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

92.50%

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 Relative Weight
Therese Kacsics 10/10 1095 days 100%
Tomas Kotul 9/10 1535 days 81%
Madi 10/10 1598 days 78%
Kosia 10/10 1598 days 78%
Petr Jesko 10/10 1609 days 78%
Sandra Piechoua 10/10 1609 days 78%
Isabel 9/10 1846 days 67%
Jorg Muller 10/10 1846 days 67%
Anja Rakers 9/10 1852 days 67%
Mark Ryan 10/10 1853 days 67%
Marla 7/10 1855 days 60%
Matthias Hottex 10/10 1858 days 67%
Valerie Pauly 7/10 1858 days 60%
Jan Sojka 10/10 1858 days 67%
Denisa Tuckova 10/10 1858 days 67%
Daniel Weber 7/10 1865 days 59%
Szu-Yi Hsu 9/10 1869 days 66%
Chao Lai 9/10 1869 days 66%
Derick Trotter 9/10 1870 days 66%
Molly Bogeberg 10/10 1873 days 66%
Jiri Sojka 9/10 1874 days 66%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1879 days 66%
Leon Schotter 10/10 1880 days 66%
Ellie Doughty 8/10 1881 days 62%
Lukas Havlicek 9/10 1883 days 66%
Regina Baum 8/10 1883 days 62%
Florian Baum 10/10 1883 days 66%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1885 days 65%
Isaliner and Mathieu 10/10 1890 days 65%
Matt and Louise 10/10 1933 days 63%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2232 days 50%
Jiri Benda 10/10 2232 days 50%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2304 days 47%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2319 days 46%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 2576 days 35%
Simeon W 10/10 2592 days 34%
Stina Hultberg 10/10 2614 days 34%
Hadar 10/10 2614 days 34%
Linus Larsson 6/10 2616 days 26%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2627 days 33%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2658 days 32%
Doran Swartz 9/10 2659 days 32%
Guy David 7/10 2659 days 28%
Sapir Lifshitz 8/10 2659 days 29%
Maya Barad 9/10 2659 days 32%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2662 days 31%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2671 days 31%
Omri Ifrsh 10/10 2950 days 19%
Pete Wilson 9/10 2961 days 18%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2962 days 18%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2962 days 18%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2964 days 18%
Arno Leleu 8/10 2984 days 16%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2987 days 17%
Fabian and Teresa 8/10 2996 days 15%
Michael Neumann 10/10 3327 days 2%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 7/10 3353 days 0%
Jasmin Loeffler 7/10 3651 days 9%
Ofir Avimeir 9/10 3684 days 11%
Nick Foster 10/10 3688 days 11%
Todd Pang 10/10 3690 days 11%
Chrissy Crebas 10/10 3691 days 11%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3709 days 11%
Thomas Reidinger 7/10 3720 days 9%
Eduard Wikidal 3/10 3721 days 5%
Wallet 8/10 3733 days 9%
Victoria Slater 8/10 4045 days 9%
Franz 10/10 4068 days 11%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 4073 days 9%
Matthias A 9/10 4073 days 11%
martint 10/10 4154 days 11%
Evan 10/10 4222 days 11%
SteveW 8/10 4423 days 9%
Francesca Sabat 10/10 4427 days 11%

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.