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

57 Valid Reviews

The Sandfly Bay Track experience has a total of 57 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 57 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
46%
9/10 17
30%
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%

91.58% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Sandfly Bay Track valid reviews is 91.58% and is based on 57 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 57 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

93.69%

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
Frankie 10/10 20 days 99.94 100%
xavier MICHEL 10/10 82 days 98.93 99%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 173 days 95.26 95%
S Weslake 8/10 326 days 83.16 83%
Damien Bernard 10/10 730 days true 31.33 30%
Fabian Probst 9/10 755 days true 27.98 27%
Myriam Ackermann 9/10 755 days true 27.98 27%
Eveet De Beleir 9/10 793 days true 23.34 22%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 793 days true 23.34 22%
Sylvie Martel 10/10 800 days 18.79 17%
Vallee Manon 8/10 800 days true 22.55 21%
Laia Pujol 10/10 802 days true 22.32 21%
Gessica 10/10 1075 days true 6.08 4%
Lili Souris 10/10 1096 days true 6.0 4%
Sven and Annie 9/10 1129 days true 5.94 4%
Steffen and Johannes 8/10 1166 days true 5.88 4%
Ella Gilmer 9/10 1421 days 4.55 3%
Sofie Jebsen 9/10 1442 days true 5.43 4%
Tobias 9/10 1442 days true 5.43 4%
Isabelle 9/10 1499 days true 5.34 4%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 1511 days 4.43 3%
Jesper Henriksen 7/10 1813 days true 4.82 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 1859 days true 4.74 3%
Aude Moulin 9/10 1859 days true 4.74 3%
celie Mcquair 10/10 1883 days true 4.7 3%
krataihai 10/10 1999 days 3.76 2%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2195 days true 4.19 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2261 days true 4.08 2%
Knorr Bracher 10/10 2277 days true 4.06 2%
Dagette 10/10 2334 days 3.3 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2534 days true 3.63 2%
Hilbert vanEssen 8/10 2545 days true 3.62 2%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 10/10 2557 days true 3.6 2%
Devon Urlacher 8/10 2571 days true 3.57 2%
Fairouz 7/10 2608 days 2.93 1%
Lydia McLean 9/10 2655 days true 3.44 2%
Jasmin Loeffler 10/10 2859 days true 3.1 1%
Rocipon 10/10 2897 days true 3.04 1%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 2904 days true 3.03 1%
Chris 10/10 2908 days true 3.02 1%
Anne & Robert 10/10 2942 days true 2.96 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 2973 days 2.43 1%
davidm239 9/10 3218 days true 2.51 1%
jenniferuk 8/10 3218 days true 2.51 1%
Risch & Seybold 8/10 3261 days true 2.44 1%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3282 days true 2.4 1%
John Cox 9/10 3285 days true 2.4 1%
Nicola 9/10 3288 days true 2.4 1%
Loleit 10/10 3300 days true 2.38 1%
Johanna X 10/10 3302 days true 2.37 1%
martinab 10/10 3353 days true 2.29 0%
Werner Zuis 10/10 3354 days true 2.29 0%
koellner 9/10 3367 days true 2.27 0%
Artur D 10/10 3371 days true 2.26 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3377 days true 2.25 0%
Emma-Louise Vetriano 10/10 3379 days true 2.25 0%
MiepS 9/10 3601 days true 1.88 0%

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

94%

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.