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

89.39%

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 2223 days 93%
Markus Johannes 7/10 2223 days 93%
Coralie Ambrosino 8/10 2224 days 100%
Rebecca Wharton 8/10 2252 days 97%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2305 days 84%
Kilian Vos 9/10 2312 days 98%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2332 days 96%
Antoine Vernay 9/10 2332 days 96%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2569 days 67%
Jacques Revel 9/10 2572 days 67%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2572 days 67%
jefft 9/10 2572 days 67%
Simeon W 8/10 2584 days 59%
Henrik Bours 9/10 2586 days 65%
Svenja Trubenbach 10/10 2586 days 65%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 2600 days 57%
Julia Seiffert 10/10 2603 days 63%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 2603 days 63%
Austin Johns 9/10 2604 days 63%
Joris Giullemot 10/10 2604 days 63%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2604 days 63%
Sagi 8/10 2606 days 56%
Maria = Moller Hansen 10/10 2613 days 62%
David Forman 9/10 2617 days 61%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 2621 days 61%
Simon Tanguy 8/10 2621 days 54%
Xavier 9/10 2623 days 60%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2626 days 60%
M K 9/10 2643 days 58%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 2649 days 57%
Sara Williams 10/10 2657 days 56%
Thomas Roche 9/10 2663 days 56%
Evyatar Karni 9/10 2664 days 55%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 2894 days 23%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2931 days 23%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2931 days 23%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2954 days 20%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2954 days 20%
Jiri van Straelper 9/10 2954 days 20%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 2967 days 15%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 2970 days 18%
Kate Glover 10/10 2970 days 18%
Raquel 8/10 2974 days 14%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2974 days 11%
Francis Runge 9/10 2981 days 17%
Katharina Pape 9/10 3055 days 8%
Jon Barratt 9/10 3063 days 7%
Meryem Buchwitz 10/10 3070 days 6%
Rena and Kirsten 7/10 3071 days 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 3074 days 6%

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.