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 Mueller Hut Route.

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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Mueller Hut Route

Valid Reviews

74 Valid Reviews

The Mueller Hut Route experience has a total of 74 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 74 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 38
51%
9/10 18
24%
8/10 9
12%
7/10 7
9%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.81% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mueller Hut Route valid reviews is 90.81% and is based on 74 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

72 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 74 valid reviews, the experience has 72 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 72 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 36
50%
9/10 18
25%
8/10 9
13%
7/10 7
10%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mueller Hut Route face-to-face reviews is 90.56% and is based on 72 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.04%

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
Therese Kacsics 10/10 921 days 9.8 100%
Tomas Kotul 9/10 1361 days true 4.48 46%
Madi 10/10 1424 days true 4.36 44%
Kosia 10/10 1424 days true 4.36 44%
Petr Jesko 10/10 1435 days true 4.33 44%
Sandra Piechoua 10/10 1435 days true 4.33 44%
Isabel 9/10 1672 days true 3.87 40%
Jorg Muller 10/10 1672 days true 3.87 40%
Anja Rakers 9/10 1678 days true 3.86 39%
Mark Ryan 10/10 1679 days true 3.86 39%
Marla 7/10 1681 days true 3.51 36%
Matthias Hottex 10/10 1684 days true 3.85 39%
Valerie Pauly 7/10 1684 days true 3.5 36%
Jan Sojka 10/10 1684 days true 3.85 39%
Denisa Tuckova 10/10 1684 days true 3.85 39%
Daniel Weber 7/10 1691 days true 3.49 36%
Szu-Yi Hsu 9/10 1695 days true 3.83 39%
Chao Lai 9/10 1695 days true 3.83 39%
Derick Trotter 9/10 1696 days true 3.82 39%
Molly Bogeberg 10/10 1699 days true 3.82 39%
Jiri Sojka 9/10 1700 days true 3.82 39%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1705 days true 3.81 39%
Leon Schotter 10/10 1706 days true 3.8 39%
Ellie Doughty 8/10 1707 days true 3.61 37%
Lukas Havlicek 9/10 1709 days true 3.8 39%
Regina Baum 8/10 1709 days true 3.61 37%
Florian Baum 10/10 1709 days true 3.8 39%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1711 days true 3.79 39%
Isaliner and Mathieu 10/10 1716 days true 3.78 39%
Matt and Louise 10/10 1759 days true 3.7 38%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2058 days true 3.12 32%
Jiri Benda 10/10 2058 days true 3.12 32%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2130 days 2.97 30%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2145 days true 2.95 30%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 2402 days true 2.44 25%
Simeon W 10/10 2418 days true 2.41 25%
Stina Hultberg 10/10 2440 days true 2.37 24%
Hadar 10/10 2440 days true 2.37 24%
Linus Larsson 6/10 2442 days true 1.96 20%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2453 days true 2.34 24%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2484 days true 2.28 23%
Doran Swartz 9/10 2485 days true 2.28 23%
Guy David 7/10 2485 days true 2.07 21%
Sapir Lifshitz 8/10 2485 days true 2.17 22%
Maya Barad 9/10 2485 days true 2.28 23%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2488 days true 2.27 23%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2497 days true 2.26 23%
Omri Ifrsh 10/10 2776 days true 1.71 17%
Pete Wilson 9/10 2787 days true 1.69 17%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2788 days true 1.69 17%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2788 days true 1.69 17%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2790 days true 1.68 17%
Arno Leleu 8/10 2810 days true 1.56 16%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2813 days true 1.64 17%
Fabian and Teresa 8/10 2822 days true 1.54 16%
Michael Neumann 10/10 3153 days true 0.97 10%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 7/10 3179 days true 0.84 9%
Jasmin Loeffler 7/10 3477 days true 0.31 3%
Ofir Avimeir 9/10 3510 days true 0.27 3%
Nick Foster 10/10 3514 days true 0.27 3%
Todd Pang 10/10 3516 days true 0.26 3%
Chrissy Crebas 10/10 3517 days true 0.26 3%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3535 days true 0.23 2%
Thomas Reidinger 7/10 3546 days true 0.19 2%
Eduard Wikidal 3/10 3547 days true 0.16 2%
Wallet 8/10 3559 days true 0.17 2%
Victoria Slater 8/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Franz 10/10 3894 days true 0.0 0%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 9/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
martint 10/10 3980 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 10/10 4048 days true 0.0 0%
SteveW 8/10 4249 days true 0.0 0%
Francesca Sabat 10/10 4253 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mueller Hut Route 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.