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

51 Valid Reviews

The Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake experience has a total of 51 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 51 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
31%
9/10 15
29%
8/10 16
31%
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%

87.84% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake valid reviews is 87.84% and is based on 51 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 51 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

87.89%

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
Huan Quintero 9/10 260 days 89.29 100%
Carl von Horstig 8/10 669 days true 32.07 35%
Dana 8/10 903 days true 10.3 11%
Rob and Nicole 8/10 922 days true 9.26 10%
Harold Booy 10/10 931 days true 9.26 10%
Gena Bond 8/10 936 days 8.56 9%
Leif Marienlund 9/10 943 days true 8.66 9%
Anouk Goemans 9/10 994 days true 6.62 7%
Danny 9/10 1001 days true 6.4 6%
Jakob Lovdahl 6/10 1005 days true 5.22 5%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1232 days true 4.79 5%
Manu T 10/10 1233 days true 4.79 5%
Mathilde 9/10 1246 days true 4.77 5%
Phlippe 9/10 1246 days true 4.77 5%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1247 days true 4.77 5%
Jeff Barth 8/10 1247 days true 4.53 4%
Kim 9/10 1275 days true 4.73 5%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1319 days true 4.66 4%
Diego Pablos 8/10 1344 days true 4.39 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 8/10 1386 days 4.33 4%
Jam Boggomann 8/10 1717 days true 3.85 4%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 1726 days true 4.04 4%
Anna Grafenstein 8/10 1961 days true 3.5 3%
jefft 8/10 1966 days true 3.49 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 1996 days true 3.63 3%
Crousse 8/10 1996 days true 3.45 3%
Sapir Lifshitz 10/10 2045 days true 3.55 3%
Maya Barad 10/10 2045 days true 3.55 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2048 days true 3.55 3%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 2062 days true 3.53 3%
Clive West 9/10 2116 days 3.45 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2336 days true 3.11 3%
Pieke 10/10 2361 days 3.07 3%
Loesje 8/10 2420 days 2.83 2%
Marieke 6/10 2437 days true 2.45 2%
Knorr Bracher 9/10 2455 days true 2.93 2%
Kali Lohman 9/10 2467 days true 2.91 2%
Ton Franke 9/10 2467 days true 2.91 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2712 days true 2.41 2%
Elaine 10/10 2736 days true 2.5 2%
Ursi Meier 10/10 2749 days true 2.48 2%
Frank & Ruth 10/10 3076 days true 1.98 1%
female40 10/10 3077 days true 1.98 1%
Stoop 8/10 3078 days true 1.88 1%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 3082 days true 1.98 1%
Nicolas 9/10 3093 days true 1.96 1%
Stefanie E 10/10 3554 days true 1.26 1%
Sarah Smith 7/10 3573 days true 1.12 0%
HovingL 6/10 3803 days true 0.73 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 3811 days true 0.82 0%
KathrinS 8/10 3811 days true 0.82 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

88%

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.