Nate Covington

Nate Covington

I build websites that build businesses. 

Every month, my work is seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people.  I am available for hire with building new web sites, and managing existing sites, help with updates, consulting, new features, training, etc…  

I work with directly with business owners to build streamlined, effective web sites.  I also work with advertising agencies and marketing consultants on their clients' sites. 

The large majority of my projects are built using Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla, although I also support Magento, OSCommerce, and almost any other open-source platform.  

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Experience

Covington Creations, LLC (CEO)
Builds and maintain web sites for small and medium businesses, mainly in the PA/NJ/MD area. Main focus is customizing open-source content management systems, frequently working with graphic designers, photographers, copy writers, and project managers to produce and implement cutting-edge web applications. Over 15 years of programming experience.

Mangos, Inc. (Internship in Account Management)
As an intern with Mangos, an award-winning full-service ad agency, I assisted account managers with competitive research, worked alongside creative directors, as well as various designers, writers, and managers. Worked within all three major departments – account management, creative, and production.

Education

Graduated from the Marketing Program at Shippensburg University with a BSBA.  During his final semester, was hired by the College of Business to redesign the school’s web site.  Coursework included a concentration in sociology, psychology, and art.

Technical Skills
Programming (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc)
Open-source Software
Graphic Design
Photography
Google AdWords

Software Toolkit
Mac and PC
Adobe Creative Suite 
Microsoft Office (including Access)
Slack, Asana, other collaboration tools

Reports of a new Google Business Profile (GBP) verification label are currently circulating within the local SEO community. Select GBPs have received the new ‘confirmed’ label from Google to show that the associated business has had its details verified recently.

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 16:05

East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church

Our church website was in need of a refresh, and Nate delivered everything we needed.  He was easy to work with from selecting templates and design elements, to incorporating and updating them and making content edits.  He communicated efficiently with us every step of the way and we are very pleased with the result! - East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church

Monday, 24 January 2022 19:54

Northeast Site Contractors

"We started working with Nate about a year ago when we decided to redesign our company website. We needed someone who could manage the entire project including follow up tech support at a reasonable rate.  There is no one else in the industry as responsive as Nate--I usually hear back from him within hours of sending him an email. Since we have started working with him, our site has never gone down and he's made every change or addition to our site within 24 hours! He's incredibly easy to work with and really knows his stuff!"
Monday, 24 January 2022 19:46

Interstate Graphics, Inc.

"Our company has used Covington Creations for years. Recently, we asked Nate to update our website from scratch. He did not disappoint at all! Everything we asked for came across in the design and we are thrilled with the result! Thanks, Nate!"

Many common vulnerability scans are now requiring and recommending HSTS security enforcement.  How easy is it to fix?

Answer:

Assuming your site already has an SSL certificate installed and working, this is a pretty simple fix. 

I've seen many sites recommend using 1280x720 resolution but I'll do you one better: 1920x1080 (full HD). Logic being, you can always shrink it later and not lose quality.  

Monday, 17 January 2022 15:18

Beware of Threatening Link Building Scam

I frequently receive emails from various SEO partners that ask me to add links on my articles to their client's site, a pretty normal "link building" technique.  This one caught me off guard because this is the type of thing that requires finesse, not threats.  

Nevertheless, this guy asked for a link back to his CBD client, a 5 star GMB review, a 5 star Trust Piliot review... 

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 20:22

How to declutter Wordpress admin dashboard

Tired of so many columns cluttering up your Wordpress dashboard?  Here's how to clean it up:

Users of the web hosting service GoDaddy had their accounts compromised for months before learning about the breach. The attackers were also able to compromise websites’ security certificates.

SCAM ALERT! Coming from PaulGoldberger.com domain:

Below is a copy of the (horribly written) message that I received -


This Notice for: yourcompany.com will expire at 11:59PM EST, 5 - Nov. - 2021 Act now! Choose your package: https://paulgoldberger.com/domain/?domain=yourcompany.com

Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE

Areas of Expertise

360-Degree Campaigns
Affiliate Marketing
Analytics & Data Reporting
Automation
Blogging

Brand Development
Brand Identity & Standards
Brand Messaging
Brand Positioning
Brand Strategy
Content Development
Content Management
Copywriting
Corporate Communications
Creative Direction
Differentiation
Digital Marketing
Employee Engagement
Executive / Stakeholder Communications
Graphic Design
Key Messaging
Integrated Marketing
Internal Communications
Public Relations Management
Public Relations Strategy
Social Media Marketing
SEO & Optimization
Storytelling
Strategic Planning
Visual Communication
Web Design + Development
Web Maintenance & Updates

UI/UX
Workflow Process Engineering

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Design & Development

Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla
New custom websites
Bespoke themes and extensions
Redesigns, upgrades, migrations

Web Design & Development


Optimization & SEO

Let us optimize and manage your overall online presence. We offer full service monthly SEO as well as one-time projects.  

Optimization Plans & Pricing


Maintenance, Patching

White glove monthly backups, security updates, maintenance and testing for your Wordpress, Drupal, or Joomla site.

Maintenance Plans & Pricing


Email Newsletter

Bring your web & marketing performance to the next level: monthly blog post roundup via email.  

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