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 Mount John via Lakeshore.

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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Mount John via Lakeshore

Valid Reviews

51 Valid Reviews

The Mount John via Lakeshore experience has a total of 51 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 51 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
33%
9/10 19
37%
8/10 9
18%
7/10 5
10%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.02% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John via Lakeshore valid reviews is 89.02% and is based on 51 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

45 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 51 valid reviews, the experience has 45 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 45 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
29%
9/10 18
40%
8/10 9
20%
7/10 5
11%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John via Lakeshore face-to-face reviews is 88.67% and is based on 45 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.50%

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 Relative Weight
Susanne 10/10 539 days 100%
Liz 9/10 784 days 37%
Mike Fricker 10/10 935 days 16%
Fredrik Lundberg 10/10 1525 days 7%
Anthony Terry 7/10 1611 days 6%
Nolwen 7/10 1625 days 6%
Jill Grange 8/10 1627 days 6%
Coralie Dhenin 8/10 1851 days 5%
Jean-Pierre Guillon 9/10 1853 days 6%
Marie 10/10 1867 days 6%
Michael L 9/10 1871 days 5%
Celine 9/10 1871 days 5%
Lucy Mulvin 9/10 1874 days 5%
Ivan Dupont 8/10 1920 days 5%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2583 days 3%
Julian Kuemme 8/10 2585 days 3%
Mandy Reich 8/10 2586 days 3%
Mark 9/10 2592 days 3%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2610 days 3%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 2661 days 3%
Jesse Farrell 9/10 2678 days 3%
Orla Hughes 9/10 2678 days 3%
Friederike 7/10 2959 days 1%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2960 days 1%
Marie 7/10 2960 days 1%
Stientje van den Heuvel 9/10 2961 days 1%
Toomas Viilus 10/10 2971 days 1%
Maarja 10/10 2971 days 1%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2980 days 1%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 3016 days 1%
Abby Rushmer 10/10 3064 days 1%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3325 days 0%
Jill Homewood 10/10 3333 days 0%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 3343 days 0%
Marion Hassink 9/10 3346 days 0%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3352 days 0%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3366 days 0%
Mike1952 10/10 3369 days 0%
bryfrance 10/10 3696 days 1%
Kornelia Kirf 10/10 3696 days 1%
Jim & Rebecca 9/10 3698 days 1%
Lauren Pestell 9/10 3713 days 1%
Jennie McIver 9/10 3721 days 1%
Doris Neuber 9/10 3733 days 1%
Cuz da Maori 6/10 3826 days 1%
Kaddi & Grego 7/10 4072 days 1%
Rolf X 9/10 4081 days 1%
Ian E 9/10 4095 days 1%
marianneb 10/10 4405 days 1%
ChrisD 8/10 4421 days 1%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 9/10 4425 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount John via Lakeshore does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

93%

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 info@rankers.co.nz.