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 Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake.

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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Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake

Valid Reviews

53 Valid Reviews

The Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake experience has a total of 53 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 53 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
34%
9/10 15
28%
8/10 16
30%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 3
6%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.30% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake valid reviews is 88.30% and is based on 53 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

45 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 53 valid reviews, the experience has 45 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 45 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
33%
9/10 13
29%
8/10 13
29%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 3
7%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake face-to-face reviews is 88.00% and is based on 45 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.73%

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
Violette Z 10/10 236 days 91.17 100%
Chris 10/10 267 days 88.7 97%
Huan Quintero 9/10 663 days 34.57 38%
Carl von Horstig 8/10 1072 days true 4.83 5%
Dana 8/10 1306 days true 4.36 5%
Rob and Nicole 8/10 1325 days true 4.32 5%
Harold Booy 10/10 1334 days true 4.53 5%
Gena Bond 8/10 1339 days 4.3 5%
Leif Marienlund 9/10 1346 days true 4.51 5%
Anouk Goemans 9/10 1397 days true 4.41 5%
Danny 9/10 1404 days true 4.4 5%
Jakob Lovdahl 6/10 1408 days true 3.64 4%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1635 days true 3.94 4%
Manu T 10/10 1636 days true 3.94 4%
Mathilde 9/10 1649 days true 3.92 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1649 days true 3.92 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1650 days true 3.91 4%
Jeff Barth 8/10 1650 days true 3.72 4%
Kim 9/10 1678 days true 3.86 4%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1722 days true 3.77 4%
Diego Pablos 8/10 1747 days true 3.54 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 8/10 1789 days 3.46 4%
Jam Boggomann 8/10 2120 days true 2.84 3%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2129 days true 2.98 3%
Anna Grafenstein 8/10 2364 days true 2.39 3%
jefft 8/10 2369 days true 2.38 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2399 days true 2.45 3%
Crousse 8/10 2399 days true 2.33 3%
Sapir Lifshitz 10/10 2448 days true 2.35 3%
Maya Barad 10/10 2448 days true 2.35 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2451 days true 2.35 3%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 2465 days true 2.32 3%
Clive West 9/10 2519 days 2.21 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2739 days true 1.78 2%
Pieke 10/10 2764 days 1.73 2%
Loesje 8/10 2823 days 1.54 2%
Marieke 6/10 2840 days true 1.32 1%
Knorr Bracher 9/10 2858 days true 1.55 2%
Kali Lohman 9/10 2870 days true 1.53 2%
Ton Franke 9/10 2870 days true 1.53 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3115 days true 0.99 1%
Elaine 10/10 3139 days true 1.0 1%
Ursi Meier 10/10 3152 days true 0.97 1%
Frank & Ruth 10/10 3479 days true 0.33 0%
female40 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 0%
Stoop 8/10 3481 days true 0.31 0%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 3485 days true 0.32 0%
Nicolas 9/10 3496 days true 0.3 0%
Stefanie E 10/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Smith 7/10 3976 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 6/10 4206 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 4214 days true 0.0 0%
KathrinS 8/10 4214 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.