Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

87.19%

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 10/10 769 days 100%
Haefele Lilja 7/10 1408 days 17%
Chris Arnold 7/10 2023 days 12%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 2029 days 13%
Niels Bellaar 9/10 2035 days 13%
Riccardo 9/10 2036 days 13%
Emely Walker 8/10 2038 days 13%
Kristal Lavender 9/10 2077 days 13%
Jamosch Dooffler 8/10 2087 days 12%
Janina 8/10 2088 days 12%
Barbara 10/10 2092 days 13%
Gazmira Molina 10/10 2099 days 13%
Thomas 9/10 2118 days 13%
Mikulas and Dominika 7/10 2124 days 11%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 2328 days 11%
Anais Roux 8/10 2333 days 10%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 2338 days 10%
Alex 8/10 2340 days 10%
Antonia Gillett 10/10 2342 days 11%
Cora 8/10 2344 days 10%
Selina 8/10 2344 days 10%
Saskia Peek 10/10 2345 days 11%
Anna Lerchl 10/10 2348 days 11%
Madeleine Panholzer 10/10 2350 days 11%
Andrea Le Stunff 6/10 2353 days 8%
Jan Homann 7/10 2355 days 9%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2359 days 10%
Julia Scharbert 8/10 2359 days 10%
Annalies Beard 7/10 2362 days 9%
Max von Felde 9/10 2364 days 10%
Teo Golja 8/10 2371 days 10%
Max Mustermann 7/10 2376 days 9%
Irene Marvelli 9/10 2378 days 10%
ks ks 8/10 2378 days 10%
Florent Callet 7/10 2383 days 9%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 2384 days 10%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 2384 days 10%
Markus Wabing 10/10 2386 days 10%
Theresa Huelk 9/10 2388 days 10%
Rebecca Winzig 6/10 2388 days 8%
Michele Winzig 9/10 2388 days 10%
M J 8/10 2391 days 10%
Johannes Marold 8/10 2397 days 10%
Lucilo Del Castillo 8/10 2399 days 9%
Nils 9/10 2403 days 10%
Elizabeth Nash 9/10 2444 days 10%
Stephanie Piou 8/10 2708 days 7%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2709 days 7%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2752 days 7%
Jasper van den Weyde 9/10 2764 days 7%
Bart Hanssen 9/10 2786 days 7%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 3081 days 4%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 3086 days 4%
Tobias Thull 9/10 3086 days 4%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 3094 days 4%
Joy Lambez 10/10 3108 days 4%
Claudia 10/10 3120 days 4%
Rey Germain 9/10 3424 days 1%
Kiki Wykstra 9/10 3436 days 1%
Sarah Horn 9/10 3436 days 1%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3436 days 1%
N smith 9/10 3507 days 0%
Ruben Kunze 9/10 3803 days 3%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3809 days 3%
Carolin Haas 8/10 3823 days 3%
Franziska & Katrin 7/10 3834 days 3%
Lucie Rutherfurd 8/10 3840 days 3%
Mary Hamilton 10/10 3934 days 3%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 4181 days 3%
Cymen Crick 9/10 4452 days 3%
Michael Egli 9/10 4535 days 3%
beetley 10/10 4541 days 3%
Jamie Hallifax 7/10 4563 days 3%
joe Reibli 7/10 4569 days 3%
alasiac 10/10 4634 days 3%
carolineder 8/10 4634 days 3%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 8/10 4658 days 3%

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

87%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.