’ll see why this is useful.
Normally if you go and scrape out a new list of sites to go and find we look for certain footprints across them all. So Pligg typically on Pligg sites will have the exact phrase powered by pligg in the footer so if you do a search for that you can return a big list of pligg sites to post to.
The problem is webmasters have got savvy to this and they try to remove a lot of the footprints so you can’t detect it’s a pligg site in the first place, which means you can’t register, submit to it and automate it.
But Licorne actually allows us to get round this pretty well because we can add different footprints and if you look here we can choose different footprint types which are explained down here and what the actual footprint is.
So I’m going to show you how to add a new recognition footprint that allows licorne to tell if a site is a pligg site or not and I’m going to just flick across to these sites.
So here we have 3 pligg sites that doesn’t have powered, oh actually this one does have powered by pligg but we’ll use this as an example. This one doesn’t have powered by pligg so typically it would not be able to recognise this site and this one also doesn’t have powered by pligg.
So what we can do is look for commonalities between the 3 sites and then add that as a new footprint to detect they are pligg sites. So if we have a look at the source code of each of these sites we can start having a looking for commonalities.
In fact an easier way to do this is if we have a look at the header here, right click, inspect element we can have a look at some of the code down here. If we do that for each of these and we can just start having a look through the code here for commonalities between them that mean they belong to the pligg platform.
Straight away here I can see that body dir=”ltr” is used there, its used on this site as well and its used on that site. So that’s a good indication that all of these belong to pligg.
So you can copy that and we can come straight back into Licorne here and we can add that as a footprint for recognition, if we click on add, footprint has been successfully added.
Now every time it goes through and looks for that footprint it will be able to identify it is a pligg site. Even if the webmasters trying to hide the fact it’s a pligg site to stop you trying to automate it.
So imagine being able to do that for each of the platforms here. Some of them only have 1 recognition footprint for article dashboard, I know there’s an awful lot more than that.
And you can really make this much more powerful than any other submission tool on the market because they just don’t have this function. This is a really handy function to have so make use of it, spend time going through each of these platforms here there’s only about 15 or 20 of them.
Open a few article beach sites up, look for commonalities like we just have and add your own footprints in here to help with the detection, submission process and even the links.
This really allows you to make Licorne a lot more powerful than it already is.
We are coming to the end of the tutorial now but there’s a few other things I wanted to show you. There’s some quite handy tools.
There’s a bunch of scrapers, there’s an article scraper to go out and scrape articles based on your keyword. Although I prefer using kontent machine for this type of activity.
You can also scrape Google Suggest for related keywords much like you can with Scrapebox but it’s all built into the tool here.
You can see the search engines and scrape the search engines for specific platforms and link types. You can also search for Tweets, image urls and video urls which is pretty handy especially these 2 functions right here will come in handy in the advanced spinning tutorial for sure.
And if you don’t have Scrapebox to scrape your own target list of sites you can use this scraper, its no way near as good as Scrapebox or as powerful but if you don’t have Scrapebox this is a worthwhile alternative to build your own target list of sites.
You also have some link management tools, the link analyser we took you through earlier for importing your target list of sites. There is a PR checker to bulk check the page rank of URLS.
We also have an EMD checker so you can check if EMDs are available. That’s exact match domains for a list of keywords and it will go out and check all of those for you.
And there is a live link checker so you can load a list of your backlinks and a list of the websites that you’ve built links to and it will go out and check they are live and the anchors that are being used, that’s another handy function to have.
There is also a built in bulk article spinner, really just use The Best Spinner here it’s a tool you need, it is a requirement to prepare the content for a link building campaign properly. So just use The Best Spinner when it comes to spinning your content.
And then we’ve got some keyword related things like a Rank Tracker. I’ve not tested how efficient this is at actually tracking your rankings personally I use Rank Tracker from Link Assistant because its well updated but feel free to give this a try.
And you also have a keyword analyzer to analyse the strength of competition in a niche.
Last but not last we have some various miscellaneous tools, extract links from emails sometimes handy, remove duplicates from URLS although Scrapebox actually have a free dupe remove tool that I find a lot of software lock up and fall over with a big list but dupe remove has never let me down in dealing with big lists.
We also have a bulk bit.ly shortener and a pigg upvotes now this is actually pretty cool. You can enter a list of pligg or social bookmark URLs and actually get other accounts to vote on them.
This helps you stands out from the crowd because most people that build social bookmark links don’t actually have any votes on their links. So if you can give each of your social bookmark links a few votes that kind of makes it look a bit more real and natural so this is a very handy tool for you to have.
And really that completes the Licorne All In One tutorial. I’ve taken you through how to setup a quick social bookmark campaign and this process is pretty much the same for any of the other tasks that you want to complete here.
And I’ll show you how to use the diagram designer to build a tier 1 set of links similar to those we used Ultimate Demon to create in the tiered link building series.
So that’s Licorne All In One, I hope that has answered all of the questions you had, I know a lot of you have requested this tutorial and you should now be able to use it like a pro.
One of the biggest benefits of it though is its actually cheaper than Ultimate Demon and SENuke XCR even though it offers similar features as well as some of those extra tools I showed you at the end which are pretty cool as well.
But if you want to check it out for yourself there is a fully functional trial available to download so make sure you go and grab that.
But first don’t forget to check out my spinning tutorial to prepare your content and then you can also check out part 4 of the tiered link building series to build tier 2 and 3 to these links and really power them up further.
So I hope that answered all of your questions, see ya!
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