Glen Woodfin: Online Reputation Management Genius

“Blue skies smilin’ at me, nothing but blue skies do I see.”

There is Steve Jobs who gave us great computers and Bill Gates who led the software revolution.  There is Larry Page and Sergey Brin, whose Google made it all meaningful and made education free.  There is Mark Zuckerberg whose Facebook made the world truly flat.  And finally there is Brad Fallon, whose Search Engine Optimization talents showed us how to earn a living with it.  But hold onto your hats, there is now Glen Woodfin, who can get you hired, elected, out of jail or just save your name from destruction.  Glen Woodfin is the guru and the unquestioned master of ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT.

When I interviewed Glen Woodfin for this piece he was pretty circumspect, explaining that the true geniuses of SEO and ORM are not even visible to the public.  “They are too busy making their millions of dollars to advertise themselves.  And their secrets are never for sale.  You can scour the internet for months and never see their fingerprints.”

So why is Glen Woodfin so open about what he does and how he does it?

“Don’t worry about me, I don’t tell everything I know,” he says with a disarming chuckle.  “I’m just giving away some of the goodies because it makes me feel good and I like to see people solve their problems and I enjoy what I do.”

What he does is take a look at your company, your brand, your idea or your name and he shows you how to give it an online “scrub” so your enemies and competitors won’t destroy it.  That’s right.  He “shows” you how.

Of course, for a huge fee of $50,000 a month, he will take your YOUTUBE to the top of a keyword search but for a much smaller, training fee he will teach you how to do it yourself.

“Aren’t you afraid that you may be putting yourself out of business?” I ask with genuine concern for a nice guy.

Glen Woodfin laughs at that.  “By the time you use what I teach you I will be so far ahead of you that there will be plenty more to teach.  And you will be back.  Don’t feel sorry for me.  I have all the clients and  customers I can handle.”

When I ask, “What is your most satisfying assignment?” Woodfin is coy.

“Now, you know I can’t answer that question,” he says laughing.  “It would defeat the whole purpose of my work.  I would have to do it all over again.  I will say this.  It is especially satisfying to have one of my online heroes, a specialist in some other area, come to me for help with his or her online reputation.  That is particularly satisfying.”

This online world has its heroes.  Jason Hennesy is up there with Brad Fallon.  Leslie Rohde can go into the website of a major company and reshape it to fit their changing needs, all the while making sure that it maintains its hard earned page rank.  He studies algorithm.  He is a mathematician.  John Wilson, in Oregon, is the security master.  Companies fly him all over the world to break into their systems and then have him show them how he did it and how to tighten up.   And now, as online reputation has begun to equal money, there is Glen Woodfin.

“I’m no big deal,” he assures me.  “The best are those invisible people I spoke about earlier.  They got into the game early.  They teach no classes.  The public has no access to them.  They run black hat, gray hat, white hat operations.   Some of them are spammers.  Sometimes they get banned.   But they are very, very smart people, making millions of dollars.”

That may all be true but Glen Woodfin is available, touchable, even affordable.  And he knows more about Online Reputation Management than 99% of anyone else.  So he is enjoying this moment in the sun, as he should.  More than one company, politician, movie star, sports hero, television evangelist, businessman or next door neighbor has Glen Woodfin to thank for pulling them out of the fire and giving them a new life.


Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

17 thoughts on “Glen Woodfin: Online Reputation Management Genius

  1. When Doug first shared this amazing person, Glen Woodfin, to us in a meeting a year ago in Hawaii, I was not sure how, or why, I would utilize his services. Wow! Have I learned…he is an immediate friend and business partner! His passion for what he does, and wants to do, for you is incredible. I got to sit with him after Billion Dollar Basics for an hour this year and I cannot believe how much I learned in a short amount of time. Glen is in the process of creating magic for me on the internet and I cannot be more excited, or expound upon his contribution enough. Thank you Doug for introducing this great “behind the scenes” guy to all of us. A huge thank you to Glen!

  2. In a world that screams exaggerated claims and hyperbole from every pore, I am pleased to say that Doug Weads encomiums for Glen Woodfin are perilously close to understatement. Glen is a rare gem as both an artist and a human being. He has an intense passion for life and for his art; and he has genuine compassion for the foibles, mistakes, and feet of clay of the best among us. I have known Glen for years, and am privileged to work with him on an almost daily basis. He is a refreshing reminder that people are, after all, worth the trouble.

  3. Doug is, as usual, right on. I have known Glen for a couple years now. He does what he says he will do. He works fast and knows what he is talking about. Reputations can get damaged even when you are doing the right things. Unfortunately people buy into much of the nonsense that is spread by malicious people about our companies and our integrity. Glen can help people improve and repair perceptions like no other.

  4. I couldn’t agree more! Glen really knows his stuff. He is a wealth of knowledge. He takes the complex and makes it easily understandable. He is truly at the top of the very small group white hats on the internet. Glen goes above and beyond expectations to say the least. Anyone who trusts their reputation to Glen is in good hands. He is the BEST for sure.

  5. I am impressed that Glen Woodfin seems too fit 24 hrs worth of work into a day, and start fesh the next. I watch and read his twitters all day long and there are new ones continually. He must use Eleviv for his endless supply of energy and mental sharpness!

  6. Glen has been an incredible inspiration to me in many ways over our friendship of over twenty years. His relentless pursuit of SEO and Online Reputation Managment parallels his life. There is no “good enough” in Glen’s actions. Mr. Wead’s description of Glen’s external abilities and internal character are completely accurate, actually maybe even a little bit on the conservative side. If you are considering his services, just call or email him and let him help you.

  7. Glen is amazing. I’ve enjoyed his services and personality! It’s nice to work with such a pleasant person. He can brand anyone and anything on the internet, regardless of personality, industry…he can do it all.

  8. Glen, you are an absolute genius in your field. It is so rare to find in the same person so much talent mixed with such humility. Thanks for all you know, your ability to share it, and especially for all that you are.

  9. I am one of those people Glen Woodfin is referring to when he says he gives information away to because he likes to see people solve their problems. My site which provides information and products that help children learn phonics, reading (and with their education in general) has benefited big time because of Glen’s help.

    It amazes me as to how much this man knows about SEO, and I sure appreciate the information he has sent my way.

    Roma Cox, Tutor and Curriculum Developer

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