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

88.23%

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 10/10 109 days 98.12 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 354 days 72.93 74%
Mike Fricker 10/10 505 days 59.59 61%
Katrina 10/10 809 days 17.96 18%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 838 days true 14.07 14%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1023 days 5.82 6%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1121 days true 4.11 4%
John Farley 5/10 1136 days true 3.99 4%
Jair 10/10 1153 days true 4.89 5%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1170 days true 4.85 5%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1170 days true 4.85 5%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1170 days true 4.85 5%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1170 days true 4.85 5%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1174 days true 4.41 4%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1174 days true 4.6 5%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1186 days true 4.58 5%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1211 days true 4.34 4%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1225 days 4.51 5%
Mathilde 9/10 1430 days true 4.34 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1430 days true 4.34 4%
Caleigh 10/10 1431 days true 4.34 4%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1431 days true 4.34 4%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Navina 7/10 1438 days true 3.94 4%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1448 days true 4.09 4%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1448 days true 4.09 4%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1459 days true 4.07 4%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1526 days 3.37 3%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1569 days 3.87 4%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 1679 days 3.51 4%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 1874 days 3.48 4%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2178 days true 2.88 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2180 days true 2.73 3%
Libby 6/10 2201 days true 2.35 2%
Xavier 9/10 2201 days true 2.84 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2202 days true 2.83 3%
Lionel 7/10 2212 days true 2.56 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2212 days true 2.67 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2214 days true 2.67 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2232 days true 2.77 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2240 days true 2.76 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2509 days true 2.23 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2514 days true 2.22 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2545 days true 2.05 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2545 days true 2.16 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2545 days true 2.05 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 2548 days true 2.05 2%
Raquel 9/10 2552 days true 2.15 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2626 days true 1.9 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2894 days true 1.48 2%
Norman UK 9/10 2902 days true 1.46 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 2903 days true 1.46 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 2904 days true 1.46 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 2907 days true 1.45 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 2913 days true 1.44 1%
Beeny 7/10 2920 days true 1.3 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 2922 days true 1.35 1%
Karin 9/10 2922 days true 1.42 1%
Kolen 8/10 2922 days true 1.35 1%
Randewyk 8/10 2923 days true 1.35 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 2936 days true 1.16 1%
Mike1952 10/10 2939 days 1.39 1%
Dorthe 10/10 3002 days true 1.27 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3007 days true 1.2 1%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3008 days true 1.26 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3234 days true 0.81 1%
Peter Cade 8/10 3259 days true 0.73 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3262 days true 0.76 1%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3263 days true 0.61 1%
Kauzta 10/10 3264 days true 0.76 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3275 days true 0.7 1%
katjarege 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3277 days true 0.69 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3278 days true 0.69 1%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3286 days true 0.68 1%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Hvid 10/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3296 days true 0.69 1%
John Clarkson 10/10 3302 days true 0.68 1%
Kristie 8/10 3327 days true 0.6 1%
Schumacher 9/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
Rob 7/10 3643 days true 0.01 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3662 days true 0.0 0%
Silvia Kern 9/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 3669 days true 0.0 0%
nigelst 9/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Sally Hall 5/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 9/10 3715 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 8/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Coffey 9/10 3731 days 0.0 0%
Primavesi 9/10 3743 days true 0.0 0%
Emily and Alex 9/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
AndyEngland 8/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
JonK 7/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Ashun 9/10 3982 days true 0.0 0%
CraigB 10/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 8/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 3991 days true 0.0 0%
Rissmann 10/10 3991 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 3995 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.