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 Donegal House Irish Hotel.

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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Donegal House Irish Hotel

Valid Reviews

66 Valid Reviews

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has a total of 69 reviews. There are 66 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 66 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 66 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
42%
9/10 18
27%
8/10 10
15%
7/10 4
6%
6/10 4
6%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Donegal House Irish Hotel valid reviews is 88.48% and is based on 66 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

86.52%

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
Aisling 10/10 33 days 100%
Rebecca 9/10 94 days 99%
Conor 10/10 278 days 88%
Joe 7/10 278 days 79%
Antoine 5/10 278 days 70%
Erica 9/10 307 days 85%
Olly 9/10 307 days 85%
Dik Troost 9/10 307 days 85%
Charlie B 7/10 307 days 77%
Caleb 8/10 338 days 77%
Rosie 9/10 338 days 82%
Sabine 6/10 338 days 67%
3s Belgium 8/10 338 days 77%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 338 days 82%
Katie 8/10 369 days 74%
Carina 7/10 369 days 71%
Oliver 8/10 369 days 74%
Mirco 9/10 399 days 74%
Susanne 9/10 399 days 74%
Marion 8/10 399 days 70%
Julie 10/10 430 days 70%
Libby 7/10 430 days 63%
Eve 10/10 460 days 66%
Georgie 10/10 460 days 66%
Alice 10/10 491 days 61%
Xiang Long Ng 10/10 552 days 50%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 552 days 50%
Tim L 10/10 613 days 40%
Margaret 10/10 613 days 40%
Vincent 8/10 644 days 34%
Stefan Miedzinski 10/10 644 days 35%
Aisling 9/10 672 days 31%
Katie 6/10 703 days 22%
Marilli 10/10 734 days 23%
Ben 10/10 734 days 23%
Dan 8/10 734 days 22%
Mike Fricker 10/10 795 days 17%
helen reeve 9/10 795 days 17%
Claudia 9/10 825 days 14%
Cassie 10/10 825 days 14%
Peter Edmead 10/10 1009 days 3%
Jay kerley 5/10 1009 days 2%
Wina 10/10 1009 days 3%
Christian Oerlemans 8/10 1014 days 3%
Fei Fei Lei 10/10 1058 days 0%
Nadene Wheatley 8/10 1125 days 2%
Jean Simonet 6/10 1141 days 1%
Michiel de Weerd 10/10 1351 days 2%
Andrew Shortle 9/10 1531 days 1%
Jack Frazier 10/10 1614 days 1%
Syed Mohd Muhafiz Syed Mohd Bakar 9/10 1677 days 1%
Janneke Thuijils 9/10 1765 days 1%
Tomas Talpa 9/10 1780 days 1%
James Whitehead 6/10 1801 days 0%
Ellen Schmitz 10/10 1804 days 1%
Rhiannan Edwards 10/10 1814 days 1%
Helen B 10/10 1822 days 1%
Florian Werner-Zilch 10/10 1827 days 1%
Singapore Sling 9/10 1829 days 1%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1859 days 1%
Steve Warren 10/10 1920 days 1%
Lorina Spring 10/10 1924 days 1%
Harriet Bramley 9/10 1940 days 0%
Alva Feldmeier 10/10 2030 days 0%
Yann Le Gac 10/10 2043 days 0%
Sarrob Sarrob 8/10 2104 days 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.08% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 42 days. However the Donegal House Irish Hotel experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Donegal House Irish Hotel experience has been adjusted for 4 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
1 -0.02%
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%

Final Ranking Score

86%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.