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 Mossburn Country Park.
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.
70 Valid Reviews
The Mossburn Country Park experience has a total of 75 reviews. There are 70 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 5 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 70 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mossburn Country Park valid reviews is 90.57% and is based on 70 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
15 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 70 valid reviews, the experience has 15 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 15 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mossburn Country Park face-to-face reviews is 88.00% and is based on 15 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.
|Vicki Hoskinson||10/10||55 days||99.52||100%|
|Kathryn Torkington||10/10||83 days||98.91||99%|
|From DK||9/10||114 days||97.94||98%|
|Francois & Caroline||9/10||114 days||97.94||98%|
|Yh kim||10/10||114 days||97.94||98%|
|Sellers Family||10/10||175 days||95.15||96%|
|Shona Beach||10/10||206 days||93.28||94%|
|S Becker||10/10||389 days||76.02||76%|
|Jos Mulder||10/10||451 days||67.77||68%|
|Suzanne Wijsman||9/10||456 days||67.05||67%|
|Xiao Xiao||9/10||489 days||62.11||62%|
|Kerine Au||10/10||510 days||58.78||58%|
|Lukas Hauser||10/10||528 days||55.82||55%|
|Crystal Wang||3/10||542 days||48.64||48%|
|Madelyn Fagerman||10/10||748 days||24.08||23%|
|Frank Hofmann||10/10||779 days||20.82||20%|
|Marie Blom||10/10||783 days||20.43||19%|
|Josh Marks||10/10||797 days||19.07||18%|
|Matthias Wohlgemuth||9/10||827 days||16.38||15%|
|Barbara-Rose Townsend||9/10||830 days||16.13||15%|
|Martine Baars||10/10||848 days||14.67||13%|
|Ajit Raut||10/10||890 days||11.66||10%|
|Ivan Wee||8/10||904 days||10.78||9%|
|Nancy LeRoy||9/10||905 days||10.72||9%|
|Ivan W.||10/10||936 days||9.01||7%|
|Susan H||10/10||938 days||8.91||7%|
|Matteo Verzi||7/10||1137 days||4.94||3%|
|Sandy Bell||10/10||1177 days||4.89||3%|
|Louise Alexander||10/10||1179 days||4.88||3%|
|Yuan Lin||8/10||1184 days||4.88||3%|
|Rachel Macdonald||7/10||1199 days||4.86||3%|
|robert zdebski||9/10||1241 days||4.8||3%|
|Sarah Gurney||7/10||1248 days||4.79||3%|
|Graham Lighner||10/10||1251 days||5.74||4%|
|Jennifer Brown||9/10||1271 days||4.76||3%|
|Lena + Kristof||10/10||1516 days||4.42||3%|
|Thomas Blom||8/10||1544 days||4.38||3%|
|Kodie Howarth||10/10||1573 days||4.35||3%|
|Rasmus Rantil||10/10||1579 days||4.34||3%|
|Bjorn Privat||10/10||1586 days||4.33||3%|
|Kim Frey||7/10||1586 days||4.33||3%|
|Silvia Hudakova||10/10||1606 days||4.3||3%|
|Julian Kuemme||10/10||1856 days||4.75||3%|
|Andrea Sole||10/10||1856 days||4.75||3%|
|Mandy Reich||9/10||1857 days||4.75||3%|
|Monique Monique||7/10||1909 days||3.88||2%|
|Petra Niemann||10/10||1940 days||3.84||2%|
|Eric and Nienke||8/10||1971 days||3.8||2%|
|J Murphy||8/10||2001 days||3.76||2%|
|Luise Fuchs||9/10||2236 days||4.12||2%|
|Przemystaw Tymizyszyn||8/10||2250 days||4.1||2%|
|Rebecca Doehl||8/10||2624 days||3.49||2%|
|Sue DeVries||8/10||2954 days||2.94||1%|
|Marii Joekalda||9/10||2960 days||2.93||1%|
|Tina Madsen||8/10||2963 days||2.93||1%|
|Sabine Tippman||6/10||2963 days||2.93||1%|
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 Mossburn Country Park 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 Mossburn Country Park 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 Mossburn Country Park experience has been adjusted for 21 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.