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

76 Valid Reviews

The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) experience has a total of 76 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 76 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
24%
9/10 25
33%
8/10 21
28%
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%

86.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) valid reviews is 86.18% and is based on 76 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 76 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

82.91%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Haefele Lilja 7/10 356 days 72.72 100%
Chris Arnold 7/10 971 days true 6.77 8%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 977 days true 6.85 9%
Niels Bellaar 9/10 983 days 6.99 9%
Riccardo 9/10 984 days true 6.95 9%
Emely Walker 8/10 986 days true 6.54 8%
Kristal Lavender 9/10 1025 days true 5.78 7%
Jamosch Dooffler 8/10 1035 days true 5.29 6%
Janina 8/10 1036 days true 5.27 6%
Barbara 10/10 1040 days true 5.48 7%
Gazmira Molina 10/10 1047 days true 5.37 7%
Thomas 9/10 1066 days true 5.13 6%
Mikulas and Dominika 7/10 1072 days true 4.63 5%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1276 days true 4.69 6%
Anais Roux 8/10 1281 days true 4.45 5%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1286 days true 4.44 5%
Alex 8/10 1288 days true 4.44 5%
Antonia Gillett 10/10 1290 days true 4.67 6%
Cora 8/10 1292 days true 4.43 5%
Selina 8/10 1292 days true 4.43 5%
Saskia Peek 10/10 1293 days true 4.66 6%
Anna Lerchl 10/10 1296 days true 4.66 6%
Madeleine Panholzer 10/10 1298 days true 4.65 6%
Andrea Le Stunff 6/10 1301 days true 3.86 4%
Jan Homann 7/10 1303 days true 4.23 5%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1307 days true 4.64 6%
Julia Scharbert 8/10 1307 days true 4.41 5%
Annalies Beard 7/10 1310 days true 4.21 5%
Max von Felde 9/10 1312 days true 4.63 5%
Teo Golja 8/10 1319 days true 4.39 5%
Max Mustermann 7/10 1324 days true 4.19 5%
Irene Marvelli 9/10 1326 days true 4.6 5%
ks ks 8/10 1326 days true 4.37 5%
Florent Callet 7/10 1331 days true 4.18 5%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 1332 days true 4.36 5%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 1332 days true 4.59 5%
Markus Wabing 10/10 1334 days true 4.59 5%
Theresa Huelk 9/10 1336 days true 4.59 5%
Rebecca Winzig 6/10 1336 days true 3.81 4%
Michele Winzig 9/10 1336 days true 4.59 5%
M J 8/10 1339 days true 4.35 5%
Johannes Marold 8/10 1345 days true 4.34 5%
Lucilo Del Castillo 8/10 1347 days true 4.34 5%
Nils 9/10 1351 days true 4.56 5%
Elizabeth Nash 9/10 1392 days true 4.49 5%
Stephanie Piou 8/10 1656 days true 3.84 4%
Michael Stibor 9/10 1657 days true 4.04 5%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1700 days true 3.96 5%
Jasper van den Weyde 9/10 1712 days true 3.94 5%
Bart Hanssen 9/10 1734 days true 3.91 4%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 2029 days true 3.4 4%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2034 days true 3.39 4%
Tobias Thull 9/10 2034 days true 3.39 4%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 2042 days true 3.38 4%
Joy Lambez 10/10 2056 days true 3.35 4%
Claudia 10/10 2068 days true 3.33 4%
Rey Germain 9/10 2372 days true 2.81 3%
Kiki Wykstra 9/10 2384 days true 2.79 3%
Sarah Horn 9/10 2384 days true 2.79 3%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2384 days true 2.79 3%
N smith 9/10 2455 days 2.67 3%
Ruben Kunze 9/10 2751 days true 2.16 2%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 2757 days true 2.15 2%
Carolin Haas 8/10 2771 days true 2.02 2%
Franziska & Katrin 7/10 2782 days true 1.92 2%
Lucie Rutherfurd 8/10 2788 days true 2.0 2%
Mary Hamilton 10/10 2882 days 1.94 2%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 3129 days true 1.52 1%
Cymen Crick 9/10 3400 days 1.05 1%
Michael Egli 9/10 3483 days true 0.91 0%
beetley 10/10 3489 days true 0.9 0%
Jamie Hallifax 7/10 3511 days true 0.79 0%
joe Reibli 7/10 3517 days true 0.78 0%
alasiac 10/10 3582 days true 0.74 0%
carolineder 8/10 3582 days true 0.7 0%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 8/10 3606 days true 0.67 0%

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

83%

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.