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 Abel Tasman Canyons.

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 Canyons

Valid Reviews

49 Valid Reviews

The Abel Tasman Canyons experience has a total of 50 reviews. There are 49 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 45
92%
9/10 3
6%
8/10 1
2%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

98.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Canyons valid reviews is 98.98% and is based on 49 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

6 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 49 valid reviews, the experience has 6 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 6 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
67%
9/10 2
33%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

96.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Canyons face-to-face reviews is 96.67% and is based on 6 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

97.72%

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
Ines 10/10 88 days 98.77 88%
Engelbert Rose 8/10 88 days 98.77 88%
Alan Koutsaris 10/10 116 days 97.87 87%
Ben Carless 10/10 177 days 95.04 85%
Nicole Kasischke 10/10 210 days true 111.61 100%
Zachary Gray 10/10 452 days 67.63 59%
Gloria Huang 10/10 572 days 48.34 42%
Shannon Higgs 10/10 572 days 48.34 42%
Gruet Titaina 10/10 590 days true 54.49 47%
Tom Judd 10/10 603 days 43.36 37%
Estelle Leyshon 10/10 817 days 17.25 13%
Sven and Annie 9/10 860 days true 16.5 12%
Matthew Hallowell 10/10 875 days 12.67 9%
Xue Rong Kok 10/10 908 days 10.54 7%
Kristen Davies 10/10 908 days 10.54 7%
Eric Ross 10/10 934 days 9.11 5%
Clare_R84 10/10 1152 days 4.92 2%
Julie Edwards 10/10 1152 days 4.92 2%
Donna Beeson 10/10 1183 days 4.88 1%
Stephanie Peck 10/10 1183 days 4.88 1%
Lachlan Purvis 10/10 1242 days 4.8 1%
Lawrence Radcliffe 10/10 1242 days 4.8 1%
tania jones 10/10 1242 days 4.8 1%
Jeff van Oostrom 10/10 1273 days 4.76 1%
Paul de Bruijn 10/10 1284 days true 5.69 2%
Jake May 10/10 1303 days 4.72 1%
Janina Zwerver 9/10 1551 days true 5.25 2%
Heidi J 9/10 1639 days 4.25 1%
Rebecca Avison 10/10 1669 days 4.21 1%
Raymond Ligtenbarg 10/10 1700 days 4.17 1%
huneebe 10/10 1883 days 3.92 1%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 1883 days 3.92 1%
Carrie O'Donnell 10/10 1883 days 3.92 1%
Tracey Parks 10/10 1914 days 3.88 1%
Anna Li 10/10 1914 days 3.88 1%
rickweldon 10/10 1914 days 3.88 1%
Julian_ont 10/10 1942 days 3.84 1%
Philip Beech 10/10 1973 days 3.8 0%
Tobias J 10/10 1973 days 3.8 0%
Binestra 10/10 1973 days 3.8 0%
C'est_Tina 10/10 1973 days 3.8 0%
Christian Marzy 10/10 1973 days 3.8 0%
VernonC 10/10 2004 days 3.75 0%
Eva_24 10/10 2004 days 3.75 0%
Joan and Colin Price 10/10 2005 days true 4.5 1%
gibblet 10/10 2034 days 3.71 0%
mbohall1 10/10 2065 days 3.67 0%
lelder 10/10 2065 days 3.67 0%
Happyapple 10/10 2339 days 3.3 0%

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 Canyons experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.12% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Abel Tasman Canyons 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 364 days.

The Abel Tasman Canyons experience has been adjusted for 56 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
53 -1.06%
54 -1.08%
55 -1.10%
56 -1.12%
57 -1.14%
58 -1.16%
59 -1.18%

Final Ranking Score

97%

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.