Ranking Score Explained

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 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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Kerosene Creek

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
45%
9/10 22
27%
8/10 18
22%
7/10 3
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.49% Average

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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 32
48%
9/10 18
27%
8/10 13
19%
7/10 3
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.49% Average

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.

Weighted Average

89.90%

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
Haefele Lilja 3/10 1028 days 100%
Melanie 9/10 1666 days 88%
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%
Lisa 9/10 1984 days 73%
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%
Tilman 10/10 2012 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%
Lagarde 9/10 2670 days 41%
Pelletier 8/10 2670 days 38%
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%
Karel 6/10 2719 days 31%
Junior Pugieux 10/10 2725 days 38%
Gassat 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%
Christian 10/10 3061 days 22%
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%
Rouquette 10/10 3078 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%
Lindblom 7/10 3459 days 3%
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%
Stefanie 9/10 3782 days 19%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3799 days 19%
Hartheib Schmid 9/10 3802 days 19%
Mike 8/10 3815 days 18%
Luise Jaeger 9/10 3817 days 19%
Bekema 8/10 3825 days 18%
Mike Howe 8/10 4103 days 18%
Herrmann 9/10 4167 days 19%
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%
JanneP 10/10 4496 days 19%
SannaS 10/10 4496 days 19%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

90%

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 info@rankers.co.nz.