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 TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm.

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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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm

Valid Reviews

80 Valid Reviews

The TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm experience has a total of 80 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 80 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
34%
9/10 27
34%
8/10 15
19%
7/10 8
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.75% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm valid reviews is 87.75% and is based on 80 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

62 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 80 valid reviews, the experience has 62 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 62 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
27%
9/10 23
37%
8/10 13
21%
7/10 8
13%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.26% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm face-to-face reviews is 87.26% and is based on 62 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.37%

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
Vicki Hoskinson 10/10 967 days 100%
Lisa Peric 9/10 1211 days 62%
Emma Philpott 9/10 1684 days 49%
Chris 9/10 2108 days 38%
Rachel S 4/10 2397 days 24%
Mark and Kim Vincent 9/10 2490 days 28%
Ian Stanbury 10/10 2794 days 20%
Colin Billington 4/10 2816 days 15%
GN100 9/10 2820 days 19%
Michael Nolan 8/10 3187 days 9%
Mike Edwards 8/10 3234 days 8%
Jurgen 8/10 3259 days 7%
David 5/10 3279 days 5%
sandytemp22 10/10 3493 days 2%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 3527 days 1%
Ian Bailey 9/10 3533 days 1%
Hayley Atkinson 10/10 3535 days 0%
Lyn Deavin 7/10 3536 days 0%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3536 days 0%
Tom Connis 10/10 3552 days 0%
qofd 10/10 3829 days 11%
AJ van Pelt 8/10 3867 days 10%
Julie 10/10 3872 days 11%
Malcolm McLean 7/10 3880 days 10%
Rob Hitsert 9/10 3882 days 11%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3887 days 11%
Alice Galley 9/10 3893 days 11%
Van den Borne 7/10 3904 days 10%
Bahner 9/10 3906 days 11%
Robert Cox 8/10 3909 days 10%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3915 days 11%
Rosey834 9/10 3980 days 11%
aggiemary04 10/10 4041 days 11%
animal_end 10/10 4194 days 11%
nuwee 10/10 4224 days 11%
Russ Turner 10/10 4241 days 11%
Brian Morris 9/10 4264 days 11%
Gordon and Joyce 10/10 4265 days 11%
th schuermann 10/10 4265 days 11%
Tony X 8/10 4278 days 10%
R Gilge 10/10 4279 days 11%
Ake Erlandsson 8/10 4279 days 10%
Paul 9/10 4279 days 11%
Luternauer 9/10 4282 days 11%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4283 days 10%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 4292 days 11%
stevnba 7/10 4330 days 10%
Gebert 9/10 4356 days 11%
Casarotti Luana 10/10 4357 days 11%
TomL 8/10 4375 days 10%
nickm 10/10 4544 days 11%
Dirk 9/10 4588 days 11%
Eckhard Koepper 9/10 4601 days 11%
Hans 10/10 4606 days 11%
Trevor 10/10 4632 days 11%
Yunker 10/10 4637 days 11%
john west 7/10 4657 days 10%
HollyB 10/10 4771 days 11%
suedavies 10/10 4772 days 11%
Zane 10/10 4775 days 11%
Astrid Snippe 8/10 4931 days 10%
James Gibbs 7/10 4931 days 10%
Anke Bohrer 10/10 4935 days 11%
Judy Williamson 9/10 4936 days 11%
Toni Keown 9/10 4944 days 11%
Jennifer Baulch 9/10 4965 days 11%
Linda and Peter 8/10 4968 days 10%
Ria 9/10 4976 days 11%
Andreas Brett 8/10 4982 days 10%
Lisa Tame 8/10 4990 days 10%
Charles Price 9/10 4993 days 11%
Cole Penelope 10/10 4993 days 11%
Roger & Margaret 8/10 5003 days 10%
Bronwyn Gaby 9/10 5035 days 11%
Sue 7/10 5307 days 10%
sven 9/10 5314 days 11%
Schranger 8/10 5326 days 10%
Roy 9/10 5336 days 11%
beesom 7/10 5355 days 10%
pfiffner 9/10 5371 days 11%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.73% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 54 days. However the TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -3.67%
198 -3.69%
199 -3.71%
200 -3.73%
201 -3.75%
202 -3.77%
203 -3.78%

Final Ranking Score

85%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.