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.
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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||483 days||63.03||100%|
|Jerome Cluzel||7/10||1134 days||4.48||7%|
|Franziska Liebe||10/10||1151 days||4.89||8%|
|Jean Charlies Coudray||8/10||1167 days||4.62||7%|
|Ulrich K||5/10||1196 days||3.89||6%|
|Philippa Buchanan||8/10||1298 days||4.37||7%|
|Nele Foerske||8/10||1400 days||4.18||7%|
|Gavin Moffatt||7/10||1403 days||4.0||6%|
|Benedikt Maus||7/10||1411 days||3.99||6%|
|Laura Munguira Vadillo||9/10||1413 days||4.38||7%|
|Alvaro Rodriguez||10/10||1413 days||4.38||7%|
|Radim Halasz||7/10||1422 days||3.97||6%|
|Katerina Vobecka||8/10||1422 days||4.14||7%|
|Michael Menrath||5/10||1425 days||3.53||6%|
|Laura Harmon||4/10||1436 days||3.42||5%|
|Simon Striegel||7/10||1464 days||3.89||6%|
|Sophia Zaenglo||7/10||1464 days||3.89||6%|
|Brandon Patton||10/10||1469 days||4.27||7%|
|Dan Wilson||7/10||1503 days||3.82||6%|
|Nicole and Elliott||8/10||1517 days||3.97||6%|
|Evie Sel||7/10||1519 days||3.79||6%|
|Emma Rochester||10/10||1562 days||4.09||6%|
|Annabelle deMontignie||10/10||1640 days||3.93||6%|
|Dianne van der Wal||6/10||1657 days||3.24||5%|
|James Webster||9/10||1759 days||3.7||6%|
|Robin Sommer||10/10||1819 days||3.58||6%|
|Matthias Thorn||5/10||1852 days||2.85||5%|
|Bjorn Privat||9/10||1874 days||3.48||6%|
|Karen Garvin||10/10||2128 days||2.98||5%|
|Martin Sajdok||5/10||2129 days||2.41||4%|
|Laure Cops||9/10||2142 days||2.95||5%|
|Julie Robinson||8/10||2173 days||2.75||4%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||2186 days||2.86||5%|
|Lena Jensen||8/10||2193 days||2.71||4%|
|Jesper Andersen||8/10||2193 days||2.71||4%|
|Jacqui Knight||10/10||2200 days||2.84||5%|
|Nicolas Trezeguet||9/10||2218 days||2.8||4%|
|Kim Maertens||8/10||2227 days||2.65||4%|
|Bettina Fluhrer||10/10||2508 days||2.23||4%|
|Hanneke P||8/10||2582 days||1.99||3%|
|Sally Gordie||10/10||2875 days||1.52||2%|
|Oliver Hardt||8/10||2877 days||1.44||2%|
|Tinne Cis||4/10||2885 days||1.18||2%|
|Indra t Jolle||2/10||2892 days||1.11||2%|
|Karin Laurev||7/10||2897 days||1.34||2%|
|Ed & Katie Riches||6/10||2900 days||1.22||2%|
|Tadej Ferjan||9/10||2902 days||1.46||2%|
|Diane Moss||8/10||2902 days||1.39||2%|
|John A Jerome||9/10||2903 days||1.46||2%|
|Rebecca & Hugh Small||9/10||2989 days||1.29||2%|
|Andrew Newark||8/10||3223 days||0.79||1%|
|Fasto Maserati||7/10||3244 days||0.72||1%|
|Hendrik Behrens||9/10||3248 days||0.79||1%|
|Lynda Hutchins||8/10||3248 days||0.75||1%|
|Kai Eppink||6/10||3252 days||0.65||1%|
|Manu & Gabi||10/10||3259 days||0.77||1%|
|Marieke and Bert-Jan||8/10||3270 days||0.71||1%|
|Doris Neuber||10/10||3281 days||0.72||1%|
|Wilbert Germ||10/10||3632 days||0.04||0%|
|John Helle||7/10||3640 days||0.02||0%|
|Ann Riley||8/10||3721 days||0.0||0%|
|Marcel Schleinkcfer||9/10||3721 days||0.0||0%|
|Rose and Jess Damon and Esler||10/10||3862 days||0.0||0%|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.