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

64 Valid Reviews

The Lake Marian Track experience has a total of 64 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 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
47%
9/10 18
28%
8/10 10
16%
7/10 6
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%

91.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Marian Track valid reviews is 91.25% and is based on 64 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 64 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

94.87%

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
Davina 10/10 204 days 93.41 100%
Nicki Chow 10/10 204 days 93.41 100%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 878 days true 11.84 13%
Matthew 9/10 957 days true 8.02 8%
Anna 10/10 1010 days true 6.14 6%
Justine Langero 9/10 1028 days true 5.71 6%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 1243 days true 4.54 5%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 1245 days 4.34 5%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 1245 days true 4.34 5%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1250 days true 4.76 5%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 1254 days true 4.76 5%
Stephen Timko 9/10 1255 days true 4.76 5%
Joerg 9/10 1262 days true 4.75 5%
Michael L 9/10 1263 days true 4.74 5%
Celine 10/10 1263 days true 4.74 5%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 1267 days true 4.31 5%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1277 days true 4.72 5%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 1283 days true 4.29 4%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 1292 days true 4.7 5%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 1297 days 4.69 5%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 1319 days true 4.43 5%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 1348 days 4.61 5%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1636 days 4.18 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 1676 days 4.12 4%
Oliver Andres 10/10 1711 days true 4.06 4%
Anja Weppler 10/10 1969 days true 3.67 4%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 1970 days true 3.67 4%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 1972 days true 3.48 4%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 1999 days true 3.62 4%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 2000 days true 3.62 4%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 2043 days true 3.56 4%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 2050 days true 3.37 4%
Daryl 10/10 2056 days true 3.54 4%
Alex 8/10 2061 days 3.35 3%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2063 days true 3.53 4%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 2066 days true 3.35 3%
Kellie 9/10 2066 days true 3.52 4%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 2336 days true 3.11 3%
Patrick 10/10 2351 days true 3.09 3%
Lisa 9/10 2351 days true 3.09 3%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2356 days true 3.08 3%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 2369 days true 3.06 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2369 days true 3.06 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 2371 days true 3.06 3%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 2371 days true 3.06 3%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 2379 days true 3.05 3%
Leticia Martin 9/10 2448 days true 2.94 3%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 2448 days true 2.94 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 2470 days true 2.76 3%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 2741 days true 2.37 2%
DJohnson 10/10 2914 days 2.23 2%
Sophie Burge 9/10 3075 days true 1.99 2%
Jacob 10/10 3085 days true 1.97 2%
K Dahmer 10/10 3091 days true 1.96 2%
Julia 10/10 3096 days true 1.95 2%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 3450 days true 1.42 1%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 3465 days true 1.39 1%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3470 days true 1.26 1%
Jann Clar 10/10 3472 days true 1.38 1%
Deede K 9/10 3561 days true 1.25 1%
eric14 10/10 3644 days 1.12 1%
JanW 8/10 3809 days true 0.83 1%
Christian Moll 7/10 3813 days true 0.79 1%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 4314 days 0.1 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

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.