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 Skippers Canyon Jet.
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.
64 Valid Reviews
The Skippers Canyon Jet experience has a total of 65 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 64 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Skippers Canyon Jet valid reviews is 91.72% and is based on 64 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
40 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 64 valid reviews, the experience has 40 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 40 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Skippers Canyon Jet face-to-face reviews is 88.25% and is based on 40 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.
|Tomas Lloyd||8/10||1804 days||100%|
|Cameron Jeal||7/10||1880 days||92%|
|Frans Derks||9/10||2971 days||39%|
|Esther Goh||9/10||3192 days||26%|
|Green UK||6/10||3234 days||19%|
|Robin Sable||10/10||3234 days||23%|
|Ray Banham||9/10||3599 days||3%|
|Sophia Kelly||10/10||3603 days||2%|
|Werner and Rita||9/10||3603 days||2%|
|Tom Bushell||9/10||3603 days||2%|
|John Cullin||10/10||3609 days||2%|
|Victoria Boolsen||9/10||3611 days||2%|
|Adam Duus-Boolsen||8/10||3611 days||2%|
|Laura Leigh||8/10||3612 days||2%|
|Brian Lind||9/10||3634 days||1%|
|Gillian de Vries||8/10||3640 days||0%|
|H Schepers||8/10||3643 days||0%|
|Hee Min Kang||9/10||3644 days||0%|
|Keita-Karen Buchanan||8/10||3970 days||27%|
|David B||8/10||3979 days||27%|
|Yssel de Schepper||10/10||3990 days||29%|
|Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow||8/10||3990 days||27%|
|Bert Tonwen||10/10||3993 days||29%|
|Ian E||9/10||4008 days||29%|
|Edward Bugg||10/10||4135 days||29%|
|Dean Rodick||10/10||4438 days||29%|
|shelly milne||9/10||4512 days||29%|
|Richard Ebbett||9/10||4512 days||29%|
|Thomas Bachmann||10/10||4566 days||29%|
|Nigel McArthur||10/10||4599 days||29%|
|Rhys Howell||10/10||4652 days||29%|
|Anke Bohrer||10/10||4664 days||29%|
|Rob and Dorothy||9/10||4688 days||29%|
|Paula Curtis||10/10||4722 days||29%|
|Wendy Williams||9/10||4810 days||29%|
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 Skippers Canyon Jet experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 days. However the Skippers Canyon Jet 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 Skippers Canyon Jet experience has been adjusted for 200 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.