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||1577 days||92%|
|J P Schurer||7/10||1577 days||92%|
|Jasmine Rogers||10/10||1630 days||99%|
|Nicholas Strozza||8/10||1670 days||92%|
|Jill Stebbing||9/10||1893 days||85%|
|Lea Watterson||9/10||1936 days||83%|
|James Esele||7/10||1990 days||72%|
|Coralie Ambrosino||8/10||2256 days||63%|
|Fanny DeBon||8/10||2357 days||58%|
|Henrik Suefke||10/10||2656 days||45%|
|Kiernan Matthew||7/10||2661 days||40%|
|Alexis Redor||9/10||2665 days||45%|
|Lars Borgaa||4/10||2674 days||33%|
|Mette, Bo, Viktor & Olivia Seligmann||4/10||2968 days||21%|
|Glenn Surzur||4/10||2995 days||20%|
|Michael Walker||10/10||3001 days||27%|
|Lorraine Walker||9/10||3001 days||27%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||3027 days||26%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||3027 days||26%|
|Lis Bon||10/10||3058 days||24%|
|Liam Day||10/10||3075 days||23%|
|C Schaap||8/10||3100 days||20%|
|Marjo Cousijn||9/10||3106 days||21%|
|gareth williams||5/10||3150 days||14%|
|Emma Bagguley||4/10||3371 days||4%|
|Hazel & Alan Damerell||10/10||3375 days||7%|
|Michael & Rosemary Smith||9/10||3379 days||7%|
|John A Jerome||6/10||3379 days||5%|
|Jensen Bresbenbeek||7/10||3456 days||2%|
|Rebecca & Hugh Small||5/10||3465 days||1%|
|Tim Laurent||5/10||3721 days||14%|
|Keith Ogley||6/10||3724 days||15%|
|Lynda Hutchins||10/10||3724 days||20%|
|Louise van der Hyden||4/10||3728 days||14%|
|Katie Mitchell||9/10||3730 days||20%|
|C P Lawrence||4/10||3734 days||14%|
|Bucher Weruer||9/10||3734 days||20%|
|Naomi Kosteaman||9/10||3734 days||20%|
|Rian Bach||5/10||3736 days||14%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||8/10||3739 days||18%|
|Frank Schedler||5/10||3741 days||14%|
|Gerd Pagel||7/10||3743 days||17%|
|Dana Pagliarini||5/10||3746 days||14%|
|Andy Martin||8/10||3747 days||18%|
|Doris Neuber||7/10||3757 days||17%|
|Victoria Slater||6/10||4069 days||15%|
|David B||9/10||4090 days||20%|
|Don & Alice||9/10||4099 days||20%|
|Amanda Iavarone||10/10||4101 days||20%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||4104 days||20%|
|Wilbert Germ||9/10||4108 days||20%|
|Annette Schmitt||4/10||4117 days||14%|
|Nadine Schaee||6/10||4120 days||15%|
|Terry Phillips||8/10||4120 days||18%|
|Chance McGuire||10/10||4123 days||20%|
|Richard Pearson||6/10||4133 days||15%|
|cees juffermans||3/10||4136 days||13%|
|Werner Zuis||1/10||4170 days||12%|
|Mark Jenkins||5/10||4193 days||14%|
|Silvana Thom||10/10||4195 days||20%|
|Alexis De Wilde||7/10||4195 days||17%|
|Cyriel Schacken||7/10||4195 days||17%|
|Simon Bartholomew||10/10||4197 days||20%|
|Marcel Schleinkcfer||10/10||4197 days||20%|
|Thorben Thede||9/10||4197 days||20%|
|Rose and Jess Damon and Esler||6/10||4338 days||15%|
|Anji Sprinks||8/10||4426 days||18%|
|Dot & Gordon Quaid||9/10||4836 days||20%|
|Roger & Margaret||8/10||4843 days||18%|
|John Howlett||7/10||4845 days||17%|
|Paul Cowie||9/10||4904 days||20%|
|Lisbeth Johansson||8/10||5031 days||18%|
|John Beirne||10/10||5183 days||20%|
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 this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 93 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony experience has been adjusted for 200 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.