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 Kerosene Creek.
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.
82 Valid Reviews
The Kerosene Creek experience has a total of 83 reviews. There are 82 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 82 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Kerosene Creek valid reviews is 90.49% and is based on 82 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 82 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 Kerosene Creek face-to-face reviews is 91.49% 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.
|Haefele Lilja||3/10||1028 days||100%|
|Philip Sheridan||9/10||1693 days||86%|
|Tina Mlinarevic||9/10||1693 days||86%|
|Sam Staines||9/10||1724 days||85%|
|Evan Lloyd||10/10||1724 days||85%|
|Eline-Jessica van der Hoeven||9/10||1726 days||85%|
|Sylvain Schiber||10/10||1727 days||85%|
|Robert Wolf||10/10||1733 days||85%|
|Elizabeth Braidotti||9/10||1794 days||82%|
|Taryn Thompson||8/10||1884 days||73%|
|Lisa Haedrich||8/10||1948 days||71%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1961 days||74%|
|Michaela Bartotini||8/10||1987 days||69%|
|Natasha Harbinson||9/10||1990 days||73%|
|magdalena gomez haedo||10/10||1998 days||72%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||2007 days||72%|
|Florian Mueller||9/10||2018 days||71%|
|Chalie Dotesek||10/10||2051 days||70%|
|Selma Krap||10/10||2065 days||69%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||2092 days||64%|
|Emma Keegan||9/10||2307 days||58%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||9/10||2328 days||57%|
|Michael Stibor||9/10||2329 days||57%|
|James Russell||9/10||2679 days||40%|
|Hannah Watt||10/10||2679 days||40%|
|Bea Westkam||10/10||2687 days||40%|
|Christopher Berkhahn||10/10||2687 days||40%|
|Romina De Hill||7/10||2701 days||35%|
|Tom Hill||8/10||2701 days||37%|
|thibaut vernelle||8/10||2701 days||37%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||2716 days||39%|
|Junior Pugieux||10/10||2725 days||38%|
|Melissa Hermansson||10/10||2730 days||38%|
|Laura Pleumeekers||8/10||2748 days||35%|
|Nelle Dutilleur||10/10||2749 days||37%|
|Claire Dann||10/10||2762 days||36%|
|Thi Baut||8/10||2767 days||34%|
|Jeremy Eng||10/10||3068 days||22%|
|Melanie Pretzel||10/10||3070 days||22%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||3070 days||22%|
|Erik Muchembled||10/10||3072 days||22%|
|Tony and Helene||9/10||3076 days||22%|
|Kristine and William||7/10||3081 days||19%|
|N smith||8/10||3127 days||18%|
|Anne Rodofsen||9/10||3148 days||18%|
|Neil Beckett||8/10||3402 days||6%|
|Mark Bogton||9/10||3442 days||5%|
|Kimberley Mills||9/10||3449 days||4%|
|Annette May||8/10||3454 days||4%|
|Colin Philpott||10/10||3455 days||4%|
|Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir||10/10||3461 days||4%|
|Remy van Heugten||10/10||3461 days||4%|
|Peter W.||10/10||3524 days||1%|
|Natascha & Greg||8/10||3536 days||0%|
|Alberto Redner||10/10||3540 days||0%|
|Johanna & Mark||10/10||3781 days||19%|
|Rachel Kent-Lawton||10/10||3799 days||19%|
|Hartheib Schmid||9/10||3802 days||19%|
|Luise Jaeger||9/10||3817 days||19%|
|Mike Howe||8/10||4103 days||18%|
|Will Jemma||10/10||4177 days||19%|
|Don Morgan||10/10||4205 days||19%|
|Jakob Jurgen||10/10||4206 days||19%|
|EA Anders||8/10||4209 days||18%|
|Karen Raven||8/10||4261 days||18%|
|Chris Leach||10/10||4261 days||19%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kerosene Creek 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.