Kia ora 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 Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk.
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.
47 Valid Reviews
The Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 47 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 47 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 93.62% and is based on 47 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
38 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 47 valid reviews, the experience has 38 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 38 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 92.37% and is based on 38 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.
|Nicolas Perrot||10/10||1163 days||100%|
|Mike Fricker||10/10||1405 days||90%|
|Chris Arnold||8/10||1990 days||61%|
|Dan Schmidt||9/10||1996 days||64%|
|Lucie Revay||10/10||2019 days||63%|
|Belinda Ziswiler||10/10||2039 days||62%|
|Jade Williams||10/10||2070 days||61%|
|Miroslav Bazala||10/10||2278 days||52%|
|Sophie Rosenberg||10/10||2289 days||52%|
|Clara Guinard||9/10||2316 days||51%|
|Adam Pulkrabek||10/10||2323 days||50%|
|Olga Barathova||10/10||2323 days||50%|
|Luisa Birkel||8/10||2324 days||47%|
|Lili Souris||9/10||2328 days||50%|
|Andy Burfoot||10/10||2342 days||50%|
|Sophia Harnisch||8/10||2351 days||46%|
|Pierre Mattes||9/10||2351 days||49%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||2354 days||49%|
|Sabina Roubickova||10/10||2358 days||49%|
|Grischa Rodust||9/10||2397 days||47%|
|Richard Thompson||10/10||2471 days||44%|
|Michal Kamradek||9/10||2754 days||32%|
|Vanessa Leverrier||9/10||2769 days||31%|
|Camille Bellay||8/10||3021 days||19%|
|Christopher Buch Madsen||10/10||3045 days||19%|
|Stephen Revah||10/10||3047 days||19%|
|Julie Ledanois||10/10||3061 days||19%|
|Toke Frederiksen||8/10||3073 days||17%|
|Dan Lawson||10/10||3090 days||18%|
|Hendrik Schanz||10/10||3102 days||17%|
|David Restell||10/10||3293 days||9%|
|Mike and Caroline||10/10||3384 days||5%|
|Ton Martens||10/10||3406 days||4%|
|Sebastian and Peter Beate||10/10||3438 days||3%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||9/10||3782 days||15%|
|De Blaeij||9/10||4172 days||15%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.
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