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 Spellbound Ltd.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
132 Valid Reviews
The Spellbound Ltd experience has a total of 138 reviews. There are 132 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 6 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.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 132 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Spellbound Ltd valid reviews is 94.17% and is based on 132 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
52 Face-to-Face Reviews
The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.
Within the 132 valid reviews, the experience has 52 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 52 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Spellbound Ltd face-to-face reviews is 88.65% and is based on 52 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
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|Kylee Langdon||9/10||237 days||100%|
|Nikki Bristol||10/10||268 days||97%|
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|Clive Williams||10/10||329 days||91%|
|Robin Mooring||10/10||329 days||91%|
|Paddy O\\\'Connor||9/10||329 days||91%|
|Liz Wade||10/10||357 days||88%|
|T Alan Hatton||10/10||420 days||79%|
|GODARD Tuatini||10/10||481 days||70%|
|Sarah & Paul||10/10||481 days||70%|
|Ricardo Nigro||10/10||634 days||42%|
|beryl maehe rogers||10/10||664 days||38%|
|Carlos Madrid||9/10||664 days||38%|
|maryann de la haye||10/10||664 days||38%|
|Jean-Martial MARENNE||10/10||695 days||33%|
|Richard Taylor||10/10||723 days||30%|
|Jenny Hume||10/10||754 days||26%|
|Ollie Bigelow||10/10||815 days||19%|
|Bill Lyon||10/10||815 days||19%|
|Rob & Jan||10/10||815 days||19%|
|Tara Holmes||10/10||846 days||16%|
|Annette and Jan||10/10||846 days||16%|
|Vanesa De la haza||10/10||876 days||14%|
|Paul from Australia||10/10||999 days||7%|
|Brad, California||10/10||1060 days||6%|
|Sarah Killury||10/10||1087 days||5%|
|Kristin Svensson||10/10||1118 days||5%|
|Javier Mimbrera||10/10||1240 days||5%|
|Dave Rollison||9/10||1424 days||5%|
|Judit Van lanen||9/10||1502 days||4%|
|Thomas Nolwenn||7/10||1550 days||4%|
|Jilly Crew||10/10||1605 days||4%|
|Cj Bloomfield||10/10||1728 days||4%|
|Stephan Kirchenbaur||8/10||1785 days||3%|
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|villemain pascale||10/10||1911 days||4%|
|Shelley Adderley||10/10||1941 days||4%|
|Niko Stange||10/10||2124 days||3%|
|Abi Fielder||10/10||2183 days||3%|
|MARYSE DUMAS||9/10||2214 days||3%|
|Karen Hale||8/10||2214 days||3%|
|Erik Hafuer||10/10||2224 days||3%|
|Bram and Laura||9/10||2246 days||3%|
|Polly Rider||9/10||2250 days||3%|
|Kyle S||10/10||2306 days||3%|
|Simon Mehlmann||10/10||2498 days||2%|
|Miriam Grund||8/10||2525 days||2%|
|Martin & Carol||10/10||2672 days||2%|
|Christine & Andrew||9/10||2764 days||2%|
|Bonnie and David Appleby||10/10||2886 days||2%|
|Rob Walker||10/10||2886 days||2%|
|Andreas Garbin||10/10||2964 days||1%|
|Fam von Hattem||9/10||2988 days||1%|
|Bodil Andersen||10/10||2991 days||1%|
|Huw Davies||9/10||3226 days||1%|
|Lisa Carey||9/10||3237 days||1%|
|Michael Touzer||9/10||3246 days||1%|
|Lucy Wilde||9/10||3254 days||1%|
|Miina Hyuonen||8/10||3262 days||1%|
|Dieter Mangold||10/10||3263 days||1%|
|Preben vil Helmsen||10/10||3263 days||1%|
|Christian Apfel||9/10||3268 days||1%|
|Elizabeth Gardner||9/10||3272 days||1%|
|Fleur & Nils||9/10||3273 days||1%|
|Willem & Lilian||9/10||3351 days||1%|
|Geoff Shutt||9/10||3556 days||0%|
|Ralph & Marloes Meyers||8/10||3585 days||0%|
|Helen Evans||7/10||3600 days||0%|
|john england||10/10||3982 days||1%|
|Mary Selfa||10/10||4006 days||1%|
|Thomas Rust||10/10||4076 days||1%|
|Marga V||10/10||4428 days||1%|
|Bryony Wilson||9/10||4696 days||1%|
|Carole Roccia||10/10||4757 days||1%|
|Valeria Barouch||10/10||4798 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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 Spellbound Ltd experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 days. However the Spellbound Ltd 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 Spellbound Ltd experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 email@example.com.