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

88.79%

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 10/10 567 days 100%
Haefele Lilja 7/10 1206 days 9%
Chris Arnold 7/10 1821 days 7%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 1827 days 7%
Niels Bellaar 9/10 1833 days 7%
Riccardo 9/10 1834 days 7%
Emely Walker 8/10 1836 days 7%
Kristal Lavender 9/10 1875 days 7%
Jamosch Dooffler 8/10 1885 days 7%
Janina 8/10 1886 days 7%
Barbara 10/10 1890 days 7%
Gazmira Molina 10/10 1897 days 7%
Thomas 9/10 1916 days 7%
Mikulas and Dominika 7/10 1922 days 6%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 2126 days 6%
Anais Roux 8/10 2131 days 6%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 2136 days 6%
Alex 8/10 2138 days 6%
Antonia Gillett 10/10 2140 days 6%
Cora 8/10 2142 days 6%
Selina 8/10 2142 days 6%
Saskia Peek 10/10 2143 days 6%
Anna Lerchl 10/10 2146 days 6%
Madeleine Panholzer 10/10 2148 days 6%
Andrea Le Stunff 6/10 2151 days 5%
Jan Homann 7/10 2153 days 5%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2157 days 6%
Julia Scharbert 8/10 2157 days 6%
Annalies Beard 7/10 2160 days 5%
Max von Felde 9/10 2162 days 6%
Teo Golja 8/10 2169 days 6%
Max Mustermann 7/10 2174 days 5%
Irene Marvelli 9/10 2176 days 6%
ks ks 8/10 2176 days 6%
Florent Callet 7/10 2181 days 5%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 2182 days 6%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 2182 days 6%
Markus Wabing 10/10 2184 days 6%
Theresa Huelk 9/10 2186 days 6%
Rebecca Winzig 6/10 2186 days 5%
Michele Winzig 9/10 2186 days 6%
M J 8/10 2189 days 5%
Johannes Marold 8/10 2195 days 5%
Lucilo Del Castillo 8/10 2197 days 5%
Nils 9/10 2201 days 6%
Elizabeth Nash 9/10 2242 days 6%
Stephanie Piou 8/10 2506 days 4%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2507 days 5%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2550 days 4%
Jasper van den Weyde 9/10 2562 days 4%
Bart Hanssen 9/10 2584 days 4%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 2879 days 3%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2884 days 3%
Tobias Thull 9/10 2884 days 3%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 2892 days 3%
Joy Lambez 10/10 2906 days 3%
Claudia 10/10 2918 days 3%
Rey Germain 9/10 3222 days 2%
Kiki Wykstra 9/10 3234 days 2%
Sarah Horn 9/10 3234 days 2%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3234 days 2%
N smith 9/10 3305 days 1%
Ruben Kunze 9/10 3601 days 0%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3607 days 0%
Carolin Haas 8/10 3621 days 0%
Franziska & Katrin 7/10 3632 days 0%
Lucie Rutherfurd 8/10 3638 days 0%
Mary Hamilton 10/10 3732 days 2%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 3979 days 2%
Cymen Crick 9/10 4250 days 2%
Michael Egli 9/10 4333 days 2%
beetley 10/10 4339 days 2%
Jamie Hallifax 7/10 4361 days 2%
joe Reibli 7/10 4367 days 2%
alasiac 10/10 4432 days 2%
carolineder 8/10 4432 days 2%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 8/10 4456 days 2%

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.