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

89.04%

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 2624 days 95%
Markus Johannes 7/10 2624 days 95%
Coralie Ambrosino 8/10 2625 days 100%
Rebecca Wharton 8/10 2653 days 97%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2706 days 86%
Kilian Vos 9/10 2713 days 95%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2733 days 93%
Antoine Vernay 9/10 2733 days 93%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2970 days 64%
Jacques Revel 9/10 2973 days 63%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2973 days 63%
jefft 9/10 2973 days 63%
Simeon W 8/10 2985 days 58%
Henrik Bours 9/10 2987 days 62%
Svenja Trubenbach 10/10 2987 days 62%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 3001 days 56%
Julia Seiffert 10/10 3004 days 60%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 3004 days 60%
Austin Johns 9/10 3005 days 60%
Joris Giullemot 10/10 3005 days 60%
Olivier Carval 9/10 3005 days 60%
Sagi 8/10 3007 days 55%
Maria = Moller Hansen 10/10 3014 days 58%
David Forman 9/10 3018 days 58%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 3022 days 57%
Simon Tanguy 8/10 3022 days 54%
Xavier 9/10 3024 days 57%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 3027 days 57%
M K 9/10 3044 days 55%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 3050 days 54%
Sara Williams 10/10 3058 days 53%
Thomas Roche 9/10 3064 days 52%
Evyatar Karni 9/10 3065 days 52%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 3295 days 22%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3332 days 19%
Sven Woelk 10/10 3332 days 19%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 3355 days 16%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 3355 days 16%
Jiri van Straelper 9/10 3355 days 16%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 3368 days 13%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 3371 days 14%
Kate Glover 10/10 3371 days 14%
Raquel 8/10 3375 days 12%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3375 days 11%
Francis Runge 9/10 3382 days 13%
Katharina Pape 9/10 3456 days 4%
Jon Barratt 9/10 3464 days 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 10/10 3471 days 2%
Rena and Kirsten 7/10 3472 days 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 3475 days 2%

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.