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 Sandboarding.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
45 Valid Reviews
The Sandboarding experience has a total of 47 reviews. There are 45 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 45 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Sandboarding valid reviews is 85.56% and is based on 45 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
35 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 45 valid reviews, the experience has 35 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 35 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Sandboarding face-to-face reviews is 82.86% and is based on 35 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.
|Cindy Blignaut||10/10||1212 days||59%|
|Jennie Tollerton||10/10||1295 days||57%|
|Shannon Malcolm||8/10||1416 days||51%|
|Soeren Buchheister||9/10||1642 days||48%|
|Ferdinand Hirsch||9/10||1642 days||48%|
|Nina Rittmann||10/10||1858 days||42%|
|Lisa Haedrich||8/10||1880 days||39%|
|Heike Schreiber||9/10||1880 days||41%|
|Kristina Breitwieser||8/10||1884 days||39%|
|Jeanne Minor||9/10||1894 days||41%|
|Michael Regensburger||9/10||1902 days||41%|
|Clement Delrue||8/10||1916 days||38%|
|Jonas Weidner||8/10||1921 days||38%|
|Ben Schieber||6/10||1923 days||33%|
|Max Mustermann||9/10||1928 days||40%|
|Anna Bouteloup||9/10||1936 days||40%|
|Pauline Chailand||8/10||1936 days||38%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||1939 days||40%|
|Roland Fischer||7/10||1941 days||36%|
|Daniel Roedel||10/10||1942 days||40%|
|Johannes Marold||7/10||1949 days||36%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||1949 days||40%|
|Raviv Regev||10/10||1975 days||39%|
|Justin Kechanski||9/10||1979 days||39%|
|Selma Krap||9/10||1997 days||38%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||10/10||2258 days||32%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||2258 days||32%|
|Manuela Opprecht||8/10||2309 days||29%|
|Cornelia Witte||6/10||2646 days||17%|
|Marvin Koever||9/10||2649 days||22%|
|Audrey Ripoche||7/10||2976 days||11%|
|Herman Plasman||8/10||3471 days||0%|
|Jennifer Holloway||9/10||3705 days||9%|
|Carl and Angela Rapihana||8/10||4209 days||8%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Sandboarding 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 email@example.com.