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

88.88%

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 9/10 868 days 100%
David Horley 9/10 1584 days 29%
Amy Smith 7/10 1588 days 26%
Sebasitian 9/10 1591 days 29%
Louisa Theimann 10/10 1614 days 28%
Susanne 7/10 1636 days 25%
Bobbie Jones 9/10 1666 days 28%
MARK CURPHEY 8/10 1669 days 26%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1901 days 24%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1904 days 24%
Kim-Lara 9/10 1922 days 24%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2285 days 18%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2329 days 17%
Denise Ewbank 10/10 2650 days 13%
Paul Wallace 10/10 2669 days 12%
Andreas Zapke 9/10 2691 days 12%
Simone Pickert 9/10 2692 days 12%
Monique Browne 10/10 2696 days 12%
Mike Pisco 8/10 3006 days 7%
Wendy Ward 10/10 3016 days 7%
Mark and Eefie 7/10 3075 days 5%
Leticia Martin 9/10 3081 days 6%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 3107 days 6%
nikitajmb 10/10 3181 days 4%
Green UK 8/10 3346 days 2%
Christina Bruellhardt 9/10 3347 days 2%
Sally Gordie 9/10 3352 days 2%
Russell 8/10 3379 days 1%
Stephanie Kohlmann 8/10 3379 days 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3380 days 1%
Robert McIlraith 7/10 3380 days 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3391 days 1%
Sarah Graham 9/10 3472 days 0%
Sandra Milch 10/10 3715 days 5%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3719 days 5%
Monique 6/10 3723 days 4%
Harry Hammond 8/10 3724 days 5%
Jennifer Sunderland 9/10 3733 days 5%
Leontine van Laar 8/10 3754 days 5%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3756 days 5%
Nuro 10/10 3837 days 5%
Stephen M 7/10 4077 days 4%
Arnold 7/10 4087 days 4%
Maureen Pearman 9/10 4097 days 5%
Lasse Olesen 9/10 4117 days 5%
Birgit Haver 8/10 4118 days 5%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4124 days 5%
Yvonne German 10/10 4141 days 5%
Sena 9/10 4196 days 5%
Decuq 8/10 4197 days 5%
Simon Bartholomew 10/10 4198 days 5%
DC Melbourne 7/10 4433 days 4%
Dave Ashun 10/10 4437 days 5%
Thomas1646 8/10 4437 days 5%
Kitty 9/10 4447 days 5%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4450 days 5%
KathrinS 9/10 4450 days 5%

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.