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 Lake Matheson 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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Lake Matheson Walk

Valid Reviews

107 Valid Reviews

The Lake Matheson Walk experience has a total of 107 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 107 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 31
29%
9/10 29
27%
8/10 29
27%
7/10 11
10%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Matheson Walk valid reviews is 85.79% and is based on 107 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

95 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 107 valid reviews, the experience has 95 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 95 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
27%
9/10 27
28%
8/10 27
28%
7/10 9
9%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 3
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Matheson Walk face-to-face reviews is 85.79% and is based on 95 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.49%

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
Susanne 10/10 688 days 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 933 days 26%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1084 days 16%
Katrina 10/10 1387 days 14%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 1417 days 12%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1601 days 12%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1700 days 10%
John Farley 5/10 1715 days 9%
Jair 10/10 1732 days 12%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1749 days 12%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1749 days 12%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1749 days 12%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1749 days 12%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1753 days 10%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1753 days 11%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1765 days 11%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1790 days 10%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1804 days 11%
Mathilde 9/10 2009 days 10%
Phlippe 9/10 2009 days 10%
Caleigh 10/10 2010 days 10%
Jeff Barth 9/10 2010 days 10%
Helene Christensen 10/10 2011 days 10%
Sofie Madson 10/10 2011 days 10%
Navina 7/10 2017 days 9%
Lucy Murray 8/10 2027 days 9%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 2027 days 9%
Alina Hummel 8/10 2038 days 9%
Udo Wagner 5/10 2105 days 7%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2148 days 9%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 2258 days 8%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 2452 days 7%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2757 days 5%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2759 days 5%
Libby 6/10 2780 days 4%
Xavier 9/10 2780 days 5%
Colin Billington 9/10 2781 days 5%
Lionel 7/10 2791 days 5%
Guillemette 8/10 2791 days 5%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2793 days 5%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2811 days 5%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2819 days 5%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2828 days 5%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2828 days 5%
Sven Woelk 10/10 3088 days 3%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 3093 days 3%
Abby Rescr 8/10 3124 days 3%
Helen Dean 10/10 3124 days 3%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 3124 days 3%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 3127 days 3%
Raquel 9/10 3131 days 3%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3205 days 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 3473 days 1%
Norman UK 9/10 3481 days 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 3482 days 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3483 days 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 3486 days 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 3492 days 1%
Beeny 7/10 3499 days 0%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3501 days 1%
Karin 9/10 3501 days 1%
Kolen 8/10 3501 days 1%
Randewyk 8/10 3502 days 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 3515 days 0%
Mike1952 10/10 3518 days 0%
Dorthe 10/10 3581 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3586 days 0%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3587 days 0%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3813 days 3%
Peter Cade 8/10 3838 days 3%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3841 days 3%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3842 days 2%
Kauzta 10/10 3843 days 3%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3854 days 3%
katjarege 10/10 3855 days 3%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3856 days 3%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3857 days 3%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3865 days 3%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3871 days 3%
Hvid 10/10 3871 days 3%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3875 days 3%
John Clarkson 10/10 3881 days 3%
Kristie 8/10 3906 days 3%
Schumacher 9/10 4207 days 3%
Rob 7/10 4222 days 3%
Bouwma 9/10 4241 days 3%
Silvia Kern 9/10 4242 days 3%
Annie 8/10 4242 days 3%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 4248 days 3%
nigelst 9/10 4254 days 3%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 4257 days 3%
Sally Hall 5/10 4268 days 2%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 4268 days 3%
sophiep 9/10 4294 days 3%
niekv 8/10 4295 days 3%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4310 days 3%
Primavesi 9/10 4322 days 3%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4337 days 3%
linus 9/10 4436 days 3%
AndyEngland 8/10 4542 days 3%
JonK 7/10 4542 days 3%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4561 days 3%
CraigB 10/10 4566 days 3%
EricS 8/10 4566 days 3%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4570 days 3%
Rissmann 10/10 4570 days 3%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4574 days 3%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.