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

67 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 69 reviews. There are 67 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 67 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
18%
9/10 17
25%
8/10 26
39%
7/10 10
15%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.03% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 84.03% and is based on 67 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 67 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

86.40%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Justine 10/10 72 days 99.18 100%
Jood 7/10 164 days 87.12 88%
Liz Wade 7/10 193 days 85.63 86%
Marianna 9/10 193 days 94.1 95%
Linda 8/10 193 days 89.39 90%
Sabine 8/10 224 days 87.45 88%
Fer 9/10 255 days 89.7 90%
Vasudev Rupanaguntla 10/10 255 days 89.7 90%
Lisa 10/10 285 days 87.13 88%
Ambs 8/10 316 days 79.97 81%
Mike Sc 9/10 316 days 84.18 85%
Taylor 8/10 499 days 57.52 58%
Kipnkeri 10/10 499 days 60.54 61%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 530 days 55.49 56%
Freya 8/10 530 days 52.71 53%
Aisling 8/10 530 days 52.71 53%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 530 days 55.49 56%
Pat Burns 8/10 530 days 52.71 53%
Mads Mossin 8/10 530 days 52.71 53%
Pedro 10/10 558 days 50.7 51%
Joanne 10/10 620 days 40.75 41%
Eranda 10/10 681 days 32.16 32%
Rugby 7/10 681 days 29.27 29%
Mike Fricker 8/10 681 days 30.55 31%
Raja Azizul 6/10 681 days 26.69 27%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 681 days 32.16 32%
Jonas R. 8/10 681 days 30.55 31%
Sue 8/10 773 days 20.36 20%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 907 days 9.65 9%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 929 days true 9.37 9%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 944 days true 7.84 8%
Meg X 9/10 954 days 8.15 8%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 956 days 8.06 8%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 978 days true 6.81 7%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 985 days 6.92 7%
Grace White 7/10 1216 days 4.33 4%
P Poiraa 8/10 1266 days 4.43 4%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 1270 days 4.42 4%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 1293 days 4.38 4%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1319 days 4.56 4%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1338 days 4.52 4%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1345 days 4.51 4%
Derek Drost 8/10 1415 days 4.16 4%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1564 days 4.08 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1596 days 4.02 4%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 1611 days 3.79 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 1685 days 3.19 3%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1725 days 3.58 3%
Miaomace 9/10 1777 days 3.67 3%
Darwin Dean 9/10 1932 days 3.36 3%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 1978 days true 3.27 3%
Jiri Benda 9/10 1978 days true 3.27 3%
Katharina Block 9/10 1981 days true 3.27 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 1989 days 3.09 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 1991 days 2.95 3%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 2023 days 3.18 3%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 2034 days 3.0 3%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 2295 days 2.52 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2325 days 2.36 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2325 days 2.46 2%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2424 days true 2.28 2%
Rhi 9/10 2507 days 2.24 2%
Steve Warren 8/10 2537 days 2.07 2%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2568 days 2.01 2%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 2690 days 1.71 1%
auré bis 7/10 2780 days 1.55 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3452 days 0.37 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

86%

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.