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

57 Valid Reviews

The Port Motueka Beach Reserve experience has a total of 60 reviews. There are 57 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 57 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
18%
9/10 11
19%
8/10 16
28%
7/10 7
12%
6/10 6
11%
5/10 2
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 3
5%

75.44% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Port Motueka Beach Reserve valid reviews is 75.44% and is based on 57 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 57 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

78.49%

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
Katie 1/10 34 days 72.87 77%
Ian & Wendy 2/10 185 days 70.93 75%
Lærke 10/10 185 days 94.58 100%
JACKIE EHRHARDT 9/10 247 days 90.33 95%
Ritravel 9/10 277 days 87.84 93%
Lua 10/10 277 days 87.84 93%
Piluki 9/10 308 days 84.97 90%
Benjamin Wegenstein 7/10 308 days 77.32 81%
Geoff Walker 9/10 308 days 84.97 90%
Ambs 9/10 338 days 81.9 86%
Becca 8/10 430 days 67.17 71%
Andy and Julia 10/10 490 days 61.95 65%
Lena 10/10 581 days 46.87 49%
Ymke Huisman 10/10 612 days 41.97 43%
Mike Fricker 10/10 673 days 33.22 34%
Harriet Kelly 1/10 673 days 24.25 24%
Lance 5/10 673 days 26.91 27%
Stephen Lindsay 8/10 826 days 15.64 15%
Mike 8/10 856 days 13.35 13%
Nathalie 1/10 887 days 8.65 8%
Jean 8/10 887 days 11.26 10%
Mallory 8/10 887 days 11.26 10%
The Farrs 6/10 887 days 9.84 9%
S Weslake 6/10 887 days 9.84 9%
Oceane Imber 10/10 941 days 8.76 8%
Axel Kite 7/10 952 days 7.5 6%
Michael Pitman 9/10 959 days 7.93 7%
Silvia 8/10 983 days 6.64 5%
Rogier Kavelaars 8/10 993 days 6.32 5%
Vander Plancke Julien 10/10 999 days 6.46 5%
Jacki Janetzki 5/10 1038 days 4.47 3%
Jo Dawson 8/10 1140 days 4.67 3%
Grace White 3/10 1208 days 3.68 2%
Duncan 7/10 1231 days 4.31 3%
deborah cooper 7/10 1251 days 4.27 3%
Johanna Dorner 8/10 1266 days 4.43 3%
Rogina de Jong 9/10 1301 days 4.6 3%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 1301 days 4.37 3%
Irene 8/10 1585 days 3.84 2%
Marina 8/10 1643 days 3.73 2%
Ron Web 10/10 1738 days 3.74 2%
Kate Voss 9/10 1898 days 3.43 2%
Sarrob Sarrob 7/10 1983 days 2.97 1%
Manuela 9/10 2069 days true 3.09 2%
Alexandre Moleiro 8/10 2072 days 2.93 1%
Benoit Fricaudet 9/10 2081 days true 3.07 2%
Moudry Vojtech 10/10 2088 days true 3.06 2%
rachaelandryan 9/10 2133 days 2.97 1%
Daniel Jarrett 6/10 2163 days 2.42 1%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2317 days 2.48 1%
Garry Renton 6/10 2324 days true 2.15 1%
Susan 8/10 2373 days true 2.37 1%
Dan Lawson 6/10 2388 days true 2.05 0%
Sina Sacranie 6/10 2388 days true 2.05 0%
Kellie 7/10 2412 days true 2.2 1%
K S 7/10 2713 days 1.67 0%
Aurelie Morin 8/10 2794 days true 1.59 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

78%

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.