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

92.52%

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 1366 days 100%
Tomas Kotul 9/10 1806 days 81%
Madi 10/10 1869 days 78%
Kosia 10/10 1869 days 78%
Petr Jesko 10/10 1880 days 77%
Sandra Piechoua 10/10 1880 days 77%
Isabel 9/10 2117 days 67%
Jorg Muller 10/10 2117 days 67%
Anja Rakers 9/10 2123 days 67%
Mark Ryan 10/10 2124 days 66%
Marla 7/10 2126 days 60%
Matthias Hottex 10/10 2129 days 66%
Valerie Pauly 7/10 2129 days 60%
Jan Sojka 10/10 2129 days 66%
Denisa Tuckova 10/10 2129 days 66%
Daniel Weber 7/10 2136 days 60%
Szu-Yi Hsu 9/10 2140 days 66%
Chao Lai 9/10 2140 days 66%
Derick Trotter 9/10 2141 days 66%
Molly Bogeberg 10/10 2144 days 66%
Jiri Sojka 9/10 2145 days 66%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 2150 days 65%
Leon Schotter 10/10 2151 days 65%
Ellie Doughty 8/10 2152 days 62%
Lukas Havlicek 9/10 2154 days 65%
Regina Baum 8/10 2154 days 62%
Florian Baum 10/10 2154 days 65%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 2156 days 65%
Isaliner and Mathieu 10/10 2161 days 65%
Matt and Louise 10/10 2204 days 63%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2503 days 50%
Jiri Benda 10/10 2503 days 50%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2574 days 47%
Oliver Andres 10/10 2590 days 46%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 2847 days 34%
Simeon W 10/10 2863 days 34%
Stina Hultberg 10/10 2885 days 33%
Hadar 10/10 2885 days 33%
Linus Larsson 6/10 2887 days 27%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 2898 days 32%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2929 days 31%
Doran Swartz 9/10 2930 days 31%
Guy David 7/10 2930 days 28%
Sapir Lifshitz 8/10 2930 days 29%
Maya Barad 9/10 2930 days 31%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2933 days 31%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2942 days 30%
Omri Ifrsh 10/10 3221 days 18%
Pete Wilson 9/10 3232 days 17%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 3233 days 17%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 3233 days 17%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 3235 days 17%
Arno Leleu 8/10 3255 days 16%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 3258 days 16%
Fabian and Teresa 8/10 3267 days 15%
Michael Neumann 10/10 3598 days 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 7/10 3624 days 0%
Jasmin Loeffler 7/10 3922 days 20%
Ofir Avimeir 9/10 3955 days 22%
Nick Foster 10/10 3959 days 22%
Todd Pang 10/10 3961 days 22%
Chrissy Crebas 10/10 3962 days 22%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3980 days 22%
Thomas Reidinger 7/10 3991 days 20%
Eduard Wikidal 3/10 3992 days 16%
Wallet 8/10 4004 days 20%
Victoria Slater 8/10 4316 days 20%
Franz 10/10 4339 days 22%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 4344 days 20%
Matthias A 9/10 4344 days 22%
martint 10/10 4425 days 22%
Evan 10/10 4493 days 22%
SteveW 8/10 4694 days 20%
Francesca Sabat 10/10 4698 days 22%

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.