Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has relaunched its year-old consumer Web site, reducing the amount of space devoted to branding and raising the visibility of property search in order to drive more traffic to affiliates.

"Our old site used too much of the home page real estate for branding so consumers were very confused as to what they should do first on our site," Jason Steele, vice president of interactive marketing said in a blog post.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has relaunched its year-old consumer Web site, reducing the amount of space devoted to branding and raising the visibility of property search in order to drive more traffic to affiliates.

"Our old site used too much of the home page real estate for branding so consumers were very confused as to what they should do first on our site," Jason Steele, vice president of interactive marketing said in a blog post.

The relaunched site also highlights more than 40 videos, using a platform that affiliates can implement on their own sites "with two clicks," Steele said.

A more flexible content management system allows video and written content to be pulled from "Live" and "Learn" sections and highlighted on the home page.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s "Premier Selection" program, targeted at luxury homes, gets its own landing page that’s also built to be used by affiliates.

As part of the Web site relaunch, Better Homes and Gardens is providing support to affiliates, including a style guide, images, icons and Flash, allowing those who choose to replicate the new look, Steele said.

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