Ranking Score Explained

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The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi

Valid Reviews

246 Valid Reviews

The Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi experience has a total of 246 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 246 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 67
27%
9/10 64
26%
8/10 70
28%
7/10 34
14%
6/10 6
2%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 2
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
0%

85.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi valid reviews is 85.33% and is based on 246 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

236 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 246 valid reviews, the experience has 236 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 236 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 62
26%
9/10 62
26%
8/10 68
29%
7/10 34
14%
6/10 6
3%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 2
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.34% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi face-to-face reviews is 85.34% and is based on 236 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.51%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Relative Weight
Lynette Valk 10/10 444 days 100%
Emma 9/10 838 days 22%
JBUSA 1/10 1295 days 4%
Isabel Zedelius 10/10 1944 days 4%
Barbara Hirsch 6/10 1951 days 3%
Colin George 10/10 1993 days 4%
Babs Muelink 8/10 1996 days 4%
Harry Smit 8/10 1996 days 4%
Danny 9/10 2006 days 4%
Miriam Gamble 10/10 2041 days 4%
Josh Symons 8/10 2277 days 3%
Lewis Whittle 8/10 2280 days 3%
Max von Felde 8/10 2282 days 3%
Gabriel Siibers 9/10 2299 days 3%
Stephan 8/10 2341 days 3%
Lola 10/10 2969 days 1%
Steffen 9/10 2999 days 1%
Helma Druyken 7/10 2999 days 1%
Austin Johns 10/10 3003 days 1%
Johanna Kofler 9/10 3004 days 1%
Sarah 10/10 3025 days 1%
Mike Majnik 10/10 3025 days 1%
Andreas Jung 8/10 3025 days 1%
Emilie Chanbon 8/10 3032 days 1%
Alexis Redor 8/10 3032 days 1%
Petra Kurcova 8/10 3049 days 1%
Adam Balcar 8/10 3049 days 1%
Elin Paulssen 10/10 3060 days 1%
Monique Browne 10/10 3062 days 1%
Hendrik Rother 9/10 3357 days 0%
Camille Coombes 6/10 3359 days 0%
Mathieu Maran 6/10 3359 days 0%
Glenn Surzur 7/10 3368 days 0%
Caderet 8/10 3368 days 0%
Francois Marchar 7/10 3376 days 0%
Mo Downes 8/10 3380 days 0%
Lagunegrand 8/10 3382 days 0%
Pink 6/10 3399 days 0%
Nadine and Jan 7/10 3438 days 0%
Jason 7/10 3443 days 0%
Kohler 9/10 3445 days 0%
Annie 9/10 3449 days 0%
Frans Derks 9/10 3449 days 0%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3712 days 1%
Sam 10/10 3735 days 1%
Carolee Webster 10/10 3740 days 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3741 days 1%
Cole 9/10 3742 days 1%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 3742 days 1%
M H Hansen 10/10 3743 days 1%
Nick & Adele Waller 10/10 3743 days 1%
Stefes Wencke 9/10 3744 days 1%
Peter Holt 9/10 3748 days 1%
Nout de Wit 7/10 3752 days 1%
Guillaume Milcent 7/10 3757 days 1%
J Knol 8/10 3786 days 1%
Bradley 9/10 3805 days 1%
Sanne Ta Stroete 8/10 3811 days 1%
Steve & Maggie 7/10 3823 days 1%
Chris & Susanna 4/10 3823 days 1%
Moniek Roelots 8/10 3829 days 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3831 days 1%
Caroline 8/10 3831 days 1%
Jane Stalker 8/10 3837 days 1%
Andreas & Sonja 7/10 3838 days 1%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 3838 days 1%
Janet Arber 9/10 4047 days 1%
Michael Welscheubach 10/10 4048 days 1%
Lisa Milton 10/10 4059 days 1%
Karsten Tannhauser 10/10 4080 days 1%
Lynn 10/10 4085 days 1%
Jackie MacRostie 10/10 4087 days 1%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 4087 days 1%
Jen Fyfe 7/10 4088 days 1%
David and Karen 10/10 4089 days 1%
Michaela Strohmarer 10/10 4089 days 1%
Alan Jeffery 8/10 4093 days 1%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 9/10 4097 days 1%
Bart & Kim 10/10 4098 days 1%
M Holierhoek 7/10 4099 days 1%
Mark Irwin 7/10 4108 days 1%
Andrew Koster 8/10 4110 days 1%
Bernard Gastaud 9/10 4110 days 1%
G Elliason 9/10 4111 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 4115 days 1%
Trov & Liz Warren 10/10 4117 days 1%
Heike Toepelt 10/10 4117 days 1%
Michael Eck 9/10 4118 days 1%
Markus Richert 8/10 4119 days 1%
Jean-Paul Le Clair 6/10 4119 days 1%
Pam de Vos 8/10 4121 days 1%
Katherine Bernsdorf 9/10 4121 days 1%
Claudia 10/10 4389 days 1%
Martina Pankova 9/10 4437 days 1%
Kevin F 9/10 4444 days 1%
Dwight Odland 9/10 4448 days 1%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 10/10 4448 days 1%
Siobhan Lorgena 8/10 4459 days 1%
NZ_Nana 10/10 4462 days 1%
hughesW 8/10 4462 days 1%
Ian Watson 10/10 4463 days 1%
Tony Killingray 8/10 4465 days 1%
Mark Ashton 10/10 4468 days 1%
Senel 8/10 4469 days 1%
Haitsma 7/10 4470 days 1%
Mark 9/10 4470 days 1%
Hans de Rijk 9/10 4472 days 1%
Lynn Tichauer 10/10 4473 days 1%
Bunnik 9/10 4475 days 1%
Eva 8/10 4479 days 1%
Brenda Brelinski 10/10 4484 days 1%
Fam Schuijers 8/10 4485 days 1%
Irene Turley 9/10 4485 days 1%
Alex Baxter 4/10 4486 days 1%
Groen 7/10 4487 days 1%
Mark Marg 8/10 4489 days 1%
Yvonne Ing 9/10 4489 days 1%
Otto 7/10 4489 days 1%
Annette Friskopp 8/10 4490 days 1%
Vu Thi Lan 6/10 4507 days 1%
marylus 8/10 4536 days 1%
elskeb 7/10 4540 days 1%
djrogers 8/10 4545 days 1%
Jane 10/10 4552 days 1%
Seiler 10/10 4554 days 1%
mdarras 7/10 4556 days 1%
Hanne Wichmann 10/10 4556 days 1%
Jansen 8/10 4556 days 1%
Hans & Karin 8/10 4556 days 1%
Bert Wierzy 8/10 4559 days 1%
Gaelle 8/10 4562 days 1%
Ricarda 8/10 4562 days 1%
Alexis De Wilde 9/10 4562 days 1%
Malinka Nuefeld 9/10 4562 days 1%
Philip Ryott 9/10 4562 days 1%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 4564 days 1%
Flavia Mionelli 10/10 4564 days 1%
J Keimel 8/10 4564 days 1%
Ana Garcia 9/10 4565 days 1%
TomM 9/10 4788 days 1%
MorganK 9/10 4788 days 1%
YohanM 8/10 4791 days 1%
Dirk 7/10 4795 days 1%
IanM 7/10 4796 days 1%
CornelissenS 8/10 4813 days 1%
Fred 8/10 4819 days 1%
Wouter Muller 7/10 4819 days 1%
Ian 10/10 4820 days 1%
Nick 9/10 4825 days 1%
Halley 9/10 4826 days 1%
Brian 10/10 4826 days 1%
StephC 7/10 4829 days 1%
RokP 10/10 4829 days 1%
NikolaGermany 8/10 4829 days 1%
FrankFlemming 10/10 4830 days 1%
JoanneM 8/10 4831 days 1%
NikkiB1 10/10 4831 days 1%
Daniel 10/10 4832 days 1%
Rafael 7/10 4832 days 1%
Laura 10/10 4835 days 1%
HelenP 10/10 4839 days 1%
Trevor 10/10 4839 days 1%
John 9/10 4839 days 1%
RoseyUK 8/10 4843 days 1%
Yunker 8/10 4844 days 1%
Christina 10/10 4844 days 1%
Kirsty 7/10 4846 days 1%
David 8/10 4846 days 1%
KuntzGermany 10/10 4851 days 1%
Helen 7/10 4860 days 1%
Chris 10/10 4860 days 1%
Martha 9/10 4863 days 1%
Rory 7/10 4864 days 1%
LeaM 10/10 4866 days 1%
Penwell 9/10 4867 days 1%
Thierry 8/10 4868 days 1%
Mary 7/10 4869 days 1%
Ruben 7/10 4869 days 1%
FeliciaO 10/10 4875 days 1%
Martin 7/10 4880 days 1%
Watermann 8/10 4913 days 1%
Julia 10/10 4926 days 1%
Mathew 10/10 4930 days 1%
RhysandSteffi 8/10 4946 days 1%
Kristina 8/10 4970 days 1%
garrick 9/10 4985 days 1%
Kees 8/10 5020 days 1%
Cory Fusco 9/10 5020 days 1%
Katie Wise 10/10 5028 days 1%
Steffi 10/10 5031 days 1%
Kerstin 8/10 5035 days 1%
Nikki Gray 5/10 5046 days 1%
Salome 8/10 5104 days 1%
Liz Brown 10/10 5132 days 1%
Erin White 8/10 5159 days 1%
Toby 8/10 5168 days 1%
Amy Lumsden 8/10 5172 days 1%
Rob and Leo 9/10 5173 days 1%
Caroline Cole 9/10 5173 days 1%
Ellie Koss 7/10 5173 days 1%
Omer Harron 8/10 5176 days 1%
Maria Fahlander 8/10 5186 days 1%
Graham 7/10 5188 days 1%
Phil Connelly 9/10 5188 days 1%
Anja 9/10 5189 days 1%
Trinkler 9/10 5189 days 1%
Ohad 10/10 5189 days 1%
Kristine 10/10 5193 days 1%
Mariska 8/10 5194 days 1%
Ralph Schnizer 10/10 5195 days 1%
Mike 10/10 5201 days 1%
Mark 9/10 5208 days 1%
Juerg 10/10 5237 days 1%
Evelyn 9/10 5238 days 1%
Tanya 8/10 5239 days 1%
Andy 10/10 5239 days 1%
Roger Mills 8/10 5239 days 1%
Tony and Ken 10/10 5243 days 1%
Christian Arnot 10/10 5265 days 1%
Anita 10/10 5265 days 1%
Francesco 9/10 5270 days 1%
Alexis 8/10 5270 days 1%
Sarah Wilton 7/10 5271 days 1%
ranker_46 8/10 5398 days 1%
Stephanie 10/10 5507 days 1%
Will 7/10 5512 days 1%
Michael 9/10 5519 days 1%
sven 5/10 5521 days 1%
Adi 9/10 5522 days 1%
John 9/10 5529 days 1%
Lisa 9/10 5532 days 1%
Silke 10/10 5533 days 1%
Heather 9/10 5533 days 1%
Ian 8/10 5550 days 1%
Karla 8/10 5555 days 1%
Meyer 9/10 5559 days 1%
Shirely 9/10 5561 days 1%
Andreas 8/10 5562 days 1%
Herman&Ineke 10/10 5565 days 1%
Jensen 10/10 5566 days 1%
Stefan 7/10 5570 days 1%
Henrich 8/10 5571 days 1%
Frank 9/10 5572 days 1%
Deirdre 9/10 5574 days 1%
Kate&Steve Jones 9/10 5574 days 1%
ranker_410 9/10 5585 days 1%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.72% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 95 days. However the Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.67%
198 -2.69%
199 -2.70%
200 -2.72%
201 -2.73%
202 -2.74%
203 -2.76%

Final Ranking Score

86%

The final ranking score once adjustments and rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.