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 Domain Reserve.

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 Domain Reserve

Valid Reviews

26 Valid Reviews

The Lake Domain Reserve experience has a total of 26 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.

Within these 26 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 26 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
9/10 10
8/10 10
7/10 3
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

85.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Domain Reserve valid reviews is 85.00% and is based on 26 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Shar-ron & Jim 8/10 56 days 94.53 97%
Rebecca 9/10 117 days 97.83 100%
Julie Mc Donald 8/10 148 days 91.7 94%
Sara 8/10 330 days 78.61 80%
Lizzy Cobeldick 8/10 330 days 78.61 80%
Peter 10/10 330 days 82.74 84%
Cris &Catherine/ Belgium 8/10 391 days 71.99 73%
Kristyl 8/10 575 days 45.46 46%
Lloyd & Karen 9/10 605 days 43.05 43%
Laura 9/10 664 days 34.44 34%
N&V 8/10 787 days 19.03 18%
Jonas R. 10/10 787 days 20.03 19%
Di & Rob 9/10 879 days 12.39 11%
Phil 7/10 940 days 8.01 7%
ascotandanaussie 9/10 970 days 7.48 6%
Isabel van Megen 9/10 1001 days 6.4 5%
Look Out 9/10 1029 days 5.69 4%
steve zan 8/10 1517 days 3.97 2%
Eric Pollard 8/10 1552 days 3.9 2%
John Patterson 9/10 1586 days 4.04 3%
Paul Riepen 9/10 1754 days 3.71 2%
Michael Bowles 9/10 2024 days 3.18 2%
Graeme 8/10 2156 days 2.78 1%
Greg Gilmore 7/10 2424 days true 2.18 1%
Team Kim&James 7/10 2705 days 1.68 0%
Tobi 10/10 2832 days true 1.6 0%


No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score


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.