Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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 Forgotten World Highway.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Forgotten World Highway

Valid Reviews

21 Valid Reviews

The Forgotten World Highway experience has a total of 22 reviews. There are 21 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 21 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
24%
9/10 4
19%
8/10 7
33%
7/10 3
14%
6/10 1
5%
5/10 1
5%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Forgotten World Highway valid reviews is 82.86% and is based on 21 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

15 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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 21 valid reviews, the experience has 15 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 15 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
13%
9/10 3
20%
8/10 6
40%
7/10 2
13%
6/10 1
7%
5/10 1
7%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Forgotten World Highway face-to-face reviews is 80.00% and is based on 15 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.86%

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.

Reviewer Rating Age Relative Weight
Susan Boyton 9/10 1888 days 100%
Sid Chakrabarti 7/10 2031 days 82%
Kevin Hendy 8/10 2078 days 83%
Larissa 7/10 2289 days 68%
Addison Brown 10/10 2307 days 74%
Leon Grummer 6/10 2319 days 59%
Max Butteli 9/10 2335 days 72%
Katlin Pollinger 5/10 2345 days 56%
Anna Fath 8/10 2345 days 68%
Anna 9/10 2354 days 71%
Anat Yossef 9/10 2359 days 71%
Roland Beer 8/10 3092 days 24%
Alexia Greasbaum 8/10 3092 days 24%
Henry Howard 10/10 3469 days 2%
Julien Bocherens 7/10 3486 days 0%
Daniel & Manuela 8/10 3781 days 21%
Cornelis 10/10 3880 days 22%
Bain 10/10 4141 days 22%
hendrik king 10/10 4200 days 22%
Ray 8/10 4580 days 21%
Charles Lyne 8/10 4810 days 21%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Forgotten World Highway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.