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

139 Valid Reviews

The Alpine Recreation experience has a total of 139 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 139 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 104
75%
9/10 24
17%
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%

96.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Alpine Recreation valid reviews is 96.33% and is based on 139 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 139 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

97.65%

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 Relative Weight
A. Mullins 10/10 358 days 100%
David Mansel 10/10 663 days 43%
Ash S 10/10 726 days 33%
Louis Manley 10/10 755 days 29%
Andrew Isb 10/10 785 days 25%
Alex Jenner 10/10 846 days 19%
Annie Wang 10/10 874 days 10%
Mark Geyle 10/10 877 days 16%
Oliver Keaveney 10/10 877 days 16%
Richard Everingham 9/10 936 days 11%
Michelle Martin 10/10 936 days 11%
Matt McGilton 10/10 936 days 11%
Liz Roberts 10/10 958 days 10%
Rob Morehead 10/10 997 days 8%
James Harman 10/10 1028 days 7%
dougal s 10/10 1028 days 7%
Snazzi 10/10 1028 days 7%
Peter Good 10/10 1058 days 7%
Graeme Woodward 10/10 1120 days 6%
Mohammed Khudhari 10/10 1211 days 6%
Cheryl Cottine 10/10 1211 days 6%
Carita Johnsson 9/10 1235 days 6%
Susan Langridge 10/10 1270 days 6%
Andrew 3/10 1270 days 4%
Nat Luxton 10/10 1301 days 6%
Halla Malik 10/10 1301 days 6%
Warren Howe 10/10 1332 days 6%
Michael Colavita 10/10 1362 days 6%
Mark Hillman 8/10 1362 days 5%
Tim Clarke 10/10 1362 days 6%
Carol and Ian 10/10 1416 days 5%
Giovanni Sansoni 9/10 1423 days 5%
Lachlan Kennedy 10/10 1454 days 5%
Pim Willemstein 9/10 1464 days 5%
Louise 10/10 1485 days 5%
david john 10/10 1485 days 5%
Sam Walters 10/10 1546 days 5%
Christina Clarke 10/10 1628 days 5%
Julia Davies 10/10 1635 days 5%
Emily Davies 10/10 1635 days 5%
Benoit Berty 8/10 1635 days 3%
Steve Levy 9/10 1697 days 5%
Smith Reynolds 10/10 1727 days 5%
Danguole 10/10 1746 days 5%
Liz Roberts 10/10 1788 days 5%
Jane McRae 10/10 1819 days 4%
Rohan Muir 9/10 1941 days 4%
Tim Bloch 9/10 2001 days 4%
george Burke 10/10 2032 days 4%
Jon Colbert 10/10 2032 days 4%
elaine rowley 10/10 2032 days 4%
Michelle Martin 10/10 2032 days 4%
Judith Goodyear 8/10 2056 days 2%
Stephen Xu 10/10 2063 days 4%
Greg Hall 10/10 2063 days 4%
Jesse 10/10 2063 days 4%
Ashley Bigaran 8/10 2093 days 4%
Lou Julia 10/10 2093 days 4%
Vee Rocket 10/10 2093 days 4%
Michel Lang 8/10 2093 days 4%
Peter Campbell 10/10 2154 days 4%
Roger Palmer 9/10 2154 days 4%
Michael Earle 9/10 2185 days 4%
Andrew Raymer 8/10 2185 days 3%
Kendra Underhill 10/10 2207 days 4%
Tuangpol Kasisil 10/10 2307 days 3%
Dean Schluter 10/10 2307 days 3%
Robert Wieclawski 9/10 2338 days 3%
Geoff Bearne 9/10 2397 days 3%
Brenda Osborne 10/10 2397 days 3%
Susan Rose Williams 8/10 2428 days 3%
Jane Hogarth 9/10 2458 days 3%
Iwao FUJII 9/10 2458 days 3%
Russell 10/10 2550 days 3%
Yiying Zhang 10/10 2550 days 3%
yu wang 10/10 2581 days 3%
Harley12 8/10 2581 days 2%
sonia hayes 10/10 2672 days 2%
Brett Pawski 9/10 2689 days 1%
Jenny marsden 10/10 2731 days 2%
Katy Glenie 10/10 2756 days 1%
Andrew Oldfield 9/10 2762 days 2%
Ofelia Spycher 10/10 2762 days 2%
Bruce 10/10 2762 days 2%
Bhupesh Bansal 10/10 2762 days 2%
Mark G 10/10 2762 days 2%
Kylie Crawford 9/10 2771 days 1%
Jens Richter 10/10 2793 days 2%
Sarah M 10/10 2793 days 2%
Peter Aimer 10/10 2793 days 2%
Trish Clarkson 9/10 2809 days 1%
Andy Scrase 10/10 2915 days 2%
tony trimble 10/10 2915 days 2%
Roy Jamieson 10/10 3037 days 1%
Chad 10/10 3037 days 1%
mfeild 10/10 3068 days 1%
Charles Lambert 10/10 3096 days 1%
Greg Mauk 10/10 3096 days 1%
Dave Long 10/10 3096 days 1%
Gary_L 10/10 3096 days 1%
ltekapo1 MacLaren 10/10 3127 days 1%
Claudia Risch 10/10 3127 days 1%
rossly 10/10 3158 days 1%
1785184 9/10 3158 days 1%
Tooty Fruity 10/10 3158 days 1%
Eileen Lim 10/10 3158 days 1%
Geert_Erika 10/10 3188 days 1%
Monica 10/10 3219 days 1%
RMac 10/10 3249 days 1%
marta 10/10 3280 days 1%
walkpaddleski 10/10 3280 days 1%
Emmam 10/10 3311 days 1%
timezra 10/10 3311 days 1%
markwillers 10/10 3433 days 1%
Melissa 10/10 3462 days 0%
rachelandmark 10/10 3462 days 0%
kandj1 10/10 3493 days 0%
dakerr 10/10 3524 days 0%
Paulie 10/10 3554 days 0%
SandyC 10/10 3554 days 0%
scottdavidson 10/10 3554 days 0%
olivierbonnet 10/10 3585 days 0%
JFAiken 10/10 3615 days 0%
jaredlaverty 10/10 3615 days 0%
Kiwitony 10/10 3646 days 0%
ruthandjosh 10/10 3677 days 1%
stephenlb 10/10 3768 days 1%
shazza 9/10 3799 days 1%
annappoole 9/10 3799 days 1%
Bob Jordan 10/10 3827 days 1%
hev_81 9/10 3827 days 1%
odedhoffman 9/10 3889 days 1%
bdb3471 9/10 3889 days 1%
icewalk1 8/10 3889 days 1%
MistyBell 10/10 3889 days 1%
vince616 9/10 3919 days 1%
alpanckhurst 10/10 3919 days 1%
paddy 8/10 4011 days 1%
gedeon 10/10 4011 days 1%

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

-2.04% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Alpine Recreation experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.01%
198 -2.02%
199 -2.03%
200 -2.04%
201 -2.05%
202 -2.06%
203 -2.07%

Final Ranking Score

96%

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.