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 Rob Roy Track.

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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Rob Roy Track

Valid Reviews

130 Valid Reviews

The Rob Roy Track experience has a total of 131 reviews. There are 130 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 44
34%
8/10 16
12%
7/10 4
3%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.54% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rob Roy Track valid reviews is 91.54% and is based on 130 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

119 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 130 valid reviews, the experience has 119 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 119 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 55
46%
9/10 39
33%
8/10 16
13%
7/10 4
3%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rob Roy Track face-to-face reviews is 91.18% and is based on 119 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.66%

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
Sally Caboche 10/10 657 days 35.4 100%
Wolf 10/10 708 days true 34.48 97%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 708 days true 34.48 97%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 714 days true 33.6 95%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 718 days 27.52 77%
Martin Marek 10/10 726 days true 31.89 90%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 759 days true 27.47 77%
Alex Hah 10/10 760 days true 27.34 77%
James Macguire 10/10 760 days true 27.34 77%
Nathalie 10/10 802 days true 22.32 62%
Simon 10/10 802 days true 22.32 62%
Janina 9/10 820 days true 20.38 56%
Denis Schall 10/10 828 days true 19.56 54%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 834 days true 18.95 52%
Marc 10/10 835 days true 18.85 52%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 840 days true 18.36 50%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 849 days true 17.51 48%
Diego Casanova 10/10 849 days true 17.51 48%
Cat Johnston 10/10 849 days true 17.51 48%
James Jackson 10/10 850 days true 17.41 48%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 854 days 14.2 38%
Steve Smith 8/10 1056 days true 6.29 15%
Huon 8/10 1057 days true 6.27 15%
Cecile 9/10 1057 days true 6.27 15%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1068 days true 6.14 15%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1069 days true 6.13 15%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1070 days true 6.12 15%
Gessica 8/10 1072 days true 6.1 15%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1074 days true 6.08 15%
Chao Lai 9/10 1074 days true 6.08 15%
Anika D 9/10 1074 days true 6.08 15%
Dominique 6/10 1075 days true 6.08 15%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1079 days true 6.05 15%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1079 days true 6.05 15%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1081 days true 6.04 15%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1081 days true 6.04 15%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1086 days true 6.02 14%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1090 days true 6.0 14%
Lili Souris 10/10 1093 days true 6.0 14%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1093 days true 6.0 14%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1108 days 4.98 11%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1138 days true 5.93 14%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1138 days true 5.93 14%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1158 days true 5.9 14%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1174 days true 5.87 14%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1179 days true 5.86 14%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1185 days true 5.85 14%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1436 days true 5.44 13%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1436 days true 5.44 13%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1465 days true 5.39 13%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1471 days true 5.38 13%
Barbara 9/10 1523 days true 5.3 12%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1523 days true 5.3 12%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1540 days true 5.27 12%
Julie 9/10 1569 days 4.35 10%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 1754 days 4.1 9%
Helen Olsson 10/10 1791 days true 4.86 11%
Max Backelandt 9/10 1794 days true 4.85 11%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 1794 days true 4.85 11%
Chris Handley 9/10 1811 days true 4.82 11%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 1811 days true 4.82 11%
Igor 9/10 1815 days true 4.82 11%
Olivier Carval 9/10 1817 days true 4.81 11%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 1840 days true 4.78 11%
Gal Bero 10/10 1877 days true 4.71 11%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 1879 days true 4.71 11%
Kellie 10/10 1879 days true 4.71 11%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2166 days true 4.24 9%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2166 days true 4.24 9%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2180 days 3.51 7%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2186 days true 4.21 9%
Guillot 9/10 2187 days true 4.2 9%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2204 days true 4.18 9%
Jacquemard 8/10 2275 days true 4.06 9%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2285 days true 4.04 9%
Loesje 9/10 2300 days 3.35 7%
Rien 8/10 2537 days true 3.63 7%
Carole Carter 10/10 2537 days true 3.63 7%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2548 days true 3.61 7%
Sam 10/10 2549 days true 3.61 7%
Les Barnes 9/10 2554 days true 3.6 7%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2554 days true 3.6 7%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2556 days true 3.6 7%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2557 days true 3.6 7%
Diane Moss 7/10 2559 days true 3.59 7%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2569 days true 3.58 7%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2573 days true 3.57 7%
budge69 10/10 2574 days 2.97 6%
Mike1952 9/10 2574 days 2.97 6%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2585 days true 3.55 7%
Kaelin 10/10 2650 days true 3.44 7%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2656 days true 3.43 7%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 2856 days true 3.11 6%
Fontvieille 5/10 2863 days true 3.09 6%
Marc Edwards 9/10 2869 days true 3.08 6%
Ken Talan 10/10 2876 days true 3.07 6%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 2883 days true 3.06 6%
Matthias Joos 9/10 2900 days true 3.03 6%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 2905 days true 3.02 6%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 2908 days true 3.02 6%
Laurent Michon 8/10 2909 days true 3.02 6%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 2911 days true 3.01 6%
Carmel 8/10 2915 days true 3.01 6%
Sandra 9/10 2916 days true 3.01 6%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 2931 days true 2.98 6%
Tom Hill 8/10 2934 days true 2.98 6%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3193 days true 2.55 4%
Ann Michle 10/10 3196 days true 2.55 4%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3264 days true 2.43 4%
David Morton 9/10 3278 days true 2.41 4%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3279 days true 2.41 4%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3281 days true 2.41 4%
Huber 10/10 3298 days true 2.38 4%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3300 days true 2.38 4%
Rob 9/10 3302 days true 2.37 4%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3303 days true 2.37 4%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3309 days true 2.36 4%
mariekef 9/10 3350 days true 2.29 4%
simonbo 10/10 3350 days true 2.29 4%
alasiac 10/10 3366 days true 2.27 4%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3377 days true 2.25 3%
johanw 9/10 3482 days true 2.08 3%
linus 9/10 3492 days true 2.06 3%
AndreaT 10/10 3606 days true 1.87 2%
JasminA 7/10 3610 days true 1.87 2%
Philipp 9/10 3610 days true 1.87 2%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3622 days true 1.85 2%
HovingL 10/10 3622 days true 1.85 2%
Gillian 8/10 3630 days true 1.83 2%
kempt 10/10 3975 days 1.05 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rob Roy Track 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.