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 Red Rocks 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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Red Rocks Track

Valid Reviews

18 Valid Reviews

The Red Rocks Track experience has a total of 19 reviews. There are 18 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 18 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
39%
9/10 5
28%
8/10 1
6%
7/10 4
22%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
6%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Red Rocks Track valid reviews is 85.56% and is based on 18 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

17 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 18 valid reviews, the experience has 17 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 17 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
41%
9/10 4
24%
8/10 1
6%
7/10 4
24%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
6%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Red Rocks Track face-to-face reviews is 85.29% and is based on 17 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.79%

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
Tom Bennett 10/10 515 days true 69.57 100%
Maarten 7/10 856 days true 16.86 22%
Craig Workman 10/10 889 days true 14.07 17%
Agathe Ledein 9/10 889 days true 14.07 17%
Lewis Cole 7/10 1113 days true 5.97 5%
Clara Guinard 10/10 1117 days true 5.96 5%
Gael Nicolle 7/10 1121 days true 5.96 5%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1127 days true 5.95 5%
Coral Dawson 10/10 1153 days true 5.9 5%
Lara Baetz 9/10 1175 days 4.89 4%
Kev Zarka 8/10 1208 days true 5.81 5%
Alexandra Kupper 10/10 1913 days true 4.66 3%
Romina Bolz 3/10 1915 days true 4.3 3%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 2937 days true 2.97 1%
Carolin 9/10 2946 days true 2.96 1%
Cara Dungay 7/10 2963 days true 2.93 1%
joycevanb 9/10 3251 days true 2.46 0%
Haupt 9/10 3302 days true 2.37 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Red Rocks Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.

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