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

93.83%

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 10/10 272 days 88.28 100%
Tomas Kotul 9/10 712 days true 33.89 37%
Madi 10/10 775 days true 25.47 27%
Kosia 10/10 775 days true 25.47 27%
Petr Jesko 10/10 786 days true 24.16 26%
Sandra Piechoua 10/10 786 days true 24.16 26%
Isabel 9/10 1023 days true 6.99 6%
Jorg Muller 10/10 1023 days true 6.99 6%
Anja Rakers 9/10 1029 days true 6.83 6%
Mark Ryan 10/10 1030 days true 6.8 6%
Marla 7/10 1032 days true 6.75 6%
Matthias Hottex 10/10 1035 days true 6.68 6%
Valerie Pauly 7/10 1035 days true 6.68 6%
Jan Sojka 10/10 1035 days true 6.68 6%
Denisa Tuckova 10/10 1035 days true 6.68 6%
Daniel Weber 7/10 1042 days true 6.53 5%
Szu-Yi Hsu 9/10 1046 days true 6.46 5%
Chao Lai 9/10 1046 days true 6.46 5%
Derick Trotter 9/10 1047 days true 6.44 5%
Molly Bogeberg 10/10 1050 days true 6.39 5%
Jiri Sojka 9/10 1051 days true 6.37 5%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1056 days true 6.29 5%
Leon Schotter 10/10 1057 days true 6.27 5%
Ellie Doughty 8/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Lukas Havlicek 9/10 1060 days true 6.23 5%
Regina Baum 8/10 1060 days true 6.23 5%
Florian Baum 10/10 1060 days true 6.23 5%
Joaquin Gruffat 9/10 1062 days true 6.21 5%
Isaliner and Mathieu 10/10 1067 days true 6.15 5%
Matt and Louise 10/10 1110 days true 5.98 5%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 1409 days true 5.48 4%
Jiri Benda 10/10 1409 days true 5.48 4%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 1481 days 4.47 3%
Oliver Andres 10/10 1496 days true 5.34 4%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 1753 days true 4.92 4%
Simeon W 10/10 1769 days true 4.89 3%
Stina Hultberg 10/10 1791 days true 4.86 3%
Hadar 10/10 1791 days true 4.86 3%
Linus Larsson 6/10 1793 days true 4.85 3%
Marius Hoffmann 9/10 1804 days true 4.83 3%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 1835 days true 4.78 3%
Doran Swartz 9/10 1836 days true 4.78 3%
Guy David 7/10 1836 days true 4.78 3%
Sapir Lifshitz 8/10 1836 days true 4.78 3%
Maya Barad 9/10 1836 days true 4.78 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 1839 days true 4.78 3%
Thomas Roche 10/10 1848 days true 4.76 3%
Omri Ifrsh 10/10 2127 days true 4.3 3%
Pete Wilson 9/10 2138 days true 4.29 3%
Tim Vennewold 9/10 2139 days true 4.28 3%
Yves Vennewald 10/10 2139 days true 4.28 3%
Pia Pitkala 9/10 2141 days true 4.28 3%
Arno Leleu 8/10 2161 days true 4.25 3%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2164 days true 4.24 3%
Fabian and Teresa 8/10 2173 days true 4.23 3%
Michael Neumann 10/10 2504 days true 3.68 2%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 7/10 2530 days true 3.64 2%
Jasmin Loeffler 7/10 2828 days true 3.15 1%
Ofir Avimeir 9/10 2861 days true 3.1 1%
Nick Foster 10/10 2865 days true 3.09 1%
Todd Pang 10/10 2867 days true 3.09 1%
Chrissy Crebas 10/10 2868 days true 3.09 1%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 2886 days true 3.06 1%
Thomas Reidinger 7/10 2897 days true 3.04 1%
Eduard Wikidal 3/10 2898 days true 2.81 1%
Wallet 8/10 2910 days true 3.02 1%
Victoria Slater 8/10 3222 days true 2.5 1%
Franz 10/10 3245 days true 2.47 1%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 3250 days true 2.46 1%
Matthias A 9/10 3250 days true 2.46 1%
martint 10/10 3331 days true 2.32 1%
Evan 10/10 3399 days true 2.21 0%
SteveW 8/10 3600 days true 1.88 0%
Francesca Sabat 10/10 3604 days true 1.88 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

94%

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.