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

92.51%

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 1242 days 100%
Tomas Kotul 9/10 1682 days 81%
Madi 10/10 1745 days 78%
Kosia 10/10 1745 days 78%
Petr Jesko 10/10 1756 days 77%
Sandra Piechoua 10/10 1756 days 77%
Isabel 9/10 1993 days 67%
Jorg Muller 10/10 1993 days 67%
Anja Rakers 9/10 1999 days 67%
Mark Ryan 10/10 2000 days 67%
Marla 7/10 2002 days 60%
Matthias Hottex 10/10 2005 days 66%
Valerie Pauly 7/10 2005 days 60%
Jan Sojka 10/10 2005 days 66%
Denisa Tuckova 10/10 2005 days 66%
Daniel Weber 7/10 2012 days 60%
Szu-Yi Hsu 9/10 2016 days 66%
Chao Lai 9/10 2016 days 66%
Derick Trotter 9/10 2017 days 66%
Molly Bogeberg 10/10 2020 days 66%
Jiri Sojka 9/10 2021 days 66%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 2026 days 65%
Leon Schotter 10/10 2027 days 65%
Ellie Doughty 8/10 2028 days 62%
Lukas Havlicek 9/10 2030 days 65%
Regina Baum 8/10 2030 days 62%
Florian Baum 10/10 2030 days 65%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 2032 days 65%
Isaliner and Mathieu 10/10 2037 days 65%
Matt and Louise 10/10 2080 days 63%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2379 days 50%
Jiri Benda 10/10 2379 days 50%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2451 days 47%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2466 days 46%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 2723 days 35%
Simeon W 10/10 2739 days 34%
Stina Hultberg 10/10 2761 days 33%
Hadar 10/10 2761 days 33%
Linus Larsson 6/10 2763 days 26%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2774 days 33%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2805 days 31%
Doran Swartz 9/10 2806 days 31%
Guy David 7/10 2806 days 28%
Sapir Lifshitz 8/10 2806 days 29%
Maya Barad 9/10 2806 days 31%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2809 days 31%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2818 days 31%
Omri Ifrsh 10/10 3097 days 18%
Pete Wilson 9/10 3108 days 18%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 3109 days 18%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 3109 days 18%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 3111 days 18%
Arno Leleu 8/10 3131 days 16%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 3134 days 17%
Fabian and Teresa 8/10 3143 days 15%
Michael Neumann 10/10 3474 days 2%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 7/10 3500 days 0%
Jasmin Loeffler 7/10 3798 days 14%
Ofir Avimeir 9/10 3831 days 16%
Nick Foster 10/10 3835 days 16%
Todd Pang 10/10 3837 days 16%
Chrissy Crebas 10/10 3838 days 16%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3856 days 16%
Thomas Reidinger 7/10 3867 days 14%
Eduard Wikidal 3/10 3868 days 11%
Wallet 8/10 3880 days 15%
Victoria Slater 8/10 4192 days 15%
Franz 10/10 4215 days 16%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 4220 days 15%
Matthias A 9/10 4220 days 16%
martint 10/10 4301 days 16%
Evan 10/10 4369 days 16%
SteveW 8/10 4570 days 15%
Francesca Sabat 10/10 4574 days 16%

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.