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 Lake Domain Reserve.

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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Lake Domain Reserve

Valid Reviews

24 Valid Reviews

The Lake Domain Reserve experience has a total of 24 valid reviews. There are no 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.

Within these 24 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 24 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
9/10 9
8/10 9
7/10 3
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

85.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Domain Reserve valid reviews is 85.00% and is based on 24 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Julie Mc Donald 8/10 34 days 94.83 100%
Sara 8/10 216 days 87.98 93%
Lizzy Cobeldick 8/10 216 days 87.98 93%
Peter 10/10 216 days 92.61 98%
Cris &Catherine/ Belgium 8/10 277 days 83.45 88%
Kristyl 8/10 461 days 63.01 66%
Lloyd & Karen 9/10 491 days 61.8 64%
Laura 9/10 550 days 52.07 54%
N&V 8/10 673 days 31.56 32%
Jonas R. 10/10 673 days 33.22 34%
Di & Rob 9/10 765 days 22.26 22%
Phil 7/10 826 days 14.98 14%
ascotandanaussie 9/10 856 days 14.05 13%
Isabel van Megen 9/10 887 days 11.86 11%
Look Out 9/10 915 days 10.13 9%
steve zan 8/10 1402 days 4.18 3%
Eric Pollard 8/10 1438 days 4.11 2%
John Patterson 9/10 1472 days 4.26 3%
Paul Riepen 9/10 1640 days 3.93 2%
Michael Bowles 9/10 1910 days 3.41 2%
Graeme 8/10 2041 days 2.99 1%
Greg Gilmore 7/10 2310 days true 2.39 1%
Team Kim&James 7/10 2591 days 1.89 0%
Tobi 10/10 2718 days true 1.82 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Domain Reserve does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score


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.