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

90.03%

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 Relative Weight
Mike Fricker 10/10 1355 days 100%
Dave Rollison 9/10 1904 days 74%
Katharina Gans 9/10 1942 days 72%
Andreas Zedelius 10/10 1943 days 72%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 2252 days 58%
Julie Duvert 10/10 2263 days 57%
John and Jan 9/10 2271 days 57%
Juro 8/10 2293 days 53%
Klaas Huis 9/10 2305 days 55%
Stella and Merle 8/10 2305 days 52%
Damaris Mayer 8/10 2674 days 36%
Kathrin Lerch 10/10 2982 days 24%
Daniel Garcia Dezgado 8/10 3009 days 21%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3353 days 6%
Loesje 7/10 3365 days 4%
Cennart ud Brock 9/10 3454 days 1%
Kevin Blom 8/10 3459 days 1%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 3485 days 0%
Mark Westebring 8/10 3717 days 15%
Richard Harvey 8/10 3739 days 15%
Christian & Julia 8/10 3740 days 15%
Preben vil Helmsen 10/10 3742 days 16%
Danielle 10/10 3742 days 16%
Dominique 7/10 3743 days 14%
Christina 10/10 3745 days 16%
Ellen Jacobs 9/10 3757 days 16%
Lotte Foged 10/10 3757 days 16%
Johanna & Mark 6/10 4078 days 12%
Krabbe 8/10 4087 days 15%
Omar Candon 7/10 4097 days 14%
Brandt 9/10 4121 days 16%
Richard Spore 10/10 4448 days 16%
Ralph 10/10 4458 days 16%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 4485 days 16%
Alies van der plank 9/10 4506 days 16%
barts 7/10 4535 days 14%
klinger 10/10 4535 days 16%
nadinef 9/10 4543 days 16%
alasiac 10/10 4551 days 16%
carolineder 9/10 4551 days 16%
Sandra M 7/10 4553 days 14%
skorn 9/10 4795 days 16%

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

90%

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.