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 Lake Marian 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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Lake Marian Track

Valid Reviews

65 Valid Reviews

The Lake Marian Track experience has a total of 65 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews 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 65 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
46%
9/10 18
28%
8/10 10
15%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Marian Track valid reviews is 90.31% and is based on 65 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

53 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 65 valid reviews, the experience has 53 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 53 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
42%
9/10 17
32%
8/10 9
17%
7/10 5
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.57% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Marian Track face-to-face reviews is 90.57% and is based on 53 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.24%

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
Brennon Lanigan 3/10 348 days 62.22 100%
Davina 10/10 560 days 50.36 81%
Nicki Chow 10/10 560 days 50.36 81%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 1234 days true 4.49 7%
Matthew 9/10 1313 days true 4.57 7%
Anna 10/10 1366 days true 4.47 7%
Justine Langero 9/10 1384 days true 4.43 7%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 1599 days true 3.81 6%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 1601 days 3.65 6%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 1601 days true 3.65 6%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1606 days true 4.0 6%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 1610 days true 3.99 6%
Stephen Timko 9/10 1611 days true 3.99 6%
Joerg 9/10 1618 days true 3.98 6%
Michael L 9/10 1619 days true 3.97 6%
Celine 10/10 1619 days true 3.97 6%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 1623 days true 3.61 6%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1633 days true 3.95 6%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 1639 days true 3.58 6%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 1648 days true 3.92 6%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 1653 days 3.91 6%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 1675 days true 3.67 6%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 1704 days 3.81 6%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1993 days 3.24 5%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2032 days 3.17 5%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2067 days true 3.1 5%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2325 days true 2.59 4%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 2326 days true 2.59 4%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 2328 days true 2.46 4%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 2355 days true 2.53 4%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 2356 days true 2.53 4%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 2399 days true 2.45 4%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 2406 days true 2.31 4%
Daryl 10/10 2412 days true 2.42 4%
Alex 8/10 2417 days 2.29 4%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2419 days true 2.41 4%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 2422 days true 2.28 4%
Kellie 9/10 2422 days true 2.4 4%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 2692 days true 1.87 3%
Patrick 10/10 2707 days true 1.85 3%
Lisa 9/10 2707 days true 1.85 3%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2712 days true 1.84 3%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 2725 days true 1.81 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2725 days true 1.81 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 2727 days true 1.81 3%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 2727 days true 1.81 3%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 2735 days true 1.79 3%
Leticia Martin 9/10 2804 days true 1.66 3%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 2804 days true 1.66 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 2826 days true 1.53 2%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 3097 days true 1.03 2%
DJohnson 10/10 3270 days 0.74 1%
Sophie Burge 9/10 3431 days true 0.43 1%
Jacob 10/10 3441 days true 0.41 1%
K Dahmer 10/10 3447 days true 0.4 1%
Julia 10/10 3452 days true 0.39 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Jann Clar 10/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
Deede K 9/10 3917 days true 0.0 0%
eric14 10/10 4000 days 0.0 0%
JanW 8/10 4165 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4169 days true 0.0 0%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 4670 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Marian Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.