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 Travel NZ Motorhomes.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
101 Valid Reviews
The Travel NZ Motorhomes experience has a total of 101 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 101 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Travel NZ Motorhomes valid reviews is 91.39% and is based on 101 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
4 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.
Within the 101 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Travel NZ Motorhomes face-to-face reviews is 77.50% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Daphne Johnston||10/10||82 days||98.93||99%|
|Salla Vainio||10/10||82 days||98.93||99%|
|Nikki de Coninck||10/10||82 days||98.93||99%|
|Pete Welply||10/10||112 days||98.01||98%|
|Joe Harney||10/10||173 days||95.26||96%|
|Roger Bayliss||10/10||296 days||86.12||86%|
|Amanda Cleghorn||9/10||326 days||83.16||83%|
|John and Jan Loxley||9/10||326 days||83.16||83%|
|Keith and Jan||10/10||357 days||79.8||80%|
|Bonnie Murphy||9/10||385 days||76.51||76%|
|H Phillips||10/10||385 days||76.51||76%|
|Glyn Jones||10/10||385 days||76.51||76%|
|john dunn||1/10||447 days||58.09||58%|
|Aruna Narandran||9/10||447 days||68.34||68%|
|Mat Frei||10/10||447 days||68.34||68%|
|Jeff Carmody||10/10||477 days||63.95||64%|
|Louis DeMais||10/10||508 days||59.11||59%|
|Leslie Lindeman||4/10||1056 days||4.87||3%|
|Eva Rodriguez||2/10||1087 days||4.41||3%|
|Abby Hall||10/10||1147 days||4.93||3%|
|Jiri Lucius||10/10||1178 days||4.89||3%|
|Adrian Sant||10/10||1453 days||4.51||3%|
|Joe Harney||10/10||1634 days||4.26||3%|
|Phil D||10/10||1787 days||4.05||2%|
|Camilla Suche||10/10||1787 days||4.05||2%|
|Marielle Stuij||10/10||1787 days||4.05||2%|
|Denise Ewbank||8/10||1833 days||4.79||3%|
|Tobias Rischer||9/10||1846 days||3.97||2%|
|Nicole O||9/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Karen Bailey||10/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Rhonda Marsden||9/10||1877 days||3.93||2%|
|Garry Blower||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|Joakim Ryman||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|richard edgerton||7/10||2152 days||3.55||2%|
|Nico Saunders||9/10||2183 days||3.51||2%|
|armelle gaurier||9/10||2211 days||3.47||2%|
|Alan Jenkins||9/10||2211 days||3.47||2%|
|Bruce Marshall||10/10||2242 days||3.43||2%|
|Marcel and Gerrie Jonkman||9/10||2242 days||3.43||2%|
|John McMahon||10/10||2242 days||3.43||2%|
|Jen Sweeting||8/10||2535 days||3.63||2%|
|Trish Farrimond||9/10||2669 days||2.84||1%|
|Mike Peirce||7/10||3273 days||2.42||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Travel NZ Motorhomes experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
Recent reviews reflect the experience as it currently operates. This means it's important to get fresh reviews. Some experiences discovered they could get a few good reviews and then, resting on their laurels, discourage any further reviews. This adjustment stimulates experiences to be positively involved in the review generating process and discourages them from manipulating the ranking system in this manner. There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days.
The Travel NZ Motorhomes experience has 5 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:
In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 364 days.
The Travel NZ Motorhomes experience has been adjusted for 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
The final ranking score once adjustments and 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 email@example.com.