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

89.42%

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 Relative Weight
Danica Vrsaljko 7/10 2138 days 93%
Markus Johannes 7/10 2138 days 93%
Coralie Ambrosino 8/10 2139 days 100%
Rebecca Wharton 8/10 2167 days 97%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2220 days 84%
Kilian Vos 9/10 2227 days 99%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2247 days 96%
Antoine Vernay 9/10 2247 days 96%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2484 days 68%
Jacques Revel 9/10 2487 days 67%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2487 days 67%
jefft 9/10 2487 days 67%
Simeon W 8/10 2499 days 59%
Henrik Bours 9/10 2501 days 66%
Svenja Trubenbach 10/10 2501 days 66%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 2515 days 57%
Julia Seiffert 10/10 2518 days 63%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 2518 days 63%
Austin Johns 9/10 2519 days 63%
Joris Giullemot 10/10 2519 days 63%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2519 days 63%
Sagi 8/10 2521 days 56%
Maria = Moller Hansen 10/10 2528 days 62%
David Forman 9/10 2532 days 62%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 2536 days 61%
Simon Tanguy 8/10 2536 days 55%
Xavier 9/10 2538 days 61%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2541 days 61%
M K 9/10 2558 days 59%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 2564 days 58%
Sara Williams 10/10 2572 days 57%
Thomas Roche 9/10 2578 days 56%
Evyatar Karni 9/10 2579 days 56%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 2809 days 23%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2846 days 24%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2846 days 24%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2869 days 21%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2869 days 21%
Jiri van Straelper 9/10 2869 days 21%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 2882 days 15%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 2885 days 19%
Kate Glover 10/10 2885 days 19%
Raquel 8/10 2889 days 14%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2889 days 11%
Francis Runge 9/10 2896 days 18%
Katharina Pape 9/10 2970 days 9%
Jon Barratt 9/10 2978 days 8%
Meryem Buchwitz 10/10 2985 days 7%
Rena and Kirsten 7/10 2986 days 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 2989 days 7%

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

89%

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.