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 Rob Roy Track.

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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Rob Roy Track

Valid Reviews

130 Valid Reviews

The Rob Roy Track experience has a total of 131 reviews. There are 130 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.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 44
34%
8/10 16
12%
7/10 4
3%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.54% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rob Roy Track valid reviews is 91.54% and is based on 130 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

119 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 130 valid reviews, the experience has 119 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 119 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 55
46%
9/10 39
33%
8/10 16
13%
7/10 4
3%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rob Roy Track face-to-face reviews is 91.18% and is based on 119 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.34%

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
Sally Caboche 10/10 1306 days 4.59 100%
Wolf 10/10 1356 days true 4.49 98%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1356 days true 4.49 98%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1362 days true 4.48 98%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1366 days 4.47 97%
Martin Marek 10/10 1374 days true 4.45 97%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 1407 days true 4.39 96%
Alex Hah 10/10 1408 days true 4.39 96%
James Macguire 10/10 1408 days true 4.39 96%
Nathalie 10/10 1450 days true 4.31 94%
Simon 10/10 1450 days true 4.31 94%
Janina 9/10 1468 days true 4.27 93%
Denis Schall 10/10 1476 days true 4.25 93%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1482 days true 4.24 92%
Marc 10/10 1483 days true 4.24 92%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1488 days true 4.23 92%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 92%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 92%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 92%
James Jackson 10/10 1498 days true 4.21 92%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1502 days 4.2 92%
Steve Smith 8/10 1704 days true 3.62 79%
Huon 8/10 1705 days true 3.62 79%
Cecile 9/10 1705 days true 3.81 83%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1716 days true 3.78 83%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1717 days true 3.44 75%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1718 days true 3.78 82%
Gessica 8/10 1720 days true 3.59 78%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1722 days true 3.43 75%
Chao Lai 9/10 1722 days true 3.77 82%
Anika D 9/10 1722 days true 3.77 82%
Dominique 6/10 1723 days true 3.13 68%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1727 days true 3.76 82%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1727 days true 3.76 82%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1729 days true 3.76 82%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1729 days true 3.76 82%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1734 days true 3.04 66%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1738 days true 3.74 82%
Lili Souris 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 81%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1741 days true 3.55 77%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1756 days 3.71 81%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1786 days true 3.65 80%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1786 days true 3.65 80%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1806 days true 3.61 79%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1822 days true 3.58 78%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1827 days true 3.57 78%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1833 days true 3.56 78%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2084 days true 3.06 67%
Markus Johannes 9/10 2084 days true 3.06 67%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2113 days true 3.01 66%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 2119 days true 3.0 65%
Barbara 9/10 2171 days true 2.89 63%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 2171 days true 2.89 63%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2188 days true 2.86 62%
Julie 9/10 2218 days 2.8 61%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 2402 days 2.44 53%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2439 days true 2.37 52%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2442 days true 2.36 52%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2442 days true 2.36 52%
Chris Handley 9/10 2459 days true 2.33 51%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2459 days true 2.21 48%
Igor 9/10 2463 days true 2.32 51%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2465 days true 2.32 51%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2488 days true 2.16 47%
Gal Bero 10/10 2525 days true 2.2 48%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 48%
Kellie 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 48%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2814 days true 1.64 36%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2814 days true 1.64 36%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2828 days 1.61 35%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2834 days true 1.6 35%
Guillot 9/10 2835 days true 1.59 35%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2852 days true 1.56 34%
Jacquemard 8/10 2923 days true 1.35 29%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2933 days true 1.4 31%
Loesje 9/10 2948 days 1.37 30%
Rien 8/10 3185 days true 0.86 19%
Carole Carter 10/10 3185 days true 0.91 20%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 3196 days true 0.84 18%
Sam 10/10 3197 days true 0.89 19%
Les Barnes 9/10 3202 days true 0.88 19%
Karin Laurev 10/10 3202 days true 0.88 19%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 3204 days true 0.87 19%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 3205 days true 0.72 16%
Diane Moss 7/10 3207 days true 0.79 17%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 3217 days true 0.85 18%
Frank & Julia 9/10 3221 days true 0.84 18%
budge69 10/10 3222 days 0.84 18%
Mike1952 9/10 3222 days 0.84 18%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3233 days true 0.82 18%
Kaelin 10/10 3298 days true 0.69 15%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 3304 days true 0.68 15%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3504 days true 0.27 6%
Fontvieille 5/10 3511 days true 0.22 5%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3517 days true 0.26 6%
Ken Talan 10/10 3524 days true 0.25 5%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3531 days true 0.23 5%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3548 days true 0.2 4%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3553 days true 0.19 4%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3556 days true 0.17 4%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3557 days true 0.17 4%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3559 days true 0.18 4%
Carmel 8/10 3563 days true 0.16 4%
Sandra 9/10 3564 days true 0.17 4%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3579 days true 0.14 3%
Tom Hill 8/10 3582 days true 0.13 3%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Michle 10/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3926 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3927 days true 0.0 0%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Huber 10/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 9/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
mariekef 9/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
simonbo 10/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 4014 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 9/10 4130 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 10/10 4254 days true 0.0 0%
JasminA 7/10 4258 days true 0.0 0%
Philipp 9/10 4258 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 9/10 4270 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 10/10 4270 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 8/10 4278 days true 0.0 0%
kempt 10/10 4623 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rob Roy Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.