Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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 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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Mount Taranaki Summit Track

Valid Reviews

97 Valid Reviews

The Mount Taranaki Summit Track experience has a total of 97 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 97 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 40
41%
9/10 24
25%
8/10 20
21%
7/10 8
8%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track valid reviews is 88.45% and is based on 97 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

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 97 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 35
38%
9/10 23
25%
8/10 20
22%
7/10 8
9%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.80% Average

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.

Weighted Average

93.65%

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
Leila Minuzzo 10/10 196 days 100%
Chris 10/10 561 days 53%
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 1745 days 4%
Mark Nickson 10/10 2009 days 3%
Henna 9/10 2024 days 3%
Tom Koppe 7/10 2024 days 3%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 2036 days 3%
David 8/10 2071 days 3%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 2074 days 3%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 2327 days 3%
Adrien Richard 9/10 2327 days 3%
Alexie Lion 9/10 2330 days 3%
Birthe 7/10 2350 days 2%
Yoomm 9/10 2353 days 3%
Robin Brandl 9/10 2356 days 3%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 2362 days 3%
Meral Calar 7/10 2362 days 2%
Jan Homann 9/10 2362 days 3%
Josh Symons 10/10 2366 days 2%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 2367 days 2%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 2374 days 2%
Verena 7/10 2377 days 2%
Lennox 10/10 2378 days 2%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 2378 days 2%
Marie 7/10 2378 days 2%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 2378 days 2%
Teo Golja 8/10 2378 days 2%
Annika Weber 6/10 2378 days 2%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 2378 days 2%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 2378 days 2%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 2378 days 2%
Jakub Ira 9/10 2379 days 2%
Michal Putnar 10/10 2379 days 2%
Ales Bronec 8/10 2379 days 2%
Felix 8/10 2382 days 2%
Philipp 7/10 2383 days 2%
Juro 8/10 2383 days 2%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 2386 days 2%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 2387 days 2%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 2390 days 2%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 2394 days 2%
Anat Yossef 9/10 2404 days 2%
Vincent 8/10 2405 days 2%
Edwine 8/10 2406 days 2%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 2433 days 2%
Gessica 8/10 2483 days 2%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 2713 days 2%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 2713 days 2%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 2715 days 2%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2715 days 2%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2759 days 2%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2764 days 2%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 3060 days 1%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 3064 days 1%
Alex 5/10 3068 days 1%
Becky 5/10 3068 days 1%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 3101 days 1%
Phillip 10/10 3108 days 1%
Kristina 8/10 3108 days 1%
Dana 10/10 3108 days 1%
Manuel Bach 9/10 3109 days 1%
Marc Engstle 9/10 3112 days 1%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 3115 days 1%
Florian Littmann 10/10 3120 days 1%
Anna 10/10 3120 days 1%
Claudia 10/10 3127 days 1%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 3151 days 1%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3443 days 0%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3443 days 0%
Nora 10/10 3448 days 0%
Thomas 10/10 3453 days 0%
Annika 7/10 3459 days 0%
Rouquette 10/10 3465 days 0%
Kristine and William 8/10 3468 days 0%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3478 days 0%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3560 days 0%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3822 days 1%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3822 days 1%
Merlyn 10/10 3833 days 1%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3841 days 1%
Magda Savels 8/10 3842 days 1%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3848 days 1%
Steve Collier 8/10 3848 days 1%
_mel_ 10/10 3880 days 1%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 4158 days 1%
Chloe Finster 9/10 4201 days 1%
Eva Weichs 10/10 4204 days 1%
Karen Phillips 10/10 4211 days 1%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 4245 days 1%
Martin 10/10 4489 days 1%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 4560 days 1%
Johan 9/10 4561 days 1%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4595 days 1%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4648 days 1%
LaurensD 10/10 4885 days 1%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4906 days 1%
RuddM 8/10 4919 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

94%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.