aristotle - 3:02 pm on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
It sounds like a Catch-22 situation. You're not supposed to create any backlinks to your new site, but if you don't, Google won't know it exists.
Actually, there's supposedly another way for you to get a new site indexed. You have to set up a Webmaster Tools account for it, then use Health->> "Fetch as Googlebot" to get the pages crawled for the first time. Then after a page is crawled, a "Submit to index' option appears. So by this process you can theoretically get a site indexed even if it doesn't have a single backlink.
Also, there used to be a "Submit Your Site" button at the bottom of Google's search results pages, but apparently it isn't there now. I remember naively using this button back in 2004 to submit my first site, but after i waited almost two months, Google still hadn't indexed any of its pages. I then heard about the Open Directory and submitted my site to it. It was accepted and listed within a few days, and that backlink must have led Google to it because it was indexed just a few days later. But if that old "Submit your Site" button still exists, I don't know where it's located, and it probably wouldn't work anyway. On the other hand, I don't know if the Webmaster Tools method really works either.