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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 Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.
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47 Valid Reviews
The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk experience has a total of 48 reviews. There are 47 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 47 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk valid reviews is 88.09% and is based on 47 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
44 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 47 valid reviews, the experience has 44 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 44 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk face-to-face reviews is 88.18% and is based on 44 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.
|Sylvain Schiber||9/10||1548 days||97%|
|Sylvain Chanton||10/10||1553 days||97%|
|Julian Gury||9/10||1561 days||96%|
|Robin Brandl||8/10||1790 days||81%|
|Laura Moore||8/10||1792 days||81%|
|Frenziska Schmid||9/10||1794 days||85%|
|Tim Ronke||9/10||1794 days||85%|
|Emily Pohlmann||7/10||1798 days||77%|
|Maxim Motheus||10/10||1817 days||84%|
|Max Mustermann||9/10||1817 days||84%|
|Carmen Pramstaller||10/10||1824 days||84%|
|Taylor Fabricius||8/10||1825 days||80%|
|Kyle Johnson||8/10||1825 days||80%|
|Markus Wabing||6/10||1827 days||69%|
|Roland Fischer||10/10||1830 days||84%|
|Annett Kiessling||10/10||1830 days||84%|
|Tatiana Racheneau||10/10||1836 days||83%|
|Johannes Marold||9/10||1838 days||83%|
|Flora Kiessling||10/10||1838 days||83%|
|Jakub Trojanek||7/10||1863 days||75%|
|Tereza Fajfroua||9/10||1864 days||82%|
|Julia Martin||8/10||1869 days||78%|
|Elsa Caniato||8/10||1884 days||77%|
|Marilyn and Steffen||7/10||1902 days||73%|
|Meredith Griffiths||10/10||2512 days||52%|
|Jared Hermansson||9/10||2551 days||50%|
|Petr Dvorak||9/10||2895 days||34%|
|Anne Rodofsen||8/10||2969 days||29%|
|Jens Moller||8/10||3247 days||17%|
|Brian Livesey||9/10||3259 days||17%|
|Magda Savels||5/10||3276 days||13%|
|John Jacobs||9/10||3311 days||15%|
|Todd Pang||10/10||3604 days||1%|
|Anika Jedelsky||10/10||3621 days||0%|
|J Holden||9/10||3626 days||0%|
|Barbara & Sebastian||10/10||3987 days||23%|
|Anne Veser||9/10||4005 days||23%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk 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.
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