Help, I have put up a web page and it appears in yahoo but not google... I have registered the site but how can i tell if Google is crawling my site? Is there anything i can do to speed up the process?
You have to wait. Check your log for visits from "googlebot". It may take a while to show up though, I launched a site and it took over 4 months for it to show up. Inbound links to your site should help also.
A quick check is to use the site:www.yourdomain.com operator. This will list the pages that have been indexed by Google. you can then click the "cached" link on each page listed to see when it was last indexed.
You can find details of the other Google operators here ... [google.com...]
It might help to create a sitemap for your site. This way the robots will go directly to your sitemap and collect your info without having to take as much time as if they were to go through every single page on your site. This will hopefully speed up the process.