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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.
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.
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||2069 days||95%|
|Sylvain Chanton||10/10||2074 days||95%|
|Julian Gury||9/10||2082 days||94%|
|Robin Brandl||8/10||2311 days||75%|
|Laura Moore||8/10||2313 days||75%|
|Frenziska Schmid||9/10||2315 days||79%|
|Tim Ronke||9/10||2315 days||79%|
|Emily Pohlmann||7/10||2319 days||71%|
|Maxim Motheus||10/10||2338 days||77%|
|Max Mustermann||9/10||2338 days||77%|
|Carmen Pramstaller||10/10||2345 days||77%|
|Taylor Fabricius||8/10||2346 days||73%|
|Kyle Johnson||8/10||2346 days||73%|
|Markus Wabing||6/10||2348 days||62%|
|Roland Fischer||10/10||2351 days||77%|
|Annett Kiessling||10/10||2351 days||77%|
|Tatiana Racheneau||10/10||2357 days||76%|
|Johannes Marold||9/10||2359 days||76%|
|Flora Kiessling||10/10||2359 days||76%|
|Jakub Trojanek||7/10||2384 days||67%|
|Tereza Fajfroua||9/10||2385 days||74%|
|Julia Martin||8/10||2390 days||70%|
|Elsa Caniato||8/10||2405 days||69%|
|Marilyn and Steffen||7/10||2423 days||64%|
|Meredith Griffiths||10/10||3033 days||31%|
|Jared Hermansson||9/10||3072 days||28%|
|Petr Dvorak||9/10||3416 days||5%|
|Anne Rodofsen||8/10||3490 days||0%|
|Jens Moller||8/10||3768 days||22%|
|Brian Livesey||9/10||3780 days||24%|
|Magda Savels||5/10||3797 days||17%|
|John Jacobs||9/10||3832 days||24%|
|Todd Pang||10/10||4125 days||24%|
|Anika Jedelsky||10/10||4142 days||24%|
|J Holden||9/10||4147 days||24%|
|Barbara & Sebastian||10/10||4508 days||24%|
|Anne Veser||9/10||4526 days||24%|
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 any adjustments, ratings, 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.
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