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

92.95%

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 10/10 938 days 100%
Frankie 10/10 1211 days 52%
xavier MICHEL 10/10 1273 days 51%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 1364 days 49%
S Weslake 8/10 1517 days 43%
Damien Bernard 10/10 1921 days 36%
Fabian Probst 9/10 1946 days 36%
Myriam Ackermann 9/10 1946 days 36%
Eveet De Beleir 9/10 1984 days 35%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1984 days 35%
Sylvie Martel 10/10 1991 days 35%
Vallee Manon 8/10 1991 days 33%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1993 days 35%
Gessica 10/10 2266 days 28%
Lili Souris 10/10 2287 days 28%
Sven and Annie 9/10 2320 days 27%
Steffen and Johannes 8/10 2357 days 25%
Ella Gilmer 9/10 2613 days 21%
Sofie Jebsen 9/10 2633 days 20%
Tobias 9/10 2633 days 20%
Isabelle 9/10 2690 days 19%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2703 days 19%
Jesper Henriksen 7/10 3004 days 10%
Julien de la lande 7/10 3050 days 10%
Aude Moulin 9/10 3050 days 11%
celie Mcquair 10/10 3074 days 10%
Tan 10/10 3190 days 8%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 3386 days 3%
M Natterser 8/10 3452 days 1%
Knorr Bracher 10/10 3468 days 1%
Dagette 10/10 3525 days 0%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3725 days 8%
Hilbert vanEssen 8/10 3736 days 8%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 10/10 3748 days 9%
Devon Urlacher 8/10 3762 days 8%
Fairouz 7/10 3799 days 8%
Lydia McLean 9/10 3846 days 9%
Jasmin Loeffler 10/10 4050 days 9%
Rocipon 10/10 4088 days 9%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 4095 days 8%
Chris 10/10 4099 days 9%
Anne & Robert 10/10 4133 days 9%
dollimyxture 10/10 4164 days 9%
davidm239 9/10 4409 days 9%
jenniferuk 8/10 4409 days 8%
Risch & Seybold 8/10 4452 days 8%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4473 days 9%
John Cox 9/10 4476 days 9%
Nicola 9/10 4479 days 9%
Loleit 10/10 4491 days 9%
Johanna X 10/10 4493 days 9%
martinab 10/10 4544 days 9%
Werner Zuis 10/10 4545 days 9%
koellner 9/10 4558 days 9%
Artur D 10/10 4562 days 9%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 4568 days 8%
Emma-Louise Vetriano 10/10 4570 days 9%
MiepS 9/10 4792 days 9%

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

93%

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.