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 Lake McGregor.

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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Lake McGregor

Valid Reviews

41 Valid Reviews

The Lake McGregor experience has a total of 41 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 41 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
12%
9/10 6
15%
8/10 10
24%
7/10 6
15%
6/10 6
15%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 2
5%
3/10 3
7%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 1
2%

70.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake McGregor valid reviews is 70.00% and is based on 41 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

4 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 41 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 1
25%
8/10 2
50%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
25%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

77.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake McGregor face-to-face reviews is 77.50% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

70.74%

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
Peter Rickard-Green 10/10 195 days 100%
Angela 7/10 500 days 58%
Wolfgang 5/10 500 days 51%
Luis Vigil Vidal 2/10 561 days 39%
Sheri 10/10 561 days 53%
Ambs 8/10 592 days 45%
Lauren Smith 9/10 592 days 47%
Libby 4/10 592 days 37%
Sam 3/10 684 days 25%
Emma 6/10 834 days 13%
Megan Belanger 9/10 834 days 16%
Lucinda 7/10 834 days 14%
Michael S 7/10 834 days 14%
Joe 3/10 834 days 12%
Lance 3/10 926 days 7%
Jonas R. 4/10 957 days 6%
Rachel 1/10 1049 days 3%
Juliane 6/10 1140 days 3%
Clobby 6/10 1199 days 3%
Luis Vigil Vidal 6/10 1213 days 1%
Aaria Toska 7/10 1214 days 3%
Oceane Imber 10/10 1225 days 4%
Mardi Oke 8/10 1291 days 3%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1342 days 3%
Adam Yates 8/10 1498 days 3%
Kelly Roxanne 8/10 1564 days 3%
Xanthe Bowater 10/10 1589 days 3%
Adrian Soldati 9/10 1590 days 3%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 1595 days 3%
Jenny Adams 8/10 1881 days 2%
Leslie Lindeman 7/10 1889 days 2%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1889 days 2%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1926 days 1%
Liam Greer 10/10 1961 days 2%
Bertrand Rives 8/10 2138 days 2%
Sebastian Sanne 6/10 2310 days 1%
Claude Nobs 6/10 2314 days 1%
Barbara 8/10 2340 days 0%
Charlee Jayne 8/10 2479 days 1%
Mike Pisco 8/10 3003 days -1%
Phil & Laura 9/10 3025 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake McGregor does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

71%

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.