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 Wellington Rover Tours.

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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Wellington Rover Tours

Valid Reviews

21 Valid Reviews

The Wellington Rover Tours experience has a total of 21 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 21 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
52%
9/10 2
10%
8/10 3
14%
7/10 2
10%
6/10 2
10%
5/10 1
5%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wellington Rover Tours valid reviews is 87.14% and is based on 21 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

16 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 21 valid reviews, the experience has 16 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 16 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
38%
9/10 2
13%
8/10 3
19%
7/10 2
13%
6/10 2
13%
5/10 1
6%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wellington Rover Tours face-to-face reviews is 83.13% and is based on 16 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.55%

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
Maria Schaer 10/10 1073 days 5.08 100%
Wolter Zigterman 10/10 2562 days true 3.59 65%
Sena 8/10 3286 days true 2.4 37%
Tobias Wanger 10/10 3526 days true 2.0 28%
Christian Troendle 10/10 3526 days true 2.0 28%
Nick 9/10 3551 days true 1.96 27%
StefanieW 7/10 3570 days true 1.93 26%
Ute 9/10 3572 days true 1.93 26%
Stephanie Schikora 10/10 3663 days 1.48 16%
Andy 5/10 3684 days true 1.74 22%
Jeni 8/10 3707 days true 1.71 21%
maria d 10/10 3763 days 1.35 13%
rusty ryan 10/10 3809 days 1.28 11%
Corina 6/10 3911 days true 1.37 13%
Roger and Heather Smith 10/10 3925 days true 1.35 13%
Line Oehlinschloger 6/10 3959 days true 1.29 11%
Sarah 7/10 3966 days true 1.28 11%
Elayne Nilson-Reid 10/10 3979 days 1.05 6%
Fiona 8/10 4001 days true 1.22 10%
Valeria Barouch 10/10 4002 days true 1.22 10%
AnnaHerbert 10/10 4256 days true 0.8 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 Wellington Rover Tours experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-7.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Wellington Rover Tours 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 Wellington Rover Tours experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
361 -7.22%
362 -7.24%
363 -7.26%
364 -7.28%
365 -7.30%
366 -7.32%
367 -7.34%

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.