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 Tama Lakes.

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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Tama Lakes

Valid Reviews

43 Valid Reviews

The Tama Lakes experience has a total of 43 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 43 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
37%
9/10 10
23%
8/10 13
30%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tama Lakes valid reviews is 88.14% and is based on 43 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

39 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 43 valid reviews, the experience has 39 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 39 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
38%
9/10 9
23%
8/10 11
28%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tama Lakes face-to-face reviews is 88.21% and is based on 39 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.40%

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
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1990 days 100%
ALEXANDRE ESCOT 10/10 1996 days 100%
Florian 10/10 2027 days 98%
Nina Feulner 10/10 2027 days 98%
Thomas Kindler 10/10 2037 days 97%
Aurelie Otis 8/10 2093 days 88%
Kenlly 8/10 2346 days 73%
Lili Souris 8/10 2367 days 72%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 2390 days 70%
Florian Mueller 10/10 2403 days 74%
Gessica 8/10 2482 days 65%
Manuela Opprecht 8/10 2763 days 48%
David and Stephan 10/10 2793 days 49%
Romina De Hill 6/10 3087 days 24%
Tom Hill 5/10 3087 days 23%
Antoine 10/10 3098 days 29%
Louison Laissus 10/10 3098 days 29%
Tanja and Pascal 10/10 3484 days 5%
Wouter Trumpie 8/10 3533 days 1%
Ron 8/10 3548 days 0%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3548 days 1%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 3548 days 1%
Kevin Blom 9/10 3548 days 1%
Faassen 8/10 3552 days 0%
Graham Platt 9/10 3828 days 27%
Jennifer 10/10 3830 days 27%
Monica 10/10 3834 days 27%
Dean 8/10 3894 days 25%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3910 days 27%
Wolter Zigterman 9/10 3926 days 27%
Anders Rathleff 9/10 3926 days 27%
Johanna 9/10 4202 days 27%
Florian 7/10 4206 days 24%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 4244 days 27%
kempt 8/10 4489 days 25%
Peter Koeck 10/10 4559 days 27%
Jakob Pedersen 9/10 4560 days 27%
kevinp 9/10 4621 days 27%
AnjaN 8/10 4891 days 25%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4900 days 27%
Andrew Wilson 7/10 4901 days 24%
ClodaghM 8/10 4901 days 25%
GillianK 9/10 4919 days 27%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tama Lakes does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.