After creating your new web site, a very important first step is to have Google verify your site. To do this you need to create a google account if you don't already have one, and then log into it and select the Web Master's Tools link.
Within Webmaster Tools, Google provides a number of features, some of which we may discuss later. However, the one I want to focus on today is the verification of your website. Before you can do this you will need to add your website to your account. For example, my website, is www.netbizassist.com. From the Dashboard, within Webmaster Tools, you will see a prompt to add a new website. This is where I type in my domain name: www.netbizassist.com .
After adding your website, you will see the URL appear in the account, and you will also see a link to verify this URL. To do this, you will need to select one of the two options provided by Google. These are: 1. Add a unique page to your site using a page name google supplies, or 2. Add a unique metatag to your existing home (AKA index) page. Once you have done this, you click the verify link for this site within your Webmaster Tools account and Google will verify the existence of your site, and it will tell you if it has sucessfully done this.
The reason it is important to add your website and verify it within Google Webmaster Tools is to ensure that Google knows your website exists and adds it to the list of sites to be crawled. Though this is not absolutely necessary, as Google will likely find your site and crawl it anyway, this ensures that they will, and when you are dealing with the most popular and important search engine on the NET you want to be absolutely certain that it has indexed your site.