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 Fiordland National Park.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
50 Valid Reviews
The Fiordland National Park experience has a total of 51 reviews. There are 50 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 50 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Fiordland National Park valid reviews is 89.60% and is based on 50 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
50 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 50 valid reviews, the experience has 50 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 50 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Fiordland National Park face-to-face reviews is 89.60% and is based on 50 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.
|Danica Vrsaljko||7/10||2324 days||94%|
|Markus Johannes||7/10||2324 days||94%|
|Coralie Ambrosino||8/10||2325 days||100%|
|Rebecca Wharton||8/10||2353 days||97%|
|Bart Hanssen||7/10||2406 days||85%|
|Kilian Vos||9/10||2413 days||97%|
|Bartlomiej Berger||10/10||2433 days||95%|
|Antoine Vernay||9/10||2433 days||95%|
|Anja Weppler||10/10||2670 days||66%|
|Jacques Revel||9/10||2673 days||66%|
|Karen Garvin||10/10||2673 days||66%|
|Simeon W||8/10||2685 days||58%|
|Henrik Bours||9/10||2687 days||64%|
|Svenja Trubenbach||10/10||2687 days||64%|
|thibaut vernelle||8/10||2701 days||57%|
|Julia Seiffert||10/10||2704 days||62%|
|Daniel Robledo||9/10||2704 days||62%|
|Austin Johns||9/10||2705 days||62%|
|Joris Giullemot||10/10||2705 days||62%|
|Olivier Carval||9/10||2705 days||62%|
|Maria = Moller Hansen||10/10||2714 days||61%|
|David Forman||9/10||2718 days||60%|
|Tobias Gehring||10/10||2722 days||60%|
|Simon Tanguy||8/10||2722 days||54%|
|Matusala Habtemariam||10/10||2727 days||59%|
|M K||9/10||2744 days||57%|
|Ludvig Fagerstrom||10/10||2750 days||56%|
|Sara Williams||10/10||2758 days||55%|
|Thomas Roche||9/10||2764 days||55%|
|Evyatar Karni||9/10||2765 days||55%|
|Pierre Cinquin||8/10||2995 days||23%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||3032 days||22%|
|Sven Woelk||10/10||3032 days||22%|
|Tim Vennewold||9/10||3055 days||19%|
|Yves Vennewald||10/10||3055 days||19%|
|Jiri van Straelper||9/10||3055 days||19%|
|Sabisch Moritz||8/10||3068 days||14%|
|Rob Cadmus||9/10||3071 days||17%|
|Kate Glover||10/10||3071 days||17%|
|Fernando Martin||7/10||3075 days||11%|
|Francis Runge||9/10||3082 days||16%|
|Katharina Pape||9/10||3156 days||7%|
|Jon Barratt||9/10||3164 days||6%|
|Meryem Buchwitz||10/10||3171 days||5%|
|Rena and Kirsten||7/10||3172 days||0%|
|Abee and Suess||10/10||3175 days||5%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Fiordland National Park 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.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.