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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 Lake Matheson Walk.
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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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Mike Fricker||10/10||787 days||20.03||26%|
|Tony Wilcomes||7/10||1120 days||4.51||6%|
|Sally Caboche||10/10||1305 days||4.59||6%|
|Jasmin Thuess||6/10||1403 days||3.65||5%|
|John Farley||5/10||1418 days||3.54||5%|
|Chris Schmolz||10/10||1452 days||4.3||6%|
|Colin Fisher||10/10||1452 days||4.3||6%|
|Katrina Sedl||10/10||1452 days||4.3||6%|
|Allie Nertz||10/10||1452 days||4.3||6%|
|Sigrid Duus||7/10||1456 days||3.91||5%|
|Mads Nielsen||8/10||1456 days||4.08||5%|
|Jake Bullin||8/10||1468 days||4.06||5%|
|Dylan Smyth||7/10||1493 days||3.84||5%|
|Rae Hoath||8/10||1507 days||3.98||5%|
|Jeff Barth||9/10||1713 days||3.79||5%|
|Helene Christensen||10/10||1714 days||3.79||5%|
|Sofie Madson||10/10||1714 days||3.79||5%|
|Lucy Murray||8/10||1730 days||3.57||5%|
|Brenda Oomen||8/10||1730 days||3.57||5%|
|Alina Hummel||8/10||1741 days||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||2.33||3%|
|Douglas Dean||8/10||2462 days||2.21||3%|
|Colin Billington||9/10||2484 days||2.28||3%|
|Paul Wallace||8/10||2496 days||2.15||3%|
|Marc Schnelanburger||9/10||2514 days||2.22||3%|
|Nicolas Trezeguet||10/10||2522 days||2.21||3%|
|Bjorn Van Mulders||10/10||2531 days||2.19||3%|
|Kim Maertens||9/10||2531 days||2.19||3%|
|Sven Woelk||10/10||2791 days||1.68||2%|
|Ron Stenhouse||9/10||2796 days||1.67||2%|
|Abby Rescr||8/10||2827 days||1.53||2%|
|Helen Dean||10/10||2827 days||1.61||2%|
|Dave Mertzig||8/10||2827 days||1.53||2%|
|Lorna and Seb||8/10||2830 days||1.52||2%|
|Chew (Peter)||8/10||2908 days||1.38||2%|
|Dovis Heinemann||10/10||3176 days||0.93||1%|
|Norman UK||9/10||3184 days||0.91||1%|
|Evelyn Mackie||10/10||3185 days||0.91||1%|
|Signe Kaspersen||10/10||3186 days||0.91||1%|
|Roy Barton||9/10||3189 days||0.9||1%|
|Lucy Duffy||9/10||3195 days||0.89||1%|
|Tim & Judith||8/10||3204 days||0.83||1%|
|Jessica Lane||6/10||3218 days||0.7||1%|
|Les and Carole Savins||8/10||3289 days||0.67||1%|
|Harry Simpson||9/10||3290 days||0.7||1%|
|Marc Edwards||10/10||3516 days||0.26||0%|
|Peter Cade||8/10||3541 days||0.2||0%|
|Mr & Mrs Palmer||9/10||3544 days||0.21||0%|
|Claire Colquhoun||5/10||3545 days||0.17||0%|
|Pein van Nosrt||8/10||3557 days||0.17||0%|
|Julie Pasquignon||8/10||3559 days||0.17||0%|
|Ini & Cees||8/10||3560 days||0.17||0%|
|Mr & Mrs Mackie||8/10||3568 days||0.15||0%|
|Teum and Orselien||9/10||3574 days||0.15||0%|
|Helen Keighley||9/10||3578 days||0.14||0%|
|John Clarkson||10/10||3584 days||0.13||0%|
|Silvia Kern||9/10||3945 days||0.0||0%|
|Kevin and Teresa||7/10||3951 days||0.0||0%|
|Michael and Tanja Kreugel||10/10||3960 days||0.0||0%|
|Sally Hall||5/10||3971 days||0.0||0%|
|Susi Schoetzler||8/10||3971 days||0.0||0%|
|Mark Coffey||9/10||4013 days||0.0||0%|
|Emily and Alex||9/10||4040 days||0.0||0%|
|Dave Ashun||9/10||4264 days||0.0||0%|
|Sarah Bridge||9/10||4277 days||0.0||0%|
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.
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.
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