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 Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route.

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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Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route

Valid Reviews

18 Valid Reviews

The Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route experience has a total of 18 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 18 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
50%
9/10 3
17%
8/10 4
22%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
6%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
6%

86.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route valid reviews is 86.67% and is based on 18 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 18 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 7
47%
9/10 3
20%
8/10 4
27%
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%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route face-to-face reviews is 90.00% 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

59.27%

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
Davina 1/10 727 days 100%
Szu-Yi Hsu 8/10 1784 days 18%
Chao Lai 8/10 1784 days 18%
Kim 9/10 1804 days 19%
Joanna and Shaun 6/10 1834 days 15%
Guilaine Durieux 10/10 1869 days 18%
Bex Hyland 10/10 2534 days 11%
Matt Hyland 10/10 2534 days 11%
Huang Wai 10/10 2572 days 11%
Eddie Schwarz 8/10 2894 days 7%
Karina Gratz 10/10 2894 days 8%
Amelia Smith 10/10 2949 days 7%
N smith 10/10 2949 days 7%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 9/10 3267 days 4%
Brock Wagner 10/10 3603 days 0%
Claire Bulmer 9/10 3644 days 0%
Tobias Wanger 10/10 4326 days 5%
Christian Troendle 8/10 4326 days 5%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Sawcut Gorge/Isolated Hill Route does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

59%

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.