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 Donegal House Irish Hotel.

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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Donegal House Irish Hotel

Valid Reviews

64 Valid Reviews

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has a total of 67 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 64 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
42%
9/10 17
27%
8/10 10
16%
7/10 4
6%
6/10 4
6%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.28% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Donegal House Irish Hotel valid reviews is 88.28% and is based on 64 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

86.12%

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
Conor 10/10 209 days 93.08 100%
Joe 7/10 209 days 84.7 91%
Antoine 5/10 209 days 75.39 80%
Erica 9/10 238 days 91.02 98%
Olly 9/10 238 days 91.02 98%
Dik Troost 9/10 238 days 91.02 98%
Charlie B 7/10 238 days 82.83 89%
Caleb 8/10 269 days 84.11 90%
Rosie 9/10 269 days 88.53 95%
Sabine 6/10 269 days 73.48 78%
3s Belgium 8/10 269 days 84.11 90%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 269 days 88.53 95%
Katie 8/10 300 days 81.45 87%
Carina 7/10 300 days 78.02 83%
Oliver 8/10 300 days 81.45 87%
Mirco 9/10 330 days 82.74 89%
Susanne 9/10 330 days 82.74 89%
Marion 8/10 330 days 78.61 84%
Julie 10/10 361 days 79.35 85%
Libby 7/10 361 days 72.21 77%
Eve 10/10 391 days 75.77 81%
Georgie 10/10 391 days 75.77 81%
Alice 10/10 422 days 71.78 76%
Xiang Long Ng 10/10 483 days 63.03 67%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 483 days 63.03 67%
Tim L 10/10 544 days 53.11 56%
Margaret 10/10 544 days 53.11 56%
Vincent 8/10 575 days 45.46 47%
Stefan Miedzinski 10/10 575 days 47.85 50%
Aisling 9/10 603 days 43.36 45%
Katie 6/10 634 days 32.1 32%
Marilli 10/10 665 days 34.3 35%
Ben 10/10 665 days 34.3 35%
Dan 8/10 665 days 32.58 33%
Mike Fricker 10/10 726 days 26.58 26%
helen reeve 9/10 726 days 26.58 26%
Claudia 9/10 756 days 23.21 22%
Cassie 10/10 756 days 23.21 22%
Peter Edmead 10/10 940 days 8.81 6%
Jay kerley 5/10 940 days 7.13 5%
Wina 10/10 940 days 8.81 6%
Christian Oerlemans 8/10 945 days 8.14 6%
Fei Fei Lei 10/10 989 days true 6.78 4%
Nadene Wheatley 8/10 1056 days 4.98 2%
Jean Simonet 6/10 1072 days 4.22 1%
Michiel de Weerd 10/10 1282 days 4.63 2%
Andrew Shortle 9/10 1462 days 4.28 1%
Jack Frazier 10/10 1545 days 4.12 1%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1609 days 3.99 1%
Janneke Thuijils 9/10 1696 days 3.82 1%
Tomas Talpa 9/10 1711 days 3.79 1%
James Whitehead 6/10 1732 days 3.12 0%
Ellen Schmitz 10/10 1735 days 3.75 1%
Rhiannan Edwards 10/10 1745 days 3.73 1%
Helen B 10/10 1753 days 3.71 1%
Florian Werner-Zilch 10/10 1758 days 3.7 1%
Singapore Sling 9/10 1761 days 3.7 1%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1790 days 3.64 1%
Steve Warren 10/10 1852 days 3.52 1%
Lorina Spring 10/10 1855 days 3.51 1%
Harriet Bramley 9/10 1871 days 3.48 1%
Alva Feldmeier 10/10 1961 days 3.31 0%
Yann Le Gac 10/10 1975 days 3.28 0%
Sarrob Sarrob 8/10 2036 days 3.0 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.07% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 70 days. However the Donegal House Irish Hotel experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has been adjusted for 193 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
190 -3.03%
191 -3.04%
192 -3.06%
193 -3.07%
194 -3.09%
195 -3.11%
196 -3.12%

Final Ranking Score

83%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.