Ranking Score Explained

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 Castle Point Lighthouse Walk.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Castle Point Lighthouse Walk

Valid Reviews

19 Valid Reviews

The Castle Point Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 19 valid reviews. There are no 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 19 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
63%
9/10 4
21%
8/10 2
11%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.68% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Castle Point Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 93.68% and is based on 19 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 19 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
53%
9/10 4
27%
8/10 2
13%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
7%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Castle Point Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 92.00% 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.

Weighted Average

95.14%

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.

Reviewer Rating Age Relative Weight
Mike Fricker 10/10 957 days 100%
Richard Mower 10/10 1523 days 45%
Augustina Fernandez 6/10 1549 days 35%
Ambar Du 9/10 1549 days 45%
Kees Mol 9/10 1596 days 43%
Jade Williams 10/10 1622 days 43%
Hazel Norman 10/10 1636 days 42%
Olga Barathova 10/10 1875 days 36%
Stella and Merle 10/10 1907 days 35%
Dave O'Brien 10/10 1908 days 35%
Daniel Roedel 10/10 1909 days 35%
Bob Fontaine 10/10 2046 days 31%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 2600 days 16%
Roy Matthieu 10/10 2613 days 15%
Pierre Gentile 9/10 2613 days 15%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2936 days 6%
Gema 9/10 3681 days 1%
Gerry Donoghue 8/10 4105 days 0%
Mille Winther 8/10 4164 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Castle Point Lighthouse Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.