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 Cave Stream Scenic Reserve.
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.
49 Valid Reviews
The Cave Stream Scenic Reserve experience has a total of 49 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 49 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve valid reviews is 96.73% and is based on 49 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
37 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 49 valid reviews, the experience has 37 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 37 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve face-to-face reviews is 96.22% and is based on 37 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.
|Joan Dangerfield||10/10||788 days||21%|
|Bob the genious||10/10||1063 days||5%|
|Wilhelm Wiechel||9/10||1167 days||5%|
|Emma Philpott||10/10||1414 days||5%|
|Frank Ryan||10/10||1443 days||5%|
|Car R||10/10||1455 days||5%|
|Stuart Gange||9/10||1510 days||4%|
|Jari Kahelin||10/10||1773 days||4%|
|Floriane Desnoyer||10/10||1775 days||4%|
|Elodie Bardolle||8/10||1802 days||4%|
|Yarden Oliva||10/10||1814 days||4%|
|Jan Penicka||10/10||1819 days||4%|
|Kim S||10/10||2005 days||3%|
|Tarillon Family||8/10||2149 days||3%|
|Sue Strebe||8/10||2177 days||3%|
|Oliver Andres||10/10||2233 days||3%|
|Helen Olsson||10/10||2500 days||2%|
|Simeon W||10/10||2506 days||2%|
|Philip Schumann||10/10||2520 days||2%|
|Jonas Hessel||10/10||2521 days||2%|
|Ann Winter||10/10||2542 days||2%|
|Jason MacLeod||10/10||2552 days||2%|
|Debora Grusler||10/10||2553 days||2%|
|Lisbeth Sorum||10/10||2559 days||2%|
|Cameron Tarbotton||10/10||2559 days||2%|
|Rogier Ramaker||9/10||2894 days||2%|
|Melvin Groenhof||9/10||2894 days||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2948 days||1%|
|D Patterson||10/10||3375 days||1%|
|Sophie Burge||9/10||3597 days||0%|
|Ann-Kathrin Auditor||10/10||3614 days||0%|
|Lenore Dejong||10/10||3622 days||0%|
|Tim Pfahlert||9/10||3636 days||0%|
|Daniela Seibel||10/10||3640 days||0%|
|Rissa W||9/10||4744 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cave Stream Scenic Reserve 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.