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.
117 Valid Reviews
The Alpine Recreation experience has a total of 117 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 117 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Alpine Recreation valid reviews is 96.50% and is based on 117 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 117 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.
|Mohammed Khudhari||10/10||57 days||99.49||100%|
|Carita Johnsson||9/10||81 days||98.96||99%|
|Susan Langridge||10/10||116 days||97.87||98%|
|Nat Luxton||10/10||147 days||96.58||97%|
|Halla Malik||10/10||147 days||96.58||97%|
|Warren Howe||10/10||178 days||94.98||95%|
|Michael Colavita||10/10||208 days||93.14||93%|
|Mark Hillman||8/10||208 days||93.14||93%|
|Tim Clarke||10/10||208 days||93.14||93%|
|Carol and Ian||10/10||262 days||89.12||89%|
|Giovanni Sansoni||9/10||269 days||88.53||89%|
|Lachlan Kennedy||10/10||300 days||85.74||86%|
|Pim Willemstein||9/10||310 days||84.77||85%|
|david john||10/10||331 days||82.64||83%|
|Sam Walters||10/10||392 days||75.65||75%|
|Christina Clarke||10/10||474 days||64.4||64%|
|Julia Davies||10/10||481 days||63.34||63%|
|Emily Davies||10/10||481 days||63.34||63%|
|Steve Levy||9/10||543 days||53.28||52%|
|Smith Reynolds||10/10||573 days||48.18||47%|
|Liz Roberts||10/10||634 days||38.68||37%|
|Jane McRae||10/10||665 days||34.3||33%|
|Rohan Muir||9/10||787 days||20.03||18%|
|Tim Bloch||9/10||847 days||14.75||13%|
|george Burke||10/10||878 days||12.46||10%|
|Jon Colbert||10/10||878 days||12.46||10%|
|elaine rowley||10/10||878 days||12.46||10%|
|Michelle Martin||10/10||878 days||12.46||10%|
|Judith Goodyear||8/10||902 days||13.08||11%|
|Stephen Xu||10/10||909 days||10.48||8%|
|Greg Hall||10/10||909 days||10.48||8%|
|Ashley Bigaran||8/10||939 days||8.86||6%|
|Lou Julia||10/10||939 days||8.86||6%|
|Vee Rocket||10/10||939 days||8.86||6%|
|Michel Lang||8/10||939 days||8.86||6%|
|Peter Campbell||10/10||1000 days||6.43||4%|
|Roger Palmer||9/10||1000 days||6.43||4%|
|Michael Earle||9/10||1031 days||5.65||3%|
|Andrew Raymer||8/10||1031 days||5.65||3%|
|Kendra Underhill||10/10||1053 days||5.28||3%|
|Tuangpol Kasisil||10/10||1153 days||4.92||2%|
|Dean Schluter||10/10||1153 days||4.92||2%|
|Robert Wieclawski||9/10||1184 days||4.88||2%|
|Geoff Bearne||9/10||1243 days||4.8||2%|
|Brenda Osborne||10/10||1243 days||4.8||2%|
|Susan Rose Williams||8/10||1274 days||4.75||2%|
|Jane Hogarth||9/10||1304 days||4.71||2%|
|Iwao FUJII||9/10||1304 days||4.71||2%|
|Yiying Zhang||10/10||1396 days||4.59||2%|
|yu wang||10/10||1427 days||4.55||2%|
|sonia hayes||10/10||1518 days||4.42||2%|
|Brett Pawski||9/10||1535 days||5.28||3%|
|Jenny marsden||10/10||1577 days||4.34||2%|
|Katy Glenie||10/10||1602 days||5.17||3%|
|Andrew Oldfield||9/10||1608 days||4.3||2%|
|Ofelia Spycher||10/10||1608 days||4.3||2%|
|Bhupesh Bansal||10/10||1608 days||4.3||2%|
|Mark G||10/10||1608 days||4.3||2%|
|Kylie Crawford||9/10||1617 days||5.14||3%|
|Jens Richter||10/10||1639 days||4.25||2%|
|Sarah M||10/10||1639 days||4.25||2%|
|Peter Aimer||10/10||1639 days||4.25||2%|
|Trish Clarkson||9/10||1655 days||5.08||3%|
|Andy Scrase||10/10||1761 days||4.09||2%|
|tony trimble||10/10||1761 days||4.09||2%|
|Roy Jamieson||10/10||1883 days||3.92||1%|
|Charles Lambert||10/10||1942 days||3.84||1%|
|Greg Mauk||10/10||1942 days||3.84||1%|
|Dave Long||10/10||1942 days||3.84||1%|
|ltekapo1 MacLaren||10/10||1973 days||3.8||1%|
|Claudia Risch||10/10||1973 days||3.8||1%|
|Tooty Fruity||10/10||2004 days||3.75||1%|
|Eileen Lim||10/10||2004 days||3.75||1%|
|Bob Jordan||10/10||2673 days||2.84||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 31 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.