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 Port Motueka Beach Reserve.

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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Port Motueka Beach Reserve

Valid Reviews

50 Valid Reviews

The Port Motueka Beach Reserve experience has a total of 53 reviews. There are 50 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 50 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
16%
9/10 8
16%
8/10 16
32%
7/10 7
14%
6/10 6
12%
5/10 2
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
4%

76.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Port Motueka Beach Reserve valid reviews is 76.00% and is based on 50 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

9 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 50 valid reviews, the experience has 9 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 9 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
11%
9/10 2
22%
8/10 2
22%
7/10 1
11%
6/10 3
33%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

76.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Port Motueka Beach Reserve face-to-face reviews is 76.67% and is based on 9 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.10%

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
Piluki 9/10 22 days 99.92 100%
Benjamin Wegenstein 7/10 22 days 90.93 91%
Ambs 9/10 52 days 99.57 100%
Becca 8/10 144 days 91.88 92%
Andy and Julia 10/10 204 days 93.41 93%
Lena 10/10 295 days 86.21 86%
Ymke Huisman 10/10 326 days 83.16 83%
Mike Fricker 10/10 387 days 76.27 76%
Harriet Kelly 1/10 387 days 55.68 55%
Lance 5/10 387 days 61.78 61%
Stephen Lindsay 8/10 540 days 51.1 50%
Mike 8/10 570 days 46.24 45%
Nathalie 1/10 601 days 31.88 30%
Jean 8/10 601 days 41.49 40%
Mallory 8/10 601 days 41.49 40%
The Farrs 6/10 601 days 36.25 35%
S Weslake 6/10 601 days 36.25 35%
Oceane Imber 10/10 655 days 35.68 34%
Axel Kite 7/10 666 days 31.09 29%
Michael Pitman 9/10 673 days 33.22 32%
Silvia 8/10 697 days 28.6 27%
Rogier Kavelaars 8/10 707 days 27.41 26%
Vander Plancke Julien 10/10 713 days 28.12 26%
Jacki Janetzki 5/10 752 days 19.15 17%
Jo Dawson 8/10 854 days 13.49 11%
Grace White 3/10 922 days 7.5 5%
Duncan 7/10 945 days 7.79 5%
deborah cooper 7/10 965 days 6.99 5%
Johanna Dorner 8/10 980 days 6.74 4%
Rogina de Jong 9/10 1015 days 6.01 4%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 1015 days 5.71 3%
Irene 8/10 1299 days 4.42 2%
Marina 8/10 1357 days 4.32 2%
Ron Web 10/10 1452 days 4.39 2%
Kate Voss 9/10 1612 days 4.11 2%
Sarrob Sarrob 7/10 1697 days 3.61 1%
Manuela 9/10 1783 days true 3.82 1%
Alexandre Moleiro 8/10 1786 days 3.63 1%
Benoit Fricaudet 9/10 1795 days true 3.8 1%
Moudry Vojtech 10/10 1802 days true 3.79 1%
rachaelandryan 9/10 1847 days 3.71 1%
Daniel Jarrett 6/10 1877 days 3.04 1%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2031 days 3.23 1%
Garry Renton 6/10 2038 days true 2.81 0%
Susan 8/10 2087 days true 3.14 1%
Dan Lawson 6/10 2102 days true 2.72 0%
Sina Sacranie 6/10 2102 days true 2.72 0%
Kellie 7/10 2126 days true 2.94 1%
K S 7/10 2427 days 2.47 0%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2508 days true 2.45 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Port Motueka Beach Reserve does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.