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

66 Valid Reviews

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has a total of 69 reviews. There are 66 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 66 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 66 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
42%
9/10 18
27%
8/10 10
15%
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%

88.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Donegal House Irish Hotel valid reviews is 88.48% and is based on 66 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

86.34%

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 Relative Weight
Aisling 10/10 87 days 100%
Rebecca 9/10 148 days 98%
Conor 10/10 332 days 83%
Joe 7/10 332 days 75%
Antoine 5/10 332 days 67%
Erica 9/10 361 days 80%
Olly 9/10 361 days 80%
Dik Troost 9/10 361 days 80%
Charlie B 7/10 361 days 72%
Caleb 8/10 392 days 72%
Rosie 9/10 392 days 76%
Sabine 6/10 392 days 62%
3s Belgium 8/10 392 days 72%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 392 days 76%
Katie 8/10 423 days 68%
Carina 7/10 423 days 65%
Oliver 8/10 423 days 68%
Mirco 9/10 453 days 67%
Susanne 9/10 453 days 67%
Marion 8/10 453 days 64%
Julie 10/10 484 days 63%
Libby 7/10 484 days 57%
Eve 10/10 514 days 58%
Georgie 10/10 514 days 58%
Alice 10/10 545 days 52%
Xiang Long Ng 10/10 606 days 42%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 606 days 42%
Tim L 10/10 667 days 33%
Margaret 10/10 667 days 33%
Vincent 8/10 698 days 27%
Stefan Miedzinski 10/10 698 days 28%
Aisling 9/10 726 days 25%
Katie 6/10 757 days 17%
Marilli 10/10 788 days 18%
Ben 10/10 788 days 18%
Dan 8/10 788 days 17%
Mike Fricker 10/10 849 days 12%
helen reeve 9/10 849 days 12%
Claudia 9/10 879 days 10%
Cassie 10/10 879 days 10%
Peter Edmead 10/10 1063 days 2%
Jay kerley 5/10 1063 days 1%
Wina 10/10 1063 days 2%
Christian Oerlemans 8/10 1068 days 2%
Fei Fei Lei 10/10 1112 days 0%
Nadene Wheatley 8/10 1179 days 2%
Jean Simonet 6/10 1195 days 1%
Michiel de Weerd 10/10 1405 days 2%
Andrew Shortle 9/10 1585 days 1%
Jack Frazier 10/10 1668 days 1%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1731 days 1%
Janneke Thuijils 9/10 1819 days 1%
Tomas Talpa 9/10 1834 days 1%
James Whitehead 6/10 1855 days 0%
Ellen Schmitz 10/10 1858 days 1%
Rhiannan Edwards 10/10 1868 days 1%
Helen B 10/10 1876 days 1%
Florian Werner-Zilch 10/10 1881 days 1%
Singapore Sling 9/10 1883 days 1%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1913 days 1%
Steve Warren 10/10 1974 days 1%
Lorina Spring 10/10 1978 days 1%
Harriet Bramley 9/10 1994 days 0%
Alva Feldmeier 10/10 2084 days 0%
Yann Le Gac 10/10 2097 days 0%
Sarrob Sarrob 8/10 2158 days 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

-1.20% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 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 58 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
55 -1.14%
56 -1.16%
57 -1.18%
58 -1.20%
59 -1.22%
60 -1.24%
61 -1.26%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.