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

96.53%

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
Susanne 10/10 256 days 89.62 100%
Frankie 10/10 529 days 55.66 62%
xavier MICHEL 10/10 591 days 45.25 50%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 682 days 32.03 36%
S Weslake 8/10 835 days 14.93 17%
Damien Bernard 10/10 1239 days true 4.72 5%
Fabian Probst 9/10 1264 days true 4.67 5%
Myriam Ackermann 9/10 1264 days true 4.67 5%
Eveet De Beleir 9/10 1302 days true 4.59 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1302 days true 4.59 5%
Sylvie Martel 10/10 1309 days 4.58 5%
Vallee Manon 8/10 1309 days true 4.35 5%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1311 days true 4.58 5%
Gessica 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 5%
Lili Souris 10/10 1605 days true 4.0 4%
Sven and Annie 9/10 1638 days true 3.94 4%
Steffen and Johannes 8/10 1675 days true 3.67 4%
Ella Gilmer 9/10 1931 days 3.36 4%
Sofie Jebsen 9/10 1951 days true 3.32 4%
Tobias 9/10 1951 days true 3.32 4%
Isabelle 9/10 2008 days true 3.21 4%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2021 days 3.19 4%
Jesper Henriksen 7/10 2322 days true 2.36 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2368 days true 2.28 3%
Aude Moulin 9/10 2368 days true 2.51 3%
celie Mcquair 10/10 2392 days true 2.46 3%
Tan 10/10 2508 days 2.23 2%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2704 days true 1.85 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2770 days true 1.64 2%
Knorr Bracher 10/10 2786 days true 1.69 2%
Dagette 10/10 2843 days 1.58 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3043 days true 1.13 1%
Hilbert vanEssen 8/10 3054 days true 1.11 1%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 10/10 3066 days true 1.14 1%
Devon Urlacher 8/10 3080 days true 1.06 1%
Fairouz 7/10 3117 days 0.95 1%
Lydia McLean 9/10 3164 days true 0.95 1%
Jasmin Loeffler 10/10 3368 days true 0.55 1%
Rocipon 10/10 3406 days true 0.48 1%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 3413 days true 0.44 0%
Chris 10/10 3417 days true 0.46 1%
Anne & Robert 10/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
dollimyxture 10/10 3482 days 0.33 0%
davidm239 9/10 3727 days true 0.0 0%
jenniferuk 8/10 3727 days true 0.0 0%
Risch & Seybold 8/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 9/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
Nicola 9/10 3797 days true 0.0 0%
Loleit 10/10 3809 days true 0.0 0%
Johanna X 10/10 3811 days true 0.0 0%
martinab 10/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Werner Zuis 10/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 9/10 3876 days true 0.0 0%
Artur D 10/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3886 days true 0.0 0%
Emma-Louise Vetriano 10/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
MiepS 9/10 4110 days true 0.0 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

97%

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.