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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Sally Caboche||10/10||1551 days||100%|
|Sylvie Meganck||10/10||1601 days||97%|
|Ylva Teleman||10/10||1607 days||97%|
|Sylvie Meganck||10/10||1611 days||97%|
|Martin Marek||10/10||1619 days||97%|
|Felicity Hughes||9/10||1652 days||95%|
|Alex Hah||10/10||1653 days||95%|
|James Macguire||10/10||1653 days||95%|
|Denis Schall||10/10||1721 days||91%|
|Charlotte Molesworth||9/10||1727 days||91%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1733 days||91%|
|MARK CURPHEY||10/10||1742 days||90%|
|Diego Casanova||10/10||1742 days||90%|
|Cat Johnston||10/10||1742 days||90%|
|James Jackson||10/10||1743 days||90%|
|Maura O'Connell||10/10||1747 days||90%|
|Steve Smith||8/10||1949 days||76%|
|Daniel Idiart||10/10||1961 days||79%|
|Sarah Dial||7/10||1962 days||72%|
|Milan Maiwald||9/10||1963 days||79%|
|Szu-Yi Hsu||7/10||1967 days||72%|
|Chao Lai||9/10||1967 days||79%|
|Anika D||9/10||1967 days||79%|
|Jiri Sojka||10/10||1972 days||79%|
|Jana Formankoua||9/10||1972 days||79%|
|Clotilde Graziani||10/10||1974 days||79%|
|Johannes Eisel||9/10||1974 days||79%|
|Sydney Lupton||5/10||1979 days||63%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||9/10||1983 days||78%|
|Lili Souris||10/10||1986 days||78%|
|Elodie Bardolle||8/10||1986 days||74%|
|Laurent Petit||10/10||2001 days||77%|
|Sara and Antoine||9/10||2031 days||76%|
|Hannah Stiles||10/10||2031 days||76%|
|Monika Dippel||10/10||2051 days||75%|
|Nicole and Elliott||10/10||2067 days||74%|
|Elisabet Millet||10/10||2072 days||74%|
|Graham Lighner||10/10||2078 days||74%|
|Danica Vrsaljko||10/10||2329 days||61%|
|Markus Johannes||9/10||2329 days||61%|
|Kristina Farkas||10/10||2358 days||60%|
|Finn and Melanie Lorbeer||10/10||2364 days||59%|
|Samuel Tohko||10/10||2416 days||57%|
|Shelly Weissbrem||10/10||2433 days||56%|
|Marilyn Nadeau||9/10||2647 days||45%|
|Helen Olsson||10/10||2684 days||43%|
|Max Backelandt||9/10||2687 days||43%|
|Marie Toulemonde||10/10||2687 days||43%|
|Chris Handley||9/10||2704 days||42%|
|Charlotte Casey||8/10||2704 days||40%|
|Olivier Carval||9/10||2710 days||42%|
|Francisco Pablo Miguel||8/10||2733 days||39%|
|Gal Bero||10/10||2770 days||39%|
|Daniel McAlpine||10/10||2772 days||39%|
|Jitka Krejcova||10/10||3059 days||25%|
|Michal Sturma||10/10||3059 days||25%|
|Raelene Vine||9/10||3073 days||24%|
|Petra Blumberg||9/10||3079 days||24%|
|Fraser Goldsmith||10/10||3097 days||23%|
|Karsten Meyer||9/10||3178 days||19%|
|Carole Carter||10/10||3430 days||6%|
|Daniel Patricia||8/10||3441 days||5%|
|Les Barnes||9/10||3447 days||5%|
|Karin Laurev||10/10||3447 days||5%|
|Mike & Jennie||9/10||3449 days||5%|
|Lyn Deavin||6/10||3450 days||3%|
|Diane Moss||7/10||3452 days||4%|
|Kurt & Noemi Buhler||9/10||3462 days||4%|
|Frank & Julia||9/10||3466 days||4%|
|Urban Reifler||9/10||3478 days||4%|
|Scott & Madeleine Bancroft||10/10||3549 days||0%|
|Allison Meyoz||8/10||3749 days||19%|
|Marc Edwards||9/10||3762 days||21%|
|Ken Talan||10/10||3769 days||21%|
|Laurent Pouvreau||10/10||3776 days||21%|
|Matthias Joos||9/10||3793 days||21%|
|Ann-Kathrin Auditor||10/10||3798 days||21%|
|Mannebach & Siejert||8/10||3801 days||19%|
|Laurent Michon||8/10||3802 days||19%|
|Brendan Dunn||9/10||3804 days||21%|
|Nataly Loewidt||10/10||3824 days||21%|
|Tom Hill||8/10||3827 days||19%|
|Darrell & Michelle Lamb||9/10||4086 days||21%|
|Ann Michle||10/10||4089 days||21%|
|Inbar Yizhar Barnea||9/10||4157 days||21%|
|David Morton||9/10||4171 days||21%|
|Paula Martinez||10/10||4172 days||21%|
|Chris el capitan||10/10||4174 days||21%|
|Dick Rosman||9/10||4193 days||21%|
|Jeremy & Sarah Rind||6/10||4196 days||16%|
|S Luis Van Oler||8/10||4202 days||19%|
|Katrin Wennin||10/10||4270 days||21%|
|Enno Brehm||9/10||4515 days||21%|
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.
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 email@example.com.