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 Monkey Island, Orepuki.
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69 Valid Reviews
The Monkey Island, Orepuki experience has a total of 70 reviews. There are 69 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 69 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Monkey Island, Orepuki valid reviews is 88.12% and is based on 69 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
14 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 69 valid reviews, the experience has 14 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 14 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Monkey Island, Orepuki face-to-face reviews is 87.14% and is based on 14 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.
|Joseph Buckett||10/10||77 days||99%|
|Karen Strange||9/10||105 days||99%|
|Don Strange||9/10||136 days||97%|
|Kuimiria Auton||9/10||470 days||65%|
|Sophie Skinner||8/10||1324 days||4%|
|Millka Pietikainen||8/10||1608 days||3%|
|Annina Jarvinen||9/10||1616 days||3%|
|Ronald Daigneault||8/10||1621 days||3%|
|Matt French||10/10||1654 days||4%|
|Sophie Nightingale||10/10||1656 days||4%|
|Geoff Steele||8/10||1718 days||3%|
|Nathan Lal||10/10||1770 days||3%|
|Nathalie Gobin||8/10||1866 days||3%|
|Harriet Smith||10/10||1901 days||3%|
|Rosanna Leeming||10/10||1917 days||3%|
|Xanthe Bowater||10/10||1956 days||3%|
|Erich Brueggermann||6/10||1960 days||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||9/10||1961 days||3%|
|Lenka Pruherova||9/10||1973 days||3%|
|Josie Gray||10/10||2065 days||3%|
|Rita Ashby||8/10||2175 days||2%|
|Kathy Hart||8/10||2206 days||2%|
|Russell Opland||8/10||2216 days||2%|
|Shelley Rohloff||8/10||2273 days||2%|
|Stephan Friedrich||9/10||2279 days||2%|
|Sarah Gurney||9/10||2367 days||2%|
|D'Arcy King||10/10||2392 days||2%|
|Steve Warren||9/10||2418 days||2%|
|Dianne van der Wal||9/10||2498 days||2%|
|Daniel Winsvold||10/10||2606 days||2%|
|Danica Vrsaljko||8/10||2620 days||1%|
|David Lee||10/10||2644 days||2%|
|Kurz Werner||9/10||2692 days||2%|
|Cam Alex Bindatessier||8/10||2715 days||1%|
|Andrew Kermode||10/10||2877 days||1%|
|Penny Lee||8/10||2972 days||1%|
|Deb Scaff||10/10||2999 days||1%|
|I & K Urquhart||9/10||3211 days||0%|
|Rebel Warren||10/10||3211 days||0%|
|Maria Klister||10/10||3348 days||0%|
|Pete Wilson||9/10||3350 days||0%|
|Héléna Degres||9/10||3364 days||0%|
|patrick+ katerina||9/10||3364 days||0%|
|Kristin Denny||10/10||3374 days||0%|
|Martin Guillaume||8/10||3725 days||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Monkey Island, Orepuki 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.
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