Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

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 Abbey Caves.

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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Abbey Caves

Valid Reviews

38 Valid Reviews

The Abbey Caves experience has a total of 38 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 38 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 20
53%
9/10 9
24%
8/10 4
11%
7/10 5
13%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.58% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abbey Caves valid reviews is 91.58% and is based on 38 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

35 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 38 valid reviews, the experience has 35 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 35 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
51%
9/10 9
26%
8/10 3
9%
7/10 5
14%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abbey Caves face-to-face reviews is 91.43% and is based on 35 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.60%

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
Sophie Kemp 10/10 1412 days 100%
Robin 9/10 1442 days 99%
Richard Fox 9/10 1531 days 95%
Larissa 7/10 1767 days 77%
Birthe 9/10 1783 days 83%
Lara Vogt 10/10 1789 days 83%
Madeleine Panholzer 9/10 1790 days 83%
Floren Hoenschler 9/10 1806 days 82%
Johanna 9/10 1806 days 82%
Josef Biller 10/10 1816 days 82%
Friederike East 10/10 1817 days 82%
Steph 8/10 1820 days 78%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 1824 days 82%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1828 days 77%
Michele Winzig 10/10 1828 days 81%
Anat Yossef 10/10 1837 days 81%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1866 days 80%
Malin Meier 10/10 1875 days 79%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1885 days 79%
Lars Hobrecht 8/10 1894 days 75%
Jose Coehlo 10/10 2110 days 69%
Daniela Wall 9/10 2147 days 67%
Emilie Normand 10/10 2197 days 65%
Dawn Mulligan 10/10 2199 days 65%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 2249 days 63%
Pelletier 7/10 2490 days 47%
Doreen Gendel 10/10 2502 days 51%
Roy Matthieu 7/10 2534 days 45%
Bernhard Fulterer 10/10 2539 days 50%
Joy Lambez 10/10 2548 days 49%
Elise Boinnot 10/10 2550 days 49%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2893 days 34%
Courtney Quintrell 7/10 2895 days 31%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2896 days 34%
Lis Bon 8/10 2916 days 31%
Claudia & Julian 9/10 3280 days 16%
David Boyle 7/10 3647 days 0%
John N 10/10 3978 days 23%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Abbey Caves does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

93%

The final ranking score once 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.