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

94.10%

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 10/10 718 days 27.52 100%
Wolf 10/10 768 days true 26.33 96%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 768 days true 26.33 96%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 774 days true 25.59 93%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 778 days 20.92 75%
Martin Marek 10/10 786 days true 24.16 87%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 819 days true 20.49 73%
Alex Hah 10/10 820 days true 20.38 73%
James Macguire 10/10 820 days true 20.38 73%
Nathalie 10/10 862 days true 16.32 58%
Simon 10/10 862 days true 16.32 58%
Janina 9/10 880 days true 14.79 52%
Denis Schall 10/10 888 days true 14.15 50%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 894 days true 13.68 48%
Marc 10/10 895 days true 13.61 48%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 900 days true 13.23 46%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 909 days true 12.58 44%
Diego Casanova 10/10 909 days true 12.58 44%
Cat Johnston 10/10 909 days true 12.58 44%
James Jackson 10/10 910 days true 12.51 43%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 914 days 10.19 35%
Steve Smith 8/10 1116 days true 5.97 19%
Huon 8/10 1117 days true 5.96 19%
Cecile 9/10 1117 days true 5.96 19%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1128 days true 5.95 19%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1129 days true 5.94 19%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1130 days true 5.94 19%
Gessica 8/10 1132 days true 5.94 19%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1134 days true 5.94 19%
Chao Lai 9/10 1134 days true 5.94 19%
Anika D 9/10 1134 days true 5.94 19%
Dominique 6/10 1135 days true 5.93 19%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1139 days true 5.93 19%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1139 days true 5.93 19%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1141 days true 5.92 19%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1141 days true 5.92 19%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1146 days true 5.92 19%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1150 days true 5.91 19%
Lili Souris 10/10 1153 days true 5.9 19%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1153 days true 5.9 19%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1168 days 4.9 15%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1198 days true 5.83 18%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1198 days true 5.83 18%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1218 days true 5.8 18%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1234 days true 5.77 18%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1239 days true 5.76 18%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1245 days true 5.75 18%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1496 days true 5.34 16%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1496 days true 5.34 16%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1525 days true 5.29 16%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1531 days true 5.28 16%
Barbara 9/10 1583 days true 5.2 16%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1583 days true 5.2 16%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1600 days true 5.17 16%
Julie 9/10 1630 days 4.27 12%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 1814 days 4.02 11%
Helen Olsson 10/10 1851 days true 4.76 14%
Max Backelandt 9/10 1854 days true 4.75 14%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 1854 days true 4.75 14%
Chris Handley 9/10 1871 days true 4.72 14%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 1871 days true 4.72 14%
Igor 9/10 1875 days true 4.72 14%
Olivier Carval 9/10 1877 days true 4.71 14%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 1900 days true 4.68 14%
Gal Bero 10/10 1937 days true 4.62 14%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 1939 days true 4.61 14%
Kellie 10/10 1939 days true 4.61 14%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2226 days true 4.14 12%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2226 days true 4.14 12%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2240 days 3.43 9%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2246 days true 4.11 12%
Guillot 9/10 2247 days true 4.11 12%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2264 days true 4.08 12%
Jacquemard 8/10 2335 days true 3.96 11%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2345 days true 3.95 11%
Loesje 9/10 2360 days 3.27 9%
Rien 8/10 2597 days true 3.53 10%
Carole Carter 10/10 2597 days true 3.53 10%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2608 days true 3.51 10%
Sam 10/10 2609 days true 3.51 10%
Les Barnes 9/10 2614 days true 3.5 10%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2614 days true 3.5 10%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2616 days true 3.5 10%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2617 days true 3.5 10%
Diane Moss 7/10 2619 days true 3.49 9%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2629 days true 3.48 9%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2633 days true 3.47 9%
budge69 10/10 2634 days 2.89 7%
Mike1952 9/10 2634 days 2.89 7%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2645 days true 3.45 9%
Kaelin 10/10 2710 days true 3.35 9%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2716 days true 3.34 9%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 2916 days true 3.01 8%
Fontvieille 5/10 2923 days true 3.0 8%
Marc Edwards 9/10 2929 days true 2.99 8%
Ken Talan 10/10 2936 days true 2.97 8%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 2943 days true 2.96 7%
Matthias Joos 9/10 2960 days true 2.93 7%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 2965 days true 2.93 7%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 2968 days true 2.92 7%
Laurent Michon 8/10 2969 days true 2.92 7%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 2971 days true 2.92 7%
Carmel 8/10 2975 days true 2.91 7%
Sandra 9/10 2976 days true 2.91 7%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 2991 days true 2.88 7%
Tom Hill 8/10 2994 days true 2.88 7%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3253 days true 2.45 6%
Ann Michle 10/10 3256 days true 2.45 6%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3324 days true 2.34 5%
David Morton 9/10 3338 days true 2.31 5%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3339 days true 2.31 5%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3341 days true 2.31 5%
Huber 10/10 3358 days true 2.28 5%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3360 days true 2.28 5%
Rob 9/10 3362 days true 2.27 5%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3363 days true 2.27 5%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3369 days true 2.26 5%
mariekef 9/10 3410 days true 2.19 5%
simonbo 10/10 3410 days true 2.19 5%
alasiac 10/10 3426 days true 2.17 5%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3437 days true 2.15 4%
johanw 9/10 3542 days true 1.98 4%
linus 9/10 3552 days true 1.96 4%
AndreaT 10/10 3666 days true 1.77 3%
JasminA 7/10 3670 days true 1.77 3%
Philipp 9/10 3670 days true 1.77 3%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3682 days true 1.75 3%
HovingL 10/10 3682 days true 1.75 3%
Gillian 8/10 3690 days true 1.73 3%
kempt 10/10 4035 days 0.97 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

94%

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.

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