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

70 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 72 reviews. There are 70 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 70 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
17%
9/10 19
27%
8/10 27
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%

84.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 84.14% and is based on 70 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 70 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

86.48%

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
Leslie 9/10 18 days 100%
Daniel 9/10 110 days 98%
Joanne 8/10 110 days 93%
Justine 10/10 232 days 92%
Jood 7/10 324 days 76%
Liz Wade 7/10 353 days 73%
Marianna 9/10 353 days 80%
Linda 8/10 353 days 76%
Sabine 8/10 384 days 73%
Fer 9/10 415 days 73%
Vasudev Rupanaguntla 10/10 415 days 73%
Lisa 10/10 445 days 69%
Ambs 8/10 476 days 61%
Mike Sc 9/10 476 days 64%
Taylor 8/10 659 days 33%
Kipnkeri 10/10 659 days 35%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 690 days 31%
Freya 8/10 690 days 29%
Aisling 8/10 690 days 29%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 690 days 31%
Pat Burns 8/10 690 days 29%
Mads Mossin 8/10 690 days 29%
Pedro 10/10 718 days 27%
Joanne 10/10 780 days 21%
Eranda 10/10 841 days 15%
Rugby 7/10 841 days 14%
Mike Fricker 8/10 841 days 14%
Raja Azizul 6/10 841 days 13%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 841 days 15%
Jonas R. 8/10 841 days 14%
Sue 8/10 933 days 9%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 1067 days 5%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 1089 days 3%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 1104 days 2%
Meg X 9/10 1114 days 5%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 1116 days 5%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 1138 days 3%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 1145 days 5%
Grace White 7/10 1376 days 4%
P Poiraa 8/10 1426 days 4%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 1430 days 4%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 1453 days 4%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1479 days 4%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1498 days 4%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1505 days 4%
Derek Drost 8/10 1575 days 4%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1724 days 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1756 days 4%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 1771 days 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 1845 days 3%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1885 days 3%
Miaomace 9/10 1937 days 3%
Darwin Dean 9/10 2092 days 3%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2138 days 2%
Jiri Benda 9/10 2138 days 2%
Katharina Block 9/10 2141 days 2%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2149 days 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 2151 days 3%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 2183 days 3%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 2194 days 3%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 2455 days 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2485 days 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2485 days 2%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2584 days 1%
Rhi 9/10 2667 days 2%
Steve Warren 8/10 2697 days 2%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2728 days 2%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 2850 days 1%
auré bis 7/10 2940 days 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3612 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

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.