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

66 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 68 reviews. There are 66 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 66 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
17%
9/10 17
26%
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%

83.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 83.79% and is based on 66 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 66 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

85.70%

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
Jood 7/10 36 days 90.81 91%
Liz Wade 7/10 64 days 90.41 91%
Marianna 9/10 65 days 99.33 100%
Linda 8/10 65 days 94.36 95%
Sabine 8/10 96 days 93.61 94%
Fer 9/10 127 days 97.44 98%
Vasudev Rupanaguntla 10/10 127 days 97.44 98%
Lisa 10/10 157 days 96.09 97%
Ambs 8/10 188 days 89.68 90%
Mike Sc 9/10 188 days 94.4 95%
Taylor 8/10 371 days 74.28 75%
Kipnkeri 10/10 371 days 78.19 79%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 402 days 74.39 75%
Freya 8/10 402 days 70.67 71%
Aisling 8/10 402 days 70.67 71%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 402 days 74.39 75%
Pat Burns 8/10 402 days 70.67 71%
Mads Mossin 8/10 402 days 70.67 71%
Pedro 10/10 430 days 70.7 71%
Joanne 10/10 492 days 61.64 62%
Eranda 10/10 553 days 51.55 52%
Rugby 7/10 553 days 46.91 47%
Mike Fricker 8/10 553 days 48.97 49%
Raja Azizul 6/10 553 days 42.79 43%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 553 days 51.55 52%
Jonas R. 8/10 553 days 48.97 49%
Sue 8/10 645 days 35.23 35%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 779 days 18.95 19%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 801 days true 18.7 18%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 816 days true 15.77 15%
Meg X 9/10 825 days 16.55 16%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 828 days 16.3 16%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 850 days true 13.79 13%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 857 days 13.98 14%
Grace White 7/10 1088 days 4.56 4%
P Poiraa 8/10 1138 days 4.67 4%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 1142 days 4.66 4%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 1165 days 4.62 4%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1191 days 4.81 4%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1210 days 4.77 4%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1217 days 4.76 4%
Derek Drost 8/10 1287 days 4.39 4%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1435 days 4.33 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1468 days 4.27 4%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 1483 days 4.03 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 1556 days 3.4 3%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1597 days 3.82 3%
Miaomace 9/10 1649 days 3.92 3%
Darwin Dean 9/10 1804 days 3.61 3%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 1850 days true 3.52 3%
Jiri Benda 9/10 1850 days true 3.52 3%
Katharina Block 9/10 1853 days true 3.52 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 1861 days 3.33 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 1862 days 3.18 3%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 1895 days 3.43 3%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 1906 days 3.24 3%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 2167 days 2.76 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2197 days 2.59 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2197 days 2.7 2%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2296 days true 2.52 2%
Rhi 9/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
Steve Warren 8/10 2409 days 2.31 2%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2440 days 2.25 2%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 2562 days 1.94 1%
auré bis 7/10 2652 days 1.78 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3324 days 0.61 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.