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

68 Valid Reviews

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has a total of 71 reviews. There are 68 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 68 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 68 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
41%
9/10 20
29%
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%

88.53% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Donegal House Irish Hotel valid reviews is 88.53% and is based on 68 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

86.50%

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
Stef 9/10 45 days 100%
Christine 9/10 73 days 99%
Aisling 10/10 165 days 96%
Rebecca 9/10 226 days 92%
Conor 10/10 410 days 73%
Joe 7/10 410 days 66%
Antoine 5/10 410 days 59%
Erica 9/10 439 days 69%
Olly 9/10 439 days 69%
Dik Troost 9/10 439 days 69%
Charlie B 7/10 439 days 62%
Caleb 8/10 470 days 61%
Rosie 9/10 470 days 64%
Sabine 6/10 470 days 53%
3s Belgium 8/10 470 days 61%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 470 days 64%
Katie 8/10 501 days 56%
Carina 7/10 501 days 54%
Oliver 8/10 501 days 56%
Mirco 9/10 531 days 54%
Susanne 9/10 531 days 54%
Marion 8/10 531 days 51%
Julie 10/10 562 days 49%
Libby 7/10 562 days 44%
Eve 10/10 592 days 44%
Georgie 10/10 592 days 44%
Alice 10/10 623 days 39%
Xiang Long Ng 10/10 684 days 30%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 684 days 30%
Tim L 10/10 745 days 22%
Margaret 10/10 745 days 22%
Vincent 8/10 776 days 18%
Stefan Miedzinski 10/10 776 days 19%
Aisling 9/10 804 days 16%
Katie 6/10 835 days 11%
Marilli 10/10 866 days 11%
Ben 10/10 866 days 11%
Dan 8/10 866 days 10%
Mike Fricker 10/10 927 days 7%
helen reeve 9/10 927 days 7%
Claudia 9/10 957 days 6%
Cassie 10/10 957 days 6%
Peter Edmead 10/10 1141 days 2%
Jay kerley 5/10 1141 days 1%
Wina 10/10 1141 days 2%
Christian Oerlemans 8/10 1146 days 2%
Fei Fei Lei 10/10 1190 days 0%
Nadene Wheatley 8/10 1257 days 2%
Jean Simonet 6/10 1273 days 1%
Michiel de Weerd 10/10 1483 days 2%
Andrew Shortle 9/10 1663 days 1%
Jack Frazier 10/10 1746 days 1%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1809 days 1%
Janneke Thuijils 9/10 1897 days 1%
Tomas Talpa 9/10 1912 days 1%
James Whitehead 6/10 1933 days 0%
Ellen Schmitz 10/10 1936 days 1%
Rhiannan Edwards 10/10 1946 days 1%
Helen B 10/10 1954 days 1%
Florian Werner-Zilch 10/10 1959 days 1%
Singapore Sling 9/10 1961 days 1%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1991 days 1%
Steve Warren 10/10 2052 days 1%
Lorina Spring 10/10 2056 days 1%
Harriet Bramley 9/10 2072 days 0%
Alva Feldmeier 10/10 2162 days 0%
Yann Le Gac 10/10 2175 days 0%
Sarrob Sarrob 8/10 2236 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

-0.50% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 66 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 29 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
26 -0.45%
27 -0.47%
28 -0.48%
29 -0.50%
30 -0.52%
31 -0.54%
32 -0.55%

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.