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

88.55%

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
Susanne 9/10 737 days true 30.37 100%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 807 days 18.14 57%
Sylvain Chanton 10/10 812 days true 21.23 68%
Julian Gury 9/10 820 days true 20.38 65%
Tobi 10/10 1021 days true 7.04 19%
Rolf 8/10 1035 days true 6.68 17%
Robin Brandl 8/10 1049 days true 6.4 16%
Laura Moore 8/10 1051 days true 6.37 16%
Frenziska Schmid 9/10 1053 days true 6.34 16%
Tim Ronke 9/10 1053 days true 6.34 16%
Emily Pohlmann 7/10 1057 days true 6.27 16%
George 10/10 1064 days true 6.18 16%
Maxim Motheus 10/10 1076 days true 6.07 15%
Max Mustermann 9/10 1076 days true 6.07 15%
Carmen Pramstaller 10/10 1083 days true 6.03 15%
Taylor Fabricius 8/10 1084 days true 6.02 15%
Kyle Johnson 8/10 1084 days true 6.02 15%
Markus Wabing 6/10 1086 days true 6.02 15%
Roland Fischer 10/10 1089 days true 6.01 15%
Annett Kiessling 10/10 1089 days true 6.01 15%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1095 days true 6.0 15%
Johannes Marold 9/10 1097 days true 6.0 15%
Flora Kiessling 10/10 1097 days true 6.0 15%
Jakub Trojanek 7/10 1122 days true 5.96 15%
Tereza Fajfroua 9/10 1123 days true 5.95 15%
Julia Martin 8/10 1128 days true 5.95 15%
Elsa Caniato 8/10 1143 days true 5.92 15%
Till 8/10 1146 days true 5.92 15%
Marilyn and Steffen 7/10 1161 days true 5.89 15%
Meredith Griffiths 10/10 1771 days true 4.89 11%
Jared Hermansson 9/10 1810 days true 4.82 11%
Alex 7/10 1842 days 3.98 8%
Petr Dvorak 9/10 2154 days true 4.26 9%
Anne Rodofsen 8/10 2228 days true 4.14 8%
Jens Moller 8/10 2506 days true 3.68 7%
Brian Livesey 9/10 2518 days true 3.66 7%
Magda Savels 5/10 2535 days true 3.63 7%
John Jacobs 9/10 2570 days true 3.58 6%
Todd Pang 10/10 2863 days true 3.09 5%
Anika Jedelsky 10/10 2880 days true 3.07 5%
J Holden 9/10 2885 days true 3.06 5%
Barbara & Sebastian 10/10 3246 days true 2.46 3%
Anne Veser 9/10 3264 days true 2.43 2%
selinab 10/10 3327 days true 2.33 2%
discerner 10/10 3364 days 1.89 1%
richards1 9/10 3459 days true 2.11 1%
Pavol 10/10 3688 days true 1.74 0%

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

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.