Basically the way that search engines will know you exist is if there are links to your website. So make there are links to your website, and then your site will be indexed in search engines. For Google in particular, you can sign up for webmaster tools service for your website (www.google.com/webmasters/tools/) , which allows you to tell them exactly which pages are in your website, thereby directly telling them what pages to index in their search engines.
You can submit your website url to search engines yourself if you have enough time and a list of search engines where urls can be submitted for free. Otherwise, there are plenty of websites that offer free services to submit urls to various search engines and my opinion is also same as the user who has replied above that you can submit your url to submitexpress and they would submit it to search engines.
lol pay me 10 bucks and I will put it all through my edition of IBP
and I have the legal edition
yeah guys, the "free" version no longer actually posts your website anywhere, they cracked down on that. theres a rumour that the "free" one multiply sends your site out so that you dont get it added to search engines and end up banned
Well when i create a new website i never submit my website to a search engine. I have always let the search engine find me. The bestway is once your website it online and ready you start your link building campain e.g. directory submissions, recip. links, raw links etc. and the search engines will naturally find you. But being found on search engines is a totally different story.
you can joing google webmaster tools , make a sitemap for your website, add your website to your google webmaster account, ad the sitemap for this website... and wait 2-3 days, your website will be on google :=)
to have a high SERP you need content, content is the king :)
I wonder if this fusion between Google and Yahoo is going to benefit the search engine technology or it's going to slow it down. We know that Google is going to provide technology to Yahoo....but, but....the bigger the better??? Dunno, we just have to wait and see if one gigantic search engine is better than 2 big ones. Hope for the best!