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

83.52%

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
Andrew Hammond 8/10 625 days 100%
Flatlanders 5/10 809 days 38%
Katrina 10/10 1264 days 12%
Samantha Brewin 10/10 1305 days 12%
Magdalena 10/10 1614 days 10%
Luuk Kienhorst 6/10 1618 days 8%
Sammy Kerrod 9/10 1620 days 10%
Chris Schmolz 9/10 1625 days 10%
Colin Fisher 7/10 1625 days 9%
Katrina Sedl 8/10 1625 days 9%
Shay 10/10 1782 days 9%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1891 days 8%
Kirsten Helsgaun 8/10 1891 days 8%
Valerie Bernardini 9/10 1893 days 9%
Navina 10/10 1893 days 9%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1893 days 9%
Juan Viscegle 7/10 1897 days 8%
Sydney Lupton 7/10 1906 days 8%
Mira Huckfield 9/10 1910 days 8%
Lili Souris 9/10 1913 days 8%
Flo Egger 10/10 1915 days 8%
Remi Lopez 9/10 1923 days 8%
Wil Goes 8/10 1929 days 8%
Dorothy 10/10 1934 days 8%
Lisa 8/10 1943 days 8%
Brandon Patton 10/10 1946 days 8%
Ferry and Carlyn 10/10 1949 days 8%
Wayne Brew 7/10 1954 days 7%
Sandy Stamp 6/10 1966 days 7%
Monika Dippel 8/10 1978 days 8%
Sabine 9/10 1978 days 8%
Philipp 8/10 1999 days 8%
Tom Reber 9/10 2104 days 7%
Nina Gottselig 9/10 2316 days 6%
Cora and Franzi 9/10 2351 days 6%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2608 days 5%
Andrea Sole 7/10 2610 days 4%
Sybille Willenbrock 9/10 2657 days 5%
Viola 8/10 2662 days 4%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 2686 days 4%
Andrea Beck 10/10 2694 days 4%
Claudia 10/10 2697 days 4%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2969 days 3%
Stella Thoben 10/10 3002 days 3%
Justin Leest 8/10 3004 days 3%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 3006 days 3%
Francois Marchar 10/10 3010 days 3%
Mike Edwards 9/10 3075 days 2%
Kevin Desjandino 10/10 3077 days 2%
N Zitscher 10/10 3093 days 2%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 3102 days 2%
Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier 9/10 3382 days 1%
damaca 9/10 3547 days 0%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3717 days 2%
Fredrik Thornell 9/10 3721 days 2%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3723 days 2%
Diane Johnston 8/10 3724 days 2%
Fiona Crossley 9/10 3731 days 2%
Robert Smith 9/10 3750 days 2%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3752 days 2%
Robert Haidt 8/10 3752 days 2%
Leontine van Laar 9/10 3754 days 2%
Quin 8/10 4065 days 2%
Polil 10/10 4082 days 2%
Arnold 7/10 4087 days 2%
Rod C 9/10 4094 days 2%
Trude 9/10 4098 days 2%
Sievers 9/10 4099 days 2%
Jackie 9/10 4115 days 2%
Belinda Godhard 10/10 4121 days 2%

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

84%

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.