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

93.51%

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 10/10 776 days 21.13 100%
Wolf 10/10 826 days true 19.76 93%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 826 days true 19.76 93%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 832 days true 19.15 90%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 836 days 15.63 73%
Martin Marek 10/10 844 days true 17.98 84%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 877 days true 15.04 70%
Alex Hah 10/10 878 days true 14.95 69%
James Macguire 10/10 878 days true 14.95 69%
Nathalie 10/10 920 days true 11.82 54%
Simon 10/10 920 days true 11.82 54%
Janina 9/10 938 days true 10.69 48%
Denis Schall 10/10 946 days true 10.22 46%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 952 days true 9.89 44%
Marc 10/10 953 days true 9.83 44%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 958 days true 9.57 43%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 967 days true 9.12 41%
Diego Casanova 10/10 967 days true 9.12 41%
Cat Johnston 10/10 967 days true 9.12 41%
James Jackson 10/10 968 days true 9.07 40%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 972 days 7.4 32%
Steve Smith 8/10 1174 days true 5.87 25%
Huon 8/10 1175 days true 5.87 25%
Cecile 9/10 1175 days true 5.87 25%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1186 days true 5.85 25%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1187 days true 5.85 24%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1188 days true 5.85 24%
Gessica 8/10 1190 days true 5.84 24%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1192 days true 5.84 24%
Chao Lai 9/10 1192 days true 5.84 24%
Anika D 9/10 1192 days true 5.84 24%
Dominique 6/10 1193 days true 5.84 24%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1197 days true 5.83 24%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1197 days true 5.83 24%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1199 days true 5.83 24%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1199 days true 5.83 24%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1204 days true 5.82 24%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1208 days true 5.81 24%
Lili Souris 10/10 1211 days true 5.81 24%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1211 days true 5.81 24%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1226 days 4.82 19%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1256 days true 5.74 24%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1256 days true 5.74 24%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1276 days true 5.7 24%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1292 days true 5.68 24%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1297 days true 5.67 24%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1303 days true 5.66 24%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1554 days true 5.25 22%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1554 days true 5.25 22%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1583 days true 5.2 21%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1589 days true 5.19 21%
Barbara 9/10 1641 days true 5.1 21%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1641 days true 5.1 21%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1658 days true 5.07 21%
Julie 9/10 1688 days 4.19 16%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 1872 days 3.94 15%
Helen Olsson 10/10 1909 days true 4.66 19%
Max Backelandt 9/10 1912 days true 4.66 19%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 1912 days true 4.66 19%
Chris Handley 9/10 1929 days true 4.63 18%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 1929 days true 4.63 18%
Igor 9/10 1933 days true 4.62 18%
Olivier Carval 9/10 1935 days true 4.62 18%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 1958 days true 4.58 18%
Gal Bero 10/10 1995 days true 4.52 18%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 1997 days true 4.52 18%
Kellie 10/10 1997 days true 4.52 18%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2284 days true 4.05 16%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2284 days true 4.05 16%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2298 days 3.35 12%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2304 days true 4.01 15%
Guillot 9/10 2305 days true 4.01 15%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2322 days true 3.98 15%
Jacquemard 8/10 2393 days true 3.87 15%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2403 days true 3.85 15%
Loesje 9/10 2418 days 3.19 11%
Rien 8/10 2655 days true 3.44 13%
Carole Carter 10/10 2655 days true 3.44 13%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2666 days true 3.42 12%
Sam 10/10 2667 days true 3.42 12%
Les Barnes 9/10 2672 days true 3.41 12%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2672 days true 3.41 12%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2674 days true 3.4 12%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2675 days true 3.4 12%
Diane Moss 7/10 2677 days true 3.4 12%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2687 days true 3.38 12%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2691 days true 3.38 12%
budge69 10/10 2692 days 2.81 9%
Mike1952 9/10 2692 days 2.81 9%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2703 days true 3.36 12%
Kaelin 10/10 2768 days true 3.25 12%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2774 days true 3.24 12%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 2974 days true 2.91 10%
Fontvieille 5/10 2981 days true 2.9 10%
Marc Edwards 9/10 2987 days true 2.89 10%
Ken Talan 10/10 2994 days true 2.88 10%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3001 days true 2.87 10%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3018 days true 2.84 10%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3023 days true 2.83 10%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3026 days true 2.83 10%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3027 days true 2.82 10%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3029 days true 2.82 10%
Carmel 8/10 3033 days true 2.81 9%
Sandra 9/10 3034 days true 2.81 9%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3049 days true 2.79 9%
Tom Hill 8/10 3052 days true 2.78 9%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3311 days true 2.36 7%
Ann Michle 10/10 3314 days true 2.35 7%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3382 days true 2.24 7%
David Morton 9/10 3396 days true 2.22 7%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3397 days true 2.22 7%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3399 days true 2.21 7%
Huber 10/10 3416 days true 2.18 6%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3418 days true 2.18 6%
Rob 9/10 3420 days true 2.18 6%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3421 days true 2.18 6%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3427 days true 2.17 6%
mariekef 9/10 3468 days true 2.1 6%
simonbo 10/10 3468 days true 2.1 6%
alasiac 10/10 3484 days true 2.07 6%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3495 days true 2.05 6%
johanw 9/10 3600 days true 1.88 5%
linus 9/10 3610 days true 1.87 5%
AndreaT 10/10 3724 days true 1.68 4%
JasminA 7/10 3728 days true 1.67 4%
Philipp 9/10 3728 days true 1.67 4%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3740 days true 1.65 4%
HovingL 10/10 3740 days true 1.65 4%
Gillian 8/10 3748 days true 1.64 4%
kempt 10/10 4093 days 0.89 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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