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 Gertrude Saddle Route.

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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Gertrude Saddle Route

Valid Reviews

40 Valid Reviews

The Gertrude Saddle Route experience has a total of 40 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 40 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 20
50%
9/10 11
28%
8/10 7
18%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gertrude Saddle Route valid reviews is 91.50% and is based on 40 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

34 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 40 valid reviews, the experience has 34 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 34 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
47%
9/10 10
29%
8/10 6
18%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gertrude Saddle Route face-to-face reviews is 90.88% and is based on 34 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.16%

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
Lennard 10/10 672 days 100%
Simon Zenzen 10/10 1051 days 16%
Sampo Uravirta 10/10 1061 days 15%
Nivault 10/10 1348 days 13%
Daniel Gheczy 9/10 1387 days 13%
Nicole Joersen 8/10 1472 days 12%
Matthus Groem 8/10 1472 days 12%
Wolfgang Ellenrieder 10/10 1713 days 11%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1721 days 11%
Dominique 8/10 1730 days 10%
Derick Trotter 9/10 1730 days 11%
Leon Schotter 10/10 1740 days 11%
Ellie Doughty 9/10 1741 days 11%
Maxim Reim 10/10 1791 days 11%
Emma Rochester 9/10 1873 days 10%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2120 days 9%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2130 days 9%
Karolina Gren 9/10 2439 days 7%
Julian Kuemme 7/10 2445 days 6%
Mandy Reich 4/10 2446 days 5%
Adriana 10/10 2447 days 7%
Pavel Jarolimek 10/10 2447 days 7%
Henrik Bours 10/10 2454 days 7%
Frederieke 9/10 2454 days 7%
Ruud Biemans 8/10 2470 days 6%
Karel 10/10 2486 days 7%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2487 days 7%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2821 days 5%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2821 days 5%
Rob Cadmus 9/10 2838 days 4%
Hanneke P 8/10 2894 days 4%
Martin Guillaume 10/10 3196 days 2%
Loic 8/10 3223 days 2%
Fasto Maserati 10/10 3556 days 0%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3558 days 0%
Javier Munoz 10/10 3559 days 0%
Lenore Dejong 9/10 3568 days 0%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 9/10 3587 days 0%
Wallet 8/10 3593 days 0%
Bowness 9/10 3918 days 3%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Gertrude Saddle Route does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.