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

83 Valid Reviews

The Tane Mahuta Walk experience has a total of 83 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 83 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
28%
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%

85.90% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk valid reviews is 85.90% and is based on 83 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 83 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

89.30%

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
Stefano Clerici 10/10 444 days 68.76 100%
Lucile 9/10 935 days true 9.06 13%
Simon Hall 8/10 968 days true 7.18 10%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 970 days true 7.48 10%
Erna Muller 8/10 976 days true 6.88 10%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 980 days true 6.74 9%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1017 days true 5.96 8%
Hannes 7/10 1272 days true 4.27 6%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1273 days true 4.46 6%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1280 days 4.45 6%
Luala F 8/10 1284 days true 4.44 6%
Birthe 8/10 1288 days true 4.44 6%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1295 days true 4.24 6%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1309 days true 4.63 6%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1316 days true 4.62 6%
Tina Rust 10/10 1316 days true 4.62 6%
Fabian 6/10 1321 days true 3.83 5%
Josef Biller 10/10 1321 days true 4.61 6%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1333 days true 4.36 6%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1333 days true 4.36 6%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1335 days true 4.59 6%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1337 days true 3.81 5%
Petru 8/10 1338 days true 4.35 6%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1346 days true 4.57 6%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1390 days true 4.49 6%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1696 days true 3.97 5%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 1710 days true 3.75 5%
Mattias 7/10 1999 days true 3.14 4%
Christina 7/10 2010 days true 3.12 4%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2035 days true 3.22 4%
Sara Berton 10/10 2037 days true 3.39 5%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2037 days true 3.39 5%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2052 days true 3.06 4%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2068 days true 3.33 4%
Jeremy 10/10 2118 days 3.25 4%
Loesje 6/10 2452 days 2.22 3%
Ingrid 9/10 2465 days true 2.65 3%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2487 days true 2.62 3%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2487 days true 2.62 3%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2488 days true 2.48 3%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2488 days true 2.48 3%
Verest 9/10 2499 days true 2.6 3%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2513 days 2.57 3%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2544 days 2.52 3%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 2753 days true 2.05 3%
Mike Breele 9/10 2758 days true 2.15 3%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 2762 days true 2.04 3%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2769 days true 2.03 3%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 2769 days true 2.13 3%
Frans 9/10 2770 days true 2.13 3%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2773 days true 2.13 3%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 2780 days true 2.01 3%
Anika 8/10 2786 days true 2.0 2%
Janet 8/10 2787 days true 2.0 2%
bosha22 10/10 2818 days 2.05 3%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 2865 days true 1.97 2%
Derek 10/10 3104 days true 1.56 2%
De Groot 9/10 3108 days true 1.55 2%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3111 days true 1.55 2%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3116 days true 1.54 2%
Monica 10/10 3120 days true 1.53 2%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3132 days true 1.44 2%
Faucon 7/10 3139 days true 1.37 2%
Derek Dean 9/10 3144 days true 1.49 2%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3145 days true 1.42 2%
ersinger 7/10 3458 days true 0.87 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3482 days true 0.87 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3486 days true 0.86 1%
jongejan 9/10 3495 days true 0.89 1%
Josy 10/10 3509 days true 0.87 1%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3513 days true 0.86 1%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 3515 days true 0.81 1%
balthes 9/10 3562 days true 0.78 1%
biene 10/10 3563 days true 0.77 1%
braunweiler 8/10 3568 days true 0.73 1%
nadinef 8/10 3571 days true 0.72 1%
andres 9/10 3571 days true 0.76 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 3581 days true 0.68 1%
Artur D 8/10 3581 days true 0.71 1%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 3807 days true 0.3 0%
neeltjec 9/10 3823 days true 0.33 0%
LaurensD 9/10 3823 days true 0.33 0%
LuukKarin 8/10 3825 days true 0.31 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

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.