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 Sailing Adventures.

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 Sailing Adventures

Valid Reviews

83 Valid Reviews

The Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures experience has a total of 83 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 83 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
22%
9/10 28
34%
8/10 23
28%
7/10 8
10%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 3
4%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.70% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures valid reviews is 84.70% and is based on 83 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

76 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 83 valid reviews, the experience has 76 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 76 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
18%
9/10 27
36%
8/10 21
28%
7/10 8
11%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 3
4%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.95% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures face-to-face reviews is 83.95% and is based on 76 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.33%

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
Shay S 8/10 2494 days 2.15 100%
Jon Barratt 9/10 2927 days true 1.41 66%
Rolf Zwahlen 9/10 2928 days true 1.41 66%
Janse 8/10 3212 days true 0.81 38%
Richard Maddock 8/10 3213 days true 0.81 38%
Ute Rogawski 4/10 3217 days true 0.67 31%
John & Myra Sloan 9/10 3296 days true 0.69 32%
Mary Banks 10/10 3555 days true 0.19 9%
Lenny Appel 9/10 3563 days true 0.17 8%
Nadja 9/10 3577 days true 0.14 7%
Hannah Watts 7/10 3577 days true 0.13 6%
Jayne 9/10 3577 days true 0.14 7%
Tina 9/10 3581 days true 0.14 6%
Heike Toepelt 8/10 3582 days true 0.13 6%
Jason Hernandez 8/10 3583 days true 0.12 6%
Petersen 10/10 3583 days true 0.13 6%
Georgina Davey 10/10 3587 days true 0.12 6%
Angela 9/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
joycevanb 8/10 3866 days true 0.0 0%
Kay Beaumont 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Johan 8/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Belinda Godhard 9/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
liddellfiona 10/10 3986 days 0.0 0%
paulj 10/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
richelle 9/10 4010 days true 0.0 0%
Cat Payne 9/10 4174 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Turner 8/10 4182 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 9/10 4257 days true 0.0 0%
TaraD 8/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
BiancaA 8/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
suet 9/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
rosil 9/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 8/10 4266 days true 0.0 0%
DennisK 7/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Torsten 8/10 4280 days true 0.0 0%
Steve Piluke 10/10 4300 days 0.0 0%
Brian 6/10 4301 days true 0.0 0%
Paul 8/10 4304 days true 0.0 0%
Christina 10/10 4309 days true 0.0 0%
Linda Coles 10/10 4320 days 0.0 0%
Tasha-Moana Archibald 10/10 4320 days 0.0 0%
Freja 10/10 4333 days true 0.0 0%
Sonja 7/10 4366 days true 0.0 0%
Karen 10/10 4379 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Hertz 9/10 4379 days 0.0 0%
Abby 8/10 4626 days 0.0 0%
Naoko 9/10 4627 days true 0.0 0%
Jennifer Baulch 9/10 4637 days true 0.0 0%
Marion 5/10 4641 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 8/10 4648 days true 0.0 0%
Steve Burke 7/10 4648 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine 10/10 4652 days true 0.0 0%
Greg & Lynette 10/10 4654 days true 0.0 0%
Roger Repolusk 8/10 4658 days true 0.0 0%
Simon Mills 9/10 4658 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Schwerdt 8/10 4662 days true 0.0 0%
Wanda 9/10 4662 days true 0.0 0%
Knol 9/10 4662 days true 0.0 0%
Neil 8/10 4674 days true 0.0 0%
Emma 10/10 4675 days true 0.0 0%
Tamzin 10/10 4675 days true 0.0 0%
Laura 9/10 4697 days true 0.0 0%
Swen Schroder 5/10 4701 days true 0.0 0%
Jann Anderssen 10/10 4701 days true 0.0 0%
Alex 9/10 4703 days true 0.0 0%
Mette de Graap 7/10 4703 days true 0.0 0%
Thierry Berdah 10/10 4704 days true 0.0 0%
Helena 7/10 4704 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Katafey 7/10 4704 days true 0.0 0%
Lindsey Woosnam 9/10 4704 days true 0.0 0%
Bronwyn Gaby 8/10 4707 days true 0.0 0%
Gail 9/10 4707 days true 0.0 0%
Willemien 9/10 4753 days true 0.0 0%
Richard Kindgren 7/10 4753 days true 0.0 0%
silja tans 9/10 4753 days true 0.0 0%
David 5/10 4982 days true 0.0 0%
Heather 9/10 4998 days true 0.0 0%
Jossy 8/10 5030 days true 0.0 0%
Italy 9/10 5033 days true 0.0 0%
Nina 8/10 5033 days true 0.0 0%
Helen 8/10 5033 days true 0.0 0%
Colin 6/10 5035 days true 0.0 0%
Didier 8/10 5035 days true 0.0 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 Sailing Adventures experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.07% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 days. However the Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures 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 Sailing Adventures experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -4.01%
198 -4.03%
199 -4.05%
200 -4.07%
201 -4.09%
202 -4.11%
203 -4.13%

Final Ranking Score

78%

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.