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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Samantha Brewin||10/10||1753 days||100%|
|Tracey Scoffin||10/10||2041 days||84%|
|Barbara Knops||9/10||2065 days||83%|
|Ramon Corbett||10/10||2101 days||81%|
|Philippa Buchanan||10/10||2223 days||74%|
|Denisa Tuckova||8/10||2331 days||64%|
|Madelaine Sirch||8/10||2333 days||64%|
|Brenda Oomen||7/10||2351 days||60%|
|Sydney Lupton||10/10||2354 days||67%|
|Jasmina Walt||10/10||2368 days||66%|
|magdalena gomez haedo||7/10||2378 days||59%|
|Florent Peytavy||8/10||2518 days||54%|
|Alexander Zimmer||10/10||3088 days||26%|
|Henrik Suefke||9/10||3105 days||25%|
|Elly Zimmer||9/10||3149 days||23%|
|Lorna and Seb||9/10||3451 days||6%|
|Lis Bon||10/10||3507 days||3%|
|Rikke & Trine Bundgaard||10/10||3827 days||23%|
|Nico Welagen||8/10||3828 days||22%|
|Arnoldus Bergmans||9/10||3908 days||23%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||3913 days||22%|
|Claire Colquhoun||10/10||4166 days||23%|
|Rene Jakel||10/10||4175 days||23%|
|Gerd Pagel||10/10||4192 days||23%|
|Derek Dean||10/10||4199 days||23%|
|John Fry||9/10||4202 days||23%|
|Lukas Blaauw||8/10||4531 days||22%|
|Wolfgang Engelke||10/10||4553 days||23%|
|Susi Schoetzler||9/10||4592 days||23%|
|kay and colin||8/10||4603 days||22%|
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.
The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.
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