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

90.86%

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 Relative Weight
Violette Z 10/10 840 days 100%
Chris 10/10 871 days 84%
Huan Quintero 9/10 1267 days 29%
Carl von Horstig 8/10 1676 days 22%
Dana 8/10 1910 days 19%
Rob and Nicole 8/10 1929 days 19%
Harold Booy 10/10 1938 days 20%
Gena Bond 8/10 1943 days 19%
Leif Marienlund 9/10 1950 days 20%
Anouk Goemans 9/10 2001 days 19%
Danny 9/10 2008 days 19%
Jakob Lovdahl 6/10 2012 days 16%
Marine Audoire 10/10 2239 days 16%
Manu T 10/10 2240 days 16%
Mathilde 9/10 2253 days 16%
Phlippe 9/10 2253 days 16%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 2254 days 16%
Jeff Barth 8/10 2254 days 15%
Kim 9/10 2282 days 16%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 2326 days 15%
Diego Pablos 8/10 2351 days 14%
Suzanne Vermeulen 8/10 2393 days 13%
Jam Boggomann 8/10 2724 days 9%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2733 days 10%
Anna Grafenstein 8/10 2968 days 6%
jefft 8/10 2973 days 6%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 3003 days 6%
Crousse 8/10 3003 days 6%
Sapir Lifshitz 10/10 3052 days 6%
Maya Barad 10/10 3052 days 6%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 3055 days 6%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 3069 days 5%
Clive West 9/10 3123 days 5%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 3343 days 2%
Pieke 10/10 3368 days 1%
Loesje 8/10 3427 days 1%
Marieke 6/10 3444 days 0%
Knorr Bracher 9/10 3462 days 0%
Kali Lohman 9/10 3474 days 0%
Ton Franke 9/10 3474 days 0%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3719 days 4%
Elaine 10/10 3743 days 4%
Ursi Meier 10/10 3756 days 4%
Frank & Ruth 10/10 4083 days 4%
female40 10/10 4084 days 4%
Stoop 8/10 4085 days 4%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 4089 days 4%
Nicolas 9/10 4100 days 4%
Stefanie E 10/10 4561 days 4%
Sarah Smith 7/10 4580 days 4%
HovingL 6/10 4810 days 3%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 4818 days 4%
KathrinS 8/10 4818 days 4%

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

91%

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.