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Twitter bootstrap uses <small> tag within <h1>. What is the SEO impact of this? Will the text content in the <small> tag get equal importance?

Here is an example (see the Lightweight defaults Same markup, different classes):

<h2>Lightweight defaults <small>Same markup, different classes</small></h2>
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Can you give an example of usage? –  w3d Sep 5 '12 at 8:07
    
I've added an example. –  j0k Sep 5 '12 at 9:01
    
+1 I want more of these questions –  Adam Lynch Sep 10 '12 at 20:35
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[What specifically happens as far as search engines' interpretations of these things is always going to be up for speculation. But:]

The text might be seen as slightly less important. Remember, though, that it's still within an H* tag, so we'd be talking slightly less starting from that context. That would be correct as it's intended to represent "fine print" or side-line content. It would also be in keeping with its specific purpose in Bootstrap as "subtext" for the header.

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