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 Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.
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.
28 Valid Reviews
The Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre experience has a total of 28 valid reviews. There are no 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 28 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre valid reviews is 67.86% and is based on 28 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
26 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 28 valid reviews, the experience has 26 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 26 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre face-to-face reviews is 68.08% and is based on 26 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.
|Funhui Temp||7/10||1383 days||4.04||100%|
|Camille Guevel||9/10||1713 days||3.79||90%|
|Michael Stibor||8/10||1714 days||3.6||82%|
|Pauline Gaillard||5/10||1767 days||2.98||56%|
|Sophie James||9/10||1799 days||3.62||83%|
|Michael Rein||9/10||1799 days||3.62||83%|
|Paul de Bruijn||6/10||1823 days||2.97||55%|
|Zuzana Holubova||9/10||2059 days||3.11||61%|
|Pierre Gentile||10/10||2099 days||3.04||58%|
|Immo Kern||1/10||2114 days||2.19||23%|
|Margreth Lydie||3/10||2119 days||2.31||28%|
|Johannes Markus||6/10||2145 days||2.44||33%|
|Mike and Caroline||8/10||2422 days||2.28||27%|
|Jirka Sirka||8/10||2441 days||2.25||25%|
|Frederic Birke||7/10||2455 days||2.13||20%|
|Bill and Noreen||9/10||2479 days||2.29||27%|
|Harmer de Boer||9/10||2528 days||2.2||23%|
|Ramon Keller||10/10||2533 days||2.19||23%|
|Jan Sjoerdtje||8/10||2534 days||2.07||18%|
|Gary Brooks||7/10||2543 days||1.97||14%|
|Steve and Therese Dunne||5/10||2555 days||1.74||4%|
|Megan Child||3/10||2560 days||1.64||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 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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