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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Brennon Lanigan||3/10||348 days||62.22||100%|
|Nicki Chow||10/10||560 days||50.36||81%|
|Kay Simpkin||8/10||1234 days||4.49||7%|
|Justine Langero||9/10||1384 days||4.43||7%|
|Kristin Pogue||8/10||1599 days||3.81||6%|
|Sarah Boettcher||7/10||1601 days||3.65||6%|
|Pascale Lemieux||7/10||1601 days||3.65||6%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1606 days||4.0||6%|
|Christian Bobsu||10/10||1610 days||3.99||6%|
|Stephen Timko||9/10||1611 days||3.99||6%|
|Michael L||9/10||1619 days||3.97||6%|
|Jorge Gonzoleis||7/10||1623 days||3.61||6%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||1633 days||3.95||6%|
|Ben and Pauline||7/10||1639 days||3.58||6%|
|Yaiv Cohen||9/10||1648 days||3.92||6%|
|magdalena gomez haedo||10/10||1653 days||3.91||6%|
|Hannes Puediger||8/10||1675 days||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||3.1||5%|
|Anja Weppler||10/10||2325 days||2.59||4%|
|Jan-Peter Stripp||10/10||2326 days||2.59||4%|
|Leandra Thiele||8/10||2328 days||2.46||4%|
|Jonas Hessel||10/10||2355 days||2.53||4%|
|Sheila Galpin||9/10||2356 days||2.53||4%|
|Wouter Bosch||10/10||2399 days||2.45||4%|
|Emmanuelle Brevier||8/10||2406 days||2.31||4%|
|Thomas Roche||10/10||2419 days||2.41||4%|
|Daniel McAlpine||8/10||2422 days||2.28||4%|
|Elizabeth Stenhouse||10/10||2692 days||1.87||3%|
|Pia Pitkala||9/10||2712 days||1.84||3%|
|Tanja Schlagermann||10/10||2725 days||1.81||3%|
|Alexander Mukasa||9/10||2725 days||1.81||3%|
|Lydia Kleinkoenen||10/10||2727 days||1.81||3%|
|Jessica Grewe||10/10||2727 days||1.81||3%|
|Katharina Littlemann||9/10||2735 days||1.79||3%|
|Leticia Martin||9/10||2804 days||1.66||3%|
|Jonathan Vondette||10/10||2804 days||1.66||3%|
|Meryem Buchwitz||8/10||2826 days||1.53||2%|
|Jaap & Susanne||8/10||3097 days||1.03||2%|
|Sophie Burge||9/10||3431 days||0.43||1%|
|K Dahmer||10/10||3447 days||0.4||1%|
|Matthias & Ceristiane||9/10||3806 days||0.0||0%|
|Nicky and Andy Prescott||10/10||3821 days||0.0||0%|
|Matthiis & Femke||7/10||3826 days||0.0||0%|
|Jann Clar||10/10||3828 days||0.0||0%|
|Deede K||9/10||3917 days||0.0||0%|
|Christian Moll||7/10||4169 days||0.0||0%|
|Cuz da Maori||10/10||4670 days||0.0||0%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.