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 Matheson Walk.

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 Matheson Walk

Valid Reviews

107 Valid Reviews

The Lake Matheson Walk experience has a total of 107 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 107 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 31
29%
9/10 29
27%
8/10 29
27%
7/10 11
10%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Matheson Walk valid reviews is 85.79% and is based on 107 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

95 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 107 valid reviews, the experience has 95 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 95 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
27%
9/10 27
28%
8/10 27
28%
7/10 9
9%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 3
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Matheson Walk face-to-face reviews is 85.79% and is based on 95 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.22%

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
Susanne 10/10 152 days 96.34 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 397 days 68.27 71%
Mike Fricker 10/10 548 days 52.41 54%
Katrina 10/10 851 days 14.43 15%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 881 days true 11.15 12%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1065 days 5.14 5%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1164 days true 4.04 4%
John Farley 5/10 1179 days true 3.92 4%
Jair 10/10 1196 days true 4.8 5%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1213 days true 4.77 5%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1213 days true 4.77 5%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1213 days true 4.77 5%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1213 days true 4.77 5%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1217 days true 4.33 4%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1217 days true 4.52 5%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1229 days true 4.5 5%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1254 days true 4.27 4%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1268 days 4.43 5%
Mathilde 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 4%
Caleigh 10/10 1474 days true 4.26 4%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1474 days true 4.26 4%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1475 days true 4.26 4%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1475 days true 4.26 4%
Navina 7/10 1481 days true 3.86 4%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1491 days true 4.01 4%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1491 days true 4.01 4%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1502 days true 3.99 4%
Udo Wagner 5/10 1569 days 3.3 3%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1612 days 3.79 4%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 1722 days 3.43 4%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 1916 days 3.39 4%
Sheila Galpin 10/10 2221 days true 2.8 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2223 days true 2.65 3%
Libby 6/10 2244 days true 2.28 2%
Xavier 9/10 2244 days true 2.75 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2245 days true 2.75 3%
Lionel 7/10 2255 days true 2.48 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2255 days true 2.59 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2257 days true 2.59 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2275 days true 2.69 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2283 days true 2.68 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2292 days true 2.66 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2292 days true 2.66 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2552 days true 2.15 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2557 days true 2.14 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2588 days true 1.97 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2588 days true 2.08 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2588 days true 1.97 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 2591 days true 1.97 2%
Raquel 9/10 2595 days true 2.06 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2669 days true 1.82 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2937 days true 1.4 1%
Norman UK 9/10 2945 days true 1.38 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 2946 days true 1.38 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 2947 days true 1.38 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 2950 days true 1.37 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 2956 days true 1.36 1%
Beeny 7/10 2963 days true 1.22 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 2965 days true 1.27 1%
Karin 9/10 2965 days true 1.34 1%
Kolen 8/10 2965 days true 1.27 1%
Randewyk 8/10 2966 days true 1.27 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 2979 days true 1.09 1%
Mike1952 10/10 2982 days 1.31 1%
Dorthe 10/10 3045 days true 1.18 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3050 days true 1.12 1%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3051 days true 1.17 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3277 days true 0.73 1%
Peter Cade 8/10 3302 days true 0.65 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3305 days true 0.68 1%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3306 days true 0.55 1%
Kauzta 10/10 3307 days true 0.67 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3318 days true 0.62 1%
katjarege 10/10 3319 days true 0.65 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3320 days true 0.61 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3321 days true 0.61 1%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3329 days true 0.6 1%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3335 days true 0.62 1%
Hvid 10/10 3335 days true 0.62 1%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3339 days true 0.61 1%
John Clarkson 10/10 3345 days true 0.6 1%
Kristie 8/10 3370 days true 0.52 1%
Schumacher 9/10 3671 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 7/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3705 days true 0.0 0%
Silvia Kern 9/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 3712 days true 0.0 0%
nigelst 9/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 3721 days true 0.0 0%
Sally Hall 5/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 9/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 8/10 3759 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Coffey 9/10 3774 days 0.0 0%
Primavesi 9/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
Emily and Alex 9/10 3801 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
AndyEngland 8/10 4006 days true 0.0 0%
JonK 7/10 4006 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
CraigB 10/10 4030 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 8/10 4030 days true 0.0 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4034 days true 0.0 0%
Rissmann 10/10 4034 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4038 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.