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

94.99%

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 10/10 596 days 44.46 100%
Wolf 10/10 647 days true 44.16 99%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 647 days true 44.16 99%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 653 days true 43.15 97%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 657 days 35.4 79%
Martin Marek 10/10 665 days true 41.16 92%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 698 days true 35.97 80%
Alex Hah 10/10 699 days true 35.82 80%
James Macguire 10/10 699 days true 35.82 80%
Nathalie 10/10 741 days true 29.83 66%
Simon 10/10 741 days true 29.83 66%
Janina 9/10 759 days true 27.47 61%
Denis Schall 10/10 767 days true 26.46 58%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 773 days true 25.72 57%
Marc 10/10 774 days true 25.59 56%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 779 days true 24.99 55%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 788 days true 23.92 53%
Diego Casanova 10/10 788 days true 23.92 53%
Cat Johnston 10/10 788 days true 23.92 53%
James Jackson 10/10 789 days true 23.81 52%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 793 days 19.45 42%
Steve Smith 8/10 995 days true 7.9 16%
Huon 8/10 996 days true 7.86 16%
Cecile 9/10 996 days true 7.86 16%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1007 days true 7.47 15%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1008 days true 7.44 15%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1009 days true 7.41 14%
Gessica 8/10 1011 days true 7.34 14%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1013 days true 7.28 14%
Chao Lai 9/10 1013 days true 7.28 14%
Anika D 9/10 1013 days true 7.28 14%
Dominique 6/10 1014 days true 7.25 14%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1018 days true 7.13 14%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1018 days true 7.13 14%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1020 days true 7.07 14%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1020 days true 7.07 14%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1025 days true 6.93 13%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1029 days true 6.83 13%
Lili Souris 10/10 1032 days true 6.75 13%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1032 days true 6.75 13%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1047 days 5.37 10%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1077 days true 6.06 11%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1077 days true 6.06 11%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1097 days true 6.0 11%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1113 days true 5.97 11%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1118 days true 5.96 11%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1124 days true 5.95 11%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1375 days true 5.54 10%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1375 days true 5.54 10%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1404 days true 5.49 10%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1410 days true 5.48 10%
Barbara 9/10 1462 days true 5.4 10%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1462 days true 5.4 10%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1479 days true 5.37 10%
Julie 9/10 1508 days 4.43 8%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 1693 days 4.18 7%
Helen Olsson 10/10 1730 days true 4.96 9%
Max Backelandt 9/10 1733 days true 4.95 9%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 1733 days true 4.95 9%
Chris Handley 9/10 1750 days true 4.92 9%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 1750 days true 4.92 9%
Igor 9/10 1754 days true 4.92 9%
Olivier Carval 9/10 1756 days true 4.91 9%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 1779 days true 4.88 9%
Gal Bero 10/10 1816 days true 4.81 8%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 1818 days true 4.81 8%
Kellie 10/10 1818 days true 4.81 8%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2105 days true 4.34 7%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2105 days true 4.34 7%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2119 days 3.6 6%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2125 days true 4.31 7%
Guillot 9/10 2126 days true 4.31 7%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2143 days true 4.28 7%
Jacquemard 8/10 2214 days true 4.16 7%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2224 days true 4.14 7%
Loesje 9/10 2239 days 3.43 5%
Rien 8/10 2476 days true 3.73 6%
Carole Carter 10/10 2476 days true 3.73 6%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2487 days true 3.71 6%
Sam 10/10 2488 days true 3.71 6%
Les Barnes 9/10 2493 days true 3.7 6%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2493 days true 3.7 6%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2495 days true 3.7 6%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2496 days true 3.7 6%
Diane Moss 7/10 2498 days true 3.69 6%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2508 days true 3.68 6%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2512 days true 3.67 6%
budge69 10/10 2513 days 3.06 4%
Mike1952 9/10 2513 days 3.06 4%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2524 days true 3.65 6%
Kaelin 10/10 2589 days true 3.54 6%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2595 days true 3.53 6%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 2795 days true 3.21 5%
Fontvieille 5/10 2802 days true 3.19 5%
Marc Edwards 9/10 2808 days true 3.18 5%
Ken Talan 10/10 2815 days true 3.17 5%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 2822 days true 3.16 5%
Matthias Joos 9/10 2839 days true 3.13 5%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 2844 days true 3.12 5%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 2847 days true 3.12 5%
Laurent Michon 8/10 2848 days true 3.12 5%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 2850 days true 3.12 5%
Carmel 8/10 2854 days true 3.11 5%
Sandra 9/10 2855 days true 3.11 5%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 2870 days true 3.08 4%
Tom Hill 8/10 2873 days true 3.08 4%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3132 days true 2.65 3%
Ann Michle 10/10 3135 days true 2.65 3%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3203 days true 2.53 3%
David Morton 9/10 3217 days true 2.51 3%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3218 days true 2.51 3%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3220 days true 2.51 3%
Huber 10/10 3237 days true 2.48 3%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3239 days true 2.48 3%
Rob 9/10 3241 days true 2.47 3%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3242 days true 2.47 3%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3248 days true 2.46 3%
mariekef 9/10 3289 days true 2.39 3%
simonbo 10/10 3289 days true 2.39 3%
alasiac 10/10 3305 days true 2.37 3%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3316 days true 2.35 3%
johanw 9/10 3421 days true 2.18 2%
linus 9/10 3431 days true 2.16 2%
AndreaT 10/10 3545 days true 1.97 2%
JasminA 7/10 3549 days true 1.97 2%
Philipp 9/10 3549 days true 1.97 2%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3561 days true 1.95 2%
HovingL 10/10 3561 days true 1.95 2%
Gillian 8/10 3569 days true 1.93 2%
kempt 10/10 3914 days 1.14 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

95%

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.