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 Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles 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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Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)

Valid Reviews

77 Valid Reviews

The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) experience has a total of 77 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 77 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
25%
9/10 25
32%
8/10 21
27%
7/10 10
13%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.36% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) valid reviews is 86.36% and is based on 77 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

71 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 77 valid reviews, the experience has 71 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 71 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
24%
9/10 22
31%
8/10 21
30%
7/10 9
13%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.06% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) face-to-face reviews is 86.06% and is based on 71 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.46%

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
Cymen Crick 10/10 448 days 100%
Haefele Lilja 7/10 1087 days 7%
Chris Arnold 7/10 1702 days 5%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 1708 days 5%
Niels Bellaar 9/10 1714 days 5%
Riccardo 9/10 1715 days 5%
Emely Walker 8/10 1717 days 5%
Kristal Lavender 9/10 1756 days 5%
Jamosch Dooffler 8/10 1766 days 5%
Janina 8/10 1767 days 5%
Barbara 10/10 1771 days 5%
Gazmira Molina 10/10 1778 days 5%
Thomas 9/10 1797 days 5%
Mikulas and Dominika 7/10 1803 days 5%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 2007 days 5%
Anais Roux 8/10 2012 days 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 2017 days 4%
Alex 8/10 2019 days 4%
Antonia Gillett 10/10 2021 days 5%
Cora 8/10 2023 days 4%
Selina 8/10 2023 days 4%
Saskia Peek 10/10 2024 days 5%
Anna Lerchl 10/10 2027 days 5%
Madeleine Panholzer 10/10 2029 days 5%
Andrea Le Stunff 6/10 2032 days 4%
Jan Homann 7/10 2034 days 4%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2038 days 5%
Julia Scharbert 8/10 2038 days 4%
Annalies Beard 7/10 2041 days 4%
Max von Felde 9/10 2043 days 5%
Teo Golja 8/10 2050 days 4%
Max Mustermann 7/10 2055 days 4%
Irene Marvelli 9/10 2057 days 4%
ks ks 8/10 2057 days 4%
Florent Callet 7/10 2062 days 4%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 2063 days 4%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 2063 days 4%
Markus Wabing 10/10 2065 days 4%
Theresa Huelk 9/10 2067 days 4%
Rebecca Winzig 6/10 2067 days 4%
Michele Winzig 9/10 2067 days 4%
M J 8/10 2070 days 4%
Johannes Marold 8/10 2076 days 4%
Lucilo Del Castillo 8/10 2078 days 4%
Nils 9/10 2082 days 4%
Elizabeth Nash 9/10 2123 days 4%
Stephanie Piou 8/10 2387 days 3%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2388 days 4%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2431 days 3%
Jasper van den Weyde 9/10 2443 days 3%
Bart Hanssen 9/10 2465 days 3%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 2760 days 2%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2765 days 2%
Tobias Thull 9/10 2765 days 2%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 2773 days 2%
Joy Lambez 10/10 2787 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2799 days 2%
Rey Germain 9/10 3103 days 1%
Kiki Wykstra 9/10 3115 days 1%
Sarah Horn 9/10 3115 days 1%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3115 days 1%
N smith 9/10 3186 days 1%
Ruben Kunze 9/10 3482 days 0%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3488 days 0%
Carolin Haas 8/10 3502 days 0%
Franziska & Katrin 7/10 3513 days 0%
Lucie Rutherfurd 8/10 3519 days 0%
Mary Hamilton 10/10 3613 days 0%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 3860 days 1%
Cymen Crick 9/10 4131 days 1%
Michael Egli 9/10 4214 days 1%
beetley 10/10 4220 days 1%
Jamie Hallifax 7/10 4242 days 1%
joe Reibli 7/10 4248 days 1%
alasiac 10/10 4313 days 1%
carolineder 8/10 4313 days 1%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 8/10 4337 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.