Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

88.40%

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 1036 days 90%
Davina 10/10 1248 days 100%
Nicki Chow 10/10 1248 days 100%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 1922 days 67%
Matthew 9/10 2001 days 67%
Anna 10/10 2054 days 65%
Justine Langero 9/10 2072 days 64%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 2287 days 51%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 2289 days 49%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 2289 days 49%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 2294 days 54%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 2298 days 54%
Stephen Timko 9/10 2299 days 54%
Joerg 9/10 2306 days 53%
Michael L 9/10 2307 days 53%
Celine 10/10 2307 days 53%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 2311 days 48%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 2321 days 53%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 2327 days 47%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 2336 days 52%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 2341 days 52%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 2363 days 48%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 2392 days 50%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2681 days 37%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2720 days 35%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2755 days 34%
Anja Weppler 10/10 3013 days 22%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 3014 days 22%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 3016 days 21%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 3043 days 21%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 3044 days 21%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 3087 days 19%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 3094 days 18%
Daryl 10/10 3100 days 19%
Alex 8/10 3105 days 17%
Thomas Roche 10/10 3107 days 18%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 3110 days 17%
Kellie 9/10 3110 days 18%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 3380 days 6%
Patrick 10/10 3395 days 6%
Lisa 9/10 3395 days 6%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 3400 days 5%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 3413 days 5%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 3413 days 5%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 3415 days 5%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 3415 days 5%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 3423 days 4%
Leticia Martin 9/10 3492 days 1%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 3492 days 1%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 3514 days 0%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 3785 days 16%
DJohnson 10/10 3958 days 17%
Sophie Burge 9/10 4119 days 17%
Jacob 10/10 4129 days 17%
K Dahmer 10/10 4135 days 17%
Julia 10/10 4140 days 17%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 4494 days 17%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 4509 days 17%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 4514 days 15%
Jann Clar 10/10 4516 days 17%
Deede K 9/10 4605 days 17%
eric14 10/10 4688 days 17%
JanW 8/10 4853 days 16%
Christian Moll 7/10 4857 days 15%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 5358 days 17%

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

88%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.