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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
55 Valid Reviews
The Abel Tasman Canyons experience has a total of 56 reviews. There are 55 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 55 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Canyons valid reviews is 98.91% and is based on 55 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 55 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:
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.
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.
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|Gloria Huang||10/10||1819 days||4%|
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|Tom Judd||10/10||1850 days||4%|
|Estelle Leyshon||10/10||2064 days||4%|
|Sven and Annie||9/10||2107 days||2%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||2122 days||3%|
|Xue Rong Kok||10/10||2155 days||3%|
|Kristen Davies||10/10||2155 days||3%|
|Eric Ross||10/10||2181 days||3%|
|Julie Edwards||10/10||2399 days||3%|
|Donna Beeson||10/10||2430 days||3%|
|Stephanie Peck||10/10||2430 days||3%|
|Lachlan Purvis||10/10||2489 days||3%|
|Lawrence Radcliffe||10/10||2489 days||3%|
|tania jones||10/10||2489 days||3%|
|Jeff van Oostrom||10/10||2520 days||3%|
|Paul de Bruijn||10/10||2531 days||2%|
|Jake May||10/10||2550 days||2%|
|Janina Zwerver||9/10||2798 days||1%|
|Heidi J||9/10||2886 days||2%|
|Rebecca Avison||10/10||2916 days||2%|
|Raymond Ligtenbarg||10/10||2947 days||2%|
|Beth Scrivens||10/10||3130 days||1%|
|Carrie O'Donnell||10/10||3130 days||1%|
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|Christian Marzy||10/10||3220 days||1%|
|Joan and Colin Price||10/10||3252 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 53 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.
The Abel Tasman Canyons experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.