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I'm new to SEO, how long will it take for my keywords to be on the first page on international search engines?
There is not single or easy answer to this question. Let's break this question into a couple of parts:
1. How long do Search Engines take to add your new content URLs?
Major search engines such as Google, Bing, Baidu, and Yandex are adding content to their indexes every minute and smaller search sites update less frequently. Your new URLs with international content could be added to major search sites within 48 hours, especially if you ping sites such as Ping-O-Matic to send out a signal to the search sites.
2. How long will it take for my site to be discoverable?
You could see improvements in your discoverability for less desirable keywords within a couple of days or several months depending upon many factors including how your pages rank, if your SEO efforts are consistent, if you are using best practices for website structure and other SEO efforts.
3. When will my site rank on the first page of major search engines?
Depending upon which keywords you want to rank highly for, you may never be on the first page of major search engines for highly competitive keywords or it may take years of very consistent optimization to achieve the results you're looking for. Instead of making search rankings your goal, track your SEO improvement by search referrals and search driven website conversions.
To learn more about International SEO, see Globig's International SEO sections in each country and apply the best practices listed. The Globig Marketplace features International SEO experts that can help you reach your goals.