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 Mountain Helicopters.
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.
56 Valid Reviews
The Mountain Helicopters experience has a total of 59 reviews. There are 56 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 56 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mountain Helicopters valid reviews is 97.68% and is based on 56 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
19 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 56 valid reviews, the experience has 19 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 19 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mountain Helicopters face-to-face reviews is 93.68% and is based on 19 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.
|Nate Smith||10/10||352 days||77%|
|John Jones||10/10||536 days||52%|
|Natasha Walker||10/10||657 days||33%|
|Richard Thompson||10/10||688 days||29%|
|Tom Nicol||10/10||780 days||19%|
|Ian Watson||10/10||992 days||5%|
|Dorota Kimber||10/10||1022 days||4%|
|Luke Roberts||10/10||1206 days||3%|
|Glyn and Karen Farlow||10/10||1283 days||4%|
|Maria den Otter||10/10||1326 days||3%|
|Beverley Ceci||10/10||1326 days||3%|
|Henry Papuni||10/10||1326 days||3%|
|B D||10/10||1326 days||3%|
|Tracey Harrison||10/10||1357 days||3%|
|Zoe Heij||10/10||1571 days||3%|
|Margo Boyd||10/10||1660 days||3%|
|Desma Frampton||10/10||2345 days||2%|
|Irene and Werner Keil||10/10||2352 days||2%|
|Marleen Meyers||8/10||2374 days||2%|
|Dieter Uhlmann||8/10||2374 days||2%|
|Birgit Farwig||10/10||2709 days||2%|
|Keith Margan||10/10||2756 days||1%|
|Kevin and Teresa||10/10||2756 days||2%|
|Eva Maria||10/10||2909 days||1%|
|Lilly Tillman||10/10||3079 days||1%|
|George Jeffs||10/10||3441 days||1%|
|Ian and Judy||9/10||3463 days||1%|
|Susannah May||10/10||3465 days||0%|
|Victoria Manning||10/10||3465 days||0%|
|Wendy Lomas||8/10||3471 days||1%|
|Kathleen L||10/10||3471 days||1%|
|Paul Cripps||10/10||3471 days||1%|
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 Mountain Helicopters 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 Mountain Helicopters 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 Mountain Helicopters experience has been adjusted for 119 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.