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

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:

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 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.65% Average

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.

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 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:

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

89.22%

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
Katrina 10/10 443 days 68.9 100%
Samantha Brewin 10/10 485 days 62.73 91%
Magdalena 10/10 794 days true 23.23 31%
Luuk Kienhorst 6/10 798 days true 22.77 31%
Sammy Kerrod 9/10 800 days true 22.55 30%
Chris Schmolz 9/10 805 days true 21.99 29%
Colin Fisher 7/10 805 days true 21.99 29%
Katrina Sedl 8/10 805 days true 21.99 29%
Shay 10/10 962 days 7.8 8%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1071 days true 6.11 6%
Kirsten Helsgaun 8/10 1071 days true 6.11 6%
Valerie Bernardini 9/10 1073 days true 6.09 6%
Navina 10/10 1073 days true 6.09 6%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1073 days 5.08 4%
Juan Viscegle 7/10 1077 days true 6.06 6%
Sydney Lupton 7/10 1086 days true 6.02 5%
Mira Huckfield 9/10 1090 days true 6.0 5%
Lili Souris 9/10 1093 days true 6.0 5%
Flo Egger 10/10 1095 days 5.0 4%
Remi Lopez 9/10 1103 days true 5.99 5%
Wil Goes 8/10 1109 days true 5.98 5%
Dorothy 10/10 1114 days true 5.97 5%
Lisa 8/10 1123 days true 5.95 5%
Brandon Patton 10/10 1126 days true 5.95 5%
Ferry and Carlyn 10/10 1129 days true 5.94 5%
Wayne Brew 7/10 1134 days true 5.94 5%
Sandy Stamp 6/10 1146 days 4.93 4%
Monika Dippel 8/10 1158 days true 5.9 5%
Sabine 9/10 1158 days true 5.9 5%
Philipp 8/10 1179 days true 5.86 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 true 5.28 4%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 1788 days true 4.86 4%
Andrea Sole 7/10 1790 days true 4.86 4%
Sybille Willenbrock 9/10 1837 days true 4.78 4%
Viola 8/10 1842 days true 4.77 4%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 1866 days true 4.73 4%
Andrea Beck 10/10 1874 days true 4.72 4%
Claudia 10/10 1877 days true 4.71 4%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2149 days 3.56 2%
Stella Thoben 10/10 2182 days true 4.21 3%
Justin Leest 8/10 2184 days true 4.21 3%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2186 days true 4.21 3%
Francois Marchar 10/10 2190 days true 4.2 3%
Mike Edwards 9/10 2255 days true 4.09 3%
Kevin Desjandino 10/10 2257 days true 4.09 3%
N Zitscher 10/10 2273 days 3.39 2%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2282 days true 4.05 3%
Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier 9/10 2562 days true 3.59 2%
damaca 9/10 2727 days 2.76 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 2897 days true 3.04 1%
Fredrik Thornell 9/10 2901 days true 3.03 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 2903 days true 3.03 1%
Diane Johnston 8/10 2904 days true 3.03 1%
Fiona Crossley 9/10 2911 days true 3.01 1%
Robert Smith 9/10 2930 days true 2.98 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 2932 days true 2.98 1%
Robert Haidt 8/10 2932 days true 2.98 1%
Leontine van Laar 9/10 2934 days true 2.98 1%
Quin 8/10 3245 days true 2.47 0%
Polil 10/10 3262 days true 2.44 0%
Arnold 7/10 3267 days true 2.43 0%
Rod C 9/10 3274 days true 2.42 0%
Trude 9/10 3278 days true 2.41 0%
Sievers 9/10 3279 days true 2.41 0%
Jackie 9/10 3295 days true 2.38 0%
Belinda Godhard 10/10 3301 days true 2.37 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

89%

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.