Review of: Licorne AIO

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On May 14, 2013
Last modified:August 19, 2016


Licorne AIO offers a complete suite of link building tools at a very wallet friendly price point. It does everything that the more expensive software can do and a bit more!

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.

What makes it even better, is it is much cheaper than Ultimate Demon and SENuke XCR even though it offers similar 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

  1. How to use Licorne AIO properly
  2. How to use it as part of the tiered link building process
  3. How to import your own custom target sites to build links from
  4. How to use the advanced features that are tucked away
  5. There’s a bunch of exclusive resources to download at the end of this post

Licorne AIO Video Tutorial

What my Licorne AIO video tutorial below to learn how to use the software effectively.

If you don’t like videos, there is a text/image version of the tutorial further down the page.

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Resources In The Video

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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:

  1. Incorporate Licorne AIO into your tier link building strategy
  2. Take advantage of the secret features
  3. Import lists of custom target websites

Most of you asked how to use Licorne AIO as part of your tiered link building so watch Part 1 first and have the content ready from Part 2.

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.

Licorne AIO interface

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 In Licorne AIO

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.

new bookmarking

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.

account creation

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.

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.

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.

Bookmark Task

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.

new bookmark

After you enter in the name, you will have to fill out a few more boxes of information.

  1. URLs to bookmark
  2. Bookmark Title
  3. Description
  4. Tags
  5. 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.

select account

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.

Diagram Wizard

Now we will go over the diagram wizard using Licorne AIO to build our tier one links.

In the tiered link building videos, I used Ultimate Demon to build tier 1 backlinks but you can use Licorne AIO.

Let’s get started!

tier link account

To start the Diagram Wizard:

  1. Select New Project
  2. Enter project name and click Add Project
  3. Select Account Creation Task
  4. 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.

diagram wizard

If you’ve used the SENuke XCR wizard, this might look familiar but in my opinion, Licorne AIO 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.

module links

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.

article submission

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.

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 AIO has sites listed that you can scrape from.

Licorne AIO campaign management

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.

add links

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.

added links

As you can see, the program was able to add 294 new websites to the existing 2456 database. Not bad!

Managing Platforms

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 AIO 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 AIO 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 in Licorne AIO 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.

Other tools:

  1. Built in spinner
  2. Rank Tracker
  3. Keyword analyzer
  4. Misc tools such as Email Extractor, Duplicate Remover, Pligg upvoter and Shortener

The Pligg upvoter actually comes in handy when you need some more votes on your links as you’re building the social bookmarks.

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Wrapping It Up

So that is my Licorne AIO tutorial. I’ve taken you over how to set up bookmark campaigns, build tiered links and how to use the various tools.

One of the best things about Licorne AIO is that it’s actually cheaper than SENuke XCR and Ultimate Demon and it even has a few extra functions thrown in!

If you want to try Licorne AIO out for yourself, download the free trial now!

Resources In The Tutorial

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226 Responses

  1. Jason

    Surprised to see you have no comments on this video, maybe it was never posted threw the homepage, and that’s the reason. I am trying out a couple different software titles right but after learning those im going to give Licorne a go, although I have heard a few horrible reviews, It definitely looks nice. If it doesn’t work out might go with UD.

    I do have a question about transcription. I never did this with my own videos, but it seems like it would help, and nice that you hide the text on the page, how long is it taking you to do that for each video, or do you outsource this?

    BTW, nice to see your success in the last year or 2 online, and looks like a wise choice to leave your seo job. You seem to be one the ball about almost everything you write about, and have far surpassed my seo skill level and i have been working online sense 1998. This doesn’t get me down though, in fact seeing your success and bloggers similar to you is currently helping drive me to improve because I remained stagnate and complacent for years without trying to improve in any aspect of my business.

    • Jason
      August 14th, 2013 at 9:51 am

      hmm, who is that girl? Not sure why this girl is in my avatar, nor do i remember placing it their. Was probably s******* around years back and had no picture of myself.. Gota get that removed.

    • August 14th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Theres like ~200 comments ^^

      Earlier version of Licorne weren’t that great so bear that in mind when you read feedback, check when it was posted. The newer versions are very solid!

      The transcript takes me around 1.5x-2x the total length of the video but I can type pretty quick although I do need to start outsourcing this.

      Thanks for your kind words!

  2. 8.21.2013

    “194 Responses” but only 1 comment showed? w**? ;)
    I was thinking of purchasing UD but finally I think I will choose this one. It will be interesting to show other comments to see what others are saying about this product.

    ps: Matt, I sent you a message 2 weeks ago, I would appreciate your reply ;)

    • September 4th, 2013 at 12:48 am

      Which browser are you using? I see them all.

      Emails are in a queue at the moment while im away, will get round to all gazzillion of them on my return though :)

  3. 9.4.2013

    Hi Matt,

    great tutorial about the basics of Licorne AIO. Thanks!
    Can you tell us which application you use at time 30:50 of the video to inspect the source code of the PLIGG sites you investigated.


    • September 8th, 2013 at 2:53 pm


      That will either be firebug or the standard Google Chrome inspector. I have sucky wifi right now so can’t get the video to play =\ But those are the 2 things I use

  4. 9.5.2013

    I am using Firefox on Linux. I can only see a few also. The first one is the other guy that was surprised there were no comments. Maybe your content locker?

    So Matt. Now that you’ve tried both which one would you recommend for a newbie? Can LicorneAIO fill the shoes of Ultimate Demon?

    Thanks for the review.


    • September 8th, 2013 at 2:46 pm


      Well I’m a man of if its not broke, don’t fix it and UD came before Licorne for me.

      However Licorne is very solid, constantly developing and pretty much does everything that UD does.

      So really its personal preference :)

      • September 12th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        Hi Matt,

        I purchased it (LAIO) a few weeks ago and now after my first steps inside of this software I have to say that I cannot confirm that Licorne AIO is very stable, quite the contrary.

        Im not very far in setting up everything but the trouble already begins during the link analyzing step no matter if I drive Licorne on my VPS (1 GB RAM) or my Laptop (4 GB RAM) or even if I drive the older Version 2.53 or younger one 3.03. The problems are the same. And I not even have started setting up any tasks not to mention what happens when I try to start submitting. I´m pessimistic about it.

        After reading more about problems like this in the Licorne Forum and on other Websites I get more and more angry about my purchase. And I have only slight hope that they will get it running much better in the nearer future.

        I´m a little bit disappointed and by now I think I would better have purchased UD.


        • September 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

          Hi Holger,

          Have you been in touch with support at all?

  5. 9.27.2013

    Hi, Matt!
    Have you tried using Licorne lately?
    I preetty much can’t find a positive review about the program, exept for your post. It looks like everybody is having awful success rate with it. There’s even this thread in the Licorne forum where the admin gives a new, fresh and tested list of sites to a user, and even with it his success rate is 164/500 = 44%

    What is your comment on this? Can you still back the program?

    • September 27th, 2013 at 7:06 am


      When people complain about success rate they generally dont understand how computers/internet works.

      There are a huge range of factors that affect success rate such as-

      Is their target list up to date? (most people dont scrape their own target list)
      Are the proxies working/failing
      Is the captcha service working/failing (a lot of people try to use Captcha Sniper or GSA CB which doesnt support recaptcha, used by most sites)
      Are they using a free email address (hotmail/gmail etc)
      Is the target site online
      Is the target site open for new registrations
      Is the target site open for new submissions

      I could go on but you get the idea :P The success rate is entirely down to the user maintaining a clean list of sites to submit to.

      Granted Licrone does come with some sites, but every single licorne user has those so you shouldn’t be relying on those anyway.

      You must always scrape and maintain your own list of target sites. Whether thats licorne, senuke or ultimate demon is irrelevant.

      But most people skip that part – even when I stress how critical it is for a campaign to succeed in my tiered link building tutorial, no one bothers.

      Granted I haven’t used Licorne for a while but success rate is 99% down to the user.

  6. KHer0

    Well, I haven’t watched the video as I do know LIAO. It was a surprise to see that you are complementing on it. Before doing a review I would suggest checking Software Selling thread Feedbacks.

    LIAO is making a huge problem to their makers. Check their BST in the forum. I would advice thinking about your review as this software having real problems with stability and all it does is making problems to their creators

    • October 9th, 2013 at 10:17 am


      Why would I rely on other peoples feedback/posts in forums when I can rely on my own hands on experience which was actually flawless.

      Most of the people complaing seem to be complaing about success rate. Which is largely down to the user!

      • KHer0
        October 9th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        Most of people complaining is about lagging.. Anyway, I like your reply. I will try it. I have h*** of a huge set of SEO programs ( Nuke, MS, SS, Zenno, Ubot, SliQSubmitter, AMR……etc ) although I like creating minimal backlinking profile and rarely use any of them

        I always prefer working on my site than working on my backlinks. With good strategy you can make full income with content and on-page optimization alone.

        However this last Penguin 2.1 made are pretty weird as looks like even content can’t survive updates !

  7. 10.30.2013


    Does Licorne have a commenter for blogs? I just merged a list I scraped and it’s got a ton of wordpress blogs.

    I know I can comment with scrapebox, but is there an option on licorne that I just can’t find for some reason?

  8. 11.3.2013

    Hey, Matt!
    I have a question for you!
    I plan on buying a new PC to run my SEO programs.

    Will it be sufficient to have a desktop with Intel® Core™ i3-4130 Processor (3M Cache, 3.40 GHz) and 8 gb of RAM (1600mhz) ?

    I will be using Licorne AIO, GSA SER, GSA CB, Scrapebox?

    • November 4th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Push up to the i5 4670K CPU and your golden

      • November 4th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

        Man, you are just awesome! I didn’t expect you to spend your precious time answering such a question. I really appreciate it!

        Share, share share your blog!

  9. mark

    Great tutorials Matt!

    if I don’t have scrapbox just yet but want to get into this with a test site is it OK if I use the built in scraper? I won’t use their list but I could use yours and start to find new ones.

    I’m not going to really be a power user until I know best practices and don’t want to leave the kiddie pool until I know how to swim.

    Great software, and I can see they care about making it better.

    I am finding the admins in the forum really helpful for newbies like me who don’t know a thread from a bed or some other spun metaphor.

    Great software, not hard to use.

    • January 8th, 2014 at 11:47 am


      Yes the built in scraper does what it says on the tin it just isn’t as advanced/quick as scrapebox

    • January 8th, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Hey Mark if you into any kind of Internet marketing even if it is just your own site, having scrape box is not only an essential tool, but it is also a life savour. It is like a Swiss Army knife. You can search for discount on Just my 2cents

  10. 2.11.2014

    Great Videos. Thanks for doing one on Licorne. I like that they are so detailed and step by step. I did have a question about proxies though. I realize they are important, but which tasks are they necessary, and which aren’t? For example, are proxies as necessary when analyzing links as they are during the submission process? The reason I ask is that when I tried to test links that Licorne had already loaded, my proxies were being used. I stopped it just in case, but after doing a quick search couldn’t find much other that most say they are important. However, when I tried to do a custom list, it didn’t use the proxies. Any advice is certainly appreciated. Thanks Again. Jeff

  11. 3.23.2014

    Hi there Matt!

    I’m a big fan of yours. :)
    Keep up the good work please.

  12. 4.17.2014

    Hi, Matt!

    Motivated from everything that has been posted on your blog, together with a friend of mine, decided to create a tutorial site for Licorne AIO.

    In it we cover pretty much all of the features of Licorne AIO, plus the new features that have been added & the changes that have been made in the just released version of the software – 3.06. Here is the site:

    Keep up with the good work!

  13. مهدی

    How come u r so awesome dude ! :)

  14. 10.20.2015

    Hey Matt Please Suggest Me Some Free Tool For Link Building (Y) Waiting For Your Reply

    • October 20th, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Just do guest posts, you just need an email client and some time.

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