In the Blogging Underground 12 Step Success Strategy training I suggest you should put up a simple TEMP page as soon as you possibly can on your brand new domain.
Your domain is NOT ALIVE until Google crawls it and indexes it.
To keep things simple and pure I suggest you put up a simple PLAIN web page with only text and nothing too complicated.
You can put as little or as much as you want, but I usually just drop a PLR article or two on the page and add a few sentences with my target keywords and that's it.
All you need to do is show them you have a page with some good relevant words. You don't need to win any awards or praise - just show them your page is worth putting in their index.
It's the perfect way to start your relationship with Google.
Simple and pure... that's all you need.
Wordpress is too complicated - I suggest you do not install Wordpress till after your site is indexed.
Wordpress has too many pages and needs too many things set up - your time is too valuable at this point in the process to do this "busy work" - don't install WP till your site is indexed.
AND it's also better to let Google see a nice plain page with your words on it and nothing else to complicate how they look at your new site.
There are a number of reasons WHY which are explained in great detail in the training videos.
Need help with a template for a PLAIN PAGE?
Here is a good TEMP Page for new domains. It's a super Simple Template (just fill in blanks)
If you need a template you can use this code - it's very plain and simple - just replace "target keyword" with your own.
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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<h1 align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Target Keyword</font></h1>
<p align="left"><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Target Keyword Page Content paragraph 1</font></p>
<p align="left"><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Target Keyword Page Content paragraph 2</font></p>
<p align="left"><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink" target="_blank">Target Keyword Link</a></font></p>
<p align="left"><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">More on Target Keyword coming soon!</font></p>
<p align="center"><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">© 2010 <a href="/">Target Keyword</a></font></p>
Here is a link to the page:
Download a zip with the file:
Now you don't have any excuses.
All you do is fill in the blanks and put it on your site in the root directory.
Of course - if you do not want to do it my way - that's fine. The world will be ok any way you decide to go but trust me on this - simple is a good way to start!