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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
94 Valid Reviews
The Travel NZ Motorhomes experience has a total of 94 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 94 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Travel NZ Motorhomes valid reviews is 90.85% and is based on 94 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 94 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.
|Roger Bayliss||10/10||80 days||98.99||100%|
|Amanda Cleghorn||9/10||110 days||98.08||99%|
|John and Jan Loxley||9/10||110 days||98.08||99%|
|Keith and Jan||10/10||141 days||96.85||98%|
|Bonnie Murphy||9/10||169 days||95.47||96%|
|H Phillips||10/10||169 days||95.47||96%|
|Glyn Jones||10/10||169 days||95.47||96%|
|john dunn||1/10||231 days||77.81||78%|
|Aruna Narandran||9/10||231 days||91.54||92%|
|Mat Frei||10/10||231 days||91.54||92%|
|Jeff Carmody||10/10||261 days||89.21||90%|
|Louis DeMais||10/10||292 days||86.49||87%|
|Leslie Lindeman||4/10||840 days||14.23||13%|
|Eva Rodriguez||2/10||871 days||11.4||10%|
|Abby Hall||10/10||931 days||9.26||8%|
|Jiri Lucius||10/10||962 days||7.8||6%|
|Adrian Sant||10/10||1237 days||4.81||3%|
|Joe Harney||10/10||1418 days||4.56||3%|
|Phil D||10/10||1571 days||4.35||2%|
|Camilla Suche||10/10||1571 days||4.35||2%|
|Marielle Stuij||10/10||1571 days||4.35||2%|
|Denise Ewbank||8/10||1617 days||5.14||3%|
|Tobias Rischer||9/10||1630 days||4.27||2%|
|Nicole O||9/10||1661 days||4.22||2%|
|Karen Bailey||10/10||1661 days||4.22||2%|
|Rhonda Marsden||9/10||1661 days||4.22||2%|
|Garry Blower||10/10||1692 days||4.18||2%|
|Joakim Ryman||10/10||1692 days||4.18||2%|
|richard edgerton||7/10||1936 days||3.85||2%|
|Nico Saunders||9/10||1967 days||3.81||2%|
|armelle gaurier||9/10||1995 days||3.77||2%|
|Alan Jenkins||9/10||1995 days||3.77||2%|
|Bruce Marshall||10/10||2026 days||3.72||2%|
|Marcel and Gerrie Jonkman||9/10||2026 days||3.72||2%|
|John McMahon||10/10||2026 days||3.72||2%|
|Jen Sweeting||8/10||2319 days||3.99||2%|
|Trish Farrimond||9/10||2453 days||3.14||1%|
|Mike Peirce||7/10||3057 days||2.77||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 2 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 17 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.