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 Marian 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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Lake Marian Track

Valid Reviews

65 Valid Reviews

The Lake Marian Track experience has a total of 65 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 65 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
46%
9/10 18
28%
8/10 10
15%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Marian Track valid reviews is 90.31% and is based on 65 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

53 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 65 valid reviews, the experience has 53 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 53 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
42%
9/10 17
32%
8/10 9
17%
7/10 5
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.57% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Marian Track face-to-face reviews is 90.57% and is based on 53 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.60%

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
Brennon Lanigan 3/10 313 days 65.05 100%
Davina 10/10 525 days 56.32 87%
Nicki Chow 10/10 525 days 56.32 87%
Kay Simpkin 8/10 1199 days true 4.56 7%
Matthew 9/10 1278 days true 4.64 7%
Anna 10/10 1331 days true 4.54 7%
Justine Langero 9/10 1349 days true 4.5 7%
Kristin Pogue 8/10 1564 days true 3.88 6%
Sarah Boettcher 7/10 1566 days 3.71 6%
Pascale Lemieux 7/10 1566 days true 3.71 6%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1571 days true 4.07 6%
Christian Bobsu 10/10 1575 days true 4.06 6%
Stephen Timko 9/10 1576 days true 4.06 6%
Joerg 9/10 1583 days true 4.05 6%
Michael L 9/10 1584 days true 4.04 6%
Celine 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 6%
Jorge Gonzoleis 7/10 1588 days true 3.67 6%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1598 days true 4.02 6%
Ben and Pauline 7/10 1604 days true 3.64 6%
Yaiv Cohen 9/10 1613 days true 3.99 6%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 1618 days 3.98 6%
Hannes Puediger 8/10 1640 days true 3.74 6%
Konstantin Bücheler 9/10 1669 days 3.88 6%
Oliver Pester 10/10 1958 days 3.31 5%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 1997 days 3.23 5%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2032 days true 3.17 5%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2290 days true 2.66 4%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 2291 days true 2.66 4%
Leandra Thiele 8/10 2293 days true 2.52 4%
Jonas Hessel 10/10 2320 days true 2.6 4%
Sheila Galpin 9/10 2321 days true 2.6 4%
Wouter Bosch 10/10 2364 days true 2.52 4%
Emmanuelle Brevier 8/10 2371 days true 2.38 4%
Daryl 10/10 2377 days true 2.49 4%
Alex 8/10 2382 days 2.36 4%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2384 days true 2.48 4%
Daniel McAlpine 8/10 2387 days true 2.35 4%
Kellie 9/10 2387 days true 2.47 4%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 10/10 2657 days true 1.94 3%
Patrick 10/10 2672 days true 1.91 3%
Lisa 9/10 2672 days true 1.91 3%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2677 days true 1.9 3%
Tanja Schlagermann 10/10 2690 days true 1.88 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2690 days true 1.88 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 10/10 2692 days true 1.87 3%
Jessica Grewe 10/10 2692 days true 1.87 3%
Katharina Littlemann 9/10 2700 days true 1.86 3%
Leticia Martin 9/10 2769 days true 1.72 3%
Jonathan Vondette 10/10 2769 days true 1.72 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 8/10 2791 days true 1.6 2%
Jaap & Susanne 8/10 3062 days true 1.09 2%
DJohnson 10/10 3235 days 0.81 1%
Sophie Burge 9/10 3396 days true 0.5 1%
Jacob 10/10 3406 days true 0.48 1%
K Dahmer 10/10 3412 days true 0.47 1%
Julia 10/10 3417 days true 0.46 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 9/10 3771 days true 0.0 0%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 10/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
Jann Clar 10/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Deede K 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
eric14 10/10 3965 days 0.0 0%
JanW 8/10 4130 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4134 days true 0.0 0%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 4635 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.