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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
59 Valid Reviews
The Port Motueka Beach Reserve experience has a total of 62 reviews. There are 59 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 59 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Port Motueka Beach Reserve valid reviews is 75.93% and is based on 59 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 59 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:
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.
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.
|Ian & Wendy||2/10||351 days||60%|
|JACKIE EHRHARDT||9/10||413 days||73%|
|Benjamin Wegenstein||7/10||474 days||59%|
|Geoff Walker||9/10||474 days||65%|
|Andy and Julia||10/10||656 days||35%|
|Ymke Huisman||10/10||778 days||20%|
|Mike Fricker||10/10||839 days||14%|
|Harriet Kelly||1/10||839 days||10%|
|Stephen Lindsay||8/10||992 days||5%|
|The Farrs||6/10||1053 days||3%|
|S Weslake||6/10||1053 days||3%|
|Oceane Imber||10/10||1107 days||4%|
|Axel Kite||7/10||1118 days||3%|
|Michael Pitman||9/10||1125 days||4%|
|Rogier Kavelaars||8/10||1159 days||3%|
|Vander Plancke Julien||10/10||1165 days||4%|
|Jacki Janetzki||5/10||1204 days||3%|
|Jo Dawson||8/10||1306 days||3%|
|Grace White||3/10||1374 days||2%|
|deborah cooper||7/10||1417 days||3%|
|Johanna Dorner||8/10||1432 days||3%|
|Rogina de Jong||9/10||1467 days||3%|
|Trent O'Keeffe||8/10||1467 days||3%|
|Ron Web||10/10||1904 days||2%|
|Kate Voss||9/10||2064 days||2%|
|Sarrob Sarrob||7/10||2149 days||1%|
|Alexandre Moleiro||8/10||2238 days||1%|
|Benoit Fricaudet||9/10||2247 days||1%|
|Moudry Vojtech||10/10||2254 days||1%|
|Daniel Jarrett||6/10||2329 days||1%|
|Mike Fricker||8/10||2483 days||1%|
|Garry Renton||6/10||2490 days||0%|
|Dan Lawson||6/10||2554 days||0%|
|Sina Sacranie||6/10||2554 days||0%|
|K S||7/10||2879 days||0%|
|Aurelie Morin||8/10||2960 days||0%|
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.
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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