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

88.22%

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
Susanne 10/10 157 days 96.09 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 402 days 67.7 70%
Mike Fricker 10/10 553 days 51.55 54%
Katrina 10/10 856 days 14.05 15%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 886 days true 10.85 11%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1070 days 5.1 5%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1169 days true 4.03 4%
John Farley 5/10 1184 days true 3.91 4%
Jair 10/10 1201 days true 4.79 5%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1218 days true 4.76 5%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1218 days true 4.76 5%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1218 days true 4.76 5%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1218 days true 4.76 5%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1222 days true 4.32 4%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1222 days true 4.51 5%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1234 days true 4.49 5%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1259 days true 4.26 4%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1273 days 4.42 5%
Mathilde 9/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Caleigh 10/10 1479 days true 4.25 4%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1479 days true 4.25 4%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1480 days true 4.25 4%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1480 days true 4.25 4%
Navina 7/10 1486 days true 3.85 4%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1496 days true 4.0 4%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1496 days true 4.0 4%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1507 days true 3.98 4%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1574 days 3.29 3%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1617 days 3.78 4%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 1727 days 3.42 4%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 1921 days 3.38 4%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2226 days true 2.79 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2228 days true 2.64 3%
Libby 6/10 2249 days true 2.28 2%
Xavier 9/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2250 days true 2.74 3%
Lionel 7/10 2260 days true 2.48 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2260 days true 2.58 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2262 days true 2.58 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2280 days true 2.68 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2288 days true 2.67 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2297 days true 2.65 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2297 days true 2.65 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2557 days true 2.14 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2562 days true 2.13 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2593 days true 1.97 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2593 days true 2.07 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2593 days true 1.97 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 2596 days true 1.96 2%
Raquel 9/10 2600 days true 2.05 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2674 days true 1.81 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2942 days true 1.39 1%
Norman UK 9/10 2950 days true 1.37 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 2951 days true 1.37 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 2952 days true 1.37 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 2955 days true 1.36 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 2961 days true 1.35 1%
Beeny 7/10 2968 days true 1.21 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 2970 days true 1.26 1%
Karin 9/10 2970 days true 1.33 1%
Kolen 8/10 2970 days true 1.26 1%
Randewyk 8/10 2971 days true 1.26 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 2984 days true 1.08 1%
Mike1952 10/10 2987 days 1.3 1%
Dorthe 10/10 3050 days true 1.17 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3055 days true 1.11 1%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3056 days true 1.16 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3282 days true 0.72 1%
Peter Cade 8/10 3307 days true 0.64 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3310 days true 0.67 1%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3311 days true 0.54 1%
Kauzta 10/10 3312 days true 0.66 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3323 days true 0.61 1%
katjarege 10/10 3324 days true 0.64 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3325 days true 0.6 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3326 days true 0.6 1%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3334 days true 0.59 1%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3340 days true 0.61 1%
Hvid 10/10 3340 days true 0.61 1%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3344 days true 0.6 1%
John Clarkson 10/10 3350 days true 0.59 1%
Kristie 8/10 3375 days true 0.51 1%
Schumacher 9/10 3676 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 7/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3710 days true 0.0 0%
Silvia Kern 9/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 3717 days true 0.0 0%
nigelst 9/10 3723 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 3726 days true 0.0 0%
Sally Hall 5/10 3737 days true 0.0 0%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 3737 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 9/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 8/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Coffey 9/10 3779 days 0.0 0%
Primavesi 9/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
Emily and Alex 9/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
AndyEngland 8/10 4011 days true 0.0 0%
JonK 7/10 4011 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4030 days true 0.0 0%
CraigB 10/10 4035 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 8/10 4035 days true 0.0 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4039 days true 0.0 0%
Rissmann 10/10 4039 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4043 days true 0.0 0%

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.