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 Tane Mahuta Walk.

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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Tane Mahuta Walk

Valid Reviews

84 Valid Reviews

The Tane Mahuta Walk experience has a total of 84 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 84 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
29%
9/10 19
23%
8/10 29
35%
7/10 8
10%
6/10 4
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk valid reviews is 86.07% and is based on 84 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

76 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 84 valid reviews, the experience has 76 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 76 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
25%
9/10 18
24%
8/10 28
37%
7/10 8
11%
6/10 3
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.53% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk face-to-face reviews is 85.53% and is based on 76 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.40%

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
Backpack On Fire 10/10 57 days 99.49 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 606 days 42.89 43%
Lucile 9/10 1096 days true 5.0 5%
Simon Hall 8/10 1129 days true 4.69 5%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1131 days true 4.93 5%
Erna Muller 8/10 1137 days true 4.67 5%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1141 days true 4.66 5%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1178 days true 4.84 5%
Hannes 7/10 1433 days true 3.95 4%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1434 days true 4.12 4%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1441 days 4.11 4%
Luala F 8/10 1445 days true 4.1 4%
Birthe 8/10 1449 days true 4.09 4%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1456 days true 3.91 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1470 days true 4.27 4%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1477 days true 4.25 4%
Tina Rust 10/10 1477 days true 4.25 4%
Fabian 6/10 1482 days true 3.52 4%
Josef Biller 10/10 1482 days true 4.24 4%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1494 days true 4.01 4%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1494 days true 4.01 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1496 days true 4.22 4%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1498 days true 3.5 4%
Petru 8/10 1499 days true 4.0 4%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1507 days true 4.19 4%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1551 days true 4.11 4%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1857 days true 3.51 4%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 1871 days true 3.31 3%
Mattias 7/10 2160 days true 2.65 3%
Christina 7/10 2171 days true 2.63 3%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2196 days true 2.7 3%
Sara Berton 10/10 2198 days true 2.84 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2198 days true 2.84 3%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2213 days true 2.56 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2229 days true 2.78 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2279 days 2.68 3%
Loesje 6/10 2613 days 1.68 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2626 days true 2.0 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2648 days true 1.96 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2648 days true 1.96 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2649 days true 1.86 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2649 days true 1.86 2%
Verest 9/10 2660 days true 1.94 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2674 days 1.91 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2705 days 1.85 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 2914 days true 1.37 1%
Mike Breele 9/10 2919 days true 1.43 1%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 2923 days true 1.35 1%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2930 days true 1.34 1%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 2930 days true 1.41 1%
Frans 9/10 2931 days true 1.41 1%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2934 days true 1.4 1%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 2941 days true 1.32 1%
Anika 8/10 2947 days true 1.31 1%
Janet 8/10 2948 days true 1.31 1%
bosha22 10/10 2979 days 1.31 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3026 days true 1.22 1%
Derek 10/10 3265 days true 0.75 1%
De Groot 9/10 3269 days true 0.75 1%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3272 days true 0.74 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3277 days true 0.73 1%
Monica 10/10 3281 days true 0.72 1%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3293 days true 0.66 1%
Faucon 7/10 3300 days true 0.62 1%
Derek Dean 9/10 3305 days true 0.68 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3306 days true 0.64 1%
ersinger 7/10 3619 days true 0.06 0%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3643 days true 0.01 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
jongejan 9/10 3656 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3670 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 3676 days true 0.0 0%
balthes 9/10 3723 days true 0.0 0%
biene 10/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
braunweiler 8/10 3729 days true 0.0 0%
nadinef 8/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
andres 9/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3742 days true 0.0 0%
Artur D 8/10 3742 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 3968 days true 0.0 0%
neeltjec 9/10 3984 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 9/10 3984 days true 0.0 0%
LuukKarin 8/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tane Mahuta Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.