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 Mitre Peak Cruises.

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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Mitre Peak Cruises

Valid Reviews

221 Valid Reviews

The Mitre Peak Cruises experience has a total of 222 reviews. There are 221 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 221 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 72
33%
9/10 76
34%
8/10 53
24%
7/10 12
5%
6/10 4
2%
5/10 3
1%
4/10 1
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mitre Peak Cruises valid reviews is 88.46% and is based on 221 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

180 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 221 valid reviews, the experience has 180 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 180 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 49
27%
9/10 61
34%
8/10 51
28%
7/10 12
7%
6/10 4
2%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mitre Peak Cruises face-to-face reviews is 87.17% and is based on 180 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.70%

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
Andrew Hammond 10/10 76 days 99.08 100%
Patrick and Valerie 10/10 1007 days true 6.23 6%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1024 days true 5.51 6%
Monique 10/10 1041 days true 5.46 6%
Eveet De Beleir 8/10 1061 days true 4.92 5%
Sandra Reynders 9/10 1077 days true 5.05 5%
Danny 10/10 1091 days true 5.0 5%
Marion Geillon 9/10 1329 days true 4.54 5%
Jason Smith 10/10 1329 days true 4.54 5%
Anne Bouwman 8/10 1334 days true 4.31 4%
Navina 7/10 1344 days true 4.11 4%
Rachel Denham 9/10 1350 days 4.5 5%
Alex 10/10 1363 days true 4.48 5%
Eileen Klinkmuller 7/10 1365 days true 4.07 4%
Pieter-Jan V 10/10 1383 days 4.44 4%
Dorothy 10/10 1385 days true 4.43 4%
Marcus and Claudia 8/10 1399 days true 4.18 4%
Monika Dippel 8/10 1429 days true 4.13 4%
KapaOPango 10/10 1446 days 4.31 4%
Alexis Leneveu 9/10 1787 days 3.65 4%
Jan-Peter Stripp 8/10 2054 days true 2.97 3%
James Betz 9/10 2057 days true 3.12 3%
Penny Lee 7/10 2059 days true 2.83 3%
Jeroen Suijlang 6/10 2059 days true 2.58 3%
Ennico 10/10 2098 days true 3.04 3%
Becky Davis 9/10 2113 days true 3.01 3%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2127 days true 2.83 3%
Grantygrant 10/10 2420 days 2.41 2%
Rainer 9/10 2426 days true 2.4 2%
Clarissa Hanck 9/10 2426 days true 2.4 2%
Audrey Ripoche 4/10 2427 days true 1.89 2%
Malgorzata 9/10 2455 days true 2.34 2%
Przemystaw Tymizyszyn 8/10 2455 days true 2.22 2%
Raquel 8/10 2458 days true 2.22 2%
Fernando Martin 8/10 2458 days true 2.22 2%
Jonas Schelbert 7/10 2459 days true 2.12 2%
Tobias Sowade 8/10 2477 days true 2.18 2%
Matthew H 10/10 2510 days 2.23 2%
M Natterser 9/10 2529 days true 2.19 2%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 9/10 2540 days true 2.17 2%
Alex Laidlaw 10/10 2548 days true 2.16 2%
Anna 8/10 2783 days true 1.61 2%
Sally Gordie 9/10 2803 days true 1.66 2%
Armin Boehmer 10/10 2811 days true 1.64 2%
Richard Rite 10/10 2812 days true 1.64 2%
Alex Ross 10/10 2812 days true 1.64 2%
Martin Guillaume 8/10 2812 days true 1.56 2%
sidcupjon 9/10 2816 days 1.63 2%
kiwifrenchy 9/10 2816 days 1.63 2%
Jill Boruff 9/10 2816 days true 1.63 2%
Erik 10/10 2818 days true 1.63 2%
Brasier 8/10 2822 days true 1.54 2%
Harald 8/10 2825 days true 1.53 2%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2826 days true 1.61 2%
Tim & Judith 8/10 2828 days true 1.53 2%
Erik Poirer 8/10 2830 days true 1.52 2%
Mary Mitchell 8/10 2830 days true 1.52 2%
Aoife Lillis 9/10 2833 days true 1.6 2%
John Hughes 9/10 2837 days true 1.59 2%
Louis Smit 7/10 2840 days true 1.44 1%
Jackie & Ray 7/10 2858 days true 1.41 1%
CMJ 9/10 2876 days 1.51 2%
Sebastian 8/10 2916 days true 1.36 1%
Josh 9/10 2919 days true 1.43 1%
jule 10/10 2937 days 1.4 1%
Res Kormann 8/10 3140 days true 0.95 1%
David Taylor 9/10 3156 days true 0.97 1%
Stefan Schmitz 10/10 3164 days true 0.95 1%
Helen Evans 9/10 3165 days true 0.95 1%
Mark Vass 8/10 3167 days true 0.9 1%
Andreas 9/10 3167 days true 0.95 1%
Jacob 8/10 3169 days true 0.89 1%
Kornelia Kirf 9/10 3172 days true 0.94 1%
Gerstmann 9/10 3176 days true 0.93 1%
Chris 9/10 3176 days true 0.93 1%
Mannebach & Siejert 8/10 3179 days true 0.88 1%
E C Frans 10/10 3180 days true 0.92 1%
Daniela Borter 8/10 3183 days true 0.87 1%
Natthien Le Gall 9/10 3183 days true 0.91 1%
Cesar 9/10 3187 days true 0.91 1%
Hartmut Tonner 9/10 3188 days true 0.9 1%
Jacqueline Comer 9/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Derek McLoughlin 9/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Manuela Manns 6/10 3195 days true 0.74 1%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3195 days true 0.89 1%
John Brand 8/10 3196 days true 0.84 1%
Andy 7/10 3197 days true 0.81 1%
Jues Lueg 9/10 3197 days true 0.89 1%
Dana Pagliarini 7/10 3198 days true 0.8 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3200 days true 0.88 1%
Barbara 8/10 3203 days true 0.83 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Wijnhoven 8/10 3207 days true 0.82 1%
Barbara Koegel 9/10 3207 days true 0.87 1%
Madlen & Inna 10/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
mmallen 10/10 3272 days 0.74 1%
alku83 10/10 3302 days 0.68 1%
KAA 10/10 3333 days 0.62 1%
penz 9/10 3425 days 0.44 0%
koster 9/10 3481 days true 0.33 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3494 days true 0.31 0%
nuwee 10/10 3516 days 0.26 0%
Birgit Farwig 10/10 3528 days true 0.24 0%
Jesper Sch 7/10 3529 days true 0.22 0%
Polil 9/10 3533 days true 0.23 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3534 days true 0.22 0%
hughesW 9/10 3547 days true 0.2 0%
Ian Watson 10/10 3548 days true 0.2 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3553 days true 0.19 0%
M Sicard 7/10 3557 days true 0.17 0%
John Helle 9/10 3568 days true 0.16 0%
Thomas Stopp 9/10 3575 days true 0.15 0%
Ruud Kapteyn 7/10 3581 days true 0.12 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 10/10 3584 days true 0.13 0%
Arran J 5/10 3606 days 0.07 0%
Stephen O'Connor 9/10 3606 days 0.09 0%
csziegler 10/10 3621 days true 0.06 0%
katharinatum 9/10 3621 days true 0.06 0%
marcol 9/10 3622 days true 0.05 0%
marijad 10/10 3625 days true 0.05 0%
martint 10/10 3630 days true 0.04 0%
koellner 9/10 3635 days true 0.03 0%
The_Chaplins 10/10 3637 days 0.03 0%
alasiac 10/10 3637 days true 0.03 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3639 days true 0.02 0%
kencook 10/10 3641 days true 0.02 0%
Mark Jenkins 9/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Deede K 8/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Louis Duhaime 8/10 3648 days true 0.0 0%
Eimear Doyle 9/10 3649 days true 0.0 0%
Tillener 8/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Anna 9/10 3667 days 0.0 0%
Francesca 8/10 3682 days true 0.0 0%
waters811 10/10 3728 days 0.0 0%
alanvn 9/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
kindel 9/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Rose and Jess Damon and Esler 10/10 3790 days 0.0 0%
johnst 10/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Sally477 9/10 3882 days 0.0 0%
Neal 10/10 3882 days 0.0 0%
KjellR 8/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Ronny 6/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah_rae 8/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
NatasjaV 9/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
JimmyK 8/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
Joery 9/10 3904 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie 9/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
robix 9/10 3907 days 0.0 0%
Lynn White 8/10 3907 days 0.0 0%
Melissa Gillespie 10/10 3912 days 0.0 0%
amyd 9/10 3912 days 0.0 0%
Tolsten 10/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Kelly 8/10 3913 days true 0.0 0%
Steven 8/10 3915 days true 0.0 0%
CarleyJ 9/10 3915 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine 10/10 3917 days true 0.0 0%
Eileen Harris 8/10 3919 days 0.0 0%
henriettalee 8/10 3922 days true 0.0 0%
IreneF 9/10 3924 days true 0.0 0%
FeliciaY 9/10 3926 days true 0.0 0%
Kristin 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Carly 9/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
Conway 9/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
niall stephenson 10/10 3938 days 0.0 0%
Camilia 9/10 3943 days true 0.0 0%
De Kievit 8/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
Klalis 10/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 10/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
John 9/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Foost 8/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Rosa 9/10 3954 days true 0.0 0%
LeaciaS 8/10 3961 days true 0.0 0%
PhillS 8/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Claudia 8/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
Ofer 10/10 3967 days 0.0 0%
BenjaminAustralia 9/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
JulianeH 6/10 3984 days true 0.0 0%
Priyanka 10/10 3990 days 0.0 0%
Ellen 10/10 3994 days true 0.0 0%
Simon 10/10 3999 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Spinks 9/10 3999 days 0.0 0%
Alex Olzheim 10/10 4003 days 0.0 0%
Susie Wang 10/10 4009 days 0.0 0%
Mathew 10/10 4015 days true 0.0 0%
Rebecca Kenning 10/10 4019 days 0.0 0%
angusb 9/10 4037 days 0.0 0%
Stuart Gross 9/10 4045 days 0.0 0%
Hans van der Linden 9/10 4047 days 0.0 0%
Jessie 10/10 4054 days 0.0 0%
Emilie 10/10 4055 days true 0.0 0%
HollyB 10/10 4063 days 0.0 0%
Anna 10/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Rebecca 9/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Michaela 9/10 4091 days true 0.0 0%
Katerina 10/10 4099 days true 0.0 0%
Gray 9/10 4116 days true 0.0 0%
Christine 8/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
Christine 8/10 4133 days true 0.0 0%
Toby 10/10 4253 days true 0.0 0%
Daniel 10/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
Stewart 9/10 4264 days true 0.0 0%
Emily Houston 8/10 4278 days true 0.0 0%
Jody 7/10 4293 days true 0.0 0%
Roger & Margaret 8/10 4295 days true 0.0 0%
Nathan Perkins 8/10 4300 days true 0.0 0%
Melissa 10/10 4317 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Cowie 10/10 4356 days true 0.0 0%
Lena 8/10 4359 days true 0.0 0%
Edwin 9/10 4362 days true 0.0 0%
caroline 9/10 4366 days true 0.0 0%
Stevenson 10/10 4616 days true 0.0 0%
Anita 8/10 4618 days true 0.0 0%
Jacob Mille 10/10 4625 days true 0.0 0%
Berke 10/10 4646 days true 0.0 0%
Madeleine 10/10 4646 days true 0.0 0%
Rogier 5/10 4647 days true 0.0 0%
Wendy 5/10 4651 days true 0.0 0%
Sonja 8/10 4658 days true 0.0 0%
Hennielene 9/10 4659 days true 0.0 0%
Kate&Steve Jones 9/10 4659 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Mitre Peak Cruises experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.68% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Mitre Peak Cruises experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 199 days.

The Mitre Peak Cruises experience has been adjusted for 34 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
31 -0.62%
32 -0.64%
33 -0.66%
34 -0.68%
35 -0.70%
36 -0.72%
37 -0.74%

Final Ranking Score

91%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.