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

80.62%

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 3/10 426 days 54.86 100%
Davina 10/10 638 days 38.09 69%
Nicki Chow 10/10 638 days 38.09 69%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 1312 days true 4.35 8%
Matthew 9/10 1391 days true 4.42 8%
Anna 10/10 1444 days true 4.32 8%
Justine Langero 9/10 1462 days true 4.28 8%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 1677 days true 3.67 7%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 1679 days 3.51 6%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 1679 days true 3.51 6%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1684 days true 3.85 7%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 1688 days true 3.84 7%
Stephen Timko 9/10 1689 days true 3.84 7%
Joerg 9/10 1696 days true 3.82 7%
Michael L 9/10 1697 days true 3.82 7%
Celine 10/10 1697 days true 3.82 7%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 1701 days true 3.47 6%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1711 days true 3.79 7%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 1717 days true 3.44 6%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 1726 days true 3.77 7%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 1731 days 3.76 7%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 1753 days true 3.53 6%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 1782 days 3.66 7%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2071 days 3.09 6%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2110 days 3.01 5%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2145 days true 2.95 5%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2403 days true 2.44 4%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 2404 days true 2.44 4%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 2406 days true 2.31 4%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 2433 days true 2.38 4%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 2434 days true 2.38 4%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 2477 days true 2.3 4%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 2484 days true 2.17 4%
Daryl 10/10 2490 days true 2.27 4%
Alex 8/10 2495 days 2.15 4%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2497 days true 2.26 4%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 2500 days true 2.14 4%
Kellie 9/10 2500 days true 2.25 4%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 2770 days true 1.72 3%
Patrick 10/10 2785 days true 1.69 3%
Lisa 9/10 2785 days true 1.69 3%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2790 days true 1.68 3%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 2803 days true 1.66 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2803 days true 1.66 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 2805 days true 1.65 3%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 2805 days true 1.65 3%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 2813 days true 1.64 3%
Leticia Martin 9/10 2882 days true 1.5 3%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 2882 days true 1.5 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 2904 days true 1.39 3%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 3175 days true 0.88 2%
DJohnson 10/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
Sophie Burge 9/10 3509 days true 0.28 1%
Jacob 10/10 3519 days true 0.26 0%
K Dahmer 10/10 3525 days true 0.24 0%
Julia 10/10 3530 days true 0.23 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3904 days true 0.0 0%
Jann Clar 10/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
Deede K 9/10 3995 days true 0.0 0%
eric14 10/10 4078 days 0.0 0%
JanW 8/10 4243 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4247 days true 0.0 0%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 4748 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.