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

89.69%

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 10/10 356 days 100%
Haefele Lilja 7/10 995 days 7%
Chris Arnold 7/10 1610 days 4%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 1616 days 4%
Niels Bellaar 9/10 1622 days 5%
Riccardo 9/10 1623 days 5%
Emely Walker 8/10 1625 days 4%
Kristal Lavender 9/10 1664 days 5%
Jamosch Dooffler 8/10 1674 days 4%
Janina 8/10 1675 days 4%
Barbara 10/10 1679 days 5%
Gazmira Molina 10/10 1686 days 5%
Thomas 9/10 1705 days 4%
Mikulas and Dominika 7/10 1711 days 4%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1915 days 4%
Anais Roux 8/10 1920 days 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1925 days 4%
Alex 8/10 1927 days 4%
Antonia Gillett 10/10 1929 days 4%
Cora 8/10 1931 days 4%
Selina 8/10 1931 days 4%
Saskia Peek 10/10 1932 days 4%
Anna Lerchl 10/10 1935 days 4%
Madeleine Panholzer 10/10 1937 days 4%
Andrea Le Stunff 6/10 1940 days 3%
Jan Homann 7/10 1942 days 4%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1946 days 4%
Julia Scharbert 8/10 1946 days 4%
Annalies Beard 7/10 1949 days 3%
Max von Felde 9/10 1951 days 4%
Teo Golja 8/10 1958 days 4%
Max Mustermann 7/10 1963 days 3%
Irene Marvelli 9/10 1965 days 4%
ks ks 8/10 1965 days 4%
Florent Callet 7/10 1970 days 3%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 1971 days 4%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 1971 days 4%
Markus Wabing 10/10 1973 days 4%
Theresa Huelk 9/10 1975 days 4%
Rebecca Winzig 6/10 1975 days 3%
Michele Winzig 9/10 1975 days 4%
M J 8/10 1978 days 4%
Johannes Marold 8/10 1984 days 4%
Lucilo Del Castillo 8/10 1986 days 4%
Nils 9/10 1990 days 4%
Elizabeth Nash 9/10 2031 days 4%
Stephanie Piou 8/10 2295 days 3%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2296 days 3%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2339 days 3%
Jasper van den Weyde 9/10 2351 days 3%
Bart Hanssen 9/10 2373 days 3%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 2668 days 2%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2673 days 2%
Tobias Thull 9/10 2673 days 2%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 2681 days 2%
Joy Lambez 10/10 2695 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2707 days 2%
Rey Germain 9/10 3011 days 1%
Kiki Wykstra 9/10 3023 days 1%
Sarah Horn 9/10 3023 days 1%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3023 days 1%
N smith 9/10 3094 days 1%
Ruben Kunze 9/10 3390 days 0%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3396 days 0%
Carolin Haas 8/10 3410 days 0%
Franziska & Katrin 7/10 3421 days 0%
Lucie Rutherfurd 8/10 3427 days 0%
Mary Hamilton 10/10 3521 days 0%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 3768 days 1%
Cymen Crick 9/10 4039 days 1%
Michael Egli 9/10 4122 days 1%
beetley 10/10 4128 days 1%
Jamie Hallifax 7/10 4150 days 1%
joe Reibli 7/10 4156 days 1%
alasiac 10/10 4221 days 1%
carolineder 8/10 4221 days 1%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 8/10 4245 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

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.