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 Ngaroto.

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 Ngaroto

Valid Reviews

24 Valid Reviews

The Lake Ngaroto experience has a total of 25 reviews. There are 24 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 24 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 24 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
9/10 4
8/10 10
7/10 7
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

81.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Ngaroto valid reviews is 81.25% and is based on 24 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 Relative Weight
Bex 7/10 291 days 99%
Alicia 8/10 321 days 100%
Rwesseling 8/10 352 days 96%
Jenna 8/10 352 days 96%
Emma 9/10 382 days 97%
Jackue 8/10 474 days 76%
Mike Smith 7/10 626 days 43%
Diana 7/10 657 days 38%
Rotem 7/10 687 days 33%
Bakers 8/10 748 days 26%
Ester 9/10 779 days 23%
Alison 10/10 840 days 16%
Andy and Julia 8/10 932 days 8%
Sophie 8/10 932 days 8%
Tamara & Brittany 9/10 1083 days 3%
Clarke family 10/10 1297 days 2%
Mercury Kamsteeg 7/10 1569 days 1%
Alba Mateos 7/10 1721 days 1%
Daniel Baeyens 9/10 1746 days 1%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 1775 days -1%
Jayma Dancer 8/10 1787 days 1%
Graeme Herbert 8/10 1828 days 0%
Zuf Wu 10/10 1861 days 1%
Frans Van Schie 7/10 1960 days 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Ngaroto 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.