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 Tongariro Northern Circuit.

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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Tongariro Northern Circuit

Valid Reviews

74 Valid Reviews

The Tongariro Northern Circuit experience has a total of 74 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 74 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 40
54%
9/10 16
22%
8/10 10
14%
7/10 6
8%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.35% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tongariro Northern Circuit valid reviews is 91.35% and is based on 74 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

70 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 74 valid reviews, the experience has 70 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 70 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 36
51%
9/10 16
23%
8/10 10
14%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tongariro Northern Circuit face-to-face reviews is 90.86% and is based on 70 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.60%

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
Eva Cordemeyer 9/10 1172 days 100%
Matti Picus 10/10 1434 days 89%
Vic Baughen 9/10 1454 days 89%
Ingrid Kiselka 10/10 1454 days 89%
Susannah Arrowsmith 10/10 1465 days 88%
Kallan Mrozek 9/10 1506 days 86%
Frank Fabian 8/10 1523 days 81%
Sabine Schwandegger 10/10 1523 days 86%
Carmen Stanow 10/10 1547 days 85%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1753 days 76%
Estelle Coquard 10/10 1756 days 76%
Juliane Mueller 10/10 1759 days 76%
Julia 10/10 1770 days 76%
Bjoern 10/10 1770 days 76%
Floren Hoenschler 9/10 1799 days 75%
Simone De Angiou 10/10 1804 days 74%
William Lendway 10/10 1805 days 74%
Morgan Fog 10/10 1805 days 74%
Jan 10/10 1813 days 74%
Lorne Paterson 10/10 1813 days 74%
Taylor Fabricius 10/10 1817 days 74%
Kyle Johnson 9/10 1817 days 74%
Tamara 8/10 1817 days 70%
Markus Wabing 9/10 1819 days 74%
Uschi Pongratz 10/10 1819 days 74%
Jessica Ruhland 10/10 1819 days 74%
Edwine 6/10 1832 days 61%
Sara Kuenzi 9/10 1834 days 73%
Maxime Louis 10/10 1835 days 73%
Lukas Schenke 10/10 1864 days 72%
Till 10/10 1879 days 71%
Nicolas Justin 8/10 2141 days 58%
Damaris Mayer 8/10 2190 days 56%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2523 days 45%
Marc Engstle 7/10 2538 days 41%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2542 days 45%
Johannes 9/10 2543 days 44%
Max Grabowski 10/10 2544 days 44%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2547 days 44%
Nimh Oudhof 8/10 2548 days 42%
Harel Cliad 9/10 2573 days 43%
Alex 10/10 2575 days 43%
Aitnan Melman 9/10 2577 days 43%
Alex Artigues 7/10 2578 days 39%
Simon Zenzen 10/10 2578 days 43%
Thomas 10/10 2879 days 31%
Marketa 10/10 2881 days 31%
Lusi13 10/10 2881 days 31%
Jana Simcikova 10/10 2883 days 31%
Tobi 10/10 2886 days 31%
Jacob Bernhardt 10/10 2886 days 31%
Jean Raisin 10/10 2887 days 31%
Tony and Helene 8/10 2889 days 29%
Missy and Chaz 10/10 2891 days 30%
Evyatar Tulipman 7/10 2894 days 27%
Anne Rodofsen 9/10 2961 days 28%
Michael Neumann 10/10 3233 days 17%
Be Groen 7/10 3238 days 15%
Ian Sainsbury 7/10 3260 days 14%
Anika 9/10 3274 days 15%
John Jacobs 9/10 3303 days 14%
snoopidoops 10/10 3306 days 14%
Natascha & Greg 9/10 3349 days 12%
Robin van der Linden 9/10 3563 days 3%
Zoe Barker 10/10 3586 days 2%
R Tearle 4/10 3590 days 2%
Susannah Eduart 8/10 3592 days 2%
Boi Sagarra 8/10 3595 days 2%
Nadia Husain 8/10 3640 days 0%
anon 10/10 3984 days 20%
Marcel Baessle 10/10 3991 days 20%
Karen Raven 7/10 4074 days 18%
bdevries 8/10 4078 days 19%
Pavol 10/10 4421 days 20%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tongariro Northern Circuit does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.