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

90.25%

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 9/10 903 days true 10.84 100%
ALEXANDRE ESCOT 10/10 909 days true 10.48 96%
Florian 10/10 940 days true 8.81 80%
Nina Feulner 10/10 940 days true 8.81 80%
Thomas Kindler 10/10 950 days true 8.33 75%
Aurelie Otis 8/10 1006 days true 5.94 51%
Kenlly 8/10 1259 days true 4.51 37%
Lili Souris 8/10 1280 days true 4.48 37%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 1303 days true 4.45 36%
Florian Mueller 10/10 1316 days true 4.66 39%
Gessica 8/10 1395 days true 4.32 35%
Manuela Opprecht 8/10 1676 days 3.91 31%
David and Stephan 10/10 1706 days true 4.07 33%
Romina De Hill 6/10 2000 days true 3.01 22%
Tom Hill 5/10 2000 days true 2.93 21%
Antoine 10/10 2011 days true 3.61 28%
Louison Laissus 10/10 2011 days true 3.61 28%
Tanja and Pascal 10/10 2397 days true 3.02 22%
Wouter Trumpie 8/10 2446 days true 2.8 20%
Ron 8/10 2461 days true 2.77 20%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2461 days true 2.92 21%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2461 days true 2.92 21%
Kevin Blom 9/10 2461 days true 2.92 21%
Faassen 8/10 2465 days true 2.77 20%
Graham Platt 9/10 2741 days true 2.49 17%
Jennifer 10/10 2743 days true 2.49 17%
Monica 10/10 2747 days true 2.49 17%
Dean 8/10 2807 days true 2.27 15%
Barry Dunster 10/10 2823 days 2.37 16%
Wolter Zigterman 9/10 2839 days true 2.35 16%
Anders Rathleff 9/10 2839 days true 2.35 16%
Johanna 9/10 3115 days true 1.93 11%
Florian 7/10 3119 days true 1.75 10%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3157 days 1.86 11%
kempt 8/10 3402 days 1.41 6%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3472 days true 1.38 6%
Jakob Pedersen 9/10 3473 days true 1.38 6%
kevinp 9/10 3534 days true 1.29 5%
AnjaN 8/10 3804 days true 0.83 0%
AmyBarrett 10/10 3813 days true 0.86 1%
Andrew Wilson 7/10 3814 days true 0.78 0%
ClodaghM 8/10 3814 days true 0.82 0%
GillianK 9/10 3832 days true 0.83 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

90%

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.