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||506 days||71.31||100%|
|Mark Nickson||10/10||770 days||26.09||35%|
|Tom Koppe||7/10||785 days||24.27||32%|
|Dan Schmidt||10/10||797 days||22.89||30%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||10/10||835 days||18.85||25%|
|Benjamin Leboucq||9/10||1088 days||6.01||6%|
|Adrien Richard||9/10||1088 days||6.01||6%|
|Alexie Lion||9/10||1091 days||6.0||6%|
|Robin Brandl||9/10||1117 days||5.96||6%|
|Adrienne Hoet||9/10||1123 days||5.95||6%|
|Meral Calar||7/10||1123 days||5.95||6%|
|Jan Homann||9/10||1123 days||5.95||6%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1127 days||5.95||6%|
|Jacob Winchester||10/10||1128 days||5.95||6%|
|Benoit Leclerc||8/10||1135 days||5.93||6%|
|Jaquein Bucholz||9/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Maddalena Buffoni||8/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Teo Golja||8/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Annika Weber||6/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Antoine Boudin||8/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Yannick Schroeder||9/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Cariotta Kemper||8/10||1139 days||5.93||6%|
|Jakub Ira||9/10||1140 days||5.93||6%|
|Michal Putnar||10/10||1140 days||5.93||6%|
|Ales Bronec||8/10||1140 days||5.93||6%|
|Delphine Contrel||10/10||1147 days||4.93||5%|
|Bernhard Fichtl||10/10||1148 days||5.91||6%|
|Nilles Ullner||9/10||1151 days||5.91||6%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||1155 days||5.9||6%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||1165 days||5.88||6%|
|Linda and Gunther||10/10||1194 days||5.84||6%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||1474 days||5.38||5%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||1474 days||5.38||5%|
|Nicolas Justin||9/10||1476 days||5.37||5%|
|Stephanie Piou||10/10||1476 days||5.37||5%|
|Martha Taatz||10/10||1520 days||5.3||5%|
|Manuela Opprecht||9/10||1525 days||4.41||4%|
|Jakub Stastny||8/10||1821 days||4.81||4%|
|Denisa Mecikova||9/10||1825 days||4.8||4%|
|Cindy Benayoum||5/10||1862 days||4.74||4%|
|Manuel Bach||9/10||1870 days||4.73||4%|
|Marc Engstle||9/10||1873 days||4.72||4%|
|Rita Hochstiasser||10/10||1876 days||4.72||4%|
|Florian Littmann||10/10||1881 days||4.71||4%|
|Aitnan Melman||7/10||1912 days||4.66||4%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||2204 days||4.18||3%|
|Sebastian Russell-Smits||10/10||2204 days||4.18||3%|
|Kristine and William||8/10||2229 days||4.14||3%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||2239 days||4.12||3%|
|Anna Gottsch||10/10||2321 days||3.98||3%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||10/10||2583 days||3.55||3%|
|Melanie Friessen||10/10||2583 days||3.55||3%|
|Franziska & Katrin||8/10||2602 days||3.52||3%|
|Magda Savels||8/10||2603 days||3.52||3%|
|Johannes & Katrin||9/10||2609 days||3.51||3%|
|Steve Collier||8/10||2609 days||3.51||3%|
|Rachel Cockroft||9/10||2919 days||3.0||2%|
|Chloe Finster||9/10||2962 days||2.93||2%|
|Eva Weichs||10/10||2965 days||2.93||2%|
|Karen Phillips||10/10||2972 days||2.91||2%|
|Denecke Thorsten||8/10||3321 days||2.34||1%|
|Johan Vaartjes||10/10||3356 days||2.28||1%|
|Chris Mackamul||5/10||3409 days||2.2||1%|
|Brigette Guikens||10/10||3667 days||1.77||0%|
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.