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

88.25%

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 10/10 246 days 90.41 100%
Flatlanders 7/10 491 days 56.24 62%
Mike Fricker 10/10 642 days 37.52 41%
Katrina 10/10 946 days 8.52 9%
Tony Wilcomes 7/10 975 days true 6.63 7%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1160 days 4.87 5%
Jasmin Thuess 6/10 1258 days true 3.89 4%
John Farley 5/10 1273 days true 3.77 4%
Jair 10/10 1290 days true 4.62 5%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1307 days true 4.59 5%
Colin Fisher 10/10 1307 days true 4.59 5%
Katrina Sedl 10/10 1307 days true 4.59 5%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1307 days true 4.59 5%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1311 days true 4.17 5%
Mads Nielsen 8/10 1311 days true 4.35 5%
Jake Bullin 8/10 1323 days true 4.33 5%
Dylan Smyth 7/10 1348 days true 4.1 5%
Rae Hoath 8/10 1362 days 4.25 5%
Mathilde 9/10 1567 days true 4.08 5%
Phlippe 9/10 1567 days true 4.08 5%
Caleigh 10/10 1568 days true 4.07 5%
Jeff Barth 9/10 1568 days true 4.07 5%
Helene Christensen 10/10 1569 days true 4.07 5%
Sofie Madson 10/10 1569 days true 4.07 5%
Navina 7/10 1575 days true 3.7 4%
Lucy Murray 8/10 1585 days true 3.84 4%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1585 days true 3.84 4%
Alina Hummel 8/10 1596 days true 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 true 2.61 3%
Douglas Dean 8/10 2317 days true 2.48 3%
Libby 6/10 2338 days true 2.13 2%
Xavier 9/10 2338 days true 2.57 3%
Colin Billington 9/10 2339 days true 2.57 3%
Lionel 7/10 2349 days true 2.32 3%
Guillemette 8/10 2349 days true 2.42 3%
Paul Wallace 8/10 2351 days true 2.41 3%
Marc Schnelanburger 9/10 2369 days true 2.51 3%
Nicolas Trezeguet 10/10 2377 days true 2.49 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2386 days true 2.47 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2386 days true 2.47 3%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2646 days true 1.96 2%
Ron Stenhouse 9/10 2651 days true 1.95 2%
Abby Rescr 8/10 2682 days true 1.8 2%
Helen Dean 10/10 2682 days true 1.89 2%
Dave Mertzig 8/10 2682 days true 1.8 2%
Lorna and Seb 8/10 2685 days true 1.79 2%
Raquel 9/10 2689 days true 1.88 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2763 days true 1.65 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 3031 days true 1.21 1%
Norman UK 9/10 3039 days true 1.2 1%
Evelyn Mackie 10/10 3040 days true 1.19 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3041 days true 1.19 1%
Roy Barton 9/10 3044 days true 1.19 1%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 3050 days true 1.17 1%
Beeny 7/10 3057 days true 1.06 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3059 days true 1.1 1%
Karin 9/10 3059 days true 1.16 1%
Kolen 8/10 3059 days true 1.1 1%
Randewyk 8/10 3060 days true 1.1 1%
Jessica Lane 6/10 3073 days true 0.94 1%
Mike1952 10/10 3076 days 1.12 1%
Dorthe 10/10 3139 days true 1.0 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3144 days true 0.94 1%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3145 days true 0.99 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3371 days true 0.55 1%
Peter Cade 8/10 3396 days true 0.47 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 9/10 3399 days true 0.49 1%
Claire Colquhoun 5/10 3400 days true 0.4 0%
Kauzta 10/10 3401 days true 0.49 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3412 days true 0.44 0%
katjarege 10/10 3413 days true 0.46 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3414 days true 0.44 0%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3415 days true 0.44 0%
Mr & Mrs Mackie 8/10 3423 days true 0.42 0%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 3429 days true 0.43 0%
Hvid 10/10 3429 days true 0.43 0%
Helen Keighley 9/10 3433 days true 0.42 0%
John Clarkson 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Kristie 8/10 3464 days true 0.35 0%
Schumacher 9/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 7/10 3780 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3799 days true 0.0 0%
Silvia Kern 9/10 3800 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3800 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 7/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
nigelst 9/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 3815 days true 0.0 0%
Sally Hall 5/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Susi Schoetzler 8/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 9/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 8/10 3853 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Coffey 9/10 3868 days 0.0 0%
Primavesi 9/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Emily and Alex 9/10 3895 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3994 days true 0.0 0%
AndyEngland 8/10 4100 days true 0.0 0%
JonK 7/10 4100 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Ashun 9/10 4119 days true 0.0 0%
CraigB 10/10 4124 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 8/10 4124 days true 0.0 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4128 days true 0.0 0%
Rissmann 10/10 4128 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4132 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.