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 Fiordland 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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Fiordland National Park

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
34%
9/10 19
38%
8/10 9
18%
7/10 5
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.60% Average

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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
34%
9/10 19
38%
8/10 9
18%
7/10 5
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.60% Average

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.

Weighted Average

89.62%

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
Danica Vrsaljko 7/10 1677 days true 3.64 86%
Markus Johannes 7/10 1677 days true 3.64 86%
Coralie Ambrosino 8/10 1678 days true 3.8 97%
Rebecca Wharton 8/10 1706 days true 3.76 94%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 1759 days true 3.52 78%
Kilian Vos 9/10 1766 days true 3.85 100%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 1786 days true 3.82 98%
Antoine Vernay 9/10 1786 days true 3.82 98%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2023 days true 3.41 71%
Jacques Revel 9/10 2026 days true 3.41 71%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2026 days true 3.41 71%
jefft 9/10 2026 days true 3.41 71%
Simeon W 8/10 2038 days true 3.22 58%
Henrik Bours 9/10 2040 days true 3.38 69%
Svenja Trubenbach 10/10 2040 days true 3.38 69%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 2054 days true 3.19 57%
Julia Seiffert 10/10 2057 days true 3.35 67%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 2057 days true 3.35 67%
Austin Johns 9/10 2058 days true 3.35 67%
Joris Giullemot 10/10 2058 days true 3.35 67%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2058 days true 3.35 67%
Sagi 8/10 2060 days true 3.18 56%
Maria = Moller Hansen 10/10 2067 days true 3.34 66%
David Forman 9/10 2071 days true 3.33 66%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 2075 days true 3.32 65%
Simon Tanguy 8/10 2075 days true 3.16 55%
Xavier 9/10 2077 days true 3.32 65%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2080 days true 3.31 65%
M K 9/10 2097 days true 3.28 63%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 2103 days true 3.27 62%
Sara Williams 10/10 2111 days true 3.26 61%
Thomas Roche 9/10 2117 days true 3.25 61%
Evyatar Karni 9/10 2118 days true 3.25 61%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 2348 days true 2.71 26%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2385 days true 2.79 31%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2385 days true 2.79 31%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2408 days true 2.75 28%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2408 days true 2.75 28%
Jiri van Straelper 9/10 2408 days true 2.75 28%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 2421 days true 2.59 18%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 2424 days true 2.72 26%
Kate Glover 10/10 2424 days true 2.72 26%
Raquel 8/10 2428 days true 2.58 17%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2428 days true 2.47 10%
Francis Runge 9/10 2435 days true 2.71 25%
Katharina Pape 9/10 2509 days true 2.58 17%
Jon Barratt 9/10 2517 days true 2.57 16%
Meryem Buchwitz 10/10 2524 days true 2.55 15%
Rena and Kirsten 7/10 2525 days true 2.32 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 2528 days true 2.55 15%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.