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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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||294 days||86.3||100%|
|David Horley||9/10||1010 days||6.14||7%|
|Amy Smith||7/10||1014 days||5.5||6%|
|Louisa Theimann||10/10||1040 days||5.48||6%|
|Bobbie Jones||9/10||1092 days||5.0||6%|
|MARK CURPHEY||8/10||1095 days||4.75||5%|
|Clotilde Graziani||10/10||1327 days||4.6||5%|
|Lauren Goebel||10/10||1330 days||4.6||5%|
|Rebecca Wharton||10/10||1711 days||3.95||4%|
|Matthias Thorn||9/10||1755 days||3.87||4%|
|Denise Ewbank||10/10||2076 days||3.32||4%|
|Paul Wallace||10/10||2095 days||3.29||4%|
|Andreas Zapke||9/10||2117 days||3.25||3%|
|Simone Pickert||9/10||2118 days||3.25||3%|
|Monique Browne||10/10||2122 days||3.24||3%|
|Mike Pisco||8/10||2432 days||2.58||3%|
|Wendy Ward||10/10||2442 days||2.69||3%|
|Mark and Eefie||7/10||2501 days||2.36||2%|
|Leticia Martin||9/10||2507 days||2.58||3%|
|Marjo Cousijn||9/10||2533 days||2.54||3%|
|Green UK||8/10||2772 days||2.02||2%|
|Christina Bruellhardt||9/10||2773 days||2.13||2%|
|Sally Gordie||9/10||2778 days||2.12||2%|
|Stephanie Kohlmann||8/10||2805 days||1.97||2%|
|Marilyn Mobley||10/10||2806 days||2.07||2%|
|Robert McIlraith||7/10||2806 days||1.88||2%|
|Jessica Lane||10/10||2817 days||2.05||2%|
|Sarah Graham||9/10||2898 days||1.91||2%|
|Sandra Milch||10/10||3141 days||1.5||1%|
|Harry Hammond||8/10||3150 days||1.41||1%|
|Jennifer Sunderland||9/10||3159 days||1.47||1%|
|Leontine van Laar||8/10||3180 days||1.36||1%|
|Andreas Neo||8/10||3182 days||1.36||1%|
|Stephen M||7/10||3503 days||0.8||1%|
|Maureen Pearman||9/10||3523 days||0.84||1%|
|Lasse Olesen||9/10||3543 days||0.81||1%|
|Birgit Haver||8/10||3544 days||0.77||1%|
|Kevin and Teresa||8/10||3550 days||0.76||1%|
|Yvonne German||10/10||3567 days||0.77||1%|
|Simon Bartholomew||10/10||3624 days||0.67||1%|
|DC Melbourne||7/10||3859 days||0.24||0%|
|Dave Ashun||10/10||3863 days||0.26||0%|
|Sarah Bridge||9/10||3876 days||0.24||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.
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