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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
47 Valid Reviews
The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 49 reviews. There are 47 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 47 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 82.77% and is based on 47 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 47 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:
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.
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.
|Mike Fricker||8/10||110 days||98.08||98%|
|Raja Azizul||6/10||110 days||98.08||98%|
|Sophie Skinner||9/10||110 days||98.08||98%|
|Jonas R.||8/10||110 days||98.08||98%|
|Christian Oerlemans||7/10||336 days||82.11||82%|
|Katharina Pisarew||10/10||358 days||95.63||96%|
|Fei Fei Lei||7/10||373 days||93.54||94%|
|Meg X||9/10||382 days||76.88||77%|
|Ricky Nurhayati||9/10||385 days||76.51||76%|
|Ronald Daigneault||8/10||407 days||88.5||89%|
|Debbie Lesurf||10/10||414 days||72.84||72%|
|Grace White||7/10||645 days||37.09||36%|
|P Poiraa||8/10||695 days||30.35||29%|
|Michel Baumgartner||8/10||699 days||29.85||28%|
|Craig Eagleton||8/10||722 days||27.05||25%|
|Daniel Baeyens||9/10||748 days||24.08||22%|
|Rhea Welsh-Hussain||9/10||767 days||22.05||20%|
|Nicola Barlow||9/10||774 days||21.33||19%|
|Derek Drost||8/10||844 days||14.98||13%|
|Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar||9/10||992 days||6.68||4%|
|Chadd Holland||10/10||1025 days||5.78||3%|
|Sam Smith-Palomeque||8/10||1040 days||5.48||3%|
|Antonio BENITEZ||6/10||1113 days||4.98||2%|
|Ana Guimaraes||8/10||1154 days||4.92||2%|
|Darwin Dean||9/10||1361 days||4.64||2%|
|Lenka Korinkova||10/10||1407 days||5.49||3%|
|Jiri Benda||9/10||1407 days||5.49||3%|
|Katharina Block||9/10||1410 days||5.48||3%|
|Mike Merrick||8/10||1418 days||4.56||2%|
|Andrew Cruickshank||7/10||1419 days||4.56||2%|
|Lieselotte Michels||9/10||1452 days||4.51||2%|
|Sebastian Sanne||8/10||1463 days||4.5||2%|
|Lindsay Berquist||8/10||1724 days||4.14||2%|
|Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com||7/10||1754 days||4.1||2%|
|Mike Fricker||8/10||1754 days||4.1||2%|
|Jesse Farrell||8/10||1853 days||4.75||2%|
|Steve Warren||8/10||1966 days||3.81||1%|
|Team Kim&James||8/10||1997 days||3.76||1%|
|Matt & Sue Standish||7/10||2119 days||3.6||1%|
|auré bis||7/10||2209 days||3.47||1%|
|Judith & John Bishop||8/10||2881 days||2.55||0%|
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.
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.
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