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

91.88%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Backpack On Fire 10/10 262 days 89.12 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 810 days 17.87 20%
Lucile 9/10 1301 days true 4.6 5%
Simon Hall 8/10 1334 days true 4.31 5%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1336 days true 4.53 5%
Erna Muller 8/10 1342 days true 4.29 5%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1346 days true 4.28 5%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1383 days true 4.44 5%
Hannes 7/10 1638 days true 3.58 4%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1639 days true 3.74 4%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1646 days 3.73 4%
Luala F 8/10 1650 days true 3.72 4%
Birthe 8/10 1654 days true 3.71 4%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1661 days true 3.54 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1675 days true 3.86 4%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 4%
Tina Rust 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 4%
Fabian 6/10 1687 days true 3.19 4%
Josef Biller 10/10 1687 days true 3.84 4%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1699 days true 3.63 4%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1699 days true 3.63 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1701 days true 3.81 4%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1703 days true 3.16 4%
Petru 8/10 1704 days true 3.62 4%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1712 days true 3.79 4%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1756 days true 3.71 4%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2062 days true 3.11 3%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 2076 days true 2.93 3%
Mattias 7/10 2365 days true 2.29 3%
Christina 7/10 2376 days true 2.27 3%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2401 days true 2.32 3%
Sara Berton 10/10 2403 days true 2.44 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2403 days true 2.44 3%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2418 days true 2.19 2%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2434 days true 2.38 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2484 days 2.28 3%
Loesje 6/10 2818 days 1.35 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2831 days true 1.6 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2853 days true 1.56 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2853 days true 1.56 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2854 days true 1.48 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2854 days true 1.48 2%
Verest 9/10 2865 days true 1.54 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2879 days 1.51 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2910 days 1.45 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 3119 days true 0.99 1%
Mike Breele 9/10 3124 days true 1.03 1%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 3128 days true 0.97 1%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3135 days true 0.96 1%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 3135 days true 1.01 1%
Frans 9/10 3136 days true 1.01 1%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3139 days true 1.0 1%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 3146 days true 0.94 1%
Anika 8/10 3152 days true 0.93 1%
Janet 8/10 3153 days true 0.92 1%
bosha22 10/10 3184 days 0.91 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3231 days true 0.82 1%
Derek 10/10 3470 days true 0.35 0%
De Groot 9/10 3474 days true 0.34 0%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3477 days true 0.34 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3482 days true 0.33 0%
Monica 10/10 3486 days true 0.32 0%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3498 days true 0.28 0%
Faucon 7/10 3505 days true 0.26 0%
Derek Dean 9/10 3510 days true 0.27 0%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3511 days true 0.26 0%
ersinger 7/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
jongejan 9/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3875 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
balthes 9/10 3928 days true 0.0 0%
biene 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
braunweiler 8/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
nadinef 8/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
andres 9/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3947 days true 0.0 0%
Artur D 8/10 3947 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 4173 days true 0.0 0%
neeltjec 9/10 4189 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 9/10 4189 days true 0.0 0%
LuukKarin 8/10 4191 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.