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 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

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 38
40%
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%

88.21% Average

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.

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 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:

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

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 442 days true 82.85 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 706 days true 34.77 41%
Henna 9/10 721 days true 32.6 38%
Tom Koppe 7/10 721 days true 32.6 38%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 733 days true 30.92 36%
David 8/10 768 days true 26.33 30%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 771 days true 25.96 30%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1024 days true 6.96 6%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1024 days true 6.96 6%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1027 days true 6.88 6%
Birthe 7/10 1047 days true 6.44 6%
Yoomm 9/10 1050 days true 6.39 6%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1053 days true 6.34 6%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1059 days true 6.25 5%
Meral Calar 7/10 1059 days true 6.25 5%
Jan Homann 9/10 1059 days true 6.25 5%
Josh Symons 10/10 1063 days true 6.19 5%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1064 days true 6.18 5%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1071 days true 6.11 5%
Verena 7/10 1074 days true 6.08 5%
Lennox 10/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Marie 7/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Teo Golja 8/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Annika Weber 6/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1075 days true 6.08 5%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1076 days true 6.07 5%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1076 days true 6.07 5%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1076 days true 6.07 5%
Felix 8/10 1079 days true 6.05 5%
Philipp 7/10 1080 days true 6.04 5%
Juro 8/10 1080 days true 6.04 5%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1083 days 5.02 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1084 days true 6.02 5%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1087 days true 6.01 5%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1091 days true 6.0 5%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1101 days true 5.99 5%
Vincent 8/10 1102 days true 5.99 5%
Edwine 8/10 1103 days true 5.99 5%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1130 days true 5.94 5%
Gessica 8/10 1180 days true 5.86 5%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 1410 days true 5.48 4%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 1410 days true 5.48 4%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 1412 days true 5.48 4%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 1412 days true 5.48 4%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1456 days true 5.41 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1461 days 4.5 3%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 1757 days true 4.91 4%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 1761 days true 4.91 4%
Alex 5/10 1765 days true 4.9 4%
Becky 5/10 1765 days true 4.9 4%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 1798 days true 4.84 4%
Phillip 10/10 1805 days true 4.83 4%
Kristina 8/10 1805 days true 4.83 4%
Dana 10/10 1805 days true 4.83 4%
Manuel Bach 9/10 1806 days true 4.83 4%
Marc Engstle 9/10 1809 days true 4.83 4%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 1812 days true 4.82 4%
Florian Littmann 10/10 1817 days true 4.81 4%
Anna 10/10 1817 days true 4.81 4%
Claudia 10/10 1824 days true 4.8 4%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 1848 days true 4.76 4%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2140 days true 4.28 3%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2140 days true 4.28 3%
Nora 10/10 2145 days true 4.27 3%
Thomas 10/10 2150 days true 4.27 3%
Annika 7/10 2156 days true 4.26 3%
Rouquette 10/10 2162 days true 4.25 3%
Kristine and William 8/10 2165 days true 4.24 3%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2175 days true 4.22 3%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2257 days true 4.09 3%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 2519 days true 3.66 2%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 2519 days true 3.66 2%
Merlyn 10/10 2530 days true 3.64 2%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 2538 days true 3.63 2%
Magda Savels 8/10 2539 days true 3.63 2%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 2545 days true 3.62 2%
Steve Collier 8/10 2545 days true 3.62 2%
_mel_ 10/10 2577 days 2.97 1%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 2855 days true 3.11 2%
Chloe Finster 9/10 2898 days true 3.04 1%
Eva Weichs 10/10 2901 days true 3.03 1%
Karen Phillips 10/10 2908 days true 3.02 1%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 2942 days 2.47 1%
Martin 10/10 3187 days true 2.56 1%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 3257 days true 2.45 1%
Johan 9/10 3258 days true 2.44 1%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 3292 days true 2.39 1%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 3345 days true 2.3 1%
LaurensD 10/10 3582 days true 1.91 0%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 3603 days true 1.88 0%
RuddM 8/10 3616 days true 1.86 0%

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

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.