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 Blue Pools Track.

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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Blue Pools Track

Valid Reviews

70 Valid Reviews

The Blue Pools Track experience has a total of 70 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 70 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
27%
9/10 24
34%
8/10 18
26%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Pools Track valid reviews is 87.00% and is based on 70 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

57 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 70 valid reviews, the experience has 57 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 57 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
23%
9/10 20
35%
8/10 17
30%
7/10 6
11%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Pools Track face-to-face reviews is 86.67% and is based on 57 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.67%

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
Andrew Hammond 8/10 218 days 87.85 100%
Flatlanders 5/10 402 days 60.26 69%
Katrina 10/10 857 days 13.98 16%
Samantha Brewin 10/10 898 days 11.15 13%
Magdalena 10/10 1207 days true 4.78 5%
Luuk Kienhorst 6/10 1211 days true 3.96 5%
Sammy Kerrod 9/10 1213 days true 4.77 5%
Chris Schmolz 9/10 1218 days true 4.76 5%
Colin Fisher 7/10 1218 days true 4.33 5%
Katrina Sedl 8/10 1218 days true 4.52 5%
Shay 10/10 1375 days 4.45 5%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1484 days true 4.03 5%
Kirsten Helsgaun 8/10 1484 days true 4.03 5%
Valerie Bernardini 9/10 1486 days true 4.23 5%
Navina 10/10 1486 days true 4.23 5%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1486 days 4.23 5%
Juan Viscegle 7/10 1490 days true 3.85 4%
Sydney Lupton 7/10 1499 days true 3.83 4%
Mira Huckfield 9/10 1503 days true 4.2 5%
Lili Souris 9/10 1506 days true 4.2 5%
Flo Egger 10/10 1508 days 4.19 5%
Remi Lopez 9/10 1516 days true 4.18 5%
Wil Goes 8/10 1522 days true 3.96 5%
Dorothy 10/10 1527 days true 4.15 5%
Lisa 8/10 1536 days true 3.93 4%
Brandon Patton 10/10 1539 days true 4.13 5%
Ferry and Carlyn 10/10 1542 days true 4.13 5%
Wayne Brew 7/10 1547 days true 3.75 4%
Sandy Stamp 6/10 1559 days 3.4 4%
Monika Dippel 8/10 1571 days true 3.87 4%
Sabine 9/10 1571 days true 4.07 5%
Philipp 8/10 1592 days true 3.83 4%
Tom Reber 9/10 1697 days 3.82 4%
Nina Gottselig 9/10 1909 days 3.41 4%
Cora and Franzi 9/10 1944 days true 3.34 4%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2201 days true 2.69 3%
Andrea Sole 7/10 2203 days true 2.58 3%
Sybille Willenbrock 9/10 2250 days true 2.74 3%
Viola 8/10 2255 days true 2.59 3%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 2279 days true 2.68 3%
Andrea Beck 10/10 2287 days true 2.67 3%
Claudia 10/10 2290 days true 2.66 3%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2562 days 2.13 2%
Stella Thoben 10/10 2595 days true 2.06 2%
Justin Leest 8/10 2597 days true 1.96 2%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2599 days true 2.06 2%
Francois Marchar 10/10 2603 days true 2.05 2%
Mike Edwards 9/10 2668 days true 1.92 2%
Kevin Desjandino 10/10 2670 days true 1.92 2%
N Zitscher 10/10 2686 days 1.89 2%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2695 days true 1.78 2%
Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier 9/10 2975 days true 1.32 2%
damaca 9/10 3140 days 1.0 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3310 days true 0.63 1%
Fredrik Thornell 9/10 3314 days true 0.66 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3316 days true 0.62 1%
Diane Johnston 8/10 3317 days true 0.62 1%
Fiona Crossley 9/10 3324 days true 0.64 1%
Robert Smith 9/10 3343 days true 0.6 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3345 days true 0.57 1%
Robert Haidt 8/10 3345 days true 0.57 1%
Leontine van Laar 9/10 3347 days true 0.59 1%
Quin 8/10 3658 days true 0.0 0%
Polil 10/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Arnold 7/10 3680 days true 0.0 0%
Rod C 9/10 3687 days true 0.0 0%
Trude 9/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
Sievers 9/10 3692 days true 0.0 0%
Jackie 9/10 3708 days true 0.0 0%
Belinda Godhard 10/10 3714 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Blue Pools Track 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.