Ranking Score Explained

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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 Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka.

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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Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka

Valid Reviews

137 Valid Reviews

The Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka experience has a total of 137 valid reviews. There are no 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 137 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
20%
9/10 34
25%
8/10 48
35%
7/10 21
15%
6/10 2
1%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 2
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

83.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka valid reviews is 83.14% and is based on 137 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

105 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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 137 valid reviews, the experience has 105 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 105 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
18%
9/10 25
24%
8/10 40
38%
7/10 16
15%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 2
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.05% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka face-to-face reviews is 83.05% and is based on 105 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

84.88%

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
Flatlanders 9/10 1035 days 100%
Katrina 10/10 1461 days 76%
Jaroslav Kacmar 10/10 1750 days 66%
Leesa Teuber 7/10 1780 days 59%
Corbin Hure 8/10 1818 days 60%
Nadja 8/10 1823 days 60%
Daphne Andrey 9/10 1834 days 63%
Ramon Corbett 9/10 1851 days 62%
Brent Johnson 8/10 1858 days 59%
Claudia Klinge 9/10 1866 days 62%
Dita Vasquez 8/10 1885 days 58%
Carl_Larsen 10/10 2040 days 56%
Michelle O'Regan 8/10 2076 days 52%
Clotilde Jean 8/10 2087 days 51%
Michael Busching 9/10 2090 days 54%
Rodrigo 8/10 2090 days 51%
Jenny Young 10/10 2091 days 54%
Jael Disanto 8/10 2091 days 51%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 2092 days 54%
Alex 10/10 2110 days 53%
Angharad Lloyd 8/10 2114 days 50%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 2114 days 48%
Hjordis 9/10 2122 days 53%
Laurent Petit 10/10 2126 days 53%
Wil Goes 8/10 2127 days 50%
Lea Watterson 8/10 2135 days 50%
Lisa 8/10 2141 days 49%
Chris 8/10 2147 days 49%
Anais Touri 7/10 2150 days 47%
Anna Grafenstein 8/10 2798 days 27%
Tina Hilbich 9/10 2815 days 28%
Simeon W 9/10 2815 days 28%
Frederieke 9/10 2817 days 28%
Julian 9/10 2817 days 28%
Sagi 5/10 2837 days 22%
Hadar 7/10 2837 days 24%
Mirjam Betschart 8/10 2847 days 25%
Felix Brettner 9/10 2852 days 27%
Magdalene Zech 8/10 2882 days 24%
Marco Newald 9/10 2882 days 25%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 10/10 2884 days 25%
hendrik king 7/10 3106 days 16%
Sven Woelk 8/10 3162 days 15%
Annika Schmidt 7/10 3172 days 14%
Patrick Stoeit 7/10 3172 days 14%
Marie 7/10 3183 days 13%
Kevin Desjandino 8/10 3275 days 11%
Kimothy 5/10 3532 days 1%
Armin Boehmer 8/10 3558 days 1%
sidcupjon 8/10 3563 days 1%
Barbara 7/10 3573 days 0%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 3576 days 1%
Aoife Lillis 8/10 3580 days 0%
Gerhard 8/10 3590 days 0%
J Bliss 8/10 3654 days 15%
Jo Delbrugge 7/10 3658 days 15%
Wendy Ashmore 8/10 3670 days 15%
Rjay 9/10 3868 days 16%
qofd 10/10 3868 days 16%
Jon_and_Family 8/10 3898 days 15%
Sean Brownell 7/10 3898 days 15%
Hadas and Amichay Guter 4/10 3914 days 12%
Tina Madsen 8/10 3915 days 15%
Michaela Strohmarer 10/10 3921 days 16%
NormanGates 2/10 3988 days 12%
Nuro 9/10 4035 days 16%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 4080 days 15%
Mary Van 9/10 4110 days 16%
rayfuge 10/10 4110 days 16%
nelliekaye 7/10 4110 days 15%
travelbunnyadventures 7/10 4233 days 15%
maelstrom 8/10 4233 days 15%
nuwee 9/10 4263 days 16%
Martina Pankova 9/10 4269 days 16%
Polil 10/10 4280 days 16%
Thirza & Roeland 8/10 4301 days 15%
Jobbs 8/10 4303 days 15%
Ben Miklozek 8/10 4322 days 15%
Marianne Lovdal 9/10 4322 days 16%
Dale W 7/10 4331 days 15%
soomoo 10/10 4353 days 16%
asselman 8/10 4369 days 15%
Mark Tolson 10/10 4386 days 16%
Stephanie Steiner 9/10 4388 days 16%
Peattie 7/10 4396 days 15%
Roma 8/10 4407 days 15%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 6/10 4408 days 13%
Sarah Smith 10/10 4410 days 16%
Anna 8/10 4414 days 15%
eowyn2k 7/10 4414 days 15%
paulandcathy 7/10 4439 days 15%
DustyLaptop 8/10 4567 days 15%
AndyEngland 8/10 4616 days 15%
PamB 9/10 4616 days 16%
StephaineFrance 8/10 4625 days 15%
davidne 7/10 4628 days 15%
Sally477 7/10 4628 days 15%
Michael Walsall 9/10 4637 days 16%
Sarah Bridge 10/10 4648 days 16%
GraceB 9/10 4650 days 16%
Halley 9/10 4658 days 16%
CarleyJ 9/10 4662 days 16%
Christina 8/10 4664 days 15%
Christian 9/10 4664 days 16%
Hans 10/10 4676 days 16%
lenam 8/10 4676 days 15%
Whiteeee 9/10 4718 days 16%
bobmcg 9/10 4740 days 16%
Anette 10/10 4747 days 16%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4779 days 16%
nsmith 9/10 4780 days 16%
Michelle 10/10 4802 days 16%
chubby69 8/10 4840 days 15%
Christian 4/10 5015 days 12%
Eon Alers 7/10 5018 days 15%
Chantell Merne 10/10 5018 days 16%
helga 10/10 5021 days 16%
Jurg Meister 10/10 5028 days 16%
Vaclaf 8/10 5039 days 15%
ranker_851 6/10 5039 days 13%
Roman 7/10 5039 days 15%
Atara 10/10 5039 days 16%
Ondrej Kacena 8/10 5039 days 15%
Vicky Elliott 8/10 5039 days 15%
Sierze Oosterhuis 9/10 5039 days 16%
Tania 8/10 5039 days 15%
Laurie 8/10 5039 days 15%
Rotem 9/10 5039 days 16%
Coral 8/10 5039 days 15%
Andrew 8/10 5039 days 15%
Daniela 10/10 5040 days 16%
Gabriel Faber 9/10 5103 days 16%
Edwin 8/10 5109 days 15%
Hanna Tidebrant 10/10 5195 days 16%
Julie 10/10 5314 days 16%
Kate 9/10 5386 days 16%
Rolf Kruger 9/10 5406 days 16%

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 Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.07% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 days. However the Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka 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 Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -4.01%
198 -4.03%
199 -4.05%
200 -4.07%
201 -4.09%
202 -4.11%
203 -4.13%

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.