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

92.20%

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 10/10 606 days 42.89 100%
Tracey Scoffin 10/10 894 days 11.4 23%
CMG 10/10 898 days 11.15 22%
Barbara Knops 9/10 918 days true 11.96 24%
Ramon Corbett 10/10 954 days true 9.78 19%
Philippa Buchanan 10/10 1076 days 5.06 7%
Denisa Tuckova 8/10 1184 days true 5.85 9%
Madelaine Sirch 8/10 1186 days true 5.85 9%
Brenda Oomen 7/10 1204 days true 5.82 9%
Sydney Lupton 10/10 1207 days true 5.82 9%
Jasmina Walt 10/10 1221 days true 5.79 9%
Chris 10/10 1223 days true 5.79 9%
magdalena gomez haedo 7/10 1231 days 4.81 7%
Florent Peytavy 8/10 1371 days 4.62 6%
Alexander Zimmer 10/10 1941 days true 4.61 6%
Henrik Suefke 9/10 1958 days true 4.58 6%
Felix 8/10 1961 days true 4.58 6%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 1964 days 3.81 4%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 2002 days true 4.51 6%
Pokari 10/10 2087 days 3.64 4%
Dave 9/10 2270 days 3.39 3%
AnnaM 10/10 2301 days 3.35 3%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2304 days true 4.01 5%
Lis Bon 10/10 2360 days 3.27 3%
Loesje 6/10 2391 days 3.22 3%
Rikke & Trine Bundgaard 10/10 2680 days true 3.39 3%
Nico Welagen 8/10 2681 days true 3.39 3%
Arnoldus Bergmans 9/10 2761 days true 3.26 3%
Anna Bret 8/10 2766 days true 3.25 3%
Stefanie 8/10 3017 days true 2.84 2%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 3019 days true 2.84 2%
Rene Jakel 10/10 3028 days true 2.82 2%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3045 days true 2.79 2%
Derek Dean 10/10 3052 days true 2.78 2%
Julia 7/10 3052 days true 2.78 2%
John Fry 9/10 3055 days true 2.78 2%
Remke 9/10 3061 days true 2.77 2%
Marg 7/10 3372 days true 2.26 0%
Lukas Blaauw 8/10 3384 days true 2.24 0%
Wolfgang Engelke 10/10 3406 days true 2.2 0%
Susi Schoetzler 9/10 3445 days true 2.14 0%
kay and colin 8/10 3456 days true 2.12 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

92%

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.

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