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Local businesses — whom have yet to update their desktop-style web-pages — fear that this change to mobile searches may hurt future sales.
“Is it upsetting? Is it annoying? Yeah,” said Justine Campitiello, who heads up operations at the newly opened third location of Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe in Richmond Valley. “[People] are going to be searching on their phones and may not find us.”
Ms. Campitiello said she believes that while her newly opened bakery on Page Avenue can still compete through word-of-mouth business promotion, fixing her online webpage is a priority nonetheless.
“It’s concerning because it’s a new store,” expressed Ms. Campitiello. “I didn’t hear anything about this … I’ll definitely be reaching out to my [website advisers] to see what can be done.”
Jon Goldstein, owner and broker of Hometime Estates, LLC. in Westerleigh, believes it is “imperative” to have a mobile-friendly website — especially in the business of real estate in a local market.
“I get calls from people all the time on the weekends who are looking us up on their cell phone while they’re driving around looking at properties,” said Goldstein.
Goldstein’s website is currently non-mobile-friendly, but according to him, it won’t be for much longer.
“I’m extremely concerned and I’m going to make sure I address this problem right away,” he said.