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

93.28%

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 1239 days 4.72 100%
Wolf 10/10 1290 days true 4.62 98%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1290 days true 4.62 98%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1296 days true 4.61 98%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1300 days 4.6 97%
Martin Marek 10/10 1308 days true 4.58 97%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 1341 days true 4.52 96%
Alex Hah 10/10 1342 days true 4.52 96%
James Macguire 10/10 1342 days true 4.52 96%
Nathalie 10/10 1384 days true 4.43 94%
Simon 10/10 1384 days true 4.43 94%
Janina 9/10 1402 days true 4.4 93%
Denis Schall 10/10 1410 days true 4.38 93%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1416 days true 4.37 93%
Marc 10/10 1417 days true 4.37 93%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1422 days true 4.36 92%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1431 days true 4.34 92%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1431 days true 4.34 92%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1431 days true 4.34 92%
James Jackson 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 92%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1436 days 4.33 92%
Steve Smith 8/10 1638 days true 3.74 79%
Huon 8/10 1639 days true 3.74 79%
Cecile 9/10 1639 days true 3.94 83%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1650 days true 3.91 83%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1651 days true 3.56 75%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1652 days true 3.91 83%
Gessica 8/10 1654 days true 3.71 79%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1656 days true 3.55 75%
Chao Lai 9/10 1656 days true 3.9 83%
Anika D 9/10 1656 days true 3.9 83%
Dominique 6/10 1657 days true 3.24 69%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1661 days true 3.89 82%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1661 days true 3.89 82%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1663 days true 3.89 82%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1663 days true 3.89 82%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1668 days true 3.14 67%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1672 days true 3.87 82%
Lili Souris 10/10 1675 days true 3.86 82%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1675 days true 3.67 78%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1690 days 3.84 81%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1720 days true 3.78 80%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1720 days true 3.78 80%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1740 days true 3.74 79%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1756 days true 3.71 79%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1761 days true 3.7 78%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1767 days true 3.68 78%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2018 days true 3.19 68%
Markus Johannes 9/10 2018 days true 3.19 68%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2047 days true 3.14 66%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 2053 days true 3.13 66%
Barbara 9/10 2105 days true 3.02 64%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 2105 days true 3.02 64%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2122 days true 2.99 63%
Julie 9/10 2151 days 2.93 62%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 2336 days 2.57 55%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2373 days true 2.5 53%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2376 days true 2.49 53%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2376 days true 2.49 53%
Chris Handley 9/10 2393 days true 2.46 52%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2393 days true 2.34 50%
Igor 9/10 2397 days true 2.45 52%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2399 days true 2.45 52%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2422 days true 2.28 48%
Gal Bero 10/10 2459 days true 2.33 49%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2461 days true 2.33 49%
Kellie 10/10 2461 days true 2.33 49%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2748 days true 1.77 37%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2748 days true 1.77 37%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2762 days 1.74 37%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2768 days true 1.73 37%
Guillot 9/10 2769 days true 1.72 37%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2786 days true 1.69 36%
Jacquemard 8/10 2857 days true 1.47 31%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2867 days true 1.53 32%
Loesje 9/10 2882 days 1.5 32%
Rien 8/10 3119 days true 0.99 21%
Carole Carter 10/10 3119 days true 1.04 22%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 3130 days true 0.97 20%
Sam 10/10 3131 days true 1.02 22%
Les Barnes 9/10 3136 days true 1.01 21%
Karin Laurev 10/10 3136 days true 1.01 21%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 3138 days true 1.0 21%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 3139 days true 0.83 18%
Diane Moss 7/10 3141 days true 0.91 19%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 3151 days true 0.98 21%
Frank & Julia 9/10 3155 days true 0.97 21%
budge69 10/10 3156 days 0.97 20%
Mike1952 9/10 3156 days 0.97 20%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3167 days true 0.95 20%
Kaelin 10/10 3232 days true 0.82 17%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 3238 days true 0.81 17%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3438 days true 0.39 8%
Fontvieille 5/10 3445 days true 0.32 7%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3451 days true 0.39 8%
Ken Talan 10/10 3458 days true 0.38 8%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3465 days true 0.36 8%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3482 days true 0.33 7%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3487 days true 0.32 7%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3490 days true 0.3 6%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3491 days true 0.3 6%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3493 days true 0.31 7%
Carmel 8/10 3497 days true 0.28 6%
Sandra 9/10 3498 days true 0.3 6%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3513 days true 0.27 6%
Tom Hill 8/10 3516 days true 0.25 5%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Michle 10/10 3778 days true 0.0 0%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
Huber 10/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 9/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
mariekef 9/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
simonbo 10/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 9/10 4064 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 4074 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 10/10 4188 days true 0.0 0%
JasminA 7/10 4192 days true 0.0 0%
Philipp 9/10 4192 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 9/10 4204 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 10/10 4204 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 8/10 4212 days true 0.0 0%
kempt 10/10 4557 days 0.0 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.