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

54 Valid Reviews

The Sandfly Bay Track experience has a total of 54 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 54 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
43%
9/10 17
31%
8/10 11
20%
7/10 3
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.11% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Sandfly Bay Track valid reviews is 91.11% and is based on 54 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 54 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

90.68%

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
S Weslake 8/10 85 days 98.86 100%
Damien Bernard 10/10 489 days true 74.53 75%
Fabian Probst 9/10 514 days true 69.76 70%
Myriam Ackermann 9/10 514 days true 69.76 70%
Eveet De Beleir 9/10 552 days true 62.07 62%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 552 days true 62.07 62%
Sylvie Martel 10/10 559 days 50.53 50%
Vallee Manon 8/10 559 days true 60.63 60%
Laia Pujol 10/10 561 days true 60.22 60%
Gessica 10/10 834 days true 18.95 17%
Lili Souris 10/10 855 days true 16.95 15%
Sven and Annie 9/10 888 days true 14.15 12%
Steffen and Johannes 8/10 925 days true 11.5 10%
Ella Gilmer 9/10 1181 days 4.88 3%
Sofie Jebsen 9/10 1201 days true 5.83 4%
Tobias 9/10 1201 days true 5.83 4%
Isabelle 9/10 1258 days true 5.73 4%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 1271 days 4.76 3%
Jesper Henriksen 7/10 1572 days true 5.22 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 1618 days true 5.14 3%
Aude Moulin 9/10 1618 days true 5.14 3%
celie Mcquair 10/10 1642 days true 5.1 3%
krataihai 10/10 1758 days 4.09 2%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 1954 days true 4.59 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2020 days true 4.48 2%
Knorr Bracher 10/10 2036 days true 4.45 2%
Dagette 10/10 2093 days 3.63 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2293 days true 4.03 2%
Hilbert vanEssen 8/10 2304 days true 4.01 2%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 10/10 2316 days true 3.99 2%
Devon Urlacher 8/10 2330 days true 3.97 2%
Fairouz 7/10 2367 days 3.26 1%
Lydia McLean 9/10 2414 days true 3.83 2%
Jasmin Loeffler 10/10 2618 days true 3.5 1%
Rocipon 10/10 2656 days true 3.43 1%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 2663 days true 3.42 1%
Chris 10/10 2667 days true 3.42 1%
Anne & Robert 10/10 2701 days true 3.36 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 2732 days 2.76 0%
davidm239 9/10 2977 days true 2.91 1%
jenniferuk 8/10 2977 days true 2.91 1%
Risch & Seybold 8/10 3020 days true 2.84 1%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3041 days true 2.8 1%
John Cox 9/10 3044 days true 2.8 1%
Nicola 9/10 3047 days true 2.79 1%
Loleit 10/10 3059 days true 2.77 1%
Johanna X 10/10 3061 days true 2.77 1%
martinab 10/10 3112 days true 2.68 0%
Werner Zuis 10/10 3113 days true 2.68 0%
koellner 9/10 3126 days true 2.66 0%
Artur D 10/10 3130 days true 2.65 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3136 days true 2.64 0%
Emma-Louise Vetriano 10/10 3138 days true 2.64 0%
MiepS 9/10 3360 days true 2.28 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

91%

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.