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 Copland Track.

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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Copland Track

Valid Reviews

37 Valid Reviews

The Copland Track experience has a total of 37 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 37 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
38%
9/10 9
24%
8/10 8
22%
7/10 4
11%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 0
0%

86.76% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Copland Track valid reviews is 86.76% and is based on 37 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

30 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 37 valid reviews, the experience has 30 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 30 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
37%
9/10 8
27%
8/10 8
27%
7/10 3
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Copland Track face-to-face reviews is 89.00% and is based on 30 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

78.01%

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
Billz 6/10 571 days 100%
Car R 10/10 1635 days 8%
hiker15 2/10 1666 days 5%
Rebecca Pierce 9/10 1727 days 8%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1728 days 8%
Karine Dransart 10/10 1731 days 8%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 10/10 1734 days 8%
Regina Baum 8/10 1976 days 6%
Florian Baum 7/10 1976 days 6%
Remi Lopez 9/10 1991 days 6%
David Tholander 7/10 1991 days 6%
Yarden Oliva 9/10 1993 days 6%
Dan 10/10 2083 days 6%
Beau Corazon 9/10 2089 days 6%
Charlotte and Julien 9/10 2089 days 6%
Dawn Mulligan 8/10 2379 days 4%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2679 days 3%
Tina Hilbich 8/10 2685 days 3%
Igor 9/10 2703 days 3%
Guillaim Terrangle 8/10 2719 days 2%
Evyatar Karni 10/10 2765 days 2%
Gal Bero 10/10 2765 days 2%
Ariadna & Omer 10/10 2793 days 2%
Maria Klister 8/10 3052 days 1%
Katey Justice 8/10 3063 days 1%
Douglas Walker 8/10 3063 days 1%
Joshua Perry 9/10 3064 days 1%
Molly Ladd 10/10 3064 days 1%
Sabisch Moritz 9/10 3068 days 1%
Daniel Jezak 7/10 3078 days 1%
Francis Runge 10/10 3082 days 1%
Andreas Garbin 9/10 3146 days 1%
Loesje 7/10 3219 days 0%
Sabine 10/10 4077 days 1%
Colby Smythe 8/10 4167 days 0%
Richard 10/10 4168 days 1%
BenH 10/10 4192 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

78%

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.