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

123 Valid Reviews

The Alpine Recreation experience has a total of 123 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 123 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 91
74%
9/10 23
19%
8/10 9
7%
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 Alpine Recreation valid reviews is 96.67% and is based on 123 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

5 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 123 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
20%
9/10 3
60%
8/10 1
20%
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 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

97.65%

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
James Harman 10/10 42 days 99.72 100%
dougal s 10/10 42 days 99.72 100%
Snazzi 10/10 42 days 99.72 100%
Peter Good 10/10 72 days 99.18 99%
Graeme Woodward 10/10 134 days 97.15 97%
Mohammed Khudhari 10/10 226 days 91.91 92%
Cheryl Cottine 10/10 226 days 91.91 92%
Carita Johnsson 9/10 250 days 90.1 90%
Susan Langridge 10/10 284 days 87.22 87%
Nat Luxton 10/10 315 days 84.28 84%
Halla Malik 10/10 315 days 84.28 84%
Warren Howe 10/10 346 days 81.03 81%
Michael Colavita 10/10 376 days 77.6 77%
Mark Hillman 8/10 376 days 77.6 77%
Tim Clarke 10/10 376 days 77.6 77%
Carol and Ian 10/10 431 days 70.56 70%
Giovanni Sansoni 9/10 437 days 69.74 69%
Lachlan Kennedy 10/10 468 days 65.29 65%
Pim Willemstein 9/10 479 days 63.64 63%
Louise 10/10 499 days 60.54 60%
david john 10/10 499 days 60.54 60%
Sam Walters 10/10 560 days 50.36 49%
Christina Clarke 10/10 643 days 37.37 36%
Julia Davies 10/10 649 days 36.52 35%
Emily Davies 10/10 649 days 36.52 35%
Steve Levy 9/10 711 days 28.37 27%
Smith Reynolds 10/10 741 days 24.86 23%
Danguole 10/10 761 days 22.68 21%
Liz Roberts 10/10 802 days 18.6 17%
Jane McRae 10/10 833 days 15.88 14%
Rohan Muir 9/10 955 days 8.11 6%
Tim Bloch 9/10 1016 days 5.99 4%
george Burke 10/10 1046 days 5.38 3%
Jon Colbert 10/10 1046 days 5.38 3%
elaine rowley 10/10 1047 days 5.37 3%
Michelle Martin 10/10 1047 days 5.37 3%
Judith Goodyear 8/10 1071 days true 6.11 4%
Stephen Xu 10/10 1077 days 5.05 3%
Greg Hall 10/10 1078 days 5.05 3%
Jesse 10/10 1078 days 5.05 3%
Ashley Bigaran 8/10 1107 days 4.98 3%
Lou Julia 10/10 1107 days 4.98 3%
Vee Rocket 10/10 1107 days 4.98 3%
Michel Lang 8/10 1108 days 4.98 3%
Peter Campbell 10/10 1168 days 4.9 3%
Roger Palmer 9/10 1168 days 4.9 3%
Michael Earle 9/10 1199 days 4.86 3%
Andrew Raymer 8/10 1199 days 4.86 3%
Kendra Underhill 10/10 1222 days 4.83 3%
Tuangpol Kasisil 10/10 1321 days 4.69 2%
Dean Schluter 10/10 1321 days 4.69 2%
Robert Wieclawski 9/10 1352 days 4.65 2%
Geoff Bearne 9/10 1411 days 4.57 2%
Brenda Osborne 10/10 1411 days 4.57 2%
Susan Rose Williams 8/10 1442 days 4.52 2%
Jane Hogarth 9/10 1472 days 4.48 2%
Iwao FUJII 9/10 1472 days 4.48 2%
Russell 10/10 1564 days 4.36 2%
Yiying Zhang 10/10 1565 days 4.36 2%
yu wang 10/10 1596 days 4.31 2%
Harley12 8/10 1596 days 4.31 2%
sonia hayes 10/10 1687 days 4.19 2%
Brett Pawski 9/10 1704 days true 5.0 3%
Jenny marsden 10/10 1746 days 4.11 2%
Katy Glenie 10/10 1771 days true 4.89 3%
Andrew Oldfield 9/10 1777 days 4.07 2%
Ofelia Spycher 10/10 1777 days 4.07 2%
Bruce 10/10 1777 days 4.07 2%
Bhupesh Bansal 10/10 1777 days 4.07 2%
Mark G 10/10 1777 days 4.07 2%
Kylie Crawford 9/10 1786 days true 4.86 3%
Jens Richter 10/10 1808 days 4.02 2%
Sarah M 10/10 1808 days 4.02 2%
Peter Aimer 10/10 1808 days 4.02 2%
Trish Clarkson 9/10 1824 days true 4.8 3%
Andy Scrase 10/10 1930 days 3.86 2%
tony trimble 10/10 1930 days 3.86 2%
Roy Jamieson 10/10 2052 days 3.69 1%
Chad 10/10 2052 days 3.69 1%
mfeild 10/10 2083 days 3.65 1%
Charles Lambert 10/10 2111 days 3.61 1%
Greg Mauk 10/10 2111 days 3.61 1%
Dave Long 10/10 2111 days 3.61 1%
Gary_L 10/10 2111 days 3.61 1%
ltekapo1 MacLaren 10/10 2142 days 3.57 1%
Claudia Risch 10/10 2142 days 3.57 1%
rossly 10/10 2173 days 3.52 1%
1785184 9/10 2173 days 3.52 1%
Tooty Fruity 10/10 2173 days 3.52 1%
Eileen Lim 10/10 2173 days 3.52 1%
Geert_Erika 10/10 2203 days 3.48 1%
Monica 10/10 2234 days 3.44 1%
RMac 10/10 2264 days 3.4 1%
marta 10/10 2295 days 3.36 1%
walkpaddleski 10/10 2295 days 3.36 1%
Emmam 10/10 2326 days 3.31 1%
timezra 10/10 2326 days 3.31 1%
markwillers 10/10 2448 days 3.15 1%
Melissa 10/10 2477 days 3.11 1%
rachelandmark 10/10 2477 days 3.11 1%
kandj1 10/10 2508 days 3.06 1%
dakerr 10/10 2539 days 3.02 1%
Paulie 10/10 2569 days 2.98 1%
SandyC 10/10 2569 days 2.98 1%
scottdavidson 10/10 2569 days 2.98 1%
olivierbonnet 10/10 2600 days 2.94 1%
JFAiken 10/10 2630 days 2.9 1%
jaredlaverty 10/10 2630 days 2.9 1%
Kiwitony 10/10 2661 days 2.85 1%
ruthandjosh 10/10 2692 days 2.81 0%
stephenlb 10/10 2783 days 2.69 0%
shazza 9/10 2814 days 2.65 0%
annappoole 9/10 2814 days 2.65 0%
Bob Jordan 10/10 2842 days 2.61 0%
hev_81 9/10 2842 days 2.61 0%
odedhoffman 9/10 2904 days 2.52 0%
bdb3471 9/10 2904 days 2.52 0%
icewalk1 8/10 2904 days 2.52 0%
MistyBell 10/10 2904 days 2.52 0%
vince616 9/10 2934 days 2.48 0%
alpanckhurst 10/10 2934 days 2.48 0%
paddy 8/10 3026 days 2.35 0%
gedeon 10/10 3026 days 2.35 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Alpine Recreation does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

98%

The final ranking score once 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.