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 Lowburn Harbour.

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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Lowburn Harbour

Valid Reviews

74 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 77 reviews. There are 74 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 74 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
18%
9/10 20
27%
8/10 29
39%
7/10 10
14%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.32% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 84.32% and is based on 74 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

7 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 74 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
29%
9/10 2
29%
8/10 2
29%
7/10 1
14%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour face-to-face reviews is 87.14% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.74%

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
Bethan 8/10 181 days 97%
Leon 10/10 212 days 100%
Wai wai 9/10 212 days 100%
Valg 8/10 240 days 93%
Leslie 9/10 271 days 95%
Daniel 9/10 363 days 85%
Joanne 8/10 363 days 81%
Justine 10/10 485 days 67%
Jood 7/10 577 days 46%
Liz Wade 7/10 605 days 42%
Marianna 9/10 606 days 46%
Linda 8/10 606 days 43%
Sabine 8/10 637 days 39%
Fer 9/10 668 days 36%
Vasudev Rupanaguntla 10/10 668 days 36%
Lisa 10/10 698 days 32%
Ambs 8/10 729 days 26%
Mike Sc 9/10 729 days 28%
Taylor 8/10 912 days 10%
Kipnkeri 10/10 912 days 10%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 943 days 9%
Freya 8/10 943 days 8%
Aisling 8/10 943 days 8%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 943 days 9%
Pat Burns 8/10 943 days 8%
Mads Mossin 8/10 943 days 8%
Pedro 10/10 971 days 7%
Joanne 10/10 1033 days 5%
Eranda 10/10 1094 days 5%
Rugby 7/10 1094 days 4%
Mike Fricker 8/10 1094 days 4%
Raja Azizul 6/10 1094 days 4%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 1094 days 5%
Jonas R. 8/10 1094 days 4%
Sue 8/10 1186 days 4%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 1320 days 4%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 1342 days 2%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 1357 days 2%
Meg X 9/10 1366 days 4%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 1369 days 4%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 1391 days 2%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 1398 days 4%
Grace White 7/10 1629 days 3%
P Poiraa 8/10 1679 days 3%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 1683 days 3%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 1706 days 3%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1732 days 3%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1751 days 3%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1758 days 3%
Derek Drost 8/10 1828 days 3%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1976 days 3%
Chadd Holland 10/10 2009 days 3%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 2024 days 2%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 2097 days 2%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 2138 days 2%
Miaomace 9/10 2190 days 2%
Darwin Dean 9/10 2345 days 2%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2391 days 1%
Jiri Benda 9/10 2391 days 1%
Katharina Block 9/10 2394 days 1%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2402 days 2%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 2403 days 2%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 2436 days 2%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 2447 days 2%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 2708 days 1%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2738 days 1%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2738 days 1%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2837 days 0%
Rhi 9/10 2920 days 1%
Steve Warren 8/10 2950 days 1%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2981 days 0%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 3103 days 0%
auré bis 7/10 3193 days 0%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3865 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.