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

69 Valid Reviews

The Lowburn Harbour experience has a total of 71 reviews. There are 69 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 69 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
17%
9/10 18
26%
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%

84.06% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lowburn Harbour valid reviews is 84.06% and is based on 69 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 69 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

86.28%

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
Daniel 9/10 30 days 99.86 100%
Joanne 8/10 30 days 94.86 95%
Justine 10/10 152 days 96.34 96%
Jood 7/10 244 days 82.41 82%
Liz Wade 7/10 273 days 80.25 80%
Marianna 9/10 273 days 88.19 88%
Linda 8/10 273 days 83.78 84%
Sabine 8/10 304 days 81.09 81%
Fer 9/10 335 days 82.22 82%
Vasudev Rupanaguntla 10/10 335 days 82.22 82%
Lisa 10/10 365 days 78.89 79%
Ambs 8/10 396 days 71.39 71%
Mike Sc 9/10 396 days 75.15 75%
Taylor 8/10 579 days 44.83 45%
Kipnkeri 10/10 579 days 47.19 47%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 610 days 42.27 42%
Freya 8/10 610 days 40.16 40%
Aisling 8/10 610 days 40.16 40%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 610 days 42.27 42%
Pat Burns 8/10 610 days 40.16 40%
Mads Mossin 8/10 610 days 40.16 40%
Pedro 10/10 638 days 38.09 38%
Joanne 10/10 700 days 29.72 30%
Eranda 10/10 761 days 22.68 23%
Rugby 7/10 761 days 20.64 20%
Mike Fricker 8/10 761 days 21.54 21%
Raja Azizul 6/10 761 days 18.82 19%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 761 days 22.68 23%
Jonas R. 8/10 761 days 21.54 21%
Sue 8/10 853 days 13.57 13%
Christian Oerlemans 7/10 987 days 6.23 6%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 1009 days true 6.17 6%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 1024 days true 5.28 5%
Meg X 9/10 1034 days 5.59 5%
Ricky Nurhayati 9/10 1036 days 5.55 5%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 1058 days true 4.96 5%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 1065 days 5.14 5%
Grace White 7/10 1296 days 4.19 4%
P Poiraa 8/10 1346 days 4.28 4%
Michel Baumgartner 8/10 1350 days 4.28 4%
Craig Eagleton 8/10 1373 days 4.23 4%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1399 days 4.41 4%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 9/10 1418 days 4.37 4%
Nicola Barlow 9/10 1425 days 4.35 4%
Derek Drost 8/10 1495 days 4.01 4%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1644 days 3.93 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1676 days 3.86 4%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 1691 days 3.64 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 6/10 1765 days 3.06 3%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1805 days 3.43 3%
Miaomace 9/10 1857 days 3.51 3%
Darwin Dean 9/10 2012 days 3.21 3%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2058 days true 3.12 3%
Jiri Benda 9/10 2058 days true 3.12 3%
Katharina Block 9/10 2061 days true 3.11 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2069 days 2.94 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 7/10 2071 days 2.81 3%
Lieselotte Michels 9/10 2103 days 3.03 3%
Sebastian Sanne 8/10 2114 days 2.86 3%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 2375 days 2.37 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2405 days 2.22 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2405 days 2.31 2%
Jesse Farrell 8/10 2504 days true 2.13 2%
Rhi 9/10 2587 days 2.08 2%
Steve Warren 8/10 2617 days 1.92 2%
Team Kim&James 8/10 2648 days 1.86 2%
Matt & Sue Standish 7/10 2770 days 1.57 1%
auré bis 7/10 2860 days 1.41 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3532 days 0.22 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.