Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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 Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd.

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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Valid Reviews

50 Valid Reviews

The Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd experience has a total of 50 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 50 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
82%
9/10 3
6%
8/10 4
8%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

96.20% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd valid reviews is 96.20% and is based on 50 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

10 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 50 valid reviews, the experience has 10 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 10 face-to-face reviews:

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

84.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd face-to-face reviews is 84.00% and is based on 10 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

98.66%

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
Rico 10/10 921 days 100%
Ulrich and Brigitte 10/10 952 days 84%
Sebastian 10/10 983 days 71%
Linda and Max 10/10 1013 days 61%
Benjamin Cooper 9/10 1013 days 61%
Renate 9/10 1013 days 61%
Richard Cormie 10/10 1044 days 54%
Karin Schedlbauer 10/10 1227 days 47%
Mark 10/10 1258 days 47%
Stefan & Freddy 10/10 1258 days 47%
Ann-Katrin Klüß 10/10 1258 days 47%
Tom Broeckaert 10/10 1258 days 47%
Thomas Zahn 10/10 1258 days 47%
Konstantin Nergert 10/10 1258 days 47%
michael brisson 10/10 1286 days 46%
Giovanna Pavanato 10/10 1286 days 46%
Daniel 10/10 1286 days 46%
Rob F 10/10 1317 days 45%
Heidelinde, Fiona and Paul 10/10 1348 days 45%
Roland Licha 10/10 1348 days 45%
cyril gregoire 10/10 1377 days 44%
Monika Koch and Pietro Pettena 10/10 1378 days 44%
William Nolan 10/10 1378 days 44%
Humphrey 10/10 1409 days 43%
Fabian Rich 10/10 1773 days 36%
David g. from British Columbia, Canada 10/10 1774 days 36%
Daniela van den Heuvel 10/10 1956 days 32%
Günter Happel 10/10 2381 days 24%
Irina Eichwald 10/10 2412 days 23%
Alasdair Handley 10/10 2718 days 17%
Nico Nico 10/10 2747 days 16%
Andy Maguire 10/10 2838 days 14%
Guilhem Lenoire 10/10 3053 days 10%
Helma Druyken 8/10 3082 days 5%
Julian Bauer 10/10 3084 days 9%
Joann 10/10 3112 days 9%
Debora Grusler 10/10 3113 days 5%
Stefan Bucher 9/10 3142 days 8%
Christof Simon 10/10 3143 days 8%
Steffen 10/10 3418 days 2%
Heiko Gantenberg 10/10 3507 days 1%
Bucher 7/10 3524 days -1%
Hans Duerst 10/10 3820 days 5%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3856 days 4%
Sinloft 10/10 4149 days 8%
Todd Pang 10/10 4164 days 5%
Christian Pflegi 10/10 4168 days 5%
Madlen & Inna 8/10 4207 days 4%
Stephanie Steiner 5/10 4639 days 3%
Solveig Mosinski 8/10 4647 days 4%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-5.22% Adjustment

Recent reviews reflect the experience as it currently operates. This means it's important to get fresh reviews. Some experiences discovered they could get a few good reviews and then, resting on their laurels, discourage any further reviews. This adjustment stimulates experiences to be positively involved in the review generating process and discourages them from manipulating the ranking system in this manner.

What constitutes a recent review is based on the how old it is, what type of experience it is applied to and and what time of year it currently is. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, what is considered recent is dynamically adjusted throughout the year.

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received enough reviews within the last 118 days. The Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd experience has 0 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:

Recent Reviews Adjustment
0 -3.00%
1 -2.83%
2 -2.33%
3 -1.50%
4 -0.67%
5 -0.17%
6 -0.00%

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Banz Tours and Rentals Ltd experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.18%
198 -2.20%
199 -2.21%
200 -2.22%
201 -2.23%
202 -2.24%
203 -2.25%

Onboarding Rating

This rating is about customer service and camper availability. It measures aspects of the customer journey that are often missing from online ratings. It includes performances based on: pre-booking communication, product availability and responsiveness to customer enquiries.

All metrics come from actual customer interactions.

Details are calculated daily from statistics over several years and merged with the score derived from customer reviews - to then form the final ranking score.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.