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 The Redwoods.
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.
77 Valid Reviews
The The Redwoods experience has a total of 77 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 77 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the The Redwoods valid reviews is 83.77% and is based on 77 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
67 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 77 valid reviews, the experience has 67 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 67 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the The Redwoods face-to-face reviews is 83.28% and is based on 67 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.
|Mike Fricker||10/10||290 days||86.67||100%|
|Mike Fricker||10/10||290 days||86.67||100%|
|Chloe B||10/10||533 days||54.98||63%|
|Rado Hank||9/10||589 days||54.69||62%|
|Michel and Susanne||10/10||849 days||17.51||18%|
|Francesca Scott||10/10||875 days||15.2||16%|
|Signe Frank-Lassoe||10/10||876 days||15.12||16%|
|Thomas Kindler||9/10||883 days||14.55||15%|
|Jonathan Verschuuren||7/10||914 days||12.23||12%|
|Suzannah Hill||9/10||924 days||11.56||11%|
|Maria Eriksson||9/10||935 days||10.87||11%|
|Josh Bird||6/10||937 days||10.75||10%|
|Jemima Brown||7/10||937 days||10.75||10%|
|Leonie Brabers||7/10||952 days||9.89||9%|
|Evan Lloyd||9/10||956 days||9.67||9%|
|Jacqui Sinclair||10/10||1082 days||5.03||4%|
|Menguy Thibault||8/10||1175 days||5.87||5%|
|Susanne Breudel||9/10||1180 days||5.86||5%|
|Antonia Gillett||10/10||1194 days||5.84||5%|
|Jeanne Minor||10/10||1194 days||5.84||5%|
|Jonathan Foskett||9/10||1199 days||5.83||5%|
|Pat Dye||8/10||1201 days||5.83||5%|
|Ruben Toorwe||6/10||1210 days||5.81||5%|
|Kay Radloft||5/10||1224 days||5.79||5%|
|Patrick Baritz||5/10||1239 days||5.76||5%|
|Leanna Wyer||10/10||1240 days||5.76||5%|
|Matte Stemkowitz||6/10||1243 days||5.76||5%|
|Mikkel Palleson||1/10||1245 days||5.03||4%|
|Chris Simpson||9/10||1254 days||5.74||4%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||6/10||1324 days||4.69||3%|
|Suzanne Vermeulen||6/10||1356 days||4.64||3%|
|Zuzana Holubova||6/10||1906 days||4.67||3%|
|Laina Black||8/10||1934 days||4.62||3%|
|Ricky White||9/10||1934 days||4.62||3%|
|Rebecca Alt||10/10||1997 days||4.52||3%|
|Romina Bolz||7/10||1999 days||4.51||3%|
|Katya Verikaitis||8/10||2293 days||4.03||2%|
|Gale Willcocks||9/10||2293 days||4.03||2%|
|Ken Richardson||10/10||2293 days||4.03||2%|
|Julian Roots||9/10||2300 days||3.35||2%|
|Timo Maschke||10/10||2381 days||3.89||2%|
|Birds Tubbs||10/10||2650 days||3.44||2%|
|Hannah Bean||10/10||2676 days||3.4||2%|
|Jim Addicott||10/10||2678 days||3.4||2%|
|Mark & Beth Kaufman||8/10||2760 days||3.26||2%|
|Matthew Franklin||7/10||3033 days||2.81||1%|
|Anita Aleva||10/10||3043 days||2.8||1%|
|Andrew Koster||10/10||3044 days||2.8||1%|
|mr Schumader||8/10||3045 days||2.79||1%|
|Stefan Morris||4/10||3050 days||2.62||1%|
|C Gobl||10/10||3058 days||2.77||1%|
|Andy & Louise Dutton||9/10||3383 days||2.24||0%|
|Will Jemma||9/10||3409 days||2.2||0%|
|Irene Turley||7/10||3419 days||2.18||0%|
|Mike Kirchner||6/10||3420 days||2.18||0%|
|Sandie Chan||10/10||3470 days||2.1||0%|
|Lionel Mouesca||8/10||3498 days||2.05||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. The Redwoods does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.