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

93.20%

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 10/10 958 days 7.97 100%
Wolf 10/10 1009 days true 6.17 77%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1009 days true 6.17 77%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1015 days true 6.01 75%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1019 days 5.92 74%
Martin Marek 10/10 1027 days true 5.73 72%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 1060 days true 5.19 65%
Alex Hah 10/10 1061 days true 5.18 65%
James Macguire 10/10 1061 days true 5.18 65%
Nathalie 10/10 1103 days true 4.98 63%
Simon 10/10 1103 days true 4.98 63%
Janina 9/10 1121 days true 4.95 62%
Denis Schall 10/10 1129 days true 4.93 62%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1135 days true 4.92 62%
Marc 10/10 1136 days true 4.92 62%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1141 days true 4.91 62%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1150 days true 4.89 61%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1150 days true 4.89 61%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1150 days true 4.89 61%
James Jackson 10/10 1151 days true 4.89 61%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1155 days 4.88 61%
Steve Smith 8/10 1357 days true 4.26 53%
Huon 8/10 1358 days true 4.26 53%
Cecile 9/10 1358 days true 4.49 56%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1369 days true 4.46 56%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1370 days true 4.06 51%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1371 days true 4.46 56%
Gessica 8/10 1373 days true 4.23 53%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1375 days true 4.05 51%
Chao Lai 9/10 1375 days true 4.45 56%
Anika D 9/10 1375 days true 4.45 56%
Dominique 6/10 1376 days true 3.69 46%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1380 days true 4.44 56%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1380 days true 4.44 56%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1382 days true 4.44 56%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1382 days true 4.44 56%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1387 days true 3.59 45%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1391 days true 4.42 55%
Lili Souris 10/10 1394 days true 4.41 55%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1394 days true 4.19 53%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1409 days 4.39 55%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1439 days true 4.33 54%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1439 days true 4.33 54%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1459 days true 4.29 54%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1475 days true 4.26 53%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1480 days true 4.25 53%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1486 days true 4.23 53%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1737 days true 3.74 47%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1737 days true 3.74 47%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1766 days true 3.69 46%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1772 days true 3.68 46%
Barbara 9/10 1824 days true 3.57 45%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1824 days true 3.57 45%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1841 days true 3.54 44%
Julie 9/10 1870 days 3.48 44%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 2054 days 3.12 39%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2092 days true 3.05 38%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2095 days true 3.04 38%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2095 days true 3.04 38%
Chris Handley 9/10 2112 days true 3.01 38%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2112 days true 2.86 36%
Igor 9/10 2116 days true 3.0 38%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2118 days true 3.0 38%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2141 days true 2.81 35%
Gal Bero 10/10 2178 days true 2.88 36%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2180 days true 2.88 36%
Kellie 10/10 2180 days true 2.88 36%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2467 days true 2.32 29%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2467 days true 2.32 29%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2481 days 2.29 29%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2487 days true 2.28 29%
Guillot 9/10 2488 days true 2.27 29%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2505 days true 2.24 28%
Jacquemard 8/10 2576 days true 2.0 25%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2586 days true 2.08 26%
Loesje 9/10 2601 days 2.05 26%
Rien 8/10 2838 days true 1.51 19%
Carole Carter 10/10 2838 days true 1.59 20%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2849 days true 1.49 19%
Sam 10/10 2850 days true 1.57 20%
Les Barnes 9/10 2855 days true 1.56 20%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2855 days true 1.56 20%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2857 days true 1.55 19%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2858 days true 1.29 16%
Diane Moss 7/10 2860 days true 1.41 18%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2870 days true 1.53 19%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2874 days true 1.52 19%
budge69 10/10 2875 days 1.52 19%
Mike1952 9/10 2875 days 1.52 19%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2886 days true 1.5 19%
Kaelin 10/10 2951 days true 1.37 17%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2957 days true 1.36 17%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3156 days true 0.92 12%
Fontvieille 5/10 3163 days true 0.77 10%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3169 days true 0.94 12%
Ken Talan 10/10 3176 days true 0.93 12%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3184 days true 0.91 11%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3201 days true 0.88 11%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3206 days true 0.87 11%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3209 days true 0.82 10%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3210 days true 0.82 10%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3212 days true 0.86 11%
Carmel 8/10 3216 days true 0.81 10%
Sandra 9/10 3217 days true 0.85 11%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3232 days true 0.82 10%
Tom Hill 8/10 3235 days true 0.77 10%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3493 days true 0.31 4%
Ann Michle 10/10 3496 days true 0.3 4%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3565 days true 0.17 2%
David Morton 9/10 3579 days true 0.14 2%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3580 days true 0.14 2%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3582 days true 0.13 2%
Huber 10/10 3599 days true 0.1 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3601 days true 0.1 1%
Rob 9/10 3603 days true 0.09 1%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3604 days true 0.07 1%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3610 days true 0.07 1%
mariekef 9/10 3651 days true 0.0 0%
simonbo 10/10 3651 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 3667 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 9/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 10/10 3907 days true 0.0 0%
JasminA 7/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Philipp 9/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 10/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 8/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
kempt 10/10 4276 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.