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

93.14%

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 10/10 993 days 6.65 100%
Wolf 10/10 1044 days true 5.41 81%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1044 days true 5.41 81%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1050 days true 5.32 80%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1054 days 5.27 79%
Martin Marek 10/10 1062 days true 5.17 78%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 1095 days true 5.0 75%
Alex Hah 10/10 1096 days true 5.0 75%
James Macguire 10/10 1096 days true 5.0 75%
Nathalie 10/10 1138 days true 4.92 74%
Simon 10/10 1138 days true 4.92 74%
Janina 9/10 1156 days true 4.88 73%
Denis Schall 10/10 1164 days true 4.86 73%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1170 days true 4.85 73%
Marc 10/10 1171 days true 4.85 73%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1176 days true 4.84 73%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1185 days true 4.82 73%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1185 days true 4.82 73%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1185 days true 4.82 73%
James Jackson 10/10 1186 days true 4.82 73%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1190 days 4.81 72%
Steve Smith 8/10 1392 days true 4.2 63%
Huon 8/10 1393 days true 4.2 63%
Cecile 9/10 1393 days true 4.42 66%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 66%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1405 days true 4.0 60%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1406 days true 4.39 66%
Gessica 8/10 1408 days true 4.17 63%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1410 days true 3.99 60%
Chao Lai 9/10 1410 days true 4.38 66%
Anika D 9/10 1410 days true 4.38 66%
Dominique 6/10 1411 days true 3.64 55%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1415 days true 4.37 66%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1415 days true 4.37 66%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1417 days true 4.37 66%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1417 days true 4.37 66%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1422 days true 3.53 53%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1426 days true 4.35 65%
Lili Souris 10/10 1429 days true 4.35 65%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1429 days true 4.13 62%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1444 days 4.32 65%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1474 days true 4.26 64%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1474 days true 4.26 64%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1494 days true 4.22 63%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1510 days true 4.19 63%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1515 days true 4.18 63%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1521 days true 4.17 63%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1772 days true 3.68 55%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1772 days true 3.68 55%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1801 days true 3.62 54%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1807 days true 3.61 54%
Barbara 9/10 1859 days true 3.5 53%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1859 days true 3.5 53%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1876 days true 3.47 52%
Julie 9/10 1905 days 3.41 51%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 2090 days 3.05 46%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2127 days true 2.98 45%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2130 days true 2.97 45%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2130 days true 2.97 45%
Chris Handley 9/10 2147 days true 2.94 44%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2147 days true 2.79 42%
Igor 9/10 2151 days true 2.93 44%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2153 days true 2.93 44%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2176 days true 2.74 41%
Gal Bero 10/10 2213 days true 2.81 42%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2215 days true 2.81 42%
Kellie 10/10 2215 days true 2.81 42%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2502 days true 2.25 34%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2502 days true 2.25 34%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2516 days 2.22 33%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2522 days true 2.21 33%
Guillot 9/10 2523 days true 2.21 33%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2540 days true 2.17 33%
Jacquemard 8/10 2611 days true 1.93 29%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2621 days true 2.01 30%
Loesje 9/10 2636 days 1.98 30%
Rien 8/10 2873 days true 1.44 22%
Carole Carter 10/10 2873 days true 1.52 23%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2884 days true 1.42 21%
Sam 10/10 2885 days true 1.5 23%
Les Barnes 9/10 2890 days true 1.49 22%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2890 days true 1.49 22%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2892 days true 1.48 22%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2893 days true 1.23 18%
Diane Moss 7/10 2895 days true 1.34 20%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2905 days true 1.46 22%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2909 days true 1.45 22%
budge69 10/10 2910 days 1.45 22%
Mike1952 9/10 2910 days 1.45 22%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2921 days true 1.43 21%
Kaelin 10/10 2986 days true 1.3 20%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 2992 days true 1.29 19%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3192 days true 0.85 13%
Fontvieille 5/10 3199 days true 0.71 11%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3205 days true 0.87 13%
Ken Talan 10/10 3212 days true 0.86 13%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3219 days true 0.84 13%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3236 days true 0.81 12%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3241 days true 0.8 12%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3244 days true 0.75 11%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3245 days true 0.75 11%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3247 days true 0.79 12%
Carmel 8/10 3251 days true 0.74 11%
Sandra 9/10 3252 days true 0.78 12%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3267 days true 0.75 11%
Tom Hill 8/10 3270 days true 0.71 11%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3529 days true 0.24 4%
Ann Michle 10/10 3532 days true 0.23 3%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3600 days true 0.1 1%
David Morton 9/10 3614 days true 0.07 1%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3615 days true 0.07 1%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3617 days true 0.06 1%
Huber 10/10 3634 days true 0.03 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3636 days true 0.03 0%
Rob 9/10 3638 days true 0.02 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3639 days true 0.02 0%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
mariekef 9/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
simonbo 10/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 3702 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3713 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 9/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 10/10 3942 days true 0.0 0%
JasminA 7/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
Philipp 9/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3958 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 10/10 3958 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 8/10 3966 days true 0.0 0%
kempt 10/10 4311 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.