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 10/10 897 days 11.21 100%
Wolf 10/10 948 days true 8.42 75%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 948 days true 8.42 75%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 954 days true 8.15 73%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 958 days 7.97 71%
Martin Marek 10/10 966 days true 7.64 68%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 999 days true 6.46 58%
Alex Hah 10/10 1000 days true 6.43 57%
James Macguire 10/10 1000 days true 6.43 57%
Nathalie 10/10 1042 days true 5.45 49%
Simon 10/10 1042 days true 5.45 49%
Janina 9/10 1060 days true 5.19 46%
Denis Schall 10/10 1068 days true 5.12 46%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1074 days true 5.07 45%
Marc 10/10 1075 days true 5.06 45%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1080 days true 5.04 45%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1089 days true 5.01 45%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1089 days true 5.01 45%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1089 days true 5.01 45%
James Jackson 10/10 1090 days true 5.0 45%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1094 days 5.0 45%
Steve Smith 8/10 1296 days true 4.42 39%
Huon 8/10 1297 days true 4.42 39%
Cecile 9/10 1297 days true 4.65 42%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1308 days true 4.64 41%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1309 days true 4.22 38%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1310 days true 4.63 41%
Gessica 8/10 1312 days true 4.4 39%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1314 days true 4.21 38%
Chao Lai 9/10 1314 days true 4.63 41%
Anika D 9/10 1314 days true 4.63 41%
Dominique 6/10 1315 days true 3.84 34%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1319 days true 4.62 41%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1319 days true 4.62 41%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1321 days true 4.61 41%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1321 days true 4.61 41%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1326 days true 3.73 33%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1330 days true 4.6 41%
Lili Souris 10/10 1333 days true 4.59 41%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1333 days true 4.36 39%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1348 days 4.57 41%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1378 days true 4.52 40%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1378 days true 4.52 40%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1398 days true 4.48 40%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1414 days true 4.45 40%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1419 days true 4.45 40%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1425 days true 4.43 40%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1676 days true 4.01 36%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1676 days true 4.01 36%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1705 days true 3.96 35%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1711 days true 3.95 35%
Barbara 9/10 1763 days true 3.86 34%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1763 days true 3.86 34%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1780 days true 3.83 34%
Julie 9/10 1809 days 3.78 34%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 1994 days 3.46 31%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2031 days true 3.4 30%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2034 days true 3.39 30%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2034 days true 3.39 30%
Chris Handley 9/10 2051 days true 3.36 30%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2051 days true 3.19 28%
Igor 9/10 2055 days true 3.36 30%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2057 days true 3.35 30%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2080 days true 3.15 28%
Gal Bero 10/10 2117 days true 3.25 29%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2119 days true 3.25 29%
Kellie 10/10 2119 days true 3.25 29%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2406 days true 2.76 25%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2406 days true 2.76 25%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2420 days 2.73 24%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2426 days true 2.72 24%
Guillot 9/10 2427 days true 2.72 24%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2444 days true 2.69 24%
Jacquemard 8/10 2515 days true 2.44 22%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2525 days true 2.55 23%
Loesje 9/10 2540 days 2.53 23%
Rien 8/10 2777 days true 2.01 18%
Carole Carter 10/10 2777 days true 2.12 19%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2788 days true 2.0 18%
Sam 10/10 2789 days true 2.1 19%
Les Barnes 9/10 2794 days true 2.09 19%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2794 days true 2.09 19%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2796 days true 2.09 19%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2797 days true 1.73 15%
Diane Moss 7/10 2799 days true 1.89 17%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2809 days true 2.07 18%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2813 days true 2.06 18%
budge69 10/10 2814 days 2.06 18%
Mike1952 9/10 2814 days 2.06 18%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2825 days true 2.04 18%
Kaelin 10/10 2890 days true 1.93 17%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2896 days true 1.92 17%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3096 days true 1.49 13%
Fontvieille 5/10 3103 days true 1.26 11%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3109 days true 1.55 14%
Ken Talan 10/10 3116 days true 1.54 14%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3123 days true 1.53 14%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3140 days true 1.5 13%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3145 days true 1.49 13%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3148 days true 1.41 13%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3149 days true 1.41 13%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3151 days true 1.48 13%
Carmel 8/10 3155 days true 1.4 12%
Sandra 9/10 3156 days true 1.47 13%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3171 days true 1.45 13%
Tom Hill 8/10 3174 days true 1.37 12%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3433 days true 1.0 9%
Ann Michle 10/10 3436 days true 0.99 9%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3504 days true 0.88 8%
David Morton 9/10 3518 days true 0.85 8%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3519 days true 0.85 8%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3521 days true 0.85 8%
Huber 10/10 3538 days true 0.82 7%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3540 days true 0.81 7%
Rob 9/10 3542 days true 0.81 7%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3543 days true 0.67 6%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3549 days true 0.76 7%
mariekef 9/10 3590 days true 0.73 6%
simonbo 10/10 3590 days true 0.73 6%
alasiac 10/10 3606 days true 0.7 6%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3617 days true 0.68 6%
johanw 9/10 3722 days true 0.5 4%
linus 9/10 3732 days true 0.48 4%
AndreaT 10/10 3846 days true 0.29 3%
JasminA 7/10 3850 days true 0.26 2%
Philipp 9/10 3850 days true 0.28 3%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3862 days true 0.26 2%
HovingL 10/10 3862 days true 0.26 2%
Gillian 8/10 3870 days true 0.24 2%
kempt 10/10 4215 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.