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 Cinema Paradiso.

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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Cinema Paradiso

Valid Reviews

23 Valid Reviews

The Cinema Paradiso experience has a total of 23 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 23 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
65%
9/10 4
17%
8/10 3
13%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.91% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cinema Paradiso valid reviews is 93.91% and is based on 23 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

18 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 23 valid reviews, the experience has 18 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 18 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
56%
9/10 4
22%
8/10 3
17%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
6%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.22% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cinema Paradiso face-to-face reviews is 92.22% and is based on 18 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.38%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Saskia Irblich 9/10 1089 days true 5.01 100%
Louisa Theimann 10/10 1090 days true 5.0 100%
Kirsten Helsgaun 10/10 1367 days true 4.47 89%
Wil Goes 8/10 1405 days true 4.17 83%
Justine Hoffmann 6/10 1405 days true 3.65 73%
Leanne Webster 10/10 2079 days 3.07 61%
Steffen 10/10 2127 days true 2.98 60%
Mayan Goddat 10/10 2159 days true 2.92 58%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2159 days true 2.92 58%
Maya Barad 10/10 2160 days true 2.92 58%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2461 days true 2.33 46%
Patrick O'Connell 10/10 2486 days true 2.28 46%
paulmiles 10/10 2566 days 2.12 42%
Barbara 9/10 2851 days true 1.56 31%
Aoife Lillis 10/10 2858 days true 1.55 31%
Francis Corrigan 9/10 2871 days true 1.52 30%
Julia 8/10 3205 days true 0.83 17%
BenH 10/10 3600 days 0.1 2%
Eimear Doyle 10/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Anna 10/10 3692 days 0.0 0%
Ian 10/10 3929 days 0.0 0%
Malcolm 8/10 3938 days true 0.0 0%
Paul 9/10 4069 days true 0.0 0%

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 Cinema Paradiso experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Cinema Paradiso 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 199 days.

The Cinema Paradiso experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.