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 Paparoa National Park DOC 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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Paparoa National Park DOC Visitor Information Centre

Valid Reviews

27 Valid Reviews

The Paparoa National Park DOC Visitor Information Centre 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 Paparoa National Park DOC Visitor Information Centre 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 Paparoa National Park DOC Visitor Information Centre 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

81.56%

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
S Weslake 8/10 113 days 97.98 100%
Meile Birkenhake 9/10 1230 days true 5.78 2%
Tobias Becker 8/10 1251 days true 5.74 1%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1299 days true 5.66 1%
Hubert 8/10 1307 days true 5.65 1%
Jacques Revel 9/10 1544 days true 5.26 1%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 1547 days true 5.26 1%
Marie Toulemonde 9/10 1553 days true 5.25 1%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 9/10 1570 days true 5.22 1%
Markus Eckert 7/10 1570 days true 5.22 1%
Philip Schumann 7/10 1570 days true 5.22 1%
Charlotte Casey 5/10 1570 days true 5.22 1%
Antoine 7/10 1583 days true 5.2 1%
David Forman 8/10 1589 days true 5.19 1%
Viola 9/10 1601 days true 5.17 1%
Lisbeth Sorum 7/10 1609 days true 5.16 1%
Cameron Tarbotton 8/10 1609 days true 5.16 1%
Angela Neville 9/10 1610 days true 5.15 1%
Henry Thiel 9/10 1614 days true 5.15 1%
Roger Hawkins 7/10 1934 days true 4.62 0%
Joshua Perry 4/10 1935 days true 4.35 0%
Helen Dean 10/10 1939 days true 4.61 0%
Dave Mertzig 10/10 1939 days true 4.61 0%
James Young 10/10 1941 days true 4.61 0%
Bev Stott 10/10 1945 days true 4.6 0%
Joey Mertzig 9/10 1956 days true 4.58 0%
Annie 9/10 2022 days true 4.48 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.