All About Kate Smoothy & Webhive Digital

About Kate Smoothy

Hello and welcome to Webhive Digital, a web design and SEO agency in Essex, England. 

My name is Kate Smoothy and if you’ve made it this far I’m going to assume you’ve put two and two together to figure out I’m the boss around here 😉.

Here’s where you can find out more about me and Webhive Digital.

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About Kate Smoothy

I discovered design when I was 12 years old and would spend hours teaching myself how to code websites and create graphics on Photoshop. Yep, I was that kid.

In 2013, I created a travel blog (Relokate.eu) and within a year I had released an eBook on budget travel (How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World), begun working as a content writer for BuzzFeed and Metro UK and launched my first web design business. Thank you SEO!

In 2015, I returned to the UK to study User Experience and User Interface design at University of the Arts London and started working for a digital marketing company. Here is where I started to really dig deep on SEO and understand the important place it had in my web design work.

Like a lot of online business owners, in 2020 I decided to take the leap and launch my own business. Which, thank god I did, because I was due to be made redundant thanks to the pandemic!

In 2021, I took a few months off work after having my second baby and when I returned, the online marketing place had taken a weird turn. My reach on Instagram (which was my biggest marketing channel) was down the pan and I knew I needed to do something to start bringing in new clients.

Enter: TikTok.

Never in a million years did I expect to become a content creator on TikTok. I was simply marketing my business.

But suddenly I had this audience full of business owners wanting me to teach them SEO and website conversion tips and, well, here I am!

About Webhive Digital

Webhive Digital was born in my dining room in May 2020. Offering WordPress web design and affordable SEO services, my goal with Webhive Digital was to take charge of my career and work on projects I was truly passionate about.

Luckily for me, that dream worked out and now I get to spend every day working with business owners who are just as passionate about what they do as I am!

At present, Webhive Digital offers custom WordPress and Shopify website design, design days, monthly SEO packages, SEO audits and a DIY SEO course. Webhive Digital also looks after a small collection of web design retainer clients which is priced on application.

Got a visiblity problem?

You’ve heard having a website and a business blog was the best way to bring in new leads, but so far, your mum is the only one reading.

You don’t get it: every month, you spend hours putting out high-quality content, but you’re still talking to an empty room every time you press ‘publish’.

With a few technical tweaks and a tailored SEO strategy, we’ll make sure your site gets searched and seen by the right crowd… so you can stop relying on costly paid ads to make sales.

Got a conversion problem?

You have a strong social presence but you have trouble transforming that presence into actual £££s in your business.

You’ve got hundreds of plans on the horizon, but your current site doesn’t have any of the functionality you need to execute them.

All of my custom website design projects are strategy backed and tailored to suit your business goals and needs. Don’t worry, we’ll get your website working as your number one sales person in no time!