When I did a google search for "switch statement javascript uncommon", I got two hits about the unrelated language Java on the first page.

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Can I somehow teach Google Search to not confuse the two words? Alternatively, is there a better search keyword to use than "javascript", such as "JS"?

  • "Alternatively, is there a better search keyword to use than "javascript", such as "JS"?" Just a tip: if you insert "JS" in the search term, Google will replace it with "javascript". It won't get you better results, but the upside is that you get to type a few less strokes every search.
    – Ramon Melo
    Mar 1, 2017 at 2:56
  • I tried recreating your scenario and I got completely different results - is this a consistent behaviour you see on your browser? Are you logged in to a google account? If yes - have you tried logging out and checking the results?
    – RonK
    Mar 17, 2017 at 20:54

2 Answers 2


Add -java to the search term. The character - is the equivalent of the logical NOT operator on Google search.


I agree with Andrew Grimm and would like to add that you can search for specific words by using quotes. Such a search will also be case sensitive, though, so be aware of that. Personally, in searching for JavaScript-specific topics, I normally just add js or JS to the end of my search string.

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