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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Valid Reviews

69 Valid Reviews

The Blue Pools Track experience has a total of 69 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 69 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
28%
9/10 24
35%
8/10 17
25%
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%

87.10% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Pools Track valid reviews is 87.10% and is based on 69 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 69 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

82.46%

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
Flatlanders 5/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Katrina 10/10 505 days 59.59 59%
Samantha Brewin 10/10 546 days 52.76 52%
Magdalena 10/10 855 days true 16.95 15%
Luuk Kienhorst 6/10 859 days true 16.59 15%
Sammy Kerrod 9/10 861 days true 16.41 15%
Chris Schmolz 9/10 866 days true 15.97 14%
Colin Fisher 7/10 866 days true 15.97 14%
Katrina Sedl 8/10 866 days true 15.97 14%
Shay 10/10 1023 days 5.82 4%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1132 days true 5.94 4%
Kirsten Helsgaun 8/10 1132 days true 5.94 4%
Valerie Bernardini 9/10 1134 days true 5.94 4%
Navina 10/10 1134 days true 5.94 4%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1134 days 4.95 3%
Juan Viscegle 7/10 1138 days true 5.93 4%
Sydney Lupton 7/10 1147 days true 5.91 4%
Mira Huckfield 9/10 1151 days true 5.91 4%
Lili Souris 9/10 1154 days true 5.9 4%
Flo Egger 10/10 1156 days 4.92 3%
Remi Lopez 9/10 1164 days true 5.89 4%
Wil Goes 8/10 1170 days true 5.88 4%
Dorothy 10/10 1175 days true 5.87 4%
Lisa 8/10 1184 days true 5.85 4%
Brandon Patton 10/10 1187 days true 5.85 4%
Ferry and Carlyn 10/10 1190 days true 5.84 4%
Wayne Brew 7/10 1195 days true 5.84 4%
Sandy Stamp 6/10 1207 days 4.85 3%
Monika Dippel 8/10 1219 days true 5.8 4%
Sabine 9/10 1219 days true 5.8 4%
Philipp 8/10 1240 days true 5.76 4%
Tom Reber 9/10 1345 days 4.66 2%
Nina Gottselig 9/10 1557 days 4.37 2%
Cora and Franzi 9/10 1592 days true 5.18 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 1849 days true 4.76 3%
Andrea Sole 7/10 1851 days true 4.76 3%
Sybille Willenbrock 9/10 1898 days true 4.68 2%
Viola 8/10 1903 days true 4.67 2%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 1927 days true 4.63 2%
Andrea Beck 10/10 1935 days true 4.62 2%
Claudia 10/10 1938 days true 4.61 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2210 days 3.47 1%
Stella Thoben 10/10 2243 days true 4.11 2%
Justin Leest 8/10 2245 days true 4.11 2%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2247 days true 4.11 2%
Francois Marchar 10/10 2251 days true 4.1 2%
Mike Edwards 9/10 2316 days true 3.99 2%
Kevin Desjandino 10/10 2318 days true 3.99 2%
N Zitscher 10/10 2334 days 3.3 1%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2343 days true 3.95 2%
Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier 9/10 2623 days true 3.49 1%
damaca 9/10 2788 days 2.68 0%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 2958 days true 2.94 1%
Fredrik Thornell 9/10 2962 days true 2.93 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 2964 days true 2.93 1%
Diane Johnston 8/10 2965 days true 2.93 1%
Fiona Crossley 9/10 2972 days true 2.91 1%
Robert Smith 9/10 2991 days true 2.88 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 2993 days true 2.88 1%
Robert Haidt 8/10 2993 days true 2.88 1%
Leontine van Laar 9/10 2995 days true 2.88 1%
Quin 8/10 3306 days true 2.37 0%
Polil 10/10 3323 days true 2.34 0%
Arnold 7/10 3328 days true 2.33 0%
Rod C 9/10 3335 days true 2.32 0%
Trude 9/10 3339 days true 2.31 0%
Sievers 9/10 3340 days true 2.31 0%
Jackie 9/10 3356 days true 2.28 0%
Belinda Godhard 10/10 3362 days true 2.27 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

82%

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.

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