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

87.92%

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 10/10 561 days 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 806 days 33%
Mike Fricker 10/10 957 days 15%
Katrina 10/10 1261 days 9%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 1290 days 8%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1475 days 8%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1573 days 6%
John Farley 5/10 1588 days 6%
Jair 10/10 1605 days 7%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1622 days 7%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1622 days 7%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1622 days 7%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1622 days 7%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1626 days 7%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1626 days 7%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1638 days 7%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1663 days 6%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1677 days 7%
Mathilde 9/10 1882 days 6%
Phlippe 9/10 1882 days 6%
Caleigh 10/10 1883 days 6%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1883 days 6%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1884 days 6%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1884 days 6%
Navina 7/10 1890 days 6%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1900 days 6%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1900 days 6%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1911 days 6%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1978 days 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2021 days 5%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 2131 days 5%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 2326 days 4%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2630 days 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2632 days 3%
Libby 6/10 2653 days 3%
Xavier 9/10 2653 days 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2654 days 3%
Lionel 7/10 2664 days 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2664 days 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2666 days 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2684 days 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2692 days 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2701 days 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2701 days 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2961 days 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2966 days 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2997 days 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2997 days 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2997 days 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 3000 days 2%
Raquel 9/10 3004 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3078 days 1%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 3346 days 0%
Norman UK 9/10 3354 days 0%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 3355 days 0%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3356 days 0%
Roy Barton 9/10 3359 days 0%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 3365 days 0%
Beeny 7/10 3372 days 0%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3374 days 0%
Karin 9/10 3374 days 0%
Kolen 8/10 3374 days 0%
Randewyk 8/10 3375 days 0%
Jessica Lane 6/10 3388 days 0%
Mike1952 10/10 3391 days 0%
Dorthe 10/10 3454 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3459 days 0%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3460 days 0%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3686 days 1%
Peter Cade 8/10 3711 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3714 days 1%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3715 days 1%
Kauzta 10/10 3716 days 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3727 days 1%
katjarege 10/10 3728 days 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3729 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3730 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3738 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3744 days 1%
Hvid 10/10 3744 days 1%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3748 days 1%
John Clarkson 10/10 3754 days 1%
Kristie 8/10 3779 days 1%
Schumacher 9/10 4080 days 1%
Rob 7/10 4095 days 1%
Bouwma 9/10 4114 days 1%
Silvia Kern 9/10 4115 days 1%
Annie 8/10 4115 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 4121 days 1%
nigelst 9/10 4127 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 4130 days 1%
Sally Hall 5/10 4141 days 1%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 4141 days 1%
sophiep 9/10 4167 days 1%
niekv 8/10 4168 days 1%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4183 days 1%
Primavesi 9/10 4195 days 1%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4210 days 1%
linus 9/10 4309 days 1%
AndyEngland 8/10 4415 days 1%
JonK 7/10 4415 days 1%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4434 days 1%
CraigB 10/10 4439 days 1%
EricS 8/10 4439 days 1%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4443 days 1%
Rissmann 10/10 4443 days 1%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4447 days 1%

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.