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 email@example.com. 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||424 days||71.51||93%|
|Luuk Kienhorst||6/10||737 days||30.37||37%|
|Sammy Kerrod||9/10||739 days||30.1||37%|
|Chris Schmolz||9/10||744 days||29.43||36%|
|Colin Fisher||7/10||744 days||29.43||36%|
|Katrina Sedl||8/10||744 days||29.43||36%|
|Jaime Alarma Olmos||8/10||1010 days||7.37||7%|
|Kirsten Helsgaun||8/10||1010 days||7.37||7%|
|Valerie Bernardini||9/10||1012 days||7.31||6%|
|gonzalo caldiz||9/10||1012 days||6.09||5%|
|Juan Viscegle||7/10||1016 days||7.19||6%|
|Sydney Lupton||7/10||1025 days||6.93||6%|
|Mira Huckfield||9/10||1029 days||6.83||6%|
|Lili Souris||9/10||1032 days||6.75||6%|
|Flo Egger||10/10||1034 days||5.59||4%|
|Remi Lopez||9/10||1042 days||6.53||5%|
|Wil Goes||8/10||1048 days||6.42||5%|
|Brandon Patton||10/10||1065 days||6.17||5%|
|Ferry and Carlyn||10/10||1068 days||6.14||5%|
|Wayne Brew||7/10||1073 days||6.09||5%|
|Sandy Stamp||6/10||1085 days||5.02||3%|
|Monika Dippel||8/10||1097 days||6.0||5%|
|Tom Reber||9/10||1223 days||4.82||3%|
|Nina Gottselig||9/10||1435 days||4.53||3%|
|Cora and Franzi||9/10||1470 days||5.38||4%|
|Claudia Hillebrand||8/10||1727 days||4.96||3%|
|Andrea Sole||7/10||1729 days||4.96||3%|
|Sybille Willenbrock||9/10||1776 days||4.88||3%|
|Anne and Steve Bartlett||9/10||1805 days||4.83||3%|
|Andrea Beck||10/10||1813 days||4.82||3%|
|shaynne thompson||10/10||2088 days||3.64||2%|
|Stella Thoben||10/10||2121 days||4.31||2%|
|Justin Leest||8/10||2123 days||4.31||2%|
|Anna Neuenfeldt||10/10||2125 days||4.31||2%|
|Francois Marchar||10/10||2129 days||4.3||2%|
|Mike Edwards||9/10||2194 days||4.19||2%|
|Kevin Desjandino||10/10||2196 days||4.19||2%|
|N Zitscher||10/10||2212 days||3.47||1%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||2221 days||4.15||2%|
|Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier||9/10||2501 days||3.69||2%|
|Margit and Corein Groenevelt||8/10||2836 days||3.14||1%|
|Fredrik Thornell||9/10||2840 days||3.13||1%|
|Ian & Phyllis||8/10||2842 days||3.13||1%|
|Diane Johnston||8/10||2843 days||3.13||1%|
|Fiona Crossley||9/10||2850 days||3.12||1%|
|Robert Smith||9/10||2869 days||3.08||1%|
|Gillian de Vries||8/10||2871 days||3.08||1%|
|Robert Haidt||8/10||2871 days||3.08||1%|
|Leontine van Laar||9/10||2873 days||3.08||1%|
|Rod C||9/10||3213 days||2.52||0%|
|Belinda Godhard||10/10||3240 days||2.47||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.