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

92.02%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Sophie Kemp 10/10 434 days 70.15 88%
Robin 9/10 464 days true 79.06 100%
Richard Fox 9/10 553 days true 61.86 77%
Larissa 7/10 789 days true 23.81 27%
Birthe 9/10 805 days true 21.99 25%
Lara Vogt 10/10 811 days true 21.34 24%
Madeleine Panholzer 9/10 812 days true 21.23 24%
Floren Hoenschler 9/10 828 days true 19.56 22%
Johanna 9/10 828 days true 19.56 22%
Josef Biller 10/10 838 days true 18.56 21%
Friederike East 10/10 839 days true 18.46 20%
Steph 8/10 842 days true 18.17 20%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 846 days true 17.79 20%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 850 days true 17.41 19%
Michele Winzig 10/10 850 days true 17.41 19%
Anat Yossef 10/10 859 days true 16.59 18%
Monika Dippel 10/10 888 days true 14.15 15%
Malin Meier 10/10 897 days true 13.45 14%
Paul McDermott 10/10 907 days true 12.72 13%
Lars Hobrecht 8/10 916 days true 12.09 12%
Jose Coehlo 10/10 1132 days 4.95 3%
Daniela Wall 9/10 1169 days true 5.88 4%
Emilie Normand 10/10 1219 days true 5.8 4%
Dawn Mulligan 10/10 1221 days true 5.79 4%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1271 days true 5.71 4%
Pelletier 7/10 1512 days true 5.31 3%
Doreen Gendel 10/10 1524 days true 5.29 3%
Roy Matthieu 7/10 1556 days true 5.24 3%
Bernhard Fulterer 10/10 1561 days true 5.23 3%
Joy Lambez 10/10 1570 days true 5.22 3%
Elise Boinnot 10/10 1572 days true 5.22 3%
Jan & Jile 10/10 1915 days true 4.65 2%
Courtney Quintrell 7/10 1917 days true 4.65 2%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 1918 days true 4.65 2%
Lis Bon 8/10 1938 days 3.85 1%
Claudia & Julian 9/10 2302 days true 4.02 2%
David Boyle 7/10 2669 days true 3.41 1%
John N 10/10 3000 days true 2.87 0%

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

92%

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.