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 Rob Roy Track.

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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Rob Roy Track

Valid Reviews

130 Valid Reviews

The Rob Roy Track experience has a total of 131 reviews. There are 130 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 44
34%
8/10 16
12%
7/10 4
3%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.54% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rob Roy Track valid reviews is 91.54% and is based on 130 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

119 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 130 valid reviews, the experience has 119 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 119 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 55
46%
9/10 39
33%
8/10 16
13%
7/10 4
3%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rob Roy Track face-to-face reviews is 91.18% and is based on 119 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.12%

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
Sally Caboche 10/10 1023 days 5.82 100%
Wolf 10/10 1074 days true 5.07 87%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1074 days true 5.07 87%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1080 days true 5.04 87%
Sylvie Meganck 10/10 1084 days 5.02 86%
Martin Marek 10/10 1092 days true 5.0 86%
Felicity Hughes 9/10 1125 days true 4.94 85%
Alex Hah 10/10 1126 days true 4.94 85%
James Macguire 10/10 1126 days true 4.94 85%
Nathalie 10/10 1168 days true 4.86 83%
Simon 10/10 1168 days true 4.86 83%
Janina 9/10 1186 days true 4.82 83%
Denis Schall 10/10 1194 days true 4.81 83%
Charlotte Molesworth 9/10 1200 days true 4.79 82%
Marc 10/10 1201 days true 4.79 82%
Kirsty Smith 10/10 1206 days true 4.78 82%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1215 days true 4.77 82%
Diego Casanova 10/10 1215 days true 4.77 82%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1215 days true 4.77 82%
James Jackson 10/10 1216 days true 4.76 82%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1220 days 4.76 82%
Steve Smith 8/10 1422 days true 4.14 71%
Huon 8/10 1423 days true 4.14 71%
Cecile 9/10 1423 days true 4.36 75%
Daniel Idiart 10/10 1434 days true 4.34 74%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1435 days true 3.94 68%
Milan Maiwald 9/10 1436 days true 4.33 74%
Gessica 8/10 1438 days true 4.11 71%
Szu-Yi Hsu 7/10 1440 days true 3.94 68%
Chao Lai 9/10 1440 days true 4.32 74%
Anika D 9/10 1440 days true 4.32 74%
Dominique 6/10 1441 days true 3.59 62%
Jiri Sojka 10/10 1445 days true 4.32 74%
Jana Formankoua 9/10 1445 days true 4.32 74%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1447 days true 4.31 74%
Johannes Eisel 9/10 1447 days true 4.31 74%
Sydney Lupton 5/10 1452 days true 3.48 60%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1456 days true 4.29 74%
Lili Souris 10/10 1459 days true 4.29 74%
Elodie Bardolle 8/10 1459 days true 4.07 70%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1474 days 4.26 73%
Sara and Antoine 9/10 1504 days true 4.2 72%
Hannah Stiles 10/10 1504 days true 4.2 72%
Monika Dippel 10/10 1524 days true 4.16 71%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1540 days true 4.13 71%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1545 days true 4.12 71%
Graham Lighner 10/10 1551 days true 4.11 71%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1802 days true 3.62 62%
Markus Johannes 9/10 1802 days true 3.62 62%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1831 days true 3.56 61%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 10/10 1837 days true 3.55 61%
Barbara 9/10 1889 days true 3.45 59%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1889 days true 3.45 59%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1906 days true 3.41 59%
Julie 9/10 1935 days 3.36 58%
Marilyn Nadeau 9/10 2120 days 2.99 51%
Helen Olsson 10/10 2157 days true 2.92 50%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2160 days true 2.92 50%
Marie Toulemonde 10/10 2160 days true 2.92 50%
Chris Handley 9/10 2177 days true 2.88 50%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2177 days true 2.74 47%
Igor 9/10 2181 days true 2.87 49%
Olivier Carval 9/10 2183 days true 2.87 49%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 8/10 2206 days true 2.68 46%
Gal Bero 10/10 2243 days true 2.75 47%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2245 days true 2.75 47%
Kellie 10/10 2245 days true 2.75 47%
Jitka Krejcova 10/10 2532 days true 2.19 38%
Michal Sturma 10/10 2532 days true 2.19 38%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2546 days 2.16 37%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2552 days true 2.15 37%
Guillot 9/10 2553 days true 2.15 37%
Fraser Goldsmith 10/10 2570 days true 2.11 36%
Jacquemard 8/10 2641 days true 1.88 32%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2651 days true 1.95 34%
Loesje 9/10 2666 days 1.93 33%
Rien 8/10 2903 days true 1.39 24%
Carole Carter 10/10 2903 days true 1.46 25%
Daniel Patricia 8/10 2914 days true 1.37 24%
Sam 10/10 2915 days true 1.44 25%
Les Barnes 9/10 2920 days true 1.43 25%
Karin Laurev 10/10 2920 days true 1.43 25%
Mike & Jennie 9/10 2922 days true 1.42 24%
Lyn Deavin 6/10 2923 days true 1.18 20%
Diane Moss 7/10 2925 days true 1.29 22%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 9/10 2935 days true 1.4 24%
Frank & Julia 9/10 2939 days true 1.39 24%
budge69 10/10 2940 days 1.39 24%
Mike1952 9/10 2940 days 1.39 24%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2951 days true 1.37 23%
Kaelin 10/10 3016 days true 1.24 21%
Scott & Madeleine Bancroft 10/10 3022 days true 1.23 21%
Allison Meyoz 8/10 3222 days true 0.8 14%
Fontvieille 5/10 3229 days true 0.67 11%
Marc Edwards 9/10 3235 days true 0.81 14%
Ken Talan 10/10 3242 days true 0.8 14%
Laurent Pouvreau 10/10 3249 days true 0.78 13%
Matthias Joos 9/10 3266 days true 0.75 13%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3271 days true 0.74 13%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3274 days true 0.7 12%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3275 days true 0.7 12%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3277 days true 0.73 13%
Carmel 8/10 3281 days true 0.69 12%
Sandra 9/10 3282 days true 0.72 12%
Nataly Loewidt 10/10 3297 days true 0.69 12%
Tom Hill 8/10 3300 days true 0.65 11%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 9/10 3559 days true 0.18 3%
Ann Michle 10/10 3562 days true 0.17 3%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 9/10 3630 days true 0.04 1%
David Morton 9/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Chris el capitan 10/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
Huber 10/10 3664 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3666 days true 0.0 0%
Rob 9/10 3668 days true 0.0 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 6/10 3669 days true 0.0 0%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
mariekef 9/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
simonbo 10/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3743 days true 0.0 0%
johanw 9/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
linus 9/10 3858 days true 0.0 0%
AndreaT 10/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
JasminA 7/10 3976 days true 0.0 0%
Philipp 9/10 3976 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 9/10 3988 days true 0.0 0%
HovingL 10/10 3988 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 8/10 3996 days true 0.0 0%
kempt 10/10 4341 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rob Roy Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.