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 Gertrude Saddle Route.

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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Gertrude Saddle Route

Valid Reviews

40 Valid Reviews

The Gertrude Saddle Route experience has a total of 40 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 40 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 20
50%
9/10 11
28%
8/10 7
18%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gertrude Saddle Route valid reviews is 91.50% and is based on 40 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

34 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 40 valid reviews, the experience has 34 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 34 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
47%
9/10 10
29%
8/10 6
18%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gertrude Saddle Route face-to-face reviews is 90.88% and is based on 34 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.92%

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
Lennard 10/10 560 days 50.36 100%
Simon Zenzen 10/10 939 days 8.86 18%
Sampo Uravirta 10/10 949 days 8.38 17%
Nivault 10/10 1236 days true 4.72 9%
Daniel Gheczy 9/10 1275 days true 4.65 9%
Nicole Joersen 8/10 1360 days true 4.26 8%
Matthus Groem 8/10 1360 days true 4.26 8%
Wolfgang Ellenrieder 10/10 1601 days true 4.01 8%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1609 days true 3.99 8%
Dominique 8/10 1618 days true 3.78 8%
Derick Trotter 9/10 1618 days true 3.98 8%
Leon Schotter 10/10 1628 days true 3.96 8%
Ellie Doughty 9/10 1629 days true 3.95 8%
Maxim Reim 10/10 1679 days true 3.86 8%
Emma Rochester 9/10 1761 days 3.7 7%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2008 days true 3.21 6%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2018 days 3.19 6%
Karolina Gren 9/10 2327 days true 2.59 5%
Julian Kuemme 7/10 2333 days true 2.35 5%
Mandy Reich 4/10 2334 days true 2.03 4%
Adriana 10/10 2335 days true 2.57 5%
Pavel Jarolimek 10/10 2335 days true 2.57 5%
Henrik Bours 10/10 2342 days true 2.56 5%
Frederieke 9/10 2342 days true 2.56 5%
Ruud Biemans 8/10 2358 days true 2.4 5%
Karel 10/10 2374 days true 2.5 5%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2375 days true 2.5 5%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2709 days true 1.84 4%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2709 days true 1.84 4%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 2726 days true 1.81 4%
Hanneke P 8/10 2782 days 1.61 3%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3084 days true 1.11 2%
Loic 8/10 3111 days true 1.0 2%
Fasto Maserati 10/10 3444 days true 0.4 1%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3446 days true 0.4 1%
Javier Munoz 10/10 3447 days true 0.4 1%
Lenore Dejong 9/10 3456 days true 0.38 1%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 9/10 3475 days true 0.34 1%
Wallet 8/10 3481 days true 0.31 1%
Bowness 9/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Gertrude Saddle Route does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.