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 Pegasus Rental Cars.

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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Pegasus Rental Cars

Valid Reviews

80 Valid Reviews

The Pegasus Rental Cars experience has a total of 82 reviews. There are 80 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 80 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 54
68%
9/10 9
11%
8/10 4
5%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 9
11%

85.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pegasus Rental Cars valid reviews is 85.50% and is based on 80 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

12 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 80 valid reviews, the experience has 12 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 12 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
25%
9/10 2
17%
8/10 4
33%
7/10 2
17%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
8%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.83% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pegasus Rental Cars face-to-face reviews is 80.83% and is based on 12 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.33%

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
s.davies 10/10 356 days 100%
Paul McMenamin 1/10 356 days 73%
Dianne Fraser 10/10 601 days 55%
helen santry 10/10 752 days 30%
Amanda N 9/10 844 days 19%
Tracey Slattery 10/10 1027 days 7%
Jackie 10/10 1058 days 6%
Darcy 10/10 1058 days 6%
Sergio 10/10 1058 days 6%
Rhonda Henderson 9/10 1178 days 6%
Natasha Avancini 10/10 1209 days 6%
Manu Rajappa 10/10 1209 days 6%
Chris 10/10 1331 days 6%
magicmoa 10/10 1543 days 5%
Katie Carr 10/10 1666 days 5%
Stuart Hirst 10/10 1788 days 5%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1817 days 3%
jusbeurself 1/10 1817 days 3%
J F 5/10 2578 days 2%
Sabbsilein 10/10 2670 days 2%
Lisa Lee 9/10 2731 days 2%
Carleton Croft 10/10 2792 days 2%
Cheng Ooi 10/10 2823 days 2%
David Wilson 10/10 2853 days 2%
John Richards 10/10 2853 days 2%
Heather Adam 10/10 2853 days 2%
David Boals 10/10 2853 days 2%
Jose Jacob 10/10 2912 days 2%
Betsy Crump 10/10 2912 days 2%
Malone 1/10 2943 days 1%
Craigles67 10/10 2943 days 2%
Bmarklew 9/10 2943 days 2%
Michael 10/10 2943 days 2%
sammie52 9/10 2943 days 2%
James Daniels 10/10 2943 days 2%
Jeremias Meru 10/10 2943 days 2%
Kate 10/10 2943 days 2%
cathy janis 10/10 2943 days 2%
mike lawrence 10/10 2943 days 2%
LyndaM 10/10 2974 days 2%
Lyn 10/10 2974 days 2%
marye 9/10 2974 days 2%
susiev 10/10 2974 days 2%
Derek5660 10/10 3004 days 2%
Dave1606 10/10 3004 days 2%
lazarus 10/10 3004 days 2%
FeeGee 10/10 3004 days 2%
fanzo 1/10 3004 days 1%
rcaroe 10/10 3035 days 1%
Paulakn 1/10 3035 days 1%
Vfeebs 10/10 3035 days 1%
MLS 1/10 3035 days 1%
wookster 10/10 3157 days 1%
shirls21363 10/10 3188 days 1%
stellamark 10/10 3188 days 1%
ali_v 9/10 3188 days 1%
Philip51 10/10 3188 days 1%
jayh 10/10 3188 days 1%
swerl 10/10 3218 days 1%
ShayneMassey 10/10 3218 days 1%
bartman 10/10 3218 days 1%
AnneD 10/10 3218 days 1%
ishampc 10/10 3218 days 1%
Lee68 10/10 3218 days 1%
paddles 1/10 3309 days 1%
nv41 10/10 3309 days 1%
Seamus 10/10 3309 days 1%
Cam 1/10 3340 days 1%
Kiwigirl 1/10 3554 days 0%
Tom 7/10 3633 days 0%
Peter and Dianne McKinnon 10/10 4093 days 1%
Tiina 9/10 4363 days 1%
Declan 7/10 4363 days 1%
Takeshi 8/10 4387 days 1%
Katie Wise 10/10 4546 days 1%
Kolacny 8/10 4700 days 1%
Emily Houston 9/10 4711 days 1%
Kristine 3/10 4711 days 1%
Hilary and Phil 10/10 4711 days 1%
Anna 8/10 4726 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 Pegasus Rental Cars experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-7.11% Adjustment

Recent reviews reflect the experience as it currently operates. This means it's important to get fresh reviews. Some experiences discovered they could get a few good reviews and then, resting on their laurels, discourage any further reviews. This adjustment stimulates experiences to be positively involved in the review generating process and discourages them from manipulating the ranking system in this manner.

What constitutes a recent review is based on the how old it is, what type of experience it is applied to and and what time of year it currently is. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, what is considered recent is dynamically adjusted throughout the year.

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received enough reviews within the last 47 days. The Pegasus Rental Cars experience has 0 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:

Recent Reviews Adjustment
0 -3.00%
1 -2.83%
2 -2.33%
3 -1.50%
4 -0.67%
5 -0.17%
6 -0.00%

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 Pegasus Rental Cars experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -4.05%
198 -4.07%
199 -4.09%
200 -4.11%
201 -4.13%
202 -4.15%
203 -4.17%

Final Ranking Score

74%

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.