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 Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.
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.
125 Valid Reviews
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony experience has a total of 126 reviews. There are 125 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 125 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony valid reviews is 76.00% and is based on 125 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
109 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 125 valid reviews, the experience has 109 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 109 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony face-to-face reviews is 75.87% and is based on 109 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.
|Dina Schurer||7/10||609 days||50.91||100%|
|J P Schurer||7/10||609 days||50.91||100%|
|Jasmine Rogers||10/10||662 days||41.65||82%|
|Nicholas Strozza||8/10||702 days||35.37||69%|
|Jill Stebbing||9/10||925 days||11.5||21%|
|Lea Watterson||9/10||968 days||9.07||16%|
|James Esele||7/10||1022 days||7.01||12%|
|Coralie Ambrosino||8/10||1288 days||5.68||10%|
|Fanny DeBon||8/10||1389 days||5.52||9%|
|Henrik Suefke||10/10||1688 days||5.03||8%|
|Kiernan Matthew||7/10||1693 days||5.02||8%|
|Alexis Redor||9/10||1697 days||5.01||8%|
|Lars Borgaa||4/10||1706 days||4.7||8%|
|Mette, Bo, Viktor & Olivia Seligmann||4/10||2000 days||3.5||5%|
|Glenn Surzur||4/10||2027 days||4.21||7%|
|Michael Walker||10/10||2033 days||4.46||7%|
|Lorraine Walker||9/10||2033 days||4.46||7%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2059 days||3.68||6%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2059 days||3.68||6%|
|Lis Bon||10/10||2090 days||3.64||6%|
|Liam Day||10/10||2107 days||4.34||7%|
|C Schaap||8/10||2132 days||4.3||7%|
|Marjo Cousijn||9/10||2138 days||4.29||7%|
|gareth williams||5/10||2182 days||3.51||5%|
|Emma Bagguley||4/10||2403 days||3.63||6%|
|Hazel & Alan Damerell||10/10||2407 days||3.84||6%|
|Michael & Rosemary Smith||9/10||2411 days||3.84||6%|
|John A Jerome||6/10||2411 days||3.84||6%|
|Jensen Bresbenbeek||7/10||2488 days||3.71||6%|
|Rebecca & Hugh Small||5/10||2497 days||3.7||6%|
|Tim Laurent||5/10||2753 days||3.27||5%|
|Keith Ogley||6/10||2756 days||3.27||5%|
|Lynda Hutchins||10/10||2756 days||3.27||5%|
|Louise van der Hyden||4/10||2760 days||3.07||4%|
|Katie Mitchell||9/10||2762 days||2.72||4%|
|C P Lawrence||4/10||2766 days||3.06||4%|
|Bucher Weruer||9/10||2766 days||3.25||5%|
|Naomi Kosteaman||9/10||2766 days||3.25||5%|
|Rian Bach||5/10||2768 days||3.25||5%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||8/10||2771 days||3.24||5%|
|Frank Schedler||5/10||2773 days||3.24||5%|
|Gerd Pagel||7/10||2775 days||3.24||5%|
|Dana Pagliarini||5/10||2778 days||3.23||5%|
|Andy Martin||8/10||2779 days||3.23||5%|
|Doris Neuber||7/10||2789 days||3.22||5%|
|Victoria Slater||6/10||3101 days||2.7||4%|
|David B||9/10||3122 days||2.67||4%|
|Don & Alice||9/10||3131 days||2.65||4%|
|Amanda Iavarone||10/10||3133 days||2.65||4%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3136 days||2.64||4%|
|Wilbert Germ||9/10||3140 days||2.64||4%|
|Annette Schmitt||4/10||3149 days||2.47||3%|
|Nadine Schaee||6/10||3152 days||2.62||4%|
|Terry Phillips||8/10||3152 days||2.62||4%|
|Chance McGuire||10/10||3155 days||2.18||3%|
|Richard Pearson||6/10||3165 days||2.6||4%|
|cees juffermans||3/10||3168 days||2.4||3%|
|Werner Zuis||1/10||3202 days||2.22||3%|
|Mark Jenkins||5/10||3225 days||2.5||3%|
|Silvana Thom||10/10||3227 days||2.5||3%|
|Alexis De Wilde||7/10||3227 days||2.5||3%|
|Cyriel Schacken||7/10||3227 days||2.5||3%|
|Simon Bartholomew||10/10||3229 days||2.49||3%|
|Marcel Schleinkcfer||10/10||3229 days||2.49||3%|
|Thorben Thede||9/10||3229 days||2.49||3%|
|Rose and Jess Damon and Esler||6/10||3370 days||1.88||2%|
|Anji Sprinks||8/10||3458 days||2.12||3%|
|Dot & Gordon Quaid||9/10||3868 days||1.2||1%|
|Roger & Margaret||8/10||3875 days||1.43||1%|
|John Howlett||7/10||3877 days||1.43||1%|
|Paul Cowie||9/10||3936 days||1.33||1%|
|Lisbeth Johansson||8/10||4063 days||1.12||1%|
|John Beirne||10/10||4215 days||0.87||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 364 days.
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.