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

93.24%

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 1202 days 4.79 100%
Wolf 10/10 1252 days true 4.69 98%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1252 days true 4.69 98%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1258 days true 4.68 98%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1262 days 4.67 98%
Martin Marek 10/10 1270 days true 4.66 97%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 1303 days true 4.59 96%
Alex Hah 10/10 1304 days true 4.59 96%
James Macguire 10/10 1304 days true 4.59 96%
Nathalie 10/10 1346 days true 4.51 94%
Simon 10/10 1346 days true 4.51 94%
Janina 9/10 1364 days true 4.47 93%
Denis Schall 10/10 1372 days true 4.46 93%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1378 days true 4.45 93%
Marc 10/10 1379 days true 4.44 93%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1384 days true 4.43 93%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 92%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 92%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 92%
James Jackson 10/10 1394 days true 4.41 92%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1398 days 4.41 92%
Steve Smith 8/10 1600 days true 3.81 80%
Huon 8/10 1601 days true 3.81 80%
Cecile 9/10 1601 days true 4.01 84%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1612 days true 3.99 83%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1613 days true 3.63 76%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1614 days true 3.98 83%
Gessica 8/10 1616 days true 3.78 79%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1618 days true 3.62 76%
Chao Lai 9/10 1618 days true 3.98 83%
Anika D 9/10 1618 days true 3.98 83%
Dominique 6/10 1619 days true 3.3 69%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1623 days true 3.97 83%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1623 days true 3.97 83%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1625 days true 3.96 83%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1625 days true 3.96 83%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1630 days true 3.2 67%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1634 days true 3.95 82%
Lili Souris 10/10 1637 days true 3.94 82%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1637 days true 3.74 78%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1652 days 3.91 82%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1682 days true 3.85 80%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 80%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1702 days true 3.81 80%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1718 days true 3.78 79%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1723 days true 3.77 79%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1729 days true 3.76 78%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1980 days true 3.27 68%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1980 days true 3.27 68%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2009 days true 3.21 67%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 2015 days true 3.2 67%
Barbara 9/10 2067 days true 3.1 65%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 2067 days true 3.1 65%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2084 days true 3.06 64%
Julie 9/10 2114 days 3.01 63%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 2298 days 2.65 55%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2335 days true 2.57 54%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2338 days true 2.57 54%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2338 days true 2.57 54%
Chris Handley 9/10 2355 days true 2.53 53%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2355 days true 2.41 50%
Igor 9/10 2359 days true 2.53 53%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2361 days true 2.52 53%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2384 days true 2.35 49%
Gal Bero 10/10 2421 days true 2.41 50%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2423 days true 2.4 50%
Kellie 10/10 2423 days true 2.4 50%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2710 days true 1.84 38%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2710 days true 1.84 38%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2724 days 1.81 38%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2730 days true 1.8 38%
Guillot 9/10 2731 days true 1.8 38%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2748 days true 1.77 37%
Jacquemard 8/10 2819 days true 1.54 32%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2829 days true 1.61 34%
Loesje 9/10 2844 days 1.58 33%
Rien 8/10 3081 days true 1.06 22%
Carole Carter 10/10 3081 days true 1.11 23%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 3092 days true 1.04 22%
Sam 10/10 3093 days true 1.09 23%
Les Barnes 9/10 3098 days true 1.08 23%
Karin Laurev 10/10 3098 days true 1.08 23%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 3100 days true 1.08 22%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 3101 days true 0.89 19%
Diane Moss 7/10 3103 days true 0.97 20%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 3113 days true 1.05 22%
Frank & Julia 9/10 3117 days true 1.04 22%
budge69 10/10 3118 days 1.04 22%
Mike1952 9/10 3118 days 1.04 22%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3129 days true 1.02 21%
Kaelin 10/10 3194 days true 0.89 19%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 3200 days true 0.88 18%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3400 days true 0.46 10%
Fontvieille 5/10 3407 days true 0.39 8%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3413 days true 0.46 10%
Ken Talan 10/10 3420 days true 0.45 9%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3427 days true 0.44 9%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3444 days true 0.4 8%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3449 days true 0.39 8%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3452 days true 0.37 8%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3453 days true 0.37 8%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3455 days true 0.38 8%
Carmel 8/10 3459 days true 0.36 7%
Sandra 9/10 3460 days true 0.37 8%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3475 days true 0.34 7%
Tom Hill 8/10 3478 days true 0.32 7%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3737 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Michle 10/10 3740 days true 0.0 0%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3808 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3822 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3823 days true 0.0 0%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3825 days true 0.0 0%
Huber 10/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 9/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3847 days true 0.0 0%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3853 days true 0.0 0%
mariekef 9/10 3894 days true 0.0 0%
simonbo 10/10 3894 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3921 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 9/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 4036 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 10/10 4150 days true 0.0 0%
JasminA 7/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Philipp 9/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 9/10 4166 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 10/10 4166 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 8/10 4174 days true 0.0 0%
kempt 10/10 4519 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.