SimpleSearch use "" or show results with two words together first

I’m wondering how I can fine-tune simplesearch to show results with two words together (i.e. programming card) first. Right now, it has the basic settings that came inherent to simplesearch set up. So, right now, if I were to search for programming card in the search, the search brings up the resource where those two words show up the mot.

I tried putting it in quotes “programming card”, but then I get nothing. It’s a library site, so the words programming and card show up frequently on many pages, so I’m getting 100s of results for programming card and the page for programming card doesn’t show up until the end. I’d love it if it could be more toward the beginning of the search results.