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

88.15%

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 10/10 387 days 76.27 100%
Lucile 9/10 878 days true 14.95 18%
Simon Hall 8/10 911 days true 12.44 15%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 913 days true 12.3 14%
Erna Muller 8/10 919 days true 11.89 14%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 923 days true 11.63 13%
Wendy Steer 9/10 960 days true 9.47 11%
Hannes 7/10 1215 days true 5.8 6%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1216 days true 5.8 6%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1223 days 4.82 4%
Luala F 8/10 1227 days true 5.78 6%
Birthe 8/10 1231 days true 5.78 6%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1238 days true 5.76 6%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1252 days true 5.74 6%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1259 days true 5.73 6%
Tina Rust 10/10 1259 days true 5.73 6%
Fabian 6/10 1264 days true 5.72 6%
Josef Biller 10/10 1264 days true 5.72 6%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1276 days true 5.7 5%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1276 days true 5.7 5%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1278 days true 5.7 5%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1280 days true 5.7 5%
Petru 8/10 1281 days true 5.69 5%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1289 days true 5.68 5%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1333 days true 5.61 5%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1639 days true 5.11 5%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 1653 days true 5.08 5%
Mattias 7/10 1942 days true 4.61 4%
Christina 7/10 1953 days true 4.59 4%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 1978 days true 4.55 4%
Sara Berton 10/10 1980 days true 4.55 4%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 1980 days true 4.55 4%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 1995 days true 4.52 4%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2011 days true 4.49 4%
Jeremy 10/10 2061 days 3.68 3%
Loesje 6/10 2395 days 3.22 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2408 days true 3.84 3%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2430 days true 3.81 3%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2430 days true 3.81 3%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2431 days true 3.8 3%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2431 days true 3.8 3%
Verest 9/10 2442 days true 3.79 3%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2487 days 3.09 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 2696 days true 3.37 2%
Mike Breele 9/10 2701 days true 3.36 2%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 2705 days true 3.35 2%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2712 days true 3.34 2%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 2712 days true 3.34 2%
Frans 9/10 2713 days true 3.34 2%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2716 days true 3.34 2%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 2723 days true 3.32 2%
Anika 8/10 2729 days true 3.31 2%
Janet 8/10 2730 days true 3.31 2%
bosha22 10/10 2761 days 2.72 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 2808 days true 3.18 2%
Derek 10/10 3047 days true 2.79 2%
De Groot 9/10 3051 days true 2.78 2%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3054 days true 2.78 2%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3059 days true 2.77 2%
Monica 10/10 3063 days true 2.76 2%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3075 days true 2.75 2%
Faucon 7/10 3082 days true 2.73 2%
Derek Dean 9/10 3087 days true 2.73 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3088 days true 2.72 1%
ersinger 7/10 3401 days true 2.21 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3425 days true 2.17 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3429 days true 2.16 1%
jongejan 9/10 3438 days true 2.15 1%
Josy 10/10 3452 days true 2.13 1%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3456 days true 2.12 1%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 3458 days true 2.12 1%
balthes 9/10 3505 days true 2.04 1%
biene 10/10 3506 days true 2.04 1%
braunweiler 8/10 3511 days true 2.03 1%
nadinef 8/10 3514 days true 2.02 1%
andres 9/10 3514 days true 2.02 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 3524 days true 2.01 1%
Artur D 8/10 3524 days true 2.01 1%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 3750 days true 1.64 0%
neeltjec 9/10 3766 days true 1.61 0%
LaurensD 9/10 3766 days true 1.61 0%
LuukKarin 8/10 3768 days true 1.61 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

88%

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.