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How does Tripadvisor calculate rankings? A suggestion ...

Carson City, Nevada
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137 reviews
How does Tripadvisor calculate rankings? A suggestion ...

Something that gives less credibility to the overall rankings of resturants and hotels is when for example, there is a place with only a handful of reviews with a better ranking than a place with say 100 ratings/reviews. I personally trust rankings that have more ratings, but this does not appear to be reflected in Tripadvisor's overall rankings. Is there a way to give weighting to the number of reviews so that this is considered?

Pittsburgh...
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6,813 posts
84 reviews
1. Re: How does Tripadvisor calculate rankings? A suggestion ...

The Popularity Index already is a weighted algorithm that calculates the ranking based on the number and recency of reviews in addition to ratings assigned by users. Not one outside of TA knows what that algorithm is, and they will not disclose it publicly. No matter how they do it, though, someone will disagree with the order it generates. I recommend not worrying much about the rank and focus on what members actually say in reviews. A higher rank doesn't mean that the place is right for you.

Carson City, Nevada
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137 reviews
2. Re: How does Tripadvisor calculate rankings? A suggestion ...

Thank you for taking the time to reply, that was helpful

3. Re: How does Tripadvisor calculate rankings? A suggestion ...

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