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

87.91%

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 10/10 565 days 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 810 days 32%
Mike Fricker 10/10 961 days 15%
Katrina 10/10 1265 days 9%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 1294 days 8%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1479 days 8%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1577 days 6%
John Farley 5/10 1592 days 6%
Jair 10/10 1609 days 7%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1626 days 7%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1626 days 7%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1626 days 7%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1626 days 7%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1630 days 7%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1630 days 7%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1642 days 7%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1667 days 6%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1681 days 7%
Mathilde 9/10 1886 days 6%
Phlippe 9/10 1886 days 6%
Caleigh 10/10 1887 days 6%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1887 days 6%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1888 days 6%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1888 days 6%
Navina 7/10 1894 days 6%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1904 days 6%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1904 days 6%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1915 days 6%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1982 days 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2025 days 5%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 2135 days 5%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 2330 days 5%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2634 days 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2636 days 3%
Libby 6/10 2657 days 3%
Xavier 9/10 2657 days 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2658 days 3%
Lionel 7/10 2668 days 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2668 days 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2670 days 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2688 days 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2696 days 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2705 days 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2705 days 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2965 days 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2970 days 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 3001 days 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 3001 days 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 3001 days 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 3004 days 2%
Raquel 9/10 3008 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3082 days 1%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 3350 days 0%
Norman UK 9/10 3358 days 0%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 3359 days 0%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3360 days 0%
Roy Barton 9/10 3363 days 0%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 3369 days 0%
Beeny 7/10 3376 days 0%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3378 days 0%
Karin 9/10 3378 days 0%
Kolen 8/10 3378 days 0%
Randewyk 8/10 3379 days 0%
Jessica Lane 6/10 3392 days 0%
Mike1952 10/10 3395 days 0%
Dorthe 10/10 3458 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3463 days 0%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3464 days 0%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3690 days 1%
Peter Cade 8/10 3715 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3718 days 1%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3719 days 1%
Kauzta 10/10 3720 days 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3731 days 1%
katjarege 10/10 3732 days 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3733 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3734 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3742 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3748 days 1%
Hvid 10/10 3748 days 1%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3752 days 1%
John Clarkson 10/10 3758 days 1%
Kristie 8/10 3783 days 1%
Schumacher 9/10 4084 days 1%
Rob 7/10 4099 days 1%
Bouwma 9/10 4118 days 1%
Silvia Kern 9/10 4119 days 1%
Annie 8/10 4119 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 4125 days 1%
nigelst 9/10 4131 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 4134 days 1%
Sally Hall 5/10 4145 days 1%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 4145 days 1%
sophiep 9/10 4171 days 1%
niekv 8/10 4172 days 1%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4187 days 1%
Primavesi 9/10 4199 days 1%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4214 days 1%
linus 9/10 4313 days 1%
AndyEngland 8/10 4419 days 1%
JonK 7/10 4419 days 1%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4438 days 1%
CraigB 10/10 4443 days 1%
EricS 8/10 4443 days 1%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4447 days 1%
Rissmann 10/10 4447 days 1%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4451 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.