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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.
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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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Mike Fricker||10/10||642 days||37.52||41%|
|Tony Wilcomes||7/10||975 days||6.63||7%|
|Sally Caboche||10/10||1160 days||4.87||5%|
|Jasmin Thuess||6/10||1258 days||3.89||4%|
|John Farley||5/10||1273 days||3.77||4%|
|Chris Schmolz||10/10||1307 days||4.59||5%|
|Colin Fisher||10/10||1307 days||4.59||5%|
|Katrina Sedl||10/10||1307 days||4.59||5%|
|Allie Nertz||10/10||1307 days||4.59||5%|
|Sigrid Duus||7/10||1311 days||4.17||5%|
|Mads Nielsen||8/10||1311 days||4.35||5%|
|Jake Bullin||8/10||1323 days||4.33||5%|
|Dylan Smyth||7/10||1348 days||4.1||5%|
|Rae Hoath||8/10||1362 days||4.25||5%|
|Jeff Barth||9/10||1568 days||4.07||5%|
|Helene Christensen||10/10||1569 days||4.07||5%|
|Sofie Madson||10/10||1569 days||4.07||5%|
|Lucy Murray||8/10||1585 days||3.84||4%|
|Brenda Oomen||8/10||1585 days||3.84||4%|
|Alina Hummel||8/10||1596 days||3.82||4%|
|Udo Wagner||5/10||1663 days||3.15||3%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||1706 days||3.61||4%|
|Dianne van der Wal||7/10||1816 days||3.27||4%|
|Roeland Driessen||9/10||2011 days||3.21||4%|
|Sheila Galpin||10/10||2315 days||2.61||3%|
|Douglas Dean||8/10||2317 days||2.48||3%|
|Colin Billington||9/10||2339 days||2.57||3%|
|Paul Wallace||8/10||2351 days||2.41||3%|
|Marc Schnelanburger||9/10||2369 days||2.51||3%|
|Nicolas Trezeguet||10/10||2377 days||2.49||3%|
|Bjorn Van Mulders||10/10||2386 days||2.47||3%|
|Kim Maertens||9/10||2386 days||2.47||3%|
|Sven Woelk||10/10||2646 days||1.96||2%|
|Ron Stenhouse||9/10||2651 days||1.95||2%|
|Abby Rescr||8/10||2682 days||1.8||2%|
|Helen Dean||10/10||2682 days||1.89||2%|
|Dave Mertzig||8/10||2682 days||1.8||2%|
|Lorna and Seb||8/10||2685 days||1.79||2%|
|Chew (Peter)||8/10||2763 days||1.65||2%|
|Dovis Heinemann||10/10||3031 days||1.21||1%|
|Norman UK||9/10||3039 days||1.2||1%|
|Evelyn Mackie||10/10||3040 days||1.19||1%|
|Signe Kaspersen||10/10||3041 days||1.19||1%|
|Roy Barton||9/10||3044 days||1.19||1%|
|Lucy Duffy||9/10||3050 days||1.17||1%|
|Tim & Judith||8/10||3059 days||1.1||1%|
|Jessica Lane||6/10||3073 days||0.94||1%|
|Les and Carole Savins||8/10||3144 days||0.94||1%|
|Harry Simpson||9/10||3145 days||0.99||1%|
|Marc Edwards||10/10||3371 days||0.55||1%|
|Peter Cade||8/10||3396 days||0.47||1%|
|Mr & Mrs Palmer||9/10||3399 days||0.49||1%|
|Claire Colquhoun||5/10||3400 days||0.4||0%|
|Pein van Nosrt||8/10||3412 days||0.44||0%|
|Julie Pasquignon||8/10||3414 days||0.44||0%|
|Ini & Cees||8/10||3415 days||0.44||0%|
|Mr & Mrs Mackie||8/10||3423 days||0.42||0%|
|Teum and Orselien||9/10||3429 days||0.43||0%|
|Helen Keighley||9/10||3433 days||0.42||0%|
|John Clarkson||10/10||3439 days||0.41||0%|
|Silvia Kern||9/10||3800 days||0.0||0%|
|Kevin and Teresa||7/10||3806 days||0.0||0%|
|Michael and Tanja Kreugel||10/10||3815 days||0.0||0%|
|Sally Hall||5/10||3826 days||0.0||0%|
|Susi Schoetzler||8/10||3826 days||0.0||0%|
|Mark Coffey||9/10||3868 days||0.0||0%|
|Emily and Alex||9/10||3895 days||0.0||0%|
|Dave Ashun||9/10||4119 days||0.0||0%|
|Sarah Bridge||9/10||4132 days||0.0||0%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.