Hello experts, I'm trying to get my site (http://www.martinadseigns.com/
) ranked higher on google. It runs on OScommerce, and is in pure php. I used to have a html splash page, and I was ranked on google for awhile with that. But I removed it because someone said that it wasn't a good idea. Now my site isn't even on google, and I also heard php is still not very searchable by google yet. I've convereted my side menu nav bars to graphic links, will that really hurt my internal link count? I also don't have a site map, could I put a text site map link somewhere at the bottom of my left nav bar?
I'd like to optimize my site for higher ranking, but I feel so confused by the mass of information and a lack of great results. What should I do?