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

83.88%

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 3/10 747 days 100%
Davina 10/10 959 days 42%
Nicki Chow 10/10 959 days 42%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 1633 days 19%
Matthew 9/10 1712 days 19%
Anna 10/10 1765 days 19%
Justine Langero 9/10 1783 days 18%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 1998 days 15%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 2000 days 14%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 2000 days 14%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 2005 days 16%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 2009 days 16%
Stephen Timko 9/10 2010 days 16%
Joerg 9/10 2017 days 16%
Michael L 9/10 2018 days 16%
Celine 10/10 2018 days 16%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 2022 days 14%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 2032 days 16%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 2038 days 14%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 2047 days 16%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 2052 days 15%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 2074 days 14%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 2103 days 15%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2392 days 12%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2431 days 11%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2466 days 11%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2724 days 8%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 2725 days 8%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 2727 days 8%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 2754 days 8%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 2755 days 8%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 2798 days 8%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 2805 days 7%
Daryl 10/10 2811 days 7%
Alex 8/10 2816 days 7%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2818 days 7%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 2821 days 7%
Kellie 9/10 2821 days 7%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 3091 days 4%
Patrick 10/10 3106 days 4%
Lisa 9/10 3106 days 4%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 3111 days 4%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 3124 days 4%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 3124 days 4%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 3126 days 4%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 3126 days 4%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 3134 days 4%
Leticia Martin 9/10 3203 days 3%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 3203 days 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 3225 days 3%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 3496 days 0%
DJohnson 10/10 3669 days 4%
Sophie Burge 9/10 3830 days 4%
Jacob 10/10 3840 days 4%
K Dahmer 10/10 3846 days 4%
Julia 10/10 3851 days 4%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 4205 days 4%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 4220 days 4%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 4225 days 3%
Jann Clar 10/10 4227 days 4%
Deede K 9/10 4316 days 4%
eric14 10/10 4399 days 4%
JanW 8/10 4564 days 4%
Christian Moll 7/10 4568 days 3%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 5069 days 4%

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

84%

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.