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

59 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 61 reviews. There are 59 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 59 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
17%
9/10 15
25%
8/10 24
41%
7/10 8
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%

83.90% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 83.90% and is based on 59 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 59 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

86.52%

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
Lisa 10/10 41 days 99.73 100%
Ambs 8/10 72 days 94.22 94%
Mike Sc 9/10 72 days 99.18 99%
Taylor 8/10 255 days 85.21 85%
Kipnkeri 10/10 255 days 89.7 90%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 286 days 87.04 87%
Freya 8/10 286 days 82.69 83%
Aisling 8/10 286 days 82.69 83%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 286 days 87.04 87%
Pat Burns 8/10 286 days 82.69 83%
Mads Mossin 8/10 286 days 82.69 83%
Pedro 10/10 314 days 84.38 84%
Joanne 10/10 376 days 77.6 78%
Eranda 10/10 437 days 69.74 70%
Rugby 7/10 437 days 63.46 63%
Mike Fricker 8/10 437 days 66.25 66%
Raja Azizul 6/10 437 days 57.88 58%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 437 days 69.74 70%
Jonas R. 8/10 437 days 66.25 66%
Sue 8/10 529 days 52.87 53%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 663 days 31.46 31%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 685 days true 31.64 31%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 700 days true 27.05 27%
Meg X 9/10 709 days 28.61 28%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 712 days 28.24 28%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 734 days true 24.37 24%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 741 days 24.86 24%
Grace White 7/10 972 days 6.73 6%
P Poiraa 8/10 1022 days 5.55 5%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 1026 days 5.47 5%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 1049 days 5.07 4%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1075 days 5.06 4%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1094 days 5.0 4%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1101 days 4.99 4%
Derek Drost 8/10 1171 days 4.61 4%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1319 days 4.56 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1352 days 4.5 4%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 1367 days 4.24 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 1440 days 3.59 3%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1481 days 4.03 3%
Miaomace 9/10 1533 days 4.14 3%
Darwin Dean 9/10 1688 days 3.84 3%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 1734 days true 3.75 3%
Jiri Benda 9/10 1734 days true 3.75 3%
Katharina Block 9/10 1737 days true 3.74 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 1745 days 3.54 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 1746 days 3.39 3%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 1779 days 3.66 3%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 1790 days 3.46 3%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 2051 days 2.97 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2081 days 2.79 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2081 days 2.92 2%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2180 days true 2.73 2%
Rhi 9/10 2263 days 2.71 2%
Steve Warren 8/10 2293 days 2.52 2%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2324 days 2.47 2%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 2446 days 2.14 1%
auré bis 7/10 2536 days 1.98 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3208 days 0.82 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

87%

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.