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 Charming Creek Walkway.

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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Nick Morrison

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Charming Creek Walkway

Valid Reviews

23 Valid Reviews

The Charming Creek Walkway experience has a total of 23 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 23 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
61%
9/10 3
13%
8/10 4
17%
7/10 2
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.61% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Charming Creek Walkway valid reviews is 92.61% and is based on 23 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

19 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 23 valid reviews, the experience has 19 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 19 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
58%
9/10 2
11%
8/10 4
21%
7/10 2
11%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.58% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Charming Creek Walkway face-to-face reviews is 91.58% and is based on 19 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.73%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Rocket 9/10 81 days 98.96 100%
Filipe Santos 10/10 890 days true 13.99 13%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 10/10 901 days 10.96 10%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1158 days true 5.9 4%
Rachael and Nik 7/10 1220 days true 5.79 4%
Owen 10/10 1236 days 4.81 3%
Ivan Dimitrov 8/10 1590 days true 5.19 4%
Martin Sajdok 10/10 1878 days true 4.71 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 1903 days true 4.67 3%
Evon Jones 8/10 1907 days true 4.67 3%
Veeh Barrington 9/10 1908 days true 4.66 3%
Bill 10/10 1933 days true 4.62 3%
Saskia 8/10 1933 days true 4.62 3%
Derek Knight 10/10 1949 days true 4.6 3%
Jacqui Knight 10/10 1949 days true 4.6 3%
Paul Davies 7/10 1949 days true 4.6 3%
Gerard Berote 10/10 2273 days true 4.06 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2273 days true 4.06 2%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 2652 days true 3.44 2%
Rachel_Flowers 10/10 2728 days 2.76 1%
Brock Wagner 10/10 2985 days true 2.89 1%
Pam de Vos 8/10 3027 days true 2.82 1%
Enno Brehm 10/10 3714 days true 1.69 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Charming Creek Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.

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