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

88.17%

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 10/10 484 days 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 729 days 38%
Mike Fricker 10/10 880 days 20%
Katrina 10/10 1183 days 8%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 1213 days 7%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1397 days 7%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1496 days 6%
John Farley 5/10 1511 days 5%
Jair 10/10 1528 days 7%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1545 days 7%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1545 days 7%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1545 days 7%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1545 days 7%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1549 days 6%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1549 days 6%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1561 days 6%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1586 days 6%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1600 days 6%
Mathilde 9/10 1805 days 6%
Phlippe 9/10 1805 days 6%
Caleigh 10/10 1806 days 6%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1806 days 6%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1807 days 6%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1807 days 6%
Navina 7/10 1813 days 5%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1823 days 5%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1823 days 5%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1834 days 5%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1901 days 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1944 days 5%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 2054 days 4%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 2248 days 4%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2553 days 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2555 days 3%
Libby 6/10 2576 days 3%
Xavier 9/10 2576 days 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2577 days 3%
Lionel 7/10 2587 days 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2587 days 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2589 days 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2607 days 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2615 days 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2624 days 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2624 days 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2884 days 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2889 days 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2920 days 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2920 days 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2920 days 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 2923 days 2%
Raquel 9/10 2927 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3001 days 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 3269 days 1%
Norman UK 9/10 3277 days 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 3278 days 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3279 days 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 3282 days 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 3288 days 1%
Beeny 7/10 3295 days 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3297 days 1%
Karin 9/10 3297 days 1%
Kolen 8/10 3297 days 1%
Randewyk 8/10 3298 days 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 3311 days 1%
Mike1952 10/10 3314 days 1%
Dorthe 10/10 3377 days 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3382 days 1%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3383 days 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3609 days 0%
Peter Cade 8/10 3634 days 0%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3637 days 0%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3638 days 0%
Kauzta 10/10 3639 days 0%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3650 days 1%
katjarege 10/10 3651 days 2%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3652 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3653 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3661 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3667 days 2%
Hvid 10/10 3667 days 2%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3671 days 2%
John Clarkson 10/10 3677 days 2%
Kristie 8/10 3702 days 1%
Schumacher 9/10 4003 days 2%
Rob 7/10 4018 days 1%
Bouwma 9/10 4037 days 2%
Silvia Kern 9/10 4038 days 2%
Annie 8/10 4038 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 4044 days 1%
nigelst 9/10 4050 days 2%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 4053 days 2%
Sally Hall 5/10 4064 days 1%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 4064 days 1%
sophiep 9/10 4090 days 2%
niekv 8/10 4091 days 1%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4106 days 2%
Primavesi 9/10 4118 days 2%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4133 days 2%
linus 9/10 4232 days 2%
AndyEngland 8/10 4338 days 1%
JonK 7/10 4338 days 1%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4357 days 2%
CraigB 10/10 4362 days 2%
EricS 8/10 4362 days 1%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4366 days 2%
Rissmann 10/10 4366 days 2%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4370 days 2%

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

88%

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.