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 Coromandel Walkway.

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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Coromandel Walkway

Valid Reviews

34 Valid Reviews

The Coromandel Walkway experience has a total of 34 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 34 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
18%
9/10 11
32%
8/10 14
41%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Coromandel Walkway valid reviews is 85.29% and is based on 34 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

29 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 34 valid reviews, the experience has 29 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 29 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
14%
9/10 10
34%
8/10 12
41%
7/10 2
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Coromandel Walkway face-to-face reviews is 84.48% and is based on 29 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.37%

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
Linnea Sahlberg 8/10 781 days true 19.59 100%
Claudia Schaefer 9/10 1085 days true 5.02 26%
Christopher Emerich 9/10 1085 days true 5.02 26%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1347 days true 4.51 23%
Antonia Gillett 8/10 1367 days true 4.24 22%
Julie Duvert 9/10 1371 days true 4.46 23%
Quentin Sauve 8/10 1378 days true 4.22 22%
Patrick Baritz 8/10 1412 days true 4.16 21%
Adam Taylor 10/10 1418 days true 4.37 22%
renee verwey 9/10 1422 days 4.36 22%
Nico 7/10 1433 days true 3.95 20%
Hans 8/10 1448 days true 4.09 21%
Linda and Gunther 8/10 1451 days true 4.09 21%
Sebastian Schurchardt 9/10 1454 days true 4.3 22%
Jakob Gerber 10/10 1468 days 4.27 22%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 1837 days 3.37 17%
James Russell 7/10 2084 days true 2.79 14%
Hannah Watt 8/10 2084 days true 2.91 15%
Mark Hofmann 9/10 2114 days true 3.01 15%
Charles Busnel 9/10 2174 days true 2.89 15%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2442 days 2.25 11%
Verena 9/10 2464 days true 2.32 12%
Cloarec Guillaume 10/10 2468 days true 2.31 12%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2478 days true 2.29 12%
Pink 8/10 2506 days true 2.13 11%
astra 10/10 2777 days 1.71 9%
Mike & Suzann 9/10 2849 days true 1.57 8%
Russell Eames 8/10 2850 days true 1.49 8%
Ursi Meier 5/10 2861 days true 1.25 6%
Bart Goovaerts 8/10 2945 days true 1.31 7%
Lillian van Wegen 8/10 3192 days true 0.85 4%
Marianne Wheatley 9/10 3192 days true 0.9 5%
keane 9/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 8/10 3670 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Coromandel Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.