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

79.82%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Haefele Lilja 3/10 323 days 64.27 100%
Melanie 9/10 960 days 7.89 11%
Philip Sheridan 9/10 988 days true 6.81 9%
Tina Mlinarevic 9/10 988 days true 6.81 9%
Sam Staines 9/10 1019 days true 5.92 8%
Evan Lloyd 10/10 1019 days true 5.92 8%
Eline-Jessica van der Hoeven 9/10 1021 days 5.87 8%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1022 days 5.84 8%
Robert Wolf 10/10 1028 days true 5.71 8%
Elizabeth Braidotti 9/10 1089 days 5.01 6%
Taryn Thompson 8/10 1179 days 4.63 6%
Lisa Haedrich 8/10 1243 days true 4.54 6%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1256 days true 4.75 6%
Lisa 9/10 1279 days true 4.72 6%
Michaela Bartotini 8/10 1282 days true 4.48 6%
Natasha Harbinson 9/10 1285 days true 4.71 6%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 1293 days 4.7 6%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1302 days true 4.68 6%
Tilman 10/10 1307 days true 4.68 6%
Florian Mueller 9/10 1313 days true 4.67 6%
Chalie Dotesek 10/10 1346 days 4.62 6%
Selma Krap 10/10 1360 days true 4.6 6%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1387 days 4.33 5%
Emma Keegan 9/10 1601 days 4.23 5%
Naelan Le Borgue 9/10 1623 days true 4.2 5%
Michael Stibor 9/10 1624 days true 4.19 5%
Lagarde 9/10 1965 days true 3.68 4%
Pelletier 8/10 1965 days true 3.49 4%
James Russell 9/10 1974 days true 3.66 4%
Hannah Watt 10/10 1974 days true 3.66 4%
Bea Westkam 10/10 1982 days true 3.65 4%
Christopher Berkhahn 10/10 1982 days true 3.65 4%
Romina De Hill 7/10 1996 days true 3.3 4%
Tom Hill 8/10 1996 days true 3.45 4%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 1996 days true 3.45 4%
Ian Garner 10/10 2011 days true 3.61 4%
Karel 6/10 2014 days true 2.99 3%
Junior Pugieux 10/10 2020 days true 3.59 4%
Gassat 10/10 2020 days true 3.59 4%
Melissa Hermansson 10/10 2025 days true 3.58 4%
Laura Pleumeekers 8/10 2043 days true 3.38 4%
Nelle Dutilleur 10/10 2044 days true 3.56 4%
Claire Dann 10/10 2057 days true 3.54 4%
Thi Baut 8/10 2062 days true 3.35 4%
Christian 10/10 2356 days true 3.08 3%
Jeremy Eng 10/10 2363 days 3.07 3%
Melanie Pretzel 10/10 2365 days true 3.07 3%
Frederic Birke 10/10 2365 days true 3.07 3%
Erik Muchembled 10/10 2367 days true 3.06 3%
Tony and Helene 9/10 2371 days true 3.06 3%
Rouquette 10/10 2373 days true 3.05 3%
Kristine and William 7/10 2376 days true 2.78 3%
N smith 8/10 2422 days 2.83 3%
Anne Rodofsen 9/10 2443 days true 2.95 3%
Neil Beckett 8/10 2697 days 2.43 2%
Mark Bogton 9/10 2737 days true 2.5 3%
Kimberley Mills 9/10 2744 days true 2.49 3%
Annette May 8/10 2749 days true 2.36 2%
Colin Philpott 10/10 2750 days true 2.48 3%
Lindblom 7/10 2754 days true 2.25 2%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 10/10 2756 days true 2.47 2%
Remy van Heugten 10/10 2756 days true 2.47 2%
Peter W. 10/10 2819 days 2.38 2%
Natascha & Greg 8/10 2831 days true 2.24 2%
Alberto Redner 10/10 2835 days true 2.35 2%
Johanna & Mark 10/10 3076 days true 1.98 2%
Stefanie 9/10 3077 days true 1.98 2%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3094 days true 1.96 2%
Hartheib Schmid 9/10 3097 days true 1.95 2%
Mike 8/10 3110 days true 1.84 1%
Luise Jaeger 9/10 3112 days true 1.93 2%
Bekema 8/10 3120 days true 1.82 1%
Mike Howe 8/10 3398 days 1.42 1%
Herrmann 9/10 3462 days true 1.4 1%
Will Jemma 10/10 3472 days true 1.38 1%
Don Morgan 10/10 3500 days true 1.34 1%
Jakob Jurgen 10/10 3501 days true 1.34 1%
EA Anders 8/10 3504 days true 1.27 1%
Karen Raven 8/10 3556 days true 1.19 0%
Chris Leach 10/10 3556 days true 1.25 1%
JanneP 10/10 3791 days true 0.9 0%
SannaS 10/10 3791 days true 0.9 0%

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

80%

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.