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

92.90%

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 10/10 993 days 100%
Simon Zenzen 10/10 1372 days 66%
Sampo Uravirta 10/10 1382 days 66%
Nivault 10/10 1669 days 57%
Daniel Gheczy 9/10 1708 days 56%
Nicole Joersen 8/10 1793 days 50%
Matthus Groem 8/10 1793 days 50%
Wolfgang Ellenrieder 10/10 2034 days 46%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 2042 days 46%
Dominique 8/10 2051 days 43%
Derick Trotter 9/10 2051 days 45%
Leon Schotter 10/10 2061 days 45%
Ellie Doughty 9/10 2062 days 45%
Maxim Reim 10/10 2112 days 44%
Emma Rochester 9/10 2194 days 41%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2441 days 34%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2451 days 33%
Karolina Gren 9/10 2760 days 24%
Julian Kuemme 7/10 2766 days 21%
Mandy Reich 4/10 2767 days 18%
Adriana 10/10 2768 days 24%
Pavel Jarolimek 10/10 2768 days 24%
Henrik Bours 10/10 2775 days 23%
Frederieke 9/10 2775 days 23%
Ruud Biemans 8/10 2791 days 22%
Karel 10/10 2807 days 23%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2808 days 22%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 3142 days 12%
Michal Sturma 10/10 3142 days 12%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 3159 days 12%
Hanneke P 8/10 3215 days 9%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3517 days 1%
Loic 8/10 3544 days 0%
Fasto Maserati 10/10 3877 days 12%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3879 days 12%
Javier Munoz 10/10 3880 days 12%
Lenore Dejong 9/10 3889 days 12%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 9/10 3908 days 12%
Wallet 8/10 3914 days 12%
Bowness 9/10 4239 days 12%

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 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.