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

51 Valid Reviews

The Fiordland National Park experience has a total of 51 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 51 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
35%
9/10 19
37%
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%

89.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fiordland National Park valid reviews is 89.80% and is based on 51 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

51 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 51 valid reviews, the experience has 51 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 51 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
35%
9/10 19
37%
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%

89.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fiordland National Park face-to-face reviews is 89.80% and is based on 51 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.67%

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 1374 days true 5.54 100%
Markus Johannes 7/10 1374 days true 5.54 100%
Coralie Ambrosino 8/10 1375 days true 5.54 100%
Rebecca Wharton 8/10 1403 days true 5.49 97%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 1456 days true 5.41 90%
Kilian Vos 9/10 1463 days true 5.4 90%
Susi Clearwater 10/10 1478 days true 5.37 88%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 1483 days true 5.36 87%
Antoine Vernay 9/10 1483 days true 5.36 87%
Anja Weppler 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 59%
Jacques Revel 9/10 1723 days true 4.97 59%
Karen Garvin 10/10 1723 days true 4.97 59%
jefft 9/10 1723 days true 4.97 59%
Simeon W 8/10 1735 days true 4.95 58%
Henrik Bours 9/10 1737 days true 4.94 57%
Svenja Trubenbach 10/10 1737 days true 4.94 57%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 1751 days true 4.92 56%
Julia Seiffert 10/10 1754 days true 4.92 55%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 1754 days true 4.92 55%
Austin Johns 9/10 1755 days true 4.92 55%
Joris Giullemot 10/10 1755 days true 4.92 55%
Olivier Carval 9/10 1755 days true 4.92 55%
Sagi 8/10 1757 days true 4.91 55%
Maria = Moller Hansen 10/10 1764 days true 4.9 54%
David Forman 9/10 1768 days true 4.89 54%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 1772 days true 4.89 53%
Simon Tanguy 8/10 1772 days true 4.89 53%
Xavier 9/10 1774 days true 4.88 53%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 1777 days true 4.88 53%
M K 9/10 1794 days true 4.85 51%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 1800 days true 4.84 50%
Sara Williams 10/10 1808 days true 4.83 49%
Thomas Roche 9/10 1814 days true 4.82 48%
Evyatar Karni 9/10 1815 days true 4.82 48%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 2045 days true 4.44 21%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2082 days true 4.38 17%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2082 days true 4.38 17%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2105 days true 4.34 14%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2105 days true 4.34 14%
Jiri van Straelper 9/10 2105 days true 4.34 14%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 2118 days true 4.32 13%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 2121 days true 4.31 12%
Kate Glover 10/10 2121 days true 4.31 12%
Raquel 8/10 2125 days true 4.31 12%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2125 days true 4.31 12%
Francis Runge 9/10 2132 days true 4.3 11%
Katharina Pape 9/10 2206 days true 4.17 2%
Jon Barratt 9/10 2214 days true 4.16 1%
Meryem Buchwitz 10/10 2221 days true 4.15 0%
Rena and Kirsten 7/10 2222 days true 4.15 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 2225 days true 4.14 0%

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.