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

81.79%

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 Relative Weight
Brennon Lanigan 3/10 600 days 100%
Davina 10/10 812 days 52%
Nicki Chow 10/10 812 days 52%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 1486 days 11%
Matthew 9/10 1565 days 11%
Anna 10/10 1618 days 11%
Justine Langero 9/10 1636 days 11%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 1851 days 9%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 1853 days 9%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 1853 days 9%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1858 days 10%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 1862 days 10%
Stephen Timko 9/10 1863 days 10%
Joerg 9/10 1870 days 10%
Michael L 9/10 1871 days 10%
Celine 10/10 1871 days 10%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 1875 days 9%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1885 days 10%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 1891 days 9%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 1900 days 9%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 1905 days 9%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 1927 days 9%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 1956 days 9%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2245 days 7%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2284 days 7%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2319 days 7%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2577 days 6%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 2578 days 6%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 2580 days 5%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 2607 days 5%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 2608 days 5%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 2651 days 5%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 2658 days 5%
Daryl 10/10 2664 days 5%
Alex 8/10 2669 days 5%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2671 days 5%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 2674 days 5%
Kellie 9/10 2674 days 5%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 2944 days 3%
Patrick 10/10 2959 days 3%
Lisa 9/10 2959 days 3%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2964 days 3%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 2977 days 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2977 days 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 2979 days 3%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 2979 days 3%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 2987 days 3%
Leticia Martin 9/10 3056 days 3%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 3056 days 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 3078 days 2%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 3349 days 1%
DJohnson 10/10 3522 days 0%
Sophie Burge 9/10 3683 days 2%
Jacob 10/10 3693 days 2%
K Dahmer 10/10 3699 days 2%
Julia 10/10 3704 days 2%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 4058 days 2%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 4073 days 2%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 4078 days 2%
Jann Clar 10/10 4080 days 2%
Deede K 9/10 4169 days 2%
eric14 10/10 4252 days 2%
JanW 8/10 4417 days 2%
Christian Moll 7/10 4421 days 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 4922 days 2%

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

82%

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.