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 McLean Falls 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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McLean Falls Walk

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The McLean Falls Walk experience has a total of 45 reviews. There are 42 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
43%
9/10 9
21%
8/10 10
24%
7/10 4
10%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLean Falls Walk valid reviews is 89.29% and is based on 42 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

30 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 42 valid reviews, the experience has 30 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 30 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
37%
9/10 8
27%
8/10 8
27%
7/10 3
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLean Falls Walk face-to-face reviews is 89.00% and is based on 30 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.77%

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
Samantha Brewin 10/10 1272 days 100%
Tracey Scoffin 10/10 1560 days 87%
CMG 10/10 1564 days 87%
Barbara Knops 9/10 1584 days 86%
Ramon Corbett 10/10 1620 days 84%
Philippa Buchanan 10/10 1742 days 78%
Denisa Tuckova 8/10 1850 days 69%
Madelaine Sirch 8/10 1852 days 69%
Brenda Oomen 7/10 1870 days 65%
Sydney Lupton 10/10 1873 days 72%
Jasmina Walt 10/10 1887 days 72%
Chris 10/10 1889 days 72%
magdalena gomez haedo 7/10 1897 days 64%
Florent Peytavy 8/10 2037 days 61%
Alexander Zimmer 10/10 2607 days 39%
Henrik Suefke 9/10 2624 days 38%
Felix 8/10 2627 days 35%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2630 days 35%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 2668 days 36%
Pokari 10/10 2753 days 32%
Dave 9/10 2936 days 23%
AnnaM 10/10 2967 days 22%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2970 days 22%
Lis Bon 10/10 3026 days 19%
Loesje 6/10 3057 days 13%
Rikke & Trine Bundgaard 10/10 3346 days 4%
Nico Welagen 8/10 3347 days 4%
Arnoldus Bergmans 9/10 3427 days 1%
Anna Bret 8/10 3432 days 0%
Stefanie 8/10 3683 days 13%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 3685 days 14%
Rene Jakel 10/10 3694 days 14%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3711 days 14%
Derek Dean 10/10 3718 days 14%
Julia 7/10 3718 days 12%
John Fry 9/10 3721 days 14%
Remke 9/10 3727 days 14%
Marg 7/10 4038 days 12%
Lukas Blaauw 8/10 4050 days 13%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 4072 days 14%
Susi Schoetzler 9/10 4111 days 14%
kay and colin 8/10 4122 days 13%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. McLean Falls Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.