Apart from advance search options that search engines already provide, there are infinite ways to find faster exactly what you are looking for on the World Wide Web.
NARROW The idea is to go for more specific terms. Plus, you can use + and - signs to include and exclude words. For example : you are looking for some information on Mr. Kennedy, a florist, phrase it like this Kennedy + florist - president this will ensure you don't have to scan through a number of sites with information on the Former US president Kennedy.
EXACT Search engines, in the advance search drop down, provide for "exact phrase" field. So, if you have a specific query regarding things that have a proper name consisting of several words, like poetry, literature and songs. For example : you remember this one line from a poem "If you think you can, you can". Just type it out and you will get the links where you can find the complete poem.
TRIM Sometimes you have a URL, a big, long one that leads to a specific page. Now if you want to check some other interesting pages around, trim the URL step by step. For instance : http://oncampus.richmond.edu/eduction/projects/shakespeare/ is the link you have. Next try http://oncampus.richmond.edu/eduction/projects/
SIMILAR PAGES This one's very easy and equally useful. Once you have found something that fits your search and want to check more sources just check the two fields below the advanced search field. These will help you find pages that are similar to or linked to any URL you type in.