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    Exclamation Physician retired but business location still open

    Good morning!

    I'm writing on behalf of one of our clients, National Pain Institute. They had a physician on their team, Dr. Zipper, who retired and no longer works there, but the practice is still open in Delray Beach, FL.

    I marked Dr. Zipper's listing as "permanently closed" since he retired. Is this the right thing to do in this situation?

    Will Google remove Dr. Zipper's listing entirely from search results so that potential patients do NOT think the ENTIRE practice is permanently closed? I'm running into this exact same situation quite a bit with other clients so I want to be sure I'm handling it properly.

    Info you may need:
    practice's location on Maps showing it's still open: https://www.google.com/search?q=nati...51949023328269


    Dr. Zipper's permanently closed location on Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dr...977d18caf5fbeb

    Thanks for all of your help and your time...much appreciated!

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    Re: physician retired but business location still open

    Hey Janell,

    I've actually asked Google about this situation and was waiting for an example. Let me run this one by them and see what they can do.
    Joy Hawkins
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    Re: physician retired but business location still open

    Hey Janell,

    Google got back to me and they should be able to fix this for you but need you to reach out to them to provide a couple confirmation questions to confirm you guys are the owners of the practice listing.

    The guy I was speaking to is Mike on Twitter and you can reach out to him by tweeting to @GoogleSmallBiz. Feel free to mention that you were talking to me and it might help him connect the dots

    Let me know how you make out!
    Joy Hawkins
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    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

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