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 Mount Taranaki Summit Track.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
95 Valid Reviews
The Mount Taranaki Summit Track experience has a total of 95 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 95 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track valid reviews is 88.21% and is based on 95 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
91 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.
Within the 95 valid reviews, the experience has 91 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 91 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 87.80% and is based on 91 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Takeru Yonahr||9/10||1327 days||100%|
|Mark Nickson||10/10||1591 days||88%|
|Tom Koppe||7/10||1606 days||78%|
|Dan Schmidt||10/10||1618 days||86%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||10/10||1656 days||85%|
|Benjamin Leboucq||9/10||1909 days||73%|
|Adrien Richard||9/10||1909 days||73%|
|Alexie Lion||9/10||1912 days||73%|
|Robin Brandl||9/10||1938 days||71%|
|Adrienne Hoet||9/10||1944 days||71%|
|Meral Calar||7/10||1944 days||64%|
|Jan Homann||9/10||1944 days||71%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1948 days||71%|
|Jacob Winchester||10/10||1949 days||71%|
|Benoit Leclerc||8/10||1956 days||67%|
|Jaquein Bucholz||9/10||1960 days||70%|
|Maddalena Buffoni||8/10||1960 days||66%|
|Teo Golja||8/10||1960 days||66%|
|Annika Weber||6/10||1960 days||57%|
|Antoine Boudin||8/10||1960 days||66%|
|Yannick Schroeder||9/10||1960 days||70%|
|Cariotta Kemper||8/10||1960 days||66%|
|Jakub Ira||9/10||1961 days||70%|
|Michal Putnar||10/10||1961 days||70%|
|Ales Bronec||8/10||1961 days||66%|
|Delphine Contrel||10/10||1968 days||70%|
|Bernhard Fichtl||10/10||1969 days||70%|
|Nilles Ullner||9/10||1972 days||70%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||1976 days||70%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||1986 days||69%|
|Linda and Gunther||10/10||2015 days||68%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||2295 days||55%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||2295 days||55%|
|Nicolas Justin||9/10||2297 days||55%|
|Stephanie Piou||10/10||2297 days||55%|
|Martha Taatz||10/10||2341 days||53%|
|Manuela Opprecht||9/10||2346 days||52%|
|Jakub Stastny||8/10||2642 days||36%|
|Denisa Mecikova||9/10||2646 days||38%|
|Cindy Benayoum||5/10||2683 days||28%|
|Manuel Bach||9/10||2691 days||36%|
|Marc Engstle||9/10||2694 days||36%|
|Rita Hochstiasser||10/10||2697 days||36%|
|Florian Littmann||10/10||2702 days||36%|
|Aitnan Melman||7/10||2733 days||30%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||3025 days||20%|
|Sebastian Russell-Smits||10/10||3025 days||20%|
|Kristine and William||8/10||3050 days||18%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||3060 days||19%|
|Anna Gottsch||10/10||3142 days||15%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||10/10||3404 days||3%|
|Melanie Friessen||10/10||3404 days||3%|
|Franziska & Katrin||8/10||3423 days||1%|
|Magda Savels||8/10||3424 days||1%|
|Johannes & Katrin||9/10||3430 days||1%|
|Steve Collier||8/10||3430 days||1%|
|Rachel Cockroft||9/10||3740 days||15%|
|Chloe Finster||9/10||3783 days||15%|
|Eva Weichs||10/10||3786 days||15%|
|Karen Phillips||10/10||3793 days||15%|
|Denecke Thorsten||8/10||4142 days||14%|
|Johan Vaartjes||10/10||4177 days||15%|
|Chris Mackamul||5/10||4230 days||11%|
|Brigette Guikens||10/10||4488 days||15%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount Taranaki Summit Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.