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 Dunedin 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.
47 Valid Reviews
The Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre experience has a total of 48 reviews. There are 47 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 47 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre valid reviews is 89.36% and is based on 47 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
42 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 47 valid reviews, the experience has 42 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 42 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre face-to-face reviews is 89.52% and is based on 42 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.
|S Weslake||8/10||1387 days||100%|
|Karolina Gren||9/10||2848 days||30%|
|Patricia Revel||10/10||2849 days||30%|
|Maria-Julia Frilaj||9/10||2856 days||30%|
|Marek Heiurich||10/10||2857 days||30%|
|Jana Rutkowski||10/10||2865 days||30%|
|Alexander Zimmer||10/10||2884 days||29%|
|Vera Kreipe||8/10||2884 days||27%|
|Kathrin Deichmann||9/10||2884 days||29%|
|David Forman||8/10||2894 days||26%|
|Lopez Anandine||8/10||2896 days||26%|
|Henrik Suefke||9/10||2901 days||28%|
|Alex Sheldon||9/10||2904 days||28%|
|Stefan Reutler||9/10||2904 days||28%|
|Carina Borho||10/10||2913 days||27%|
|Julien de la lande||10/10||2920 days||27%|
|Aude Moulin||10/10||2920 days||27%|
|Magdalene Zech||10/10||2928 days||26%|
|Marco Newald||8/10||2928 days||24%|
|Trish Saunders||9/10||2931 days||26%|
|Reinhard Boettcher||10/10||2944 days||26%|
|Angelika Bottcher||8/10||2944 days||24%|
|Elly Zimmer||10/10||2945 days||25%|
|Bjorn Van Mulders||10/10||2948 days||25%|
|Kim Maertens||8/10||2948 days||23%|
|Marla Fogh||9/10||3227 days||11%|
|Pete Wilson||8/10||3230 days||10%|
|Stefanie Menz||10/10||3231 days||11%|
|Peer Krumrey||10/10||3231 days||11%|
|Evelina Johansson||8/10||3243 days||9%|
|Sofia Anderson||6/10||3243 days||7%|
|Jill Fischer||10/10||3244 days||10%|
|Justin Leest||10/10||3248 days||10%|
|Katharina Littlemann||5/10||3256 days||6%|
|Willem de Jong||9/10||3265 days||9%|
|Mike Edwards||10/10||3319 days||6%|
|N Zitscher||10/10||3337 days||5%|
|Manuela and Thomas||7/10||3340 days||4%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Dunedin 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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