Unfortunately the fact that you have a website does not guarantee it will appear in the listings. Google has to first look at your website to assess the value of it and what its about, in order to know when / where to display it.
You can help by submitting your website URL to them here: http://www.google.com/addurl. However bear in mind that adding your site to google via this link does not guarantee that Google will list your website. Its simply letting Google know through another avenue that your website is there and ready for indexing.
There has been talk about a ‘sandbox effect’ for new websites where they dont appear for a period of time whilst Google assesses their worthiness. I don’t know if I necessarily agree that this is true as I’ve noticed that new websites I’ve designed have appeared quite quickly – particulary if I post them in my portfolio – however its something to bear in mind.
You can improve your chances of being listed in Google by ensuring your website is search engine friendly (our beginners guide to SEO will help you with this) and increasing the number of websites which link to yours (links from relevant websites are the best type). Just a few ways to increase your incoming links:
- Submit your website to relevant online directories
- post on forums adding your website (where possible) to your forum signature
- comment on relevant topics on blogs
- write articles for websites and include your website link in a bio within the article