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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Sally Caboche||10/10||1448 days||100%|
|Sylvie Meganck||10/10||1499 days||98%|
|Ylva Teleman||10/10||1505 days||97%|
|Sylvie Meganck||10/10||1509 days||97%|
|Martin Marek||10/10||1517 days||97%|
|Felicity Hughes||9/10||1550 days||95%|
|Alex Hah||10/10||1551 days||95%|
|James Macguire||10/10||1551 days||95%|
|Denis Schall||10/10||1619 days||92%|
|Charlotte Molesworth||9/10||1625 days||92%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1631 days||92%|
|MARK CURPHEY||10/10||1640 days||91%|
|Diego Casanova||10/10||1640 days||91%|
|Cat Johnston||10/10||1640 days||91%|
|James Jackson||10/10||1641 days||91%|
|Maura O'Connell||10/10||1645 days||91%|
|Steve Smith||8/10||1847 days||78%|
|Daniel Idiart||10/10||1859 days||81%|
|Sarah Dial||7/10||1860 days||74%|
|Milan Maiwald||9/10||1861 days||81%|
|Szu-Yi Hsu||7/10||1865 days||74%|
|Chao Lai||9/10||1865 days||81%|
|Anika D||9/10||1865 days||81%|
|Jiri Sojka||10/10||1870 days||81%|
|Jana Formankoua||9/10||1870 days||81%|
|Clotilde Graziani||10/10||1872 days||81%|
|Johannes Eisel||9/10||1872 days||81%|
|Sydney Lupton||5/10||1877 days||65%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||9/10||1881 days||80%|
|Lili Souris||10/10||1884 days||80%|
|Elodie Bardolle||8/10||1884 days||76%|
|Laurent Petit||10/10||1899 days||79%|
|Sara and Antoine||9/10||1929 days||78%|
|Hannah Stiles||10/10||1929 days||78%|
|Monika Dippel||10/10||1949 days||77%|
|Nicole and Elliott||10/10||1965 days||76%|
|Elisabet Millet||10/10||1970 days||76%|
|Graham Lighner||10/10||1976 days||76%|
|Danica Vrsaljko||10/10||2227 days||65%|
|Markus Johannes||9/10||2227 days||65%|
|Kristina Farkas||10/10||2256 days||63%|
|Finn and Melanie Lorbeer||10/10||2262 days||63%|
|Samuel Tohko||10/10||2314 days||61%|
|Shelly Weissbrem||10/10||2331 days||60%|
|Marilyn Nadeau||9/10||2545 days||50%|
|Helen Olsson||10/10||2582 days||48%|
|Max Backelandt||9/10||2585 days||48%|
|Marie Toulemonde||10/10||2585 days||48%|
|Chris Handley||9/10||2602 days||48%|
|Charlotte Casey||8/10||2602 days||45%|
|Olivier Carval||9/10||2608 days||47%|
|Francisco Pablo Miguel||8/10||2631 days||44%|
|Gal Bero||10/10||2668 days||45%|
|Daniel McAlpine||10/10||2670 days||44%|
|Jitka Krejcova||10/10||2957 days||31%|
|Michal Sturma||10/10||2957 days||31%|
|Raelene Vine||9/10||2971 days||31%|
|Petra Blumberg||9/10||2977 days||30%|
|Fraser Goldsmith||10/10||2995 days||30%|
|Karsten Meyer||9/10||3076 days||26%|
|Carole Carter||10/10||3328 days||15%|
|Daniel Patricia||8/10||3339 days||13%|
|Les Barnes||9/10||3345 days||14%|
|Karin Laurev||10/10||3345 days||14%|
|Mike & Jennie||9/10||3347 days||14%|
|Lyn Deavin||6/10||3348 days||11%|
|Diane Moss||7/10||3350 days||12%|
|Kurt & Noemi Buhler||9/10||3360 days||13%|
|Frank & Julia||9/10||3364 days||13%|
|Urban Reifler||9/10||3376 days||12%|
|Scott & Madeleine Bancroft||10/10||3447 days||9%|
|Allison Meyoz||8/10||3647 days||0%|
|Marc Edwards||9/10||3660 days||23%|
|Ken Talan||10/10||3667 days||23%|
|Laurent Pouvreau||10/10||3674 days||23%|
|Matthias Joos||9/10||3691 days||23%|
|Ann-Kathrin Auditor||10/10||3696 days||23%|
|Mannebach & Siejert||8/10||3699 days||22%|
|Laurent Michon||8/10||3700 days||22%|
|Brendan Dunn||9/10||3702 days||23%|
|Nataly Loewidt||10/10||3722 days||23%|
|Tom Hill||8/10||3725 days||22%|
|Darrell & Michelle Lamb||9/10||3984 days||23%|
|Ann Michle||10/10||3987 days||23%|
|Inbar Yizhar Barnea||9/10||4055 days||23%|
|David Morton||9/10||4069 days||23%|
|Paula Martinez||10/10||4070 days||23%|
|Chris el capitan||10/10||4072 days||23%|
|Dick Rosman||9/10||4091 days||23%|
|Jeremy & Sarah Rind||6/10||4094 days||19%|
|S Luis Van Oler||8/10||4100 days||22%|
|Katrin Wennin||10/10||4168 days||23%|
|Enno Brehm||9/10||4413 days||23%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.