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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
129 Valid Reviews
The Alpine Recreation experience has a total of 129 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 129 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Alpine Recreation valid reviews is 96.20% and is based on 129 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 129 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:
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.
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.
|Richard Everingham||9/10||51 days||99.59||100%|
|Michelle Martin||10/10||51 days||99.59||100%|
|Matt McGilton||10/10||51 days||99.59||100%|
|Liz Roberts||10/10||73 days||99.16||100%|
|Rob Morehead||10/10||112 days||98.01||98%|
|James Harman||10/10||143 days||96.76||97%|
|dougal s||10/10||143 days||96.76||97%|
|Peter Good||10/10||173 days||95.26||96%|
|Graeme Woodward||10/10||235 days||91.25||91%|
|Mohammed Khudhari||10/10||326 days||83.16||83%|
|Cheryl Cottine||10/10||326 days||83.16||83%|
|Carita Johnsson||9/10||350 days||80.59||80%|
|Susan Langridge||10/10||385 days||76.51||76%|
|Nat Luxton||10/10||416 days||72.58||72%|
|Halla Malik||10/10||416 days||72.58||72%|
|Warren Howe||10/10||447 days||68.34||68%|
|Michael Colavita||10/10||477 days||63.95||63%|
|Mark Hillman||8/10||477 days||63.95||63%|
|Tim Clarke||10/10||477 days||63.95||63%|
|Carol and Ian||10/10||531 days||55.32||55%|
|Giovanni Sansoni||9/10||538 days||54.13||53%|
|Lachlan Kennedy||10/10||569 days||48.84||48%|
|Pim Willemstein||9/10||579 days||47.19||46%|
|david john||10/10||600 days||43.83||43%|
|Sam Walters||10/10||661 days||34.85||34%|
|Christina Clarke||10/10||743 days||24.63||23%|
|Julia Davies||10/10||750 days||23.86||22%|
|Emily Davies||10/10||750 days||23.86||22%|
|Steve Levy||9/10||812 days||17.69||16%|
|Smith Reynolds||10/10||842 days||15.14||13%|
|Liz Roberts||10/10||903 days||10.84||9%|
|Jane McRae||10/10||934 days||9.11||7%|
|Rohan Muir||9/10||1056 days||5.24||3%|
|Tim Bloch||9/10||1116 days||4.97||3%|
|george Burke||10/10||1147 days||4.93||3%|
|Jon Colbert||10/10||1147 days||4.93||3%|
|elaine rowley||10/10||1147 days||4.93||3%|
|Michelle Martin||10/10||1147 days||4.93||3%|
|Judith Goodyear||8/10||1171 days||5.88||4%|
|Stephen Xu||10/10||1178 days||4.89||3%|
|Greg Hall||10/10||1178 days||4.89||3%|
|Ashley Bigaran||8/10||1208 days||4.85||3%|
|Lou Julia||10/10||1208 days||4.85||3%|
|Vee Rocket||10/10||1208 days||4.85||3%|
|Michel Lang||8/10||1208 days||4.85||3%|
|Peter Campbell||10/10||1269 days||4.76||3%|
|Roger Palmer||9/10||1269 days||4.76||3%|
|Michael Earle||9/10||1300 days||4.72||3%|
|Andrew Raymer||8/10||1300 days||4.72||3%|
|Kendra Underhill||10/10||1322 days||4.69||3%|
|Tuangpol Kasisil||10/10||1422 days||4.55||2%|
|Dean Schluter||10/10||1422 days||4.55||2%|
|Robert Wieclawski||9/10||1453 days||4.51||2%|
|Geoff Bearne||9/10||1512 days||4.43||2%|
|Brenda Osborne||10/10||1512 days||4.43||2%|
|Susan Rose Williams||8/10||1543 days||4.39||2%|
|Jane Hogarth||9/10||1573 days||4.35||2%|
|Iwao FUJII||9/10||1573 days||4.35||2%|
|Yiying Zhang||10/10||1665 days||4.22||2%|
|yu wang||10/10||1696 days||4.18||2%|
|sonia hayes||10/10||1787 days||4.05||2%|
|Brett Pawski||9/10||1804 days||4.83||3%|
|Jenny marsden||10/10||1846 days||3.97||2%|
|Katy Glenie||10/10||1871 days||4.72||3%|
|Andrew Oldfield||9/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Ofelia Spycher||10/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Bhupesh Bansal||10/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Mark G||10/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Kylie Crawford||9/10||1886 days||4.7||3%|
|Jens Richter||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|Sarah M||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|Peter Aimer||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|Trish Clarkson||9/10||1924 days||4.64||2%|
|Andy Scrase||10/10||2030 days||3.72||2%|
|tony trimble||10/10||2030 days||3.72||2%|
|Roy Jamieson||10/10||2152 days||3.55||1%|
|Charles Lambert||10/10||2211 days||3.47||1%|
|Greg Mauk||10/10||2211 days||3.47||1%|
|Dave Long||10/10||2211 days||3.47||1%|
|ltekapo1 MacLaren||10/10||2242 days||3.43||1%|
|Claudia Risch||10/10||2242 days||3.43||1%|
|Tooty Fruity||10/10||2273 days||3.39||1%|
|Eileen Lim||10/10||2273 days||3.39||1%|
|Bob Jordan||10/10||2942 days||2.47||0%|
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 Alpine Recreation experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any 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 364 days.
The Alpine Recreation experience has been adjusted for 21 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 email@example.com.