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.
68 Valid Reviews
The Blue Pools Track experience has a total of 68 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 68 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Pools Track valid reviews is 87.65% and is based on 68 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 68 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.
|Samantha Brewin||10/10||485 days||62.73||91%|
|Luuk Kienhorst||6/10||798 days||22.77||31%|
|Sammy Kerrod||9/10||800 days||22.55||30%|
|Chris Schmolz||9/10||805 days||21.99||29%|
|Colin Fisher||7/10||805 days||21.99||29%|
|Katrina Sedl||8/10||805 days||21.99||29%|
|Jaime Alarma Olmos||8/10||1071 days||6.11||6%|
|Kirsten Helsgaun||8/10||1071 days||6.11||6%|
|Valerie Bernardini||9/10||1073 days||6.09||6%|
|gonzalo caldiz||9/10||1073 days||5.08||4%|
|Juan Viscegle||7/10||1077 days||6.06||6%|
|Sydney Lupton||7/10||1086 days||6.02||5%|
|Mira Huckfield||9/10||1090 days||6.0||5%|
|Lili Souris||9/10||1093 days||6.0||5%|
|Flo Egger||10/10||1095 days||5.0||4%|
|Remi Lopez||9/10||1103 days||5.99||5%|
|Wil Goes||8/10||1109 days||5.98||5%|
|Brandon Patton||10/10||1126 days||5.95||5%|
|Ferry and Carlyn||10/10||1129 days||5.94||5%|
|Wayne Brew||7/10||1134 days||5.94||5%|
|Sandy Stamp||6/10||1146 days||4.93||4%|
|Monika Dippel||8/10||1158 days||5.9||5%|
|Tom Reber||9/10||1284 days||4.74||4%|
|Nina Gottselig||9/10||1496 days||4.45||3%|
|Cora and Franzi||9/10||1531 days||5.28||4%|
|Claudia Hillebrand||8/10||1788 days||4.86||4%|
|Andrea Sole||7/10||1790 days||4.86||4%|
|Sybille Willenbrock||9/10||1837 days||4.78||4%|
|Anne and Steve Bartlett||9/10||1866 days||4.73||4%|
|Andrea Beck||10/10||1874 days||4.72||4%|
|shaynne thompson||10/10||2149 days||3.56||2%|
|Stella Thoben||10/10||2182 days||4.21||3%|
|Justin Leest||8/10||2184 days||4.21||3%|
|Anna Neuenfeldt||10/10||2186 days||4.21||3%|
|Francois Marchar||10/10||2190 days||4.2||3%|
|Mike Edwards||9/10||2255 days||4.09||3%|
|Kevin Desjandino||10/10||2257 days||4.09||3%|
|N Zitscher||10/10||2273 days||3.39||2%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||2282 days||4.05||3%|
|Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier||9/10||2562 days||3.59||2%|
|Margit and Corein Groenevelt||8/10||2897 days||3.04||1%|
|Fredrik Thornell||9/10||2901 days||3.03||1%|
|Ian & Phyllis||8/10||2903 days||3.03||1%|
|Diane Johnston||8/10||2904 days||3.03||1%|
|Fiona Crossley||9/10||2911 days||3.01||1%|
|Robert Smith||9/10||2930 days||2.98||1%|
|Gillian de Vries||8/10||2932 days||2.98||1%|
|Robert Haidt||8/10||2932 days||2.98||1%|
|Leontine van Laar||9/10||2934 days||2.98||1%|
|Rod C||9/10||3274 days||2.42||0%|
|Belinda Godhard||10/10||3301 days||2.37||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.