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 Mount John Summit Circuit.

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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Mount John Summit Circuit

Valid Reviews

57 Valid Reviews

The Mount John Summit Circuit experience has a total of 57 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 57 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
28%
9/10 21
37%
8/10 12
21%
7/10 7
12%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.72% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John Summit Circuit valid reviews is 87.72% and is based on 57 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

53 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 57 valid reviews, the experience has 53 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 53 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
28%
9/10 18
34%
8/10 12
23%
7/10 7
13%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.36% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John Summit Circuit face-to-face reviews is 87.36% and is based on 53 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.68%

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
From DK 9/10 1025 days 100%
David Horley 9/10 1741 days 64%
Amy Smith 7/10 1745 days 58%
Sebasitian 9/10 1748 days 64%
Louisa Theimann 10/10 1771 days 63%
Susanne 7/10 1793 days 57%
Bobbie Jones 9/10 1823 days 62%
MARK CURPHEY 8/10 1826 days 58%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 2058 days 54%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 2061 days 54%
Kim-Lara 9/10 2079 days 53%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2442 days 41%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2485 days 39%
Denise Ewbank 10/10 2807 days 28%
Paul Wallace 10/10 2826 days 27%
Andreas Zapke 9/10 2848 days 27%
Simone Pickert 9/10 2849 days 27%
Monique Browne 10/10 2853 days 26%
Mike Pisco 8/10 3163 days 15%
Wendy Ward 10/10 3173 days 16%
Mark and Eefie 7/10 3232 days 12%
Leticia Martin 9/10 3238 days 13%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 3264 days 12%
nikitajmb 10/10 3338 days 10%
Green UK 8/10 3503 days 4%
Christina Bruellhardt 9/10 3504 days 4%
Sally Gordie 9/10 3509 days 4%
Russell 8/10 3536 days 3%
Stephanie Kohlmann 8/10 3536 days 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3537 days 3%
Robert McIlraith 7/10 3537 days 3%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3548 days 3%
Sarah Graham 9/10 3629 days 0%
Sandra Milch 10/10 3872 days 17%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3876 days 17%
Monique 6/10 3880 days 14%
Harry Hammond 8/10 3881 days 16%
Jennifer Sunderland 9/10 3890 days 17%
Leontine van Laar 8/10 3911 days 16%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3913 days 16%
Nuro 10/10 3994 days 17%
Stephen M 7/10 4234 days 15%
Arnold 7/10 4244 days 15%
Maureen Pearman 9/10 4254 days 17%
Lasse Olesen 9/10 4274 days 17%
Birgit Haver 8/10 4275 days 16%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4281 days 16%
Yvonne German 10/10 4298 days 17%
Sena 9/10 4353 days 17%
Decuq 8/10 4354 days 16%
Simon Bartholomew 10/10 4355 days 17%
DC Melbourne 7/10 4590 days 15%
Dave Ashun 10/10 4594 days 17%
Thomas1646 8/10 4594 days 16%
Kitty 9/10 4604 days 17%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4607 days 17%
KathrinS 9/10 4607 days 17%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount John Summit Circuit does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.