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 Franz Josef Visitor Information Centre.

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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Franz Josef Visitor Information Centre

Valid Reviews

31 Valid Reviews

The Franz Josef Visitor Information Centre experience has a total of 32 reviews. There are 31 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 31 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
26%
9/10 8
26%
8/10 5
16%
7/10 6
19%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
6%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.97% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Franz Josef Visitor Information Centre valid reviews is 80.97% and is based on 31 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

30 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 31 valid reviews, the experience has 30 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 30 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
23%
9/10 8
27%
8/10 5
17%
7/10 6
20%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
7%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Franz Josef Visitor Information Centre face-to-face reviews is 80.33% and is based on 30 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.06%

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
Dawn Mulligan 7/10 1342 days true 5.59 100%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1391 days true 5.51 96%
isabel Zander 10/10 1634 days true 5.11 75%
Calvin Becker 10/10 1634 days true 5.11 75%
Katarina 10/10 1637 days true 5.11 75%
Penny Lee 7/10 1639 days true 5.11 75%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 10/10 1662 days true 5.07 73%
Tomas Shairi 9/10 1662 days true 5.07 73%
Charlotte Casey 9/10 1662 days true 5.07 73%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 1663 days true 5.07 73%
Jonas Foerch 9/10 1666 days true 5.06 73%
Andrea Morello 5/10 1668 days true 5.06 73%
Ann-Kathrin Wacker 4/10 1677 days true 4.75 57%
Karel 3/10 1682 days true 4.66 52%
Ene Pold 5/10 1688 days true 5.03 71%
Bjoern 9/10 1693 days true 5.02 71%
Viola 9/10 1693 days true 5.02 71%
Timothee Serres 9/10 1696 days true 5.01 70%
Paul Wallace 7/10 1700 days true 5.01 70%
Marc Greeve 8/10 1733 days true 4.95 67%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 8/10 1733 days true 4.95 67%
Pete Wilson 9/10 2017 days true 4.48 43%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2021 days true 4.48 43%
Maria 7/10 2024 days true 4.47 43%
Renate 8/10 2034 days true 4.46 42%
Moni Sangoi 10/10 2090 days 3.64 0%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2109 days true 4.33 36%
Fred and Carin 8/10 2110 days true 4.33 35%
Stephanie Levepue 8/10 2125 days true 4.31 34%
Meryem Buchwitz 7/10 2134 days true 4.29 33%
Kali Lohman 7/10 2137 days true 4.29 33%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Franz Josef Visitor Information Centre does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.