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

93.35%

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
Eva Cordemeyer 9/10 937 days true 8.96 100%
Matti Picus 10/10 1199 days true 4.8 54%
Vic Baughen 9/10 1219 days true 4.76 53%
Ingrid Kiselka 10/10 1219 days true 4.76 53%
Susannah Arrowsmith 10/10 1230 days 4.74 53%
Kallan Mrozek 9/10 1271 days true 4.66 52%
Frank Fabian 8/10 1288 days true 4.39 49%
Sabine Schwandegger 10/10 1288 days true 4.62 52%
Carmen Stanow 10/10 1312 days true 4.58 51%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1518 days true 4.17 47%
Estelle Coquard 10/10 1521 days true 4.17 47%
Juliane Mueller 10/10 1524 days true 4.16 46%
Julia 10/10 1535 days true 4.14 46%
Bjoern 10/10 1535 days true 4.14 46%
Floren Hoenschler 9/10 1564 days true 4.08 46%
Simone De Angiou 10/10 1569 days true 4.07 45%
William Lendway 10/10 1570 days true 4.07 45%
Morgan Fog 10/10 1570 days true 4.07 45%
Jan 10/10 1578 days true 4.05 45%
Lorne Paterson 10/10 1578 days true 4.05 45%
Taylor Fabricius 10/10 1582 days true 4.05 45%
Kyle Johnson 9/10 1582 days true 4.05 45%
Tamara 8/10 1582 days true 3.84 43%
Markus Wabing 9/10 1584 days true 4.04 45%
Uschi Pongratz 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 45%
Jessica Ruhland 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 45%
Edwine 6/10 1597 days true 3.33 37%
Sara Kuenzi 9/10 1599 days true 4.01 45%
Maxime Louis 10/10 1600 days true 4.01 45%
Lukas Schenke 10/10 1629 days true 3.95 44%
Till 10/10 1644 days true 3.93 44%
Nicolas Justin 8/10 1906 days true 3.24 36%
Damaris Mayer 8/10 1955 days true 3.15 35%
Friederike Kranzin 10/10 2288 days true 2.67 30%
Marc Engstle 7/10 2303 days true 2.4 27%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2307 days true 2.63 29%
Johannes 9/10 2308 days true 2.63 29%
Max Grabowski 10/10 2309 days true 2.62 29%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2312 days true 2.62 29%
Nimh Oudhof 8/10 2313 days true 2.49 28%
Harel Cliad 9/10 2338 days true 2.57 29%
Alex 10/10 2340 days 2.56 29%
Aitnan Melman 9/10 2342 days true 2.56 29%
Alex Artigues 7/10 2343 days true 2.33 26%
Simon Zenzen 10/10 2343 days true 2.56 29%
Thomas 10/10 2644 days true 1.97 22%
Marketa 10/10 2646 days true 1.96 22%
Lusi13 10/10 2646 days 1.96 22%
Jana Simcikova 10/10 2648 days true 1.96 22%
Tobi 10/10 2651 days true 1.95 22%
Jacob Bernhardt 10/10 2651 days true 1.95 22%
Jean Raisin 10/10 2652 days true 1.95 22%
Tony and Helene 8/10 2654 days true 1.85 21%
Missy and Chaz 10/10 2656 days true 1.95 22%
Evyatar Tulipman 7/10 2659 days true 1.76 20%
Anne Rodofsen 9/10 2726 days true 1.81 20%
Michael Neumann 10/10 2998 days true 1.28 14%
Be Groen 7/10 3003 days true 1.15 13%
Ian Sainsbury 7/10 3025 days true 1.11 12%
Anika 9/10 3039 days true 1.2 13%
John Jacobs 9/10 3068 days true 1.14 13%
snoopidoops 10/10 3071 days 1.13 13%
Natascha & Greg 9/10 3114 days true 1.05 12%
Robin van der Linden 9/10 3328 days true 0.63 7%
Zoe Barker 10/10 3351 days true 0.59 7%
R Tearle 4/10 3355 days true 0.46 5%
Susannah Eduart 8/10 3357 days true 0.54 6%
Boi Sagarra 8/10 3360 days true 0.54 6%
Nadia Husain 8/10 3405 days true 0.46 5%
anon 10/10 3749 days true 0.0 0%
Marcel Baessle 10/10 3756 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Raven 7/10 3839 days true 0.0 0%
bdevries 8/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Pavol 10/10 4186 days true 0.0 0%

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

93%

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.