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 DOC Paparoa National Park.

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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DOC Paparoa National Park

Valid Reviews

27 Valid Reviews

The DOC Paparoa National Park experience has a total of 27 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 27 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
19%
9/10 9
33%
8/10 6
22%
7/10 5
19%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 1
4%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.59% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the DOC Paparoa National Park valid reviews is 82.59% and is based on 27 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

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 27 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
19%
9/10 9
35%
8/10 5
19%
7/10 5
19%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 1
4%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.69% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the DOC Paparoa National Park face-to-face reviews is 82.69% 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.

Weighted Average

82.77%

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 Relative Weight
S Weslake 8/10 1420 days 100%
Meile Birkenhake 9/10 2537 days 44%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2558 days 40%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2606 days 40%
Hubert 8/10 2614 days 37%
Jacques Revel 9/10 2851 days 27%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2854 days 24%
Marie Toulemonde 9/10 2860 days 26%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 9/10 2877 days 25%
Markus Eckert 7/10 2877 days 21%
Philip Schumann 7/10 2877 days 21%
Charlotte Casey 5/10 2877 days 17%
Antoine 7/10 2890 days 21%
David Forman 8/10 2896 days 22%
Viola 9/10 2908 days 23%
Lisbeth Sorum 7/10 2916 days 19%
Cameron Tarbotton 8/10 2916 days 21%
Angela Neville 9/10 2917 days 23%
Henry Thiel 9/10 2921 days 23%
Roger Hawkins 7/10 3241 days 3%
Joshua Perry 4/10 3242 days 0%
Helen Dean 10/10 3246 days 5%
Dave Mertzig 10/10 3246 days 5%
James Young 10/10 3248 days 5%
Bev Stott 10/10 3252 days 4%
Joey Mertzig 9/10 3263 days 4%
Annie 9/10 3329 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. DOC Paparoa National Park does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.