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

89.49%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1295 days true 4.61 100%
ALEXANDRE ESCOT 10/10 1301 days true 4.6 100%
Florian 10/10 1332 days true 4.54 98%
Nina Feulner 10/10 1332 days true 4.54 98%
Thomas Kindler 10/10 1342 days true 4.52 98%
Aurelie Otis 8/10 1398 days true 4.19 91%
Kenlly 8/10 1651 days true 3.72 81%
Lili Souris 8/10 1672 days true 3.68 80%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 1695 days true 3.63 79%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1708 days true 3.8 82%
Gessica 8/10 1787 days true 3.46 75%
Manuela Opprecht 8/10 2068 days 2.94 64%
David and Stephan 10/10 2098 days true 3.04 66%
Romina De Hill 6/10 2392 days true 2.04 44%
Tom Hill 5/10 2392 days true 1.99 43%
Antoine 10/10 2403 days true 2.44 53%
Louison Laissus 10/10 2403 days true 2.44 53%
Tanja and Pascal 10/10 2789 days true 1.68 37%
Wouter Trumpie 8/10 2838 days true 1.51 33%
Ron 8/10 2853 days true 1.48 32%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2853 days true 1.56 34%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2853 days true 1.56 34%
Kevin Blom 9/10 2853 days true 1.56 34%
Faassen 8/10 2857 days true 1.47 32%
Graham Platt 9/10 3133 days true 1.01 22%
Jennifer 10/10 3135 days true 1.01 22%
Monica 10/10 3139 days true 1.0 22%
Dean 8/10 3199 days true 0.84 18%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3215 days 0.85 18%
Wolter Zigterman 9/10 3231 days true 0.82 18%
Anders Rathleff 9/10 3231 days true 0.82 18%
Johanna 9/10 3507 days true 0.28 6%
Florian 7/10 3511 days true 0.25 5%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3549 days 0.2 4%
kempt 8/10 3794 days 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Jakob Pedersen 9/10 3865 days true 0.0 0%
kevinp 9/10 3926 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 8/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4205 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Wilson 7/10 4206 days true 0.0 0%
ClodaghM 8/10 4206 days true 0.0 0%
GillianK 9/10 4224 days true 0.0 0%

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 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.