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

89.27%

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 2413 days 94%
Markus Johannes 7/10 2413 days 94%
Coralie Ambrosino 8/10 2414 days 100%
Rebecca Wharton 8/10 2442 days 97%
Bart Hanssen 7/10 2495 days 85%
Kilian Vos 9/10 2502 days 97%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2522 days 94%
Antoine Vernay 9/10 2522 days 94%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2759 days 65%
Jacques Revel 9/10 2762 days 65%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2762 days 65%
jefft 9/10 2762 days 65%
Simeon W 8/10 2774 days 58%
Henrik Bours 9/10 2776 days 63%
Svenja Trubenbach 10/10 2776 days 63%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 2790 days 56%
Julia Seiffert 10/10 2793 days 61%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 2793 days 61%
Austin Johns 9/10 2794 days 61%
Joris Giullemot 10/10 2794 days 61%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2794 days 61%
Sagi 8/10 2796 days 56%
Maria = Moller Hansen 10/10 2803 days 60%
David Forman 9/10 2807 days 60%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 2811 days 59%
Simon Tanguy 8/10 2811 days 54%
Xavier 9/10 2813 days 59%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2816 days 59%
M K 9/10 2833 days 56%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 2839 days 56%
Sara Williams 10/10 2847 days 55%
Thomas Roche 9/10 2853 days 54%
Evyatar Karni 9/10 2854 days 54%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 3083 days 23%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3121 days 21%
Sven Woelk 10/10 3121 days 21%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 3144 days 19%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 3144 days 19%
Jiri van Straelper 9/10 3144 days 19%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 3157 days 14%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 3160 days 17%
Kate Glover 10/10 3160 days 17%
Raquel 8/10 3164 days 13%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3164 days 11%
Francis Runge 9/10 3171 days 15%
Katharina Pape 9/10 3245 days 6%
Jon Barratt 9/10 3253 days 5%
Meryem Buchwitz 10/10 3260 days 4%
Rena and Kirsten 7/10 3261 days 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 3264 days 4%

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.