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

56 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 58 reviews. There are 56 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 56 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
16%
9/10 14
25%
8/10 23
41%
7/10 8
14%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.57% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 83.57% and is based on 56 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 56 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

85.73%

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
Taylor 8/10 175 days 90.39 95%
Kipnkeri 10/10 175 days 95.15 100%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 206 days 93.28 98%
Freya 8/10 206 days 88.61 93%
Aisling 8/10 206 days 88.61 93%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 206 days 93.28 98%
Pat Burns 8/10 206 days 88.61 93%
Mads Mossin 8/10 206 days 88.61 93%
Pedro 10/10 234 days 91.32 96%
Joanne 10/10 296 days 86.12 90%
Eranda 10/10 357 days 79.8 84%
Rugby 7/10 357 days 72.62 76%
Mike Fricker 8/10 357 days 75.81 79%
Raja Azizul 6/10 357 days 66.24 69%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 357 days 79.8 84%
Jonas R. 8/10 357 days 75.81 79%
Sue 8/10 449 days 64.65 67%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 583 days 42.35 44%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 605 days true 43.05 44%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 620 days true 37.09 38%
Meg X 9/10 629 days 39.41 41%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 632 days 38.97 40%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 654 days true 34.03 35%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 661 days 34.85 36%
Grace White 7/10 892 days 10.49 10%
P Poiraa 8/10 942 days 8.27 7%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 946 days 8.09 7%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 969 days 7.14 6%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 995 days 6.58 5%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1014 days 6.04 5%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1021 days 5.87 5%
Derek Drost 8/10 1091 days 4.75 4%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1239 days 4.75 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1272 days 4.7 3%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 1287 days 4.44 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 1360 days 3.77 2%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1401 days 4.25 3%
Miaomace 9/10 1453 days 4.39 3%
Darwin Dean 9/10 1608 days 4.12 3%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 1654 days true 4.04 3%
Jiri Benda 9/10 1654 days true 4.04 3%
Katharina Block 9/10 1657 days true 4.04 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 1665 days 3.82 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 1666 days 3.66 2%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 1699 days 3.97 3%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 1710 days 3.75 2%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 1971 days 3.33 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2001 days 3.14 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2001 days 3.28 2%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2100 days true 3.12 2%
Rhi 9/10 2183 days 3.14 2%
Steve Warren 8/10 2213 days 2.93 2%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2244 days 2.88 2%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 2366 days 2.57 1%
auré bis 7/10 2456 days 2.43 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3128 days 1.44 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.