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 Alpine Recreation.

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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Alpine Recreation

Valid Reviews

137 Valid Reviews

The Alpine Recreation experience has a total of 137 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 137 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 102
74%
9/10 24
18%
8/10 10
7%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

96.28% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Alpine Recreation valid reviews is 96.28% and is based on 137 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

7 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 137 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
29%
9/10 3
43%
8/10 2
29%
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%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Alpine Recreation face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

97.46%

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
Ash S 10/10 52 days 99.57 100%
Louis Manley 10/10 81 days 98.96 99%
Andrew Isb 10/10 110 days 98.08 98%
Alex Jenner 10/10 171 days 95.37 96%
Annie Wang 10/10 200 days true 93.66 94%
Mark Geyle 10/10 202 days 93.53 94%
Oliver Keaveney 10/10 203 days 93.47 94%
Richard Everingham 9/10 261 days 89.21 89%
Michelle Martin 10/10 262 days 89.12 89%
Matt McGilton 10/10 262 days 89.12 89%
Liz Roberts 10/10 284 days 87.22 87%
Rob Morehead 10/10 322 days 83.57 84%
James Harman 10/10 353 days 80.25 80%
dougal s 10/10 353 days 80.25 80%
Snazzi 10/10 353 days 80.25 80%
Peter Good 10/10 383 days 76.76 77%
Graeme Woodward 10/10 445 days 68.62 69%
Mohammed Khudhari 10/10 537 days 54.3 54%
Cheryl Cottine 10/10 537 days 54.3 54%
Carita Johnsson 9/10 561 days 50.19 50%
Susan Langridge 10/10 595 days 44.62 44%
Andrew 3/10 596 days 34.23 34%
Nat Luxton 10/10 626 days 39.86 39%
Halla Malik 10/10 626 days 39.86 39%
Warren Howe 10/10 657 days 35.4 35%
Michael Colavita 10/10 687 days 31.38 31%
Mark Hillman 8/10 687 days 29.81 29%
Tim Clarke 10/10 687 days 31.38 31%
Carol and Ian 10/10 742 days 24.75 24%
Giovanni Sansoni 9/10 748 days 24.08 23%
Lachlan Kennedy 10/10 779 days 20.82 20%
Pim Willemstein 9/10 790 days 19.74 19%
Louise 10/10 810 days 17.87 17%
david john 10/10 810 days 17.87 17%
Sam Walters 10/10 871 days 12.95 12%
Christina Clarke 10/10 954 days 8.15 7%
Julia Davies 10/10 960 days 7.89 7%
Emily Davies 10/10 960 days 7.89 7%
Benoit Berty 8/10 961 days true 7.45 6%
Steve Levy 9/10 1022 days 5.84 5%
Smith Reynolds 10/10 1052 days 5.29 4%
Danguole 10/10 1072 days 5.08 4%
Liz Roberts 10/10 1113 days 4.97 4%
Jane McRae 10/10 1144 days 4.92 4%
Rohan Muir 9/10 1266 days 4.71 4%
Tim Bloch 9/10 1327 days 4.6 4%
george Burke 10/10 1357 days 4.55 4%
Jon Colbert 10/10 1357 days 4.55 4%
elaine rowley 10/10 1358 days 4.55 4%
Michelle Martin 10/10 1358 days 4.55 4%
Judith Goodyear 8/10 1382 days true 4.28 3%
Stephen Xu 10/10 1388 days 4.5 3%
Greg Hall 10/10 1389 days 4.5 3%
Jesse 10/10 1389 days 4.5 3%
Ashley Bigaran 8/10 1418 days 4.22 3%
Lou Julia 10/10 1418 days 4.45 3%
Vee Rocket 10/10 1418 days 4.45 3%
Michel Lang 8/10 1419 days 4.22 3%
Peter Campbell 10/10 1479 days 4.34 3%
Roger Palmer 9/10 1479 days 4.34 3%
Michael Earle 9/10 1510 days 4.29 3%
Andrew Raymer 8/10 1510 days 4.07 3%
Kendra Underhill 10/10 1533 days 4.25 3%
Tuangpol Kasisil 10/10 1632 days 4.08 3%
Dean Schluter 10/10 1632 days 4.08 3%
Robert Wieclawski 9/10 1663 days 4.03 3%
Geoff Bearne 9/10 1722 days 3.93 3%
Brenda Osborne 10/10 1722 days 3.93 3%
Susan Rose Williams 8/10 1753 days 3.68 3%
Jane Hogarth 9/10 1783 days 3.82 3%
Iwao FUJII 9/10 1783 days 3.82 3%
Russell 10/10 1875 days 3.66 3%
Yiying Zhang 10/10 1876 days 3.66 3%
yu wang 10/10 1907 days 3.61 3%
Harley12 8/10 1907 days 3.43 2%
sonia hayes 10/10 1998 days 3.45 2%
Brett Pawski 9/10 2015 days true 3.42 2%
Jenny marsden 10/10 2057 days 3.35 2%
Katy Glenie 10/10 2082 days true 3.31 2%
Andrew Oldfield 9/10 2088 days 3.3 2%
Ofelia Spycher 10/10 2088 days 3.3 2%
Bruce 10/10 2088 days 3.3 2%
Bhupesh Bansal 10/10 2088 days 3.3 2%
Mark G 10/10 2088 days 3.3 2%
Kylie Crawford 9/10 2097 days true 3.28 2%
Jens Richter 10/10 2119 days 3.25 2%
Sarah M 10/10 2119 days 3.25 2%
Peter Aimer 10/10 2119 days 3.25 2%
Trish Clarkson 9/10 2135 days true 3.22 2%
Andy Scrase 10/10 2241 days 3.04 2%
tony trimble 10/10 2241 days 3.04 2%
Roy Jamieson 10/10 2363 days 2.83 2%
Chad 10/10 2363 days 2.83 2%
mfeild 10/10 2394 days 2.78 2%
Charles Lambert 10/10 2422 days 2.73 2%
Greg Mauk 10/10 2422 days 2.73 2%
Dave Long 10/10 2422 days 2.73 2%
Gary_L 10/10 2422 days 2.73 2%
ltekapo1 MacLaren 10/10 2453 days 2.67 2%
Claudia Risch 10/10 2453 days 2.67 2%
rossly 10/10 2484 days 2.62 2%
1785184 9/10 2484 days 2.62 2%
Tooty Fruity 10/10 2484 days 2.62 2%
Eileen Lim 10/10 2484 days 2.62 2%
Geert_Erika 10/10 2514 days 2.57 1%
Monica 10/10 2545 days 2.52 1%
RMac 10/10 2575 days 2.47 1%
marta 10/10 2606 days 2.41 1%
walkpaddleski 10/10 2606 days 2.41 1%
Emmam 10/10 2637 days 2.36 1%
timezra 10/10 2637 days 2.36 1%
markwillers 10/10 2759 days 2.15 1%
Melissa 10/10 2788 days 2.1 1%
rachelandmark 10/10 2788 days 2.1 1%
kandj1 10/10 2819 days 2.05 1%
dakerr 10/10 2850 days 1.99 1%
Paulie 10/10 2880 days 1.94 1%
SandyC 10/10 2880 days 1.94 1%
scottdavidson 10/10 2880 days 1.94 1%
olivierbonnet 10/10 2911 days 1.89 1%
JFAiken 10/10 2941 days 1.84 1%
jaredlaverty 10/10 2941 days 1.84 1%
Kiwitony 10/10 2972 days 1.79 1%
ruthandjosh 10/10 3003 days 1.73 1%
stephenlb 10/10 3094 days 1.58 0%
shazza 9/10 3125 days 1.52 0%
annappoole 9/10 3125 days 1.52 0%
Bob Jordan 10/10 3153 days 1.48 0%
hev_81 9/10 3153 days 1.48 0%
odedhoffman 9/10 3215 days 1.37 0%
bdb3471 9/10 3215 days 1.37 0%
icewalk1 8/10 3215 days 1.3 0%
MistyBell 10/10 3215 days 1.37 0%
vince616 9/10 3245 days 1.32 0%
alpanckhurst 10/10 3245 days 1.32 0%
paddy 8/10 3337 days 1.1 0%
gedeon 10/10 3337 days 1.16 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 Alpine Recreation experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.78% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Alpine Recreation 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 199 days.

The Alpine Recreation experience has been adjusted for 39 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
36 -0.72%
37 -0.74%
38 -0.76%
39 -0.78%
40 -0.80%
41 -0.82%
42 -0.84%

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.