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 Sandfly Bay 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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Sandfly Bay Track

Valid Reviews

58 Valid Reviews

The Sandfly Bay Track experience has a total of 58 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 58 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
47%
9/10 17
29%
8/10 11
19%
7/10 3
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.72% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Sandfly Bay Track valid reviews is 91.72% and is based on 58 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

46 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 58 valid reviews, the experience has 46 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 46 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
41%
9/10 15
33%
8/10 10
22%
7/10 2
4%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Sandfly Bay Track face-to-face reviews is 91.09% and is based on 46 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.73%

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
Susanne 10/10 632 days 100%
Frankie 10/10 905 days 27%
xavier MICHEL 10/10 967 days 19%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 1058 days 13%
S Weslake 8/10 1211 days 11%
Damien Bernard 10/10 1615 days 10%
Fabian Probst 9/10 1640 days 10%
Myriam Ackermann 9/10 1640 days 10%
Eveet De Beleir 9/10 1678 days 9%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1678 days 9%
Sylvie Martel 10/10 1685 days 9%
Vallee Manon 8/10 1685 days 9%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1687 days 9%
Gessica 10/10 1960 days 8%
Lili Souris 10/10 1981 days 8%
Sven and Annie 9/10 2014 days 8%
Steffen and Johannes 8/10 2051 days 7%
Ella Gilmer 9/10 2307 days 6%
Sofie Jebsen 9/10 2327 days 6%
Tobias 9/10 2327 days 6%
Isabelle 9/10 2384 days 6%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2397 days 6%
Jesper Henriksen 7/10 2698 days 4%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2744 days 4%
Aude Moulin 9/10 2744 days 4%
celie Mcquair 10/10 2768 days 4%
Tan 10/10 2884 days 3%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 3080 days 2%
M Natterser 8/10 3146 days 2%
Knorr Bracher 10/10 3162 days 2%
Dagette 10/10 3219 days 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3419 days 1%
Hilbert vanEssen 8/10 3430 days 0%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 10/10 3442 days 0%
Devon Urlacher 8/10 3456 days 0%
Fairouz 7/10 3493 days 0%
Lydia McLean 9/10 3540 days 0%
Jasmin Loeffler 10/10 3744 days 2%
Rocipon 10/10 3782 days 2%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 3789 days 2%
Chris 10/10 3793 days 2%
Anne & Robert 10/10 3827 days 2%
dollimyxture 10/10 3858 days 2%
davidm239 9/10 4103 days 2%
jenniferuk 8/10 4103 days 2%
Risch & Seybold 8/10 4146 days 2%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4167 days 2%
John Cox 9/10 4170 days 2%
Nicola 9/10 4173 days 2%
Loleit 10/10 4185 days 2%
Johanna X 10/10 4187 days 2%
martinab 10/10 4238 days 2%
Werner Zuis 10/10 4239 days 2%
koellner 9/10 4252 days 2%
Artur D 10/10 4256 days 2%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 4262 days 2%
Emma-Louise Vetriano 10/10 4264 days 2%
MiepS 9/10 4486 days 2%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.