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

50 Valid Reviews

The Mount John via Lakeshore experience has a total of 50 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 50 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
32%
9/10 19
38%
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%

88.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John via Lakeshore valid reviews is 88.80% and is based on 50 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 50 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

90.97%

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
Liz 9/10 85 days 98.86 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 236 days 91.17 92%
Fredrik Lundberg 10/10 826 days true 19.76 19%
Anthony Terry 7/10 912 days true 12.37 11%
Nolwen 7/10 926 days true 11.43 10%
Jill Grange 8/10 928 days true 11.3 10%
Coralie Dhenin 8/10 1152 days true 5.91 4%
Jean-Pierre Guillon 9/10 1154 days true 5.9 4%
Marie 10/10 1168 days true 5.88 4%
Michael L 9/10 1172 days true 5.87 4%
Celine 9/10 1172 days true 5.87 4%
Lucy Mulvin 9/10 1175 days true 5.87 4%
Ivan Dupont 8/10 1221 days true 5.79 4%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 1884 days true 4.7 3%
Julian Kuemme 8/10 1886 days true 4.7 3%
Mandy Reich 8/10 1887 days true 4.7 3%
Mark 9/10 1893 days true 4.69 3%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 1911 days 3.88 2%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 1962 days true 4.57 3%
Jesse Farrell 9/10 1979 days true 4.55 3%
Orla Hughes 9/10 1979 days true 4.55 3%
Friederike 7/10 2260 days true 4.08 2%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2261 days true 4.08 2%
Marie 7/10 2261 days true 4.08 2%
Stientje van den Heuvel 9/10 2262 days true 4.08 2%
Toomas Viilus 10/10 2272 days true 4.07 2%
Maarja 10/10 2272 days true 4.07 2%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2281 days true 4.05 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2317 days true 3.99 2%
Abby Rushmer 10/10 2365 days true 3.91 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2626 days true 3.48 2%
Jill Homewood 10/10 2634 days true 3.47 2%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2644 days true 3.45 2%
Marion Hassink 9/10 2647 days true 3.45 2%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 2653 days true 3.44 2%
Chris Marsh 10/10 2667 days true 3.42 2%
Mike1952 10/10 2670 days 2.84 1%
bryfrance 10/10 2997 days true 2.87 1%
Kornelia Kirf 10/10 2997 days true 2.87 1%
Jim & Rebecca 9/10 2999 days true 2.87 1%
Lauren Pestell 9/10 3014 days true 2.85 1%
Jennie McIver 9/10 3022 days true 2.83 1%
Doris Neuber 9/10 3034 days true 2.81 1%
Cuz da Maori 6/10 3127 days 2.22 1%
Kaddi & Grego 7/10 3373 days true 2.26 1%
Rolf X 9/10 3382 days true 2.24 1%
Ian E 9/10 3396 days true 2.22 1%
marianneb 10/10 3706 days true 1.71 0%
ChrisD 8/10 3722 days true 1.68 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 9/10 3726 days true 1.68 0%

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

91%

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.

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