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

93.39%

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 10/10 844 days 14.98 100%
Wolf 10/10 895 days true 11.34 75%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 895 days true 11.34 75%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 901 days true 10.96 73%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 905 days 10.72 71%
Martin Marek 10/10 913 days true 10.25 68%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 946 days true 8.52 56%
Alex Hah 10/10 947 days true 8.47 56%
James Macguire 10/10 947 days true 8.47 56%
Nathalie 10/10 989 days true 6.78 44%
Simon 10/10 989 days true 6.78 44%
Janina 9/10 1007 days true 6.23 40%
Denis Schall 10/10 1015 days true 6.01 39%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1021 days true 5.87 38%
Marc 10/10 1022 days true 5.84 38%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1027 days true 5.73 37%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1036 days true 5.55 36%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1036 days true 5.55 36%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1036 days true 5.55 36%
James Jackson 10/10 1037 days true 5.53 36%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1041 days 5.46 35%
Steve Smith 8/10 1243 days true 4.54 29%
Huon 8/10 1244 days true 4.53 29%
Cecile 9/10 1244 days true 4.77 30%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1255 days true 4.76 30%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1256 days true 4.33 27%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1257 days true 4.75 30%
Gessica 8/10 1259 days true 4.51 29%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1261 days true 4.32 27%
Chao Lai 9/10 1261 days true 4.75 30%
Anika D 9/10 1261 days true 4.75 30%
Dominique 6/10 1262 days true 3.94 25%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1266 days true 4.74 30%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1266 days true 4.74 30%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1268 days true 4.74 30%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1268 days true 4.74 30%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1273 days true 3.83 24%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1277 days true 4.72 30%
Lili Souris 10/10 1280 days true 4.72 30%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1280 days true 4.48 28%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1295 days 4.7 30%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1325 days true 4.65 29%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1325 days true 4.65 29%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1345 days true 4.62 29%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1361 days true 4.6 29%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1366 days true 4.59 29%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1372 days true 4.58 29%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1623 days true 4.2 26%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1623 days true 4.2 26%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1652 days true 4.15 26%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1658 days true 4.14 26%
Barbara 9/10 1710 days true 4.06 25%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1710 days true 4.06 25%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1727 days true 4.04 25%
Julie 9/10 1756 days 3.99 25%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 1941 days 3.71 23%
Helen Olsson 10/10 1978 days true 3.66 23%
Max Backelandt 9/10 1981 days true 3.65 23%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 1981 days true 3.65 23%
Chris Handley 9/10 1998 days true 3.63 22%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 1998 days true 3.44 21%
Igor 9/10 2002 days true 3.62 22%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2004 days true 3.62 22%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2027 days true 3.4 21%
Gal Bero 10/10 2064 days true 3.53 22%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2066 days true 3.52 22%
Kellie 10/10 2066 days true 3.52 22%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2353 days true 3.09 19%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2353 days true 3.09 19%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2367 days 3.06 19%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2373 days true 3.05 19%
Guillot 9/10 2374 days true 3.05 19%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2391 days true 3.03 18%
Jacquemard 8/10 2462 days true 2.77 17%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2472 days true 2.9 18%
Loesje 9/10 2487 days 2.88 17%
Rien 8/10 2724 days true 2.39 14%
Carole Carter 10/10 2724 days true 2.52 15%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2735 days true 2.38 14%
Sam 10/10 2736 days true 2.5 15%
Les Barnes 9/10 2741 days true 2.49 15%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2741 days true 2.49 15%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2743 days true 2.49 15%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2744 days true 2.07 12%
Diane Moss 7/10 2746 days true 2.26 13%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2756 days true 2.47 15%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2760 days true 2.47 15%
budge69 10/10 2761 days 2.46 15%
Mike1952 9/10 2761 days 2.46 15%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2772 days true 2.45 14%
Kaelin 10/10 2837 days true 2.35 14%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2843 days true 2.34 14%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3043 days true 1.93 11%
Fontvieille 5/10 3050 days true 1.64 9%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3056 days true 2.02 11%
Ken Talan 10/10 3063 days true 2.0 11%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3070 days true 1.99 11%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3087 days true 1.97 11%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3092 days true 1.96 11%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3095 days true 1.86 10%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3096 days true 1.86 10%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3098 days true 1.95 11%
Carmel 8/10 3102 days true 1.85 10%
Sandra 9/10 3103 days true 1.94 11%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3118 days true 1.92 11%
Tom Hill 8/10 3121 days true 1.82 10%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3380 days true 1.52 8%
Ann Michle 10/10 3383 days true 1.52 8%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3451 days true 1.41 7%
David Morton 9/10 3465 days true 1.39 7%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3466 days true 1.39 7%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3468 days true 1.39 7%
Huber 10/10 3485 days true 1.36 7%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3487 days true 1.36 7%
Rob 9/10 3489 days true 1.36 7%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3490 days true 1.12 5%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3496 days true 1.28 6%
mariekef 9/10 3537 days true 1.28 6%
simonbo 10/10 3537 days true 1.28 6%
alasiac 10/10 3553 days true 1.26 6%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3564 days true 1.24 6%
johanw 9/10 3669 days true 1.08 5%
linus 9/10 3679 days true 1.07 5%
AndreaT 10/10 3793 days true 0.89 4%
JasminA 7/10 3797 days true 0.81 3%
Philipp 9/10 3797 days true 0.89 4%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3809 days true 0.87 4%
HovingL 10/10 3809 days true 0.87 4%
Gillian 8/10 3817 days true 0.81 3%
kempt 10/10 4162 days 0.33 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

93%

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.