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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
119 Valid Reviews
The Alpine Recreation experience has a total of 119 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 119 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Alpine Recreation valid reviews is 96.55% and is based on 119 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 119 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.
|Graeme Woodward||10/10||48 days||99.63||100%|
|Mohammed Khudhari||10/10||140 days||96.89||97%|
|Cheryl Cottine||10/10||140 days||96.89||97%|
|Carita Johnsson||9/10||164 days||95.74||96%|
|Susan Langridge||10/10||198 days||93.79||94%|
|Nat Luxton||10/10||229 days||91.69||92%|
|Halla Malik||10/10||229 days||91.69||92%|
|Warren Howe||10/10||260 days||89.29||89%|
|Michael Colavita||10/10||290 days||86.67||87%|
|Mark Hillman||8/10||290 days||86.67||87%|
|Tim Clarke||10/10||290 days||86.67||87%|
|Carol and Ian||10/10||345 days||81.14||81%|
|Giovanni Sansoni||9/10||351 days||80.48||80%|
|Lachlan Kennedy||10/10||382 days||76.88||77%|
|Pim Willemstein||9/10||393 days||75.53||75%|
|david john||10/10||413 days||72.97||73%|
|Sam Walters||10/10||474 days||64.4||64%|
|Christina Clarke||10/10||557 days||50.87||50%|
|Julia Davies||10/10||563 days||49.85||49%|
|Emily Davies||10/10||563 days||49.85||49%|
|Steve Levy||9/10||625 days||40.0||39%|
|Smith Reynolds||10/10||655 days||35.68||34%|
|Liz Roberts||10/10||716 days||27.76||26%|
|Jane McRae||10/10||747 days||24.19||22%|
|Rohan Muir||9/10||869 days||13.09||11%|
|Tim Bloch||9/10||930 days||9.31||7%|
|george Burke||10/10||960 days||7.89||6%|
|Jon Colbert||10/10||960 days||7.89||6%|
|elaine rowley||10/10||961 days||7.85||6%|
|Michelle Martin||10/10||961 days||7.85||6%|
|Judith Goodyear||8/10||985 days||8.3||6%|
|Stephen Xu||10/10||991 days||6.71||4%|
|Greg Hall||10/10||992 days||6.68||4%|
|Ashley Bigaran||8/10||1021 days||5.87||3%|
|Lou Julia||10/10||1021 days||5.87||3%|
|Vee Rocket||10/10||1021 days||5.87||3%|
|Michel Lang||8/10||1022 days||5.84||3%|
|Peter Campbell||10/10||1082 days||5.03||3%|
|Roger Palmer||9/10||1082 days||5.03||3%|
|Michael Earle||9/10||1113 days||4.98||3%|
|Andrew Raymer||8/10||1113 days||4.98||3%|
|Kendra Underhill||10/10||1136 days||4.94||3%|
|Tuangpol Kasisil||10/10||1235 days||4.81||2%|
|Dean Schluter||10/10||1235 days||4.81||2%|
|Robert Wieclawski||9/10||1266 days||4.77||2%|
|Geoff Bearne||9/10||1325 days||4.68||2%|
|Brenda Osborne||10/10||1325 days||4.68||2%|
|Susan Rose Williams||8/10||1356 days||4.64||2%|
|Jane Hogarth||9/10||1386 days||4.6||2%|
|Iwao FUJII||9/10||1386 days||4.6||2%|
|Yiying Zhang||10/10||1479 days||4.47||2%|
|yu wang||10/10||1510 days||4.43||2%|
|sonia hayes||10/10||1601 days||4.31||2%|
|Brett Pawski||9/10||1618 days||5.14||3%|
|Jenny marsden||10/10||1660 days||4.23||2%|
|Katy Glenie||10/10||1685 days||5.03||3%|
|Andrew Oldfield||9/10||1691 days||4.18||2%|
|Ofelia Spycher||10/10||1691 days||4.18||2%|
|Bhupesh Bansal||10/10||1691 days||4.18||2%|
|Mark G||10/10||1691 days||4.18||2%|
|Kylie Crawford||9/10||1700 days||5.01||3%|
|Jens Richter||10/10||1722 days||4.14||2%|
|Sarah M||10/10||1722 days||4.14||2%|
|Peter Aimer||10/10||1722 days||4.14||2%|
|Trish Clarkson||9/10||1738 days||4.94||3%|
|Andy Scrase||10/10||1844 days||3.97||2%|
|tony trimble||10/10||1844 days||3.97||2%|
|Roy Jamieson||10/10||1966 days||3.81||1%|
|Charles Lambert||10/10||2025 days||3.73||1%|
|Greg Mauk||10/10||2025 days||3.73||1%|
|Dave Long||10/10||2025 days||3.73||1%|
|ltekapo1 MacLaren||10/10||2056 days||3.68||1%|
|Claudia Risch||10/10||2056 days||3.68||1%|
|Tooty Fruity||10/10||2087 days||3.64||1%|
|Eileen Lim||10/10||2087 days||3.64||1%|
|Bob Jordan||10/10||2756 days||2.72||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.