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

26 Valid Reviews

The Lake Domain Reserve experience has a total of 26 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 26 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 26 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
9/10 10
8/10 10
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 26 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
Shar-ron & Jim 8/10 23 days 94.92 96%
Rebecca 9/10 83 days 98.91 100%
Julie Mc Donald 8/10 114 days 93.04 94%
Sara 8/10 297 days 81.72 82%
Lizzy Cobeldick 8/10 297 days 81.72 82%
Peter 10/10 297 days 86.02 87%
Cris &Catherine/ Belgium 8/10 358 days 75.71 76%
Kristyl 8/10 541 days 50.94 51%
Lloyd & Karen 9/10 572 days 48.34 48%
Laura 9/10 631 days 39.12 39%
N&V 8/10 754 days 22.25 21%
Jonas R. 10/10 754 days 23.43 22%
Di & Rob 9/10 845 days 14.9 14%
Phil 7/10 906 days 9.7 8%
ascotandanaussie 9/10 937 days 8.96 7%
Isabel van Megen 9/10 968 days 7.56 6%
Look Out 9/10 996 days 6.55 5%
steve zan 8/10 1483 days 4.03 2%
Eric Pollard 8/10 1518 days 3.96 2%
John Patterson 9/10 1552 days 4.11 3%
Paul Riepen 9/10 1721 days 3.77 2%
Michael Bowles 9/10 1990 days 3.25 2%
Graeme 8/10 2122 days 2.84 1%
Greg Gilmore 7/10 2390 days true 2.24 1%
Team Kim&James 7/10 2671 days 1.74 0%
Tobi 10/10 2799 days true 1.67 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.