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 Mount John Summit Circuit.
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.
57 Valid Reviews
The Mount John Summit Circuit experience has a total of 57 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 57 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John Summit Circuit valid reviews is 87.72% and is based on 57 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
53 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 57 valid reviews, the experience has 53 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 53 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John Summit Circuit face-to-face reviews is 87.36% and is based on 53 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.
|From DK||9/10||630 days||39.26||100%|
|David Horley||9/10||1346 days||4.51||11%|
|Amy Smith||7/10||1350 days||4.1||10%|
|Louisa Theimann||10/10||1376 days||4.45||11%|
|Bobbie Jones||9/10||1428 days||4.35||11%|
|MARK CURPHEY||8/10||1431 days||4.13||11%|
|Clotilde Graziani||10/10||1663 days||3.89||10%|
|Lauren Goebel||10/10||1666 days||3.88||10%|
|Rebecca Wharton||10/10||2047 days||3.14||8%|
|Matthias Thorn||9/10||2090 days||3.05||8%|
|Denise Ewbank||10/10||2412 days||2.42||6%|
|Paul Wallace||10/10||2431 days||2.39||6%|
|Andreas Zapke||9/10||2453 days||2.34||6%|
|Simone Pickert||9/10||2454 days||2.34||6%|
|Monique Browne||10/10||2458 days||2.33||6%|
|Mike Pisco||8/10||2768 days||1.64||4%|
|Wendy Ward||10/10||2778 days||1.71||4%|
|Mark and Eefie||7/10||2837 days||1.45||4%|
|Leticia Martin||9/10||2843 days||1.58||4%|
|Marjo Cousijn||9/10||2869 days||1.53||4%|
|Green UK||8/10||3108 days||1.01||3%|
|Christina Bruellhardt||9/10||3109 days||1.06||3%|
|Sally Gordie||9/10||3114 days||1.05||3%|
|Stephanie Kohlmann||8/10||3141 days||0.95||2%|
|Marilyn Mobley||10/10||3142 days||0.99||3%|
|Robert McIlraith||7/10||3142 days||0.9||2%|
|Jessica Lane||10/10||3153 days||0.97||2%|
|Sarah Graham||9/10||3234 days||0.81||2%|
|Sandra Milch||10/10||3477 days||0.34||1%|
|Harry Hammond||8/10||3486 days||0.3||1%|
|Jennifer Sunderland||9/10||3495 days||0.3||1%|
|Leontine van Laar||8/10||3516 days||0.25||1%|
|Andreas Neo||8/10||3518 days||0.25||1%|
|Stephen M||7/10||3839 days||0.0||0%|
|Maureen Pearman||9/10||3859 days||0.0||0%|
|Lasse Olesen||9/10||3879 days||0.0||0%|
|Birgit Haver||8/10||3880 days||0.0||0%|
|Kevin and Teresa||8/10||3886 days||0.0||0%|
|Yvonne German||10/10||3903 days||0.0||0%|
|Simon Bartholomew||10/10||3960 days||0.0||0%|
|DC Melbourne||7/10||4195 days||0.0||0%|
|Dave Ashun||10/10||4199 days||0.0||0%|
|Sarah Bridge||9/10||4212 days||0.0||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount John Summit Circuit does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
The final ranking score once 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.