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 Moeraki Boulders.
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.
98 Valid Reviews
The Moeraki Boulders experience has a total of 98 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 98 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Boulders valid reviews is 79.80% and is based on 98 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
77 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 98 valid reviews, the experience has 77 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 77 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Boulders face-to-face reviews is 79.35% and is based on 77 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||1334 days||100%|
|Jerome Cluzel||7/10||1985 days||63%|
|Franziska Liebe||10/10||2002 days||69%|
|Jean Charlies Coudray||8/10||2018 days||65%|
|Ulrich K||5/10||2047 days||53%|
|Philippa Buchanan||8/10||2149 days||59%|
|Nele Foerske||8/10||2251 days||54%|
|Gavin Moffatt||7/10||2254 days||52%|
|Benedikt Maus||7/10||2262 days||51%|
|Laura Munguira Vadillo||9/10||2264 days||57%|
|Alvaro Rodriguez||10/10||2264 days||57%|
|Radim Halasz||7/10||2273 days||51%|
|Katerina Vobecka||8/10||2273 days||53%|
|Michael Menrath||5/10||2276 days||44%|
|Laura Harmon||4/10||2287 days||43%|
|Simon Striegel||7/10||2315 days||49%|
|Sophia Zaenglo||7/10||2315 days||49%|
|Brandon Patton||10/10||2320 days||54%|
|Dan Wilson||7/10||2354 days||47%|
|Nicole and Elliott||8/10||2368 days||49%|
|Evie Sel||7/10||2370 days||47%|
|Emma Rochester||10/10||2413 days||50%|
|Annabelle deMontignie||10/10||2491 days||46%|
|Dianne van der Wal||6/10||2508 days||37%|
|James Webster||9/10||2610 days||41%|
|Robin Sommer||10/10||2670 days||38%|
|Matthias Thorn||5/10||2703 days||28%|
|Bjorn Privat||9/10||2725 days||36%|
|Karen Garvin||10/10||2979 days||24%|
|Martin Sajdok||5/10||2980 days||18%|
|Laure Cops||9/10||2993 days||23%|
|Julie Robinson||8/10||3024 days||20%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||3037 days||21%|
|Lena Jensen||8/10||3044 days||19%|
|Jesper Andersen||8/10||3044 days||19%|
|Jacqui Knight||10/10||3051 days||21%|
|Nicolas Trezeguet||9/10||3069 days||20%|
|Kim Maertens||8/10||3078 days||18%|
|Bettina Fluhrer||10/10||3359 days||6%|
|Hanneke P||8/10||3433 days||2%|
|Sally Gordie||10/10||3726 days||16%|
|Oliver Hardt||8/10||3728 days||15%|
|Tinne Cis||4/10||3736 days||12%|
|Indra t Jolle||2/10||3743 days||11%|
|Karin Laurev||7/10||3748 days||14%|
|Ed & Katie Riches||6/10||3751 days||12%|
|Tadej Ferjan||9/10||3753 days||16%|
|Diane Moss||8/10||3753 days||15%|
|John A Jerome||9/10||3754 days||16%|
|Rebecca & Hugh Small||9/10||3840 days||16%|
|Andrew Newark||8/10||4074 days||15%|
|Fasto Maserati||7/10||4095 days||14%|
|Hendrik Behrens||9/10||4099 days||16%|
|Lynda Hutchins||8/10||4099 days||15%|
|Kai Eppink||6/10||4103 days||12%|
|Manu & Gabi||10/10||4110 days||16%|
|Marieke and Bert-Jan||8/10||4121 days||15%|
|Doris Neuber||10/10||4132 days||16%|
|Wilbert Germ||10/10||4483 days||16%|
|John Helle||7/10||4491 days||14%|
|Ann Riley||8/10||4572 days||15%|
|Marcel Schleinkcfer||9/10||4572 days||16%|
|Rose and Jess Damon and Esler||10/10||4713 days||16%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Moeraki Boulders 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 email@example.com.