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

93.39%

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
Samantha Brewin 10/10 484 days 62.88 100%
Tracey Scoffin 10/10 772 days 21.53 32%
CMG 10/10 776 days 21.13 31%
Barbara Knops 9/10 796 days true 23.0 34%
Ramon Corbett 10/10 832 days true 19.15 28%
Philippa Buchanan 10/10 954 days 8.15 10%
Denisa Tuckova 8/10 1062 days true 6.21 6%
Madelaine Sirch 8/10 1064 days true 6.18 6%
Brenda Oomen 7/10 1082 days true 6.03 6%
Sydney Lupton 10/10 1085 days true 6.02 6%
Jasmina Walt 10/10 1099 days true 5.99 6%
Chris 10/10 1101 days true 5.99 6%
magdalena gomez haedo 7/10 1109 days 4.98 4%
Florent Peytavy 8/10 1249 days 4.79 4%
Alexander Zimmer 10/10 1819 days true 4.81 4%
Henrik Suefke 9/10 1836 days true 4.78 4%
Felix 8/10 1839 days true 4.78 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 1842 days 3.98 3%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 1880 days true 4.71 4%
Pokari 10/10 1965 days 3.81 2%
Dave 9/10 2148 days 3.56 2%
AnnaM 10/10 2179 days 3.52 2%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2182 days true 4.21 3%
Lis Bon 10/10 2238 days 3.43 2%
Loesje 6/10 2269 days 3.39 2%
Rikke & Trine Bundgaard 10/10 2558 days true 3.6 2%
Nico Welagen 8/10 2559 days true 3.59 2%
Arnoldus Bergmans 9/10 2639 days true 3.46 2%
Anna Bret 8/10 2644 days true 3.45 2%
Stefanie 8/10 2895 days true 3.04 1%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 2897 days true 3.04 1%
Rene Jakel 10/10 2906 days true 3.02 1%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 2923 days true 3.0 1%
Derek Dean 10/10 2930 days true 2.98 1%
Julia 7/10 2930 days true 2.98 1%
John Fry 9/10 2933 days true 2.98 1%
Remke 9/10 2939 days true 2.97 1%
Marg 7/10 3250 days true 2.46 0%
Lukas Blaauw 8/10 3262 days true 2.44 0%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3284 days true 2.4 0%
Susi Schoetzler 9/10 3323 days true 2.34 0%
kay and colin 8/10 3334 days true 2.32 0%

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

93%

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.