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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Therese Kacsics||10/10||1095 days||100%|
|Tomas Kotul||9/10||1535 days||81%|
|Petr Jesko||10/10||1609 days||78%|
|Sandra Piechoua||10/10||1609 days||78%|
|Jorg Muller||10/10||1846 days||67%|
|Anja Rakers||9/10||1852 days||67%|
|Mark Ryan||10/10||1853 days||67%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Victoria Slater||8/10||4045 days||9%|
|Nicky and Andy Prescott||8/10||4073 days||9%|
|Matthias A||9/10||4073 days||11%|
|Francesca Sabat||10/10||4427 days||11%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.