So you've created a wonderful looking website - but nobody comes to visit to see your wonderfully crafted pages. You forgot the most important aspect - advertising your website.
In the past the thing to do would be to use a web submitter such as Web Submission Gold or AddWeb Pro.
You'd pay a search engine company £25 / month to submit your website to all these search engines!
Well to be brutally honest with you - if you are still doing this then quite frankly you are pissing your money up the wall!
What you absolutely need to do though is get a few decent links into your site - this way search engine spiders can find your site and index it.
In a nutshell that's all you have to do - as well as wait!