Once your site is created, you'll want to submit it to Google. There's more than one way to do this but the purpose of presenting this information is to show you the best way.
How do I submit my site to Google?
You could easily head over and use the friendly Google submit form but that's not ideal. Google will eventually index the website you submit here but the search engine king will give more relevance to your site (and index it quicker) if you show them that you're taking appropriate steps to promote your website. Ideally, you want to submit your website to Google using one or all of the following methods.
I have used the Google site submission form in the past and the results have always been poor. It takes weeks to get your site indexed and some people report it taking as long as 2 months. Using Webmaster Tools, I typically have my website indexed the next day.. 2 at the most. Ezine Articles has very high page rank so Google indexes it multiple times a day and if it finds your link, the Google bot is off to index your website.
How do you know when Google has added your site to their index? That's a great question that you any good Webmaster should want to know. The simplest method is to open up google and type the following in the search field: site:yourwebsitename.com
This not only shows you if your site has made it to Google, but you now know the exact number of pages that Google has indexed.