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

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

Beware of these types of messages that are coming through website's contact forms:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 7188683382

Purpose: Newsletter

Message: Hi, I'm Donnie,

I recently saw that there's the "error 500" showing on many of your website pages. I'm positive that all these errors will not be appreciated by your current customers and you are literally losing profits as a result, and additionally they can significantly decrease the volume of visits from Google.

Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company

I've been getting these spammy messages through my contact forms lately, figured I would share so that others don't get rattled by this type of nonsense. 

 

I made the following video to walk through and discuss the traditional "hamburger" menu as it compares to the Off-Canvas sidebar.

The short version is the off-canvas sidebar option gives a lot more power: it can be used for more than just the mobile menu. 

Watch the video to discover the ins and outs!  

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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Web 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


Stay in Touch!

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

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