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 Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track.

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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Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track experience has a total of 42 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 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
33%
9/10 13
31%
8/10 9
21%
7/10 5
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%

88.10% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track valid reviews is 88.10% and is based on 42 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

38 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 42 valid reviews, the experience has 38 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 38 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
34%
9/10 11
29%
8/10 9
24%
7/10 4
11%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.16% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track face-to-face reviews is 88.16% and is based on 38 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.81%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 172 days 95.31 100%
Dave Rollison 9/10 720 days 27.28 27%
Katharina Gans 9/10 759 days true 27.47 27%
Andreas Zedelius 10/10 760 days true 27.34 27%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1069 days true 6.13 5%
Julie Duvert 10/10 1080 days true 6.04 4%
John and Jan 9/10 1088 days true 6.01 4%
Juro 8/10 1110 days true 5.98 4%
Klaas Huis 9/10 1122 days true 5.96 4%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1122 days true 5.96 4%
Damaris Mayer 8/10 1491 days true 5.35 4%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 1799 days true 4.84 3%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 8/10 1826 days true 4.8 3%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2170 days true 4.23 3%
Loesje 7/10 2182 days 3.51 2%
Cennart ud Brock 9/10 2271 days true 4.07 2%
Kevin Blom 8/10 2276 days true 4.06 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2302 days 3.35 2%
Mark Westebring 8/10 2534 days true 3.63 2%
Richard Harvey 8/10 2556 days true 3.6 2%
Christian & Julia 8/10 2557 days true 3.6 2%
Preben vil Helmsen 10/10 2559 days true 3.59 2%
Danielle 10/10 2559 days true 3.59 2%
Dominique 7/10 2560 days true 3.59 2%
Christina 10/10 2562 days true 3.59 2%
Ellen Jacobs 9/10 2574 days true 3.57 2%
Lotte Foged 10/10 2574 days true 3.57 2%
Johanna & Mark 6/10 2895 days true 3.04 1%
Krabbe 8/10 2904 days true 3.03 1%
Omar Candon 7/10 2914 days true 3.01 1%
Brandt 9/10 2938 days true 2.97 1%
Richard Spore 10/10 3265 days true 2.43 1%
Ralph 10/10 3275 days true 2.42 1%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3302 days true 2.37 1%
Alies van der plank 9/10 3323 days true 2.34 1%
barts 7/10 3352 days true 2.29 0%
klinger 10/10 3352 days true 2.29 0%
nadinef 9/10 3360 days true 2.28 0%
alasiac 10/10 3368 days true 2.26 0%
carolineder 9/10 3368 days true 2.26 0%
Sandra M 7/10 3370 days true 2.26 0%
skorn 9/10 3612 days true 1.86 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.