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

86.23%

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
Linnea Sahlberg 8/10 1309 days 100%
Claudia Schaefer 9/10 1613 days 91%
Christopher Emerich 9/10 1613 days 91%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1875 days 78%
Antonia Gillett 8/10 1895 days 73%
Julie Duvert 9/10 1899 days 77%
Quentin Sauve 8/10 1906 days 72%
Patrick Baritz 8/10 1940 days 71%
Adam Taylor 10/10 1946 days 75%
renee verwey 9/10 1950 days 75%
Nico 7/10 1961 days 67%
Hans 8/10 1976 days 69%
Linda and Gunther 8/10 1979 days 69%
Sebastian Schurchardt 9/10 1982 days 73%
Jakob Gerber 10/10 1996 days 72%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 2365 days 51%
James Russell 7/10 2612 days 38%
Hannah Watt 8/10 2612 days 40%
Mark Hofmann 9/10 2642 days 41%
Charles Busnel 9/10 2702 days 38%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2970 days 23%
Verena 9/10 2992 days 24%
Cloarec Guillaume 10/10 2996 days 24%
Jan & Jile 10/10 3006 days 23%
Pink 8/10 3034 days 20%
astra 10/10 3305 days 9%
Mike & Suzann 9/10 3377 days 5%
Russell Eames 8/10 3378 days 4%
Ursi Meier 5/10 3389 days 2%
Bart Goovaerts 8/10 3473 days 0%
Lillian van Wegen 8/10 3720 days 15%
Marianne Wheatley 9/10 3720 days 17%
keane 9/10 4172 days 17%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 8/10 4198 days 15%

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

86%

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.