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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Andrew Hammond||8/10||218 days||87.85||100%|
|Samantha Brewin||10/10||898 days||11.15||13%|
|Luuk Kienhorst||6/10||1211 days||3.96||5%|
|Sammy Kerrod||9/10||1213 days||4.77||5%|
|Chris Schmolz||9/10||1218 days||4.76||5%|
|Colin Fisher||7/10||1218 days||4.33||5%|
|Katrina Sedl||8/10||1218 days||4.52||5%|
|Jaime Alarma Olmos||8/10||1484 days||4.03||5%|
|Kirsten Helsgaun||8/10||1484 days||4.03||5%|
|Valerie Bernardini||9/10||1486 days||4.23||5%|
|gonzalo caldiz||9/10||1486 days||4.23||5%|
|Juan Viscegle||7/10||1490 days||3.85||4%|
|Sydney Lupton||7/10||1499 days||3.83||4%|
|Mira Huckfield||9/10||1503 days||4.2||5%|
|Lili Souris||9/10||1506 days||4.2||5%|
|Flo Egger||10/10||1508 days||4.19||5%|
|Remi Lopez||9/10||1516 days||4.18||5%|
|Wil Goes||8/10||1522 days||3.96||5%|
|Brandon Patton||10/10||1539 days||4.13||5%|
|Ferry and Carlyn||10/10||1542 days||4.13||5%|
|Wayne Brew||7/10||1547 days||3.75||4%|
|Sandy Stamp||6/10||1559 days||3.4||4%|
|Monika Dippel||8/10||1571 days||3.87||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||3.34||4%|
|Claudia Hillebrand||8/10||2201 days||2.69||3%|
|Andrea Sole||7/10||2203 days||2.58||3%|
|Sybille Willenbrock||9/10||2250 days||2.74||3%|
|Anne and Steve Bartlett||9/10||2279 days||2.68||3%|
|Andrea Beck||10/10||2287 days||2.67||3%|
|shaynne thompson||10/10||2562 days||2.13||2%|
|Stella Thoben||10/10||2595 days||2.06||2%|
|Justin Leest||8/10||2597 days||1.96||2%|
|Anna Neuenfeldt||10/10||2599 days||2.06||2%|
|Francois Marchar||10/10||2603 days||2.05||2%|
|Mike Edwards||9/10||2668 days||1.92||2%|
|Kevin Desjandino||10/10||2670 days||1.92||2%|
|N Zitscher||10/10||2686 days||1.89||2%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||2695 days||1.78||2%|
|Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier||9/10||2975 days||1.32||2%|
|Margit and Corein Groenevelt||8/10||3310 days||0.63||1%|
|Fredrik Thornell||9/10||3314 days||0.66||1%|
|Ian & Phyllis||8/10||3316 days||0.62||1%|
|Diane Johnston||8/10||3317 days||0.62||1%|
|Fiona Crossley||9/10||3324 days||0.64||1%|
|Robert Smith||9/10||3343 days||0.6||1%|
|Gillian de Vries||8/10||3345 days||0.57||1%|
|Robert Haidt||8/10||3345 days||0.57||1%|
|Leontine van Laar||9/10||3347 days||0.59||1%|
|Rod C||9/10||3687 days||0.0||0%|
|Belinda Godhard||10/10||3714 days||0.0||0%|
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.
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 email@example.com.