Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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

92.93%

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
Lennard 10/10 1249 days 100%
Simon Zenzen 10/10 1628 days 83%
Sampo Uravirta 10/10 1638 days 83%
Nivault 10/10 1925 days 70%
Daniel Gheczy 9/10 1964 days 68%
Nicole Joersen 8/10 2049 days 61%
Matthus Groem 8/10 2049 days 61%
Wolfgang Ellenrieder 10/10 2290 days 53%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 2298 days 53%
Dominique 8/10 2307 days 50%
Derick Trotter 9/10 2307 days 53%
Leon Schotter 10/10 2317 days 52%
Ellie Doughty 9/10 2318 days 52%
Maxim Reim 10/10 2368 days 50%
Emma Rochester 9/10 2450 days 46%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2697 days 35%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2707 days 35%
Karolina Gren 9/10 3016 days 21%
Julian Kuemme 7/10 3022 days 18%
Mandy Reich 4/10 3023 days 15%
Adriana 10/10 3024 days 20%
Pavel Jarolimek 10/10 3024 days 20%
Henrik Bours 10/10 3031 days 20%
Frederieke 9/10 3031 days 20%
Ruud Biemans 8/10 3047 days 18%
Karel 10/10 3063 days 19%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 3064 days 19%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 3398 days 4%
Michal Sturma 10/10 3398 days 4%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 3415 days 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 3471 days 0%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3773 days 15%
Loic 8/10 3800 days 14%
Fasto Maserati 10/10 4133 days 15%
Paul Nickson 10/10 4135 days 15%
Javier Munoz 10/10 4136 days 15%
Lenore Dejong 9/10 4145 days 15%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 9/10 4164 days 15%
Wallet 8/10 4170 days 14%
Bowness 9/10 4495 days 15%

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

93%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.