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 Lake Waikaremoana Great 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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Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Valid Reviews

47 Valid Reviews

The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk experience has a total of 48 reviews. There are 47 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 47 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
34%
9/10 15
32%
8/10 10
21%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk valid reviews is 88.09% and is based on 47 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

44 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 47 valid reviews, the experience has 44 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 44 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
34%
9/10 14
32%
8/10 10
23%
7/10 3
7%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk face-to-face reviews is 88.18% and is based on 44 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.46%

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
Susanne 9/10 1722 days 100%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 1792 days 96%
Sylvain Chanton 10/10 1797 days 96%
Julian Gury 9/10 1805 days 95%
Tobi 10/10 2006 days 85%
Rolf 8/10 2020 days 79%
Robin Brandl 8/10 2034 days 79%
Laura Moore 8/10 2036 days 78%
Frenziska Schmid 9/10 2038 days 83%
Tim Ronke 9/10 2038 days 83%
Emily Pohlmann 7/10 2042 days 75%
George 10/10 2049 days 82%
Maxim Motheus 10/10 2061 days 82%
Max Mustermann 9/10 2061 days 82%
Carmen Pramstaller 10/10 2068 days 81%
Taylor Fabricius 8/10 2069 days 77%
Kyle Johnson 8/10 2069 days 77%
Markus Wabing 6/10 2071 days 66%
Roland Fischer 10/10 2074 days 81%
Annett Kiessling 10/10 2074 days 81%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 2080 days 80%
Johannes Marold 9/10 2082 days 80%
Flora Kiessling 10/10 2082 days 80%
Jakub Trojanek 7/10 2107 days 71%
Tereza Fajfroua 9/10 2108 days 79%
Julia Martin 8/10 2113 days 74%
Elsa Caniato 8/10 2128 days 74%
Till 8/10 2131 days 74%
Marilyn and Steffen 7/10 2146 days 69%
Meredith Griffiths 10/10 2756 days 44%
Jared Hermansson 9/10 2795 days 41%
Alex 7/10 2827 days 36%
Petr Dvorak 9/10 3139 days 23%
Anne Rodofsen 8/10 3213 days 17%
Jens Moller 8/10 3491 days 3%
Brian Livesey 9/10 3503 days 3%
Magda Savels 5/10 3520 days 1%
John Jacobs 9/10 3555 days 0%
Todd Pang 10/10 3848 days 23%
Anika Jedelsky 10/10 3865 days 23%
J Holden 9/10 3870 days 23%
Barbara & Sebastian 10/10 4231 days 23%
Anne Veser 9/10 4249 days 23%
selinab 10/10 4312 days 23%
discerner 10/10 4349 days 23%
richards1 9/10 4444 days 23%
Pavol 10/10 4673 days 23%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.