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

95.22%

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 10/10 287 days 86.95 100%
xavier MICHEL 10/10 349 days 80.7 93%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 440 days 69.32 80%
S Weslake 8/10 593 days 42.69 49%
Damien Bernard 10/10 997 days true 6.52 8%
Fabian Probst 9/10 1022 days true 5.84 7%
Myriam Ackermann 9/10 1022 days true 5.84 7%
Eveet De Beleir 9/10 1060 days true 5.19 6%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1060 days true 5.19 6%
Sylvie Martel 10/10 1067 days 5.12 6%
Vallee Manon 8/10 1067 days true 4.87 6%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1069 days true 5.11 6%
Gessica 10/10 1342 days true 4.52 5%
Lili Souris 10/10 1363 days true 4.48 5%
Sven and Annie 9/10 1396 days true 4.41 5%
Steffen and Johannes 8/10 1433 days true 4.12 5%
Ella Gilmer 9/10 1689 days 3.84 4%
Sofie Jebsen 9/10 1709 days true 3.8 4%
Tobias 9/10 1709 days true 3.8 4%
Isabelle 9/10 1766 days true 3.69 4%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 1779 days 3.66 4%
Jesper Henriksen 7/10 2080 days true 2.8 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2126 days true 2.71 3%
Aude Moulin 9/10 2126 days true 2.98 3%
celie Mcquair 10/10 2150 days true 2.94 3%
Tan 10/10 2266 days 2.71 3%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2462 days true 2.32 3%
M Natterser 8/10 2528 days true 2.09 2%
Knorr Bracher 10/10 2544 days true 2.16 2%
Dagette 10/10 2601 days 2.05 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2801 days true 1.58 2%
Hilbert vanEssen 8/10 2812 days true 1.56 2%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 10/10 2824 days true 1.62 2%
Devon Urlacher 8/10 2838 days true 1.51 2%
Fairouz 7/10 2875 days 1.38 2%
Lydia McLean 9/10 2922 days true 1.42 2%
Jasmin Loeffler 10/10 3126 days true 1.03 1%
Rocipon 10/10 3164 days true 0.95 1%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 3171 days true 0.89 1%
Chris 10/10 3175 days true 0.93 1%
Anne & Robert 10/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3240 days 0.8 1%
davidm239 9/10 3485 days true 0.32 0%
jenniferuk 8/10 3485 days true 0.31 0%
Risch & Seybold 8/10 3528 days true 0.23 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3549 days true 0.2 0%
John Cox 9/10 3552 days true 0.19 0%
Nicola 9/10 3555 days true 0.19 0%
Loleit 10/10 3567 days true 0.16 0%
Johanna X 10/10 3569 days true 0.16 0%
martinab 10/10 3620 days true 0.06 0%
Werner Zuis 10/10 3621 days true 0.06 0%
koellner 9/10 3634 days true 0.03 0%
Artur D 10/10 3638 days true 0.02 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Emma-Louise Vetriano 10/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
MiepS 9/10 3868 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

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.