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 Matheson Walk.

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 Matheson Walk

Valid Reviews

107 Valid Reviews

The Lake Matheson Walk experience has a total of 107 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 107 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 31
29%
9/10 29
27%
8/10 29
27%
7/10 11
10%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Matheson Walk valid reviews is 85.79% and is based on 107 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

95 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 107 valid reviews, the experience has 95 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 95 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
27%
9/10 27
28%
8/10 27
28%
7/10 9
9%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 3
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Matheson Walk face-to-face reviews is 85.79% and is based on 95 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.41%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Susanne 10/10 391 days 75.77 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 636 days 34.93 46%
Mike Fricker 10/10 787 days 20.03 26%
Katrina 10/10 1091 days 5.0 7%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 1120 days true 4.51 6%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1305 days 4.59 6%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1403 days true 3.65 5%
John Farley 5/10 1418 days true 3.54 5%
Jair 10/10 1435 days true 4.33 6%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1452 days true 4.3 6%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1452 days true 4.3 6%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1452 days true 4.3 6%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1452 days true 4.3 6%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1456 days true 3.91 5%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1456 days true 4.08 5%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1468 days true 4.06 5%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1493 days true 3.84 5%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1507 days 3.98 5%
Mathilde 9/10 1712 days true 3.79 5%
Phlippe 9/10 1712 days true 3.79 5%
Caleigh 10/10 1713 days true 3.79 5%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1713 days true 3.79 5%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1714 days true 3.79 5%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1714 days true 3.79 5%
Navina 7/10 1720 days true 3.44 5%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1730 days true 3.57 5%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1730 days true 3.57 5%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1741 days true 3.55 5%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1808 days 2.92 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1851 days 3.34 4%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 1961 days 3.01 4%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 2156 days 2.92 4%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2460 days true 2.33 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2462 days true 2.21 3%
Libby 6/10 2483 days true 1.9 3%
Xavier 9/10 2483 days true 2.28 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2484 days true 2.28 3%
Lionel 7/10 2494 days true 2.06 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2494 days true 2.15 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2496 days true 2.15 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2514 days true 2.22 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2522 days true 2.21 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2531 days true 2.19 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2531 days true 2.19 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2791 days true 1.68 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2796 days true 1.67 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2827 days true 1.53 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2827 days true 1.61 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2827 days true 1.53 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 2830 days true 1.52 2%
Raquel 9/10 2834 days true 1.6 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2908 days true 1.38 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 3176 days true 0.93 1%
Norman UK 9/10 3184 days true 0.91 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 3185 days true 0.91 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3186 days true 0.91 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 3195 days true 0.89 1%
Beeny 7/10 3202 days true 0.8 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3204 days true 0.83 1%
Karin 9/10 3204 days true 0.87 1%
Kolen 8/10 3204 days true 0.83 1%
Randewyk 8/10 3205 days true 0.83 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 3218 days true 0.7 1%
Mike1952 10/10 3221 days 0.84 1%
Dorthe 10/10 3284 days true 0.72 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3289 days true 0.67 1%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3290 days true 0.7 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3516 days true 0.26 0%
Peter Cade 8/10 3541 days true 0.2 0%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3544 days true 0.21 0%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3545 days true 0.17 0%
Kauzta 10/10 3546 days true 0.2 0%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3557 days true 0.17 0%
katjarege 10/10 3558 days true 0.18 0%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3559 days true 0.17 0%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3560 days true 0.17 0%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3568 days true 0.15 0%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3574 days true 0.15 0%
Hvid 10/10 3574 days true 0.15 0%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3578 days true 0.14 0%
John Clarkson 10/10 3584 days true 0.13 0%
Kristie 8/10 3609 days true 0.08 0%
Schumacher 9/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 7/10 3925 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
Silvia Kern 9/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
nigelst 9/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
Sally Hall 5/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 9/10 3997 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 8/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
Primavesi 9/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4040 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 4139 days true 0.0 0%
AndyEngland 8/10 4245 days true 0.0 0%
JonK 7/10 4245 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4264 days true 0.0 0%
CraigB 10/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 8/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Rissmann 10/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Matheson Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.