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 Arthur's Pass National Park.

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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Arthur's Pass National Park

Valid Reviews

22 Valid Reviews

The Arthur's Pass National Park experience has a total of 22 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 22 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
18%
9/10 9
41%
8/10 5
23%
7/10 3
14%
6/10 1
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Arthur's Pass National Park valid reviews is 85.45% and is based on 22 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

21 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 22 valid reviews, the experience has 21 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 21 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
14%
9/10 9
43%
8/10 5
24%
7/10 3
14%
6/10 1
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.76% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Arthur's Pass National Park face-to-face reviews is 84.76% and is based on 21 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.89%

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
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1743 days 100%
Stefanie Giese 10/10 1788 days 96%
Elisa Felising 9/10 2129 days 68%
Martin Kroek 7/10 2139 days 56%
Charlotte 10/10 2441 days 42%
Pavel Jarolimek 9/10 2447 days 42%
Gloria Hanke 8/10 2449 days 36%
Guido Dust 8/10 2449 days 36%
Philip Schumann 9/10 2466 days 40%
Verena 6/10 2497 days 21%
Cameron Tarbotton 9/10 2505 days 37%
Angela Neville 7/10 2506 days 28%
Alacchi Moustier 9/10 2511 days 36%
Mayan Goddat 9/10 2518 days 36%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2518 days 36%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2822 days 4%
Paul Liecke 9/10 2837 days 9%
Stella Thoben 9/10 2837 days 9%
Rob Cadmus 8/10 2838 days 6%
Julien Panossian 8/10 2839 days 6%
Maxime 9/10 2847 days 8%
Liam Day 8/10 2911 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Arthur's Pass National Park does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.