The three files necessary to configure Anvisit for a given website are 1) the "bots" file, a list tokens that identify robots or search engines; 2) a "nonrelurls" file, listing those URLs from which hits should not be included in the analysis, and 3) a "nonrelpages", a list of "tokens" that identify "pages" on your site that are not to be included in the analysis.
What is a token?
A token is a fragment of a complete page name or bot URL whichs causes there to be a match. For example to identify all bots that are of the form "169.234.125.*", you would use the token "169.234.125". To identify all pages that are midi files, i.e., end in the ".mid" extension, you would use the token ".mid".
How do the configuration files work?
The default bots file contains tokens that identify all bots known to us at the time the software is shipped. Since new bots can be created at any time, this list, obviously, will never identify all bots. You may add to this list of tokens, just as you can modify any of the configuration files.
The default nonrelurl file is blank. Generally, you want to add the URL that gets recorded whenever you, or whoever is the webmaster, visits your website. We suggest this because it does not make sense to us to count your own visits in recording visits to a site. If you disagree with this philosophy, simply leave the nonrelurls file empty below the line containing asterisks.
It is our belief that midi files and jpegs, for most websites, are not real pages and should not be counted as hits. Therefore, our default nonrelpages file has the tokens ".mid" and ".jpg". If you disagree, or this does not pertain to your website, simple remove these tokens from the configuration file.