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

86.59%

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 9/10 113 days 97.98 100%
Carl von Horstig 8/10 522 days true 68.19 69%
Dana 8/10 756 days true 27.85 27%
Rob and Nicole 8/10 775 days true 25.47 25%
Harold Booy 10/10 784 days true 24.39 24%
Gena Bond 8/10 789 days 19.84 19%
Leif Marienlund 9/10 796 days true 23.0 22%
Anouk Goemans 9/10 847 days true 17.7 17%
Danny 9/10 854 days true 17.04 16%
Jakob Lovdahl 6/10 858 days true 16.68 15%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1085 days true 6.02 4%
Manu T 10/10 1086 days true 6.02 4%
Mathilde 9/10 1099 days true 5.99 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1099 days true 5.99 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1100 days true 5.99 4%
Jeff Barth 8/10 1100 days true 5.99 4%
Kim 9/10 1128 days true 5.95 4%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1172 days true 5.87 4%
Diego Pablos 8/10 1197 days true 5.83 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 8/10 1239 days 4.8 3%
Jam Boggomann 8/10 1570 days true 5.22 4%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 1579 days true 5.2 4%
Anna Grafenstein 8/10 1814 days true 4.82 3%
jefft 8/10 1819 days true 4.81 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 1849 days true 4.76 3%
Crousse 8/10 1849 days true 4.76 3%
Sapir Lifshitz 10/10 1898 days true 4.68 3%
Maya Barad 10/10 1898 days true 4.68 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 1901 days true 4.68 3%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 1915 days true 4.65 3%
Clive West 9/10 1969 days 3.8 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2189 days true 4.2 3%
Pieke 10/10 2214 days 3.47 2%
Loesje 8/10 2273 days 3.39 2%
Marieke 6/10 2290 days true 4.04 2%
Knorr Bracher 9/10 2308 days true 4.01 2%
Kali Lohman 9/10 2320 days true 3.99 2%
Ton Franke 9/10 2320 days true 3.99 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2565 days true 3.58 2%
Elaine 10/10 2589 days true 3.54 2%
Ursi Meier 10/10 2602 days true 3.52 2%
Frank & Ruth 10/10 2929 days true 2.99 1%
female40 10/10 2930 days true 2.98 1%
Stoop 8/10 2931 days true 2.98 1%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 2935 days true 2.98 1%
Nicolas 9/10 2946 days true 2.96 1%
Stefanie E 10/10 3407 days true 2.2 0%
Sarah Smith 7/10 3426 days true 2.17 0%
HovingL 6/10 3656 days true 1.79 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 3664 days true 1.78 0%
KathrinS 8/10 3664 days true 1.78 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

87%

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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