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 Nelson Lakes 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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Nelson Lakes National Park

Valid Reviews

36 Valid Reviews

The Nelson Lakes National Park experience has a total of 36 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 36 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
19%
9/10 11
31%
8/10 10
28%
7/10 6
17%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.89% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Nelson Lakes National Park valid reviews is 83.89% and is based on 36 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

36 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 36 valid reviews, the experience has 36 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 36 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
19%
9/10 11
31%
8/10 10
28%
7/10 6
17%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.89% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Nelson Lakes National Park face-to-face reviews is 83.89% and is based on 36 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

83.74%

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
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 1036 days true 6.66 100%
Jonathan Brunetti 8/10 1086 days true 6.02 72%
Sophie Arru 8/10 1092 days true 6.0 72%
Philipp Richter 8/10 1142 days true 5.92 68%
Simon Quass 10/10 1143 days true 5.92 68%
Esther Itier 7/10 1375 days true 5.54 52%
Maria Schober 9/10 1397 days true 5.5 50%
Sibylle and Nadine 8/10 1462 days true 5.4 46%
Fanny DeBon 6/10 1469 days true 5.39 45%
Bartlomiej Berger 7/10 1476 days true 5.37 45%
Florian Klein 9/10 1698 days true 5.01 29%
Sanne Meijer 8/10 1729 days true 4.96 27%
Adam 8/10 1738 days true 4.94 26%
Anne Haenchen 9/10 1746 days true 4.93 26%
Kathi 9/10 1746 days true 4.93 26%
Hadar 5/10 1750 days true 4.92 25%
Leon Courtney 7/10 1753 days true 4.92 25%
Kristyna 10/10 1762 days true 4.9 25%
Wayne Schist 8/10 1769 days true 4.89 24%
David Krasner 10/10 1771 days true 4.89 24%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 1772 days true 4.89 24%
Max Tetzlaff 9/10 1772 days true 4.89 24%
Johannes 7/10 1773 days true 4.89 24%
Alexis Redor 7/10 1777 days true 4.88 24%
Ngaire Davies 8/10 1788 days true 4.86 23%
Paul Davies 8/10 1788 days true 4.86 23%
Mayan Goddat 9/10 1794 days true 4.85 22%
Daniel Naveh 9/10 1794 days true 4.85 22%
Jean Batiste Le meur 9/10 1794 days true 4.85 22%
Clara Hayes 7/10 1800 days true 4.84 22%
Michael Rohn 10/10 1802 days true 4.84 22%
Evian Bolz 10/10 1803 days true 4.84 22%
Giles Leonard 8/10 2093 days true 4.36 1%
Sian Bolderson 9/10 2094 days true 4.36 1%
Stu Murray 10/10 2111 days true 4.33 0%
Gerard Berote 9/10 2112 days true 4.33 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.