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 Shotover Canyon Swing.
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.
93 Valid Reviews
The Shotover Canyon Swing experience has a total of 94 reviews. There are 93 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 93 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Shotover Canyon Swing valid reviews is 92.26% and is based on 93 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
66 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 93 valid reviews, the experience has 66 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 66 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Shotover Canyon Swing face-to-face reviews is 90.45% and is based on 66 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.
|Natasha Mokhtar||9/10||874 days||12.74||100%|
|Y Atkinson||9/10||909 days||10.48||82%|
|Sam Wolfe||9/10||925 days||9.58||75%|
|Benedikt Suupt||10/10||982 days||7.02||55%|
|Nanna Overbeck||10/10||994 days||6.62||52%|
|Jana B||9/10||1257 days||4.75||37%|
|Jeeyoung Kim||9/10||1257 days||4.75||37%|
|Selina Frankenberger||10/10||1281 days||4.72||37%|
|Hannes Puediger||10/10||1319 days||4.66||37%|
|Toni Gabby||10/10||1326 days||4.65||36%|
|Dawn Mulligan||8/10||1678 days||3.91||31%|
|Tomas Shairi||7/10||1998 days||3.3||26%|
|Evyatar Karni||10/10||2064 days||3.53||28%|
|Gal Bero||10/10||2064 days||3.53||28%|
|Jesse Farrell||9/10||2070 days||3.52||28%|
|Orla Hughes||9/10||2070 days||3.52||28%|
|Anna Neuenfeldt||6/10||2373 days||2.54||20%|
|Laura vanGool||10/10||2717 days||2.53||20%|
|Fabian Germar||7/10||2737 days||2.28||18%|
|Linda Kosters||10/10||2741 days||2.49||20%|
|John O'Donnell||10/10||2747 days||2.49||20%|
|Devon Urlacher||10/10||2755 days||2.47||19%|
|Jenny Hallebro||6/10||3061 days||1.67||13%|
|Tricia Goggin||10/10||3090 days||1.96||15%|
|Lauren Pestell||9/10||3105 days||1.94||15%|
|Wyss A||10/10||3444 days||1.42||11%|
|kararina Kosten||10/10||3485 days||1.36||11%|
|Susi Schoetzler||10/10||3511 days||1.32||10%|
|Samantha Williams||10/10||3614 days||1.17||9%|
|Charles Lyne||10/10||3767 days||0.93||7%|
|Traveller Girl||10/10||3856 days||0.8||6%|
|Brian Spinks||9/10||3915 days||0.71||6%|
|P&L Mooney||8/10||3971 days||0.59||5%|
|Zoe Summers||10/10||4009 days||0.56||4%|
|Mike Dudey||10/10||4078 days||0.46||4%|
|Liz Brown||10/10||4133 days||0.38||3%|
|Florencia Cortese||10/10||4139 days||0.37||3%|
|Kieran Concarr||8/10||4180 days||0.29||2%|
|Kristine Clemmensen Rotne||10/10||4190 days||0.29||2%|
|Rebekah Holbrook||10/10||4225 days||0.24||2%|
|Joanna Roberts||8/10||4233 days||0.21||2%|
|holly parker||9/10||4254 days||0.19||2%|
|Wendy Williams||9/10||4289 days||0.14||1%|
|Hanna Tidebrant||9/10||4364 days||0.02||0%|
|Kim Tjornhed||9/10||4364 days||0.02||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Shotover Canyon Swing experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Shotover Canyon Swing experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 199 days.
The Shotover Canyon Swing experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
The final ranking score once adjustments and 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 email@example.com.