How long does it takes for redirects to work?

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I've made a new website in Website builder. (gabydenheld.com) I did that because I heard the site made with the new website builder would be responsive. And so it is. 
But now I have two websites with the same information. The old one (gabydenheld.homestead.com) is not mobile friendly and I would like to delete this one when I have taken all the information to the new website. Problem is that when you google my name you get my old website. That's why I wanted to make a redirect from the old website to the new one. I did that with the menu 'manage site' and then 'redirect.' (see screenshot). This was a week ago. But it doesn't seem to work. Does it take some time or did I overlook something? Thanks advance for your help!
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Hello,

The redirect settings in WebsiteBuilder are not set up to redirect traffic from an outside site to a page on this website. In order to redirect traffic you will need to add a HTML redirect code directly onto the site gabydenheld.homestead.com to forward traffic to gabydenheld.com.  
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Thanks for your answer, Michelle. It works, although it has a bit of a delay. 
And what can I do when the old site is deleted and google presents a broken link? Is it possible to redirect from that broken link and how do I do that?

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Once google removes any links there is not a way to direct traffic from that broken link. I see you have had this domain since 2015 so all your visitors are most likely using your domain name to get to your website. Switching the site shouldn't have an impact on your visitors. They will continue to use the same domain but see the new content. 

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