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

93.05%

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 Relative Weight
Sally Caboche 10/10 1448 days 100%
Wolf 10/10 1499 days 98%
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%
Nathalie 10/10 1593 days 93%
Simon 10/10 1593 days 93%
Janina 9/10 1611 days 93%
Denis Schall 10/10 1619 days 92%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1625 days 92%
Marc 10/10 1626 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%
Huon 8/10 1848 days 78%
Cecile 9/10 1848 days 82%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1859 days 81%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1860 days 74%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1861 days 81%
Gessica 8/10 1863 days 77%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1865 days 74%
Chao Lai 9/10 1865 days 81%
Anika D 9/10 1865 days 81%
Dominique 6/10 1866 days 67%
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%
Barbara 9/10 2314 days 61%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 2314 days 61%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2331 days 60%
Julie 9/10 2360 days 59%
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%
Igor 9/10 2606 days 47%
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%
Kellie 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%
Guillot 9/10 2978 days 30%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2995 days 30%
Jacquemard 8/10 3066 days 25%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 3076 days 26%
Loesje 9/10 3091 days 25%
Rien 8/10 3328 days 14%
Carole Carter 10/10 3328 days 15%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 3339 days 13%
Sam 10/10 3340 days 14%
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%
budge69 10/10 3365 days 13%
Mike1952 9/10 3365 days 13%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3376 days 12%
Kaelin 10/10 3441 days 9%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 3447 days 9%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3647 days 0%
Fontvieille 5/10 3654 days 19%
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%
Carmel 8/10 3706 days 22%
Sandra 9/10 3707 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%
Huber 10/10 4089 days 23%
Dick Rosman 9/10 4091 days 23%
Rob 9/10 4093 days 23%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 4094 days 19%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 4100 days 22%
mariekef 9/10 4141 days 23%
simonbo 10/10 4141 days 23%
alasiac 10/10 4157 days 23%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4168 days 23%
johanw 9/10 4273 days 23%
linus 9/10 4283 days 23%
AndreaT 10/10 4397 days 23%
JasminA 7/10 4401 days 21%
Philipp 9/10 4401 days 23%
Enno Brehm 9/10 4413 days 23%
HovingL 10/10 4413 days 23%
Gillian 8/10 4421 days 22%
kempt 10/10 4766 days 23%

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.