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

96 Valid Reviews

The Mount Taranaki Summit Track experience has a total of 96 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 96 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 39
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%

88.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track valid reviews is 88.33% and is based on 96 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 96 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

91.58%

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
Chris 10/10 355 days 100%
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 1539 days 5%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1803 days 4%
Henna 9/10 1818 days 4%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1818 days 4%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1830 days 4%
David 8/10 1865 days 4%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1868 days 4%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 2121 days 4%
Adrien Richard 9/10 2121 days 4%
Alexie Lion 9/10 2124 days 4%
Birthe 7/10 2144 days 3%
Yoomm 9/10 2147 days 4%
Robin Brandl 9/10 2150 days 4%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 2156 days 4%
Meral Calar 7/10 2156 days 3%
Jan Homann 9/10 2156 days 4%
Josh Symons 10/10 2160 days 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 2161 days 4%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 2168 days 3%
Verena 7/10 2171 days 3%
Lennox 10/10 2172 days 4%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 2172 days 4%
Marie 7/10 2172 days 3%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 2172 days 3%
Teo Golja 8/10 2172 days 3%
Annika Weber 6/10 2172 days 3%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 2172 days 3%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 2172 days 4%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 2172 days 3%
Jakub Ira 9/10 2173 days 4%
Michal Putnar 10/10 2173 days 4%
Ales Bronec 8/10 2173 days 3%
Felix 8/10 2176 days 3%
Philipp 7/10 2177 days 3%
Juro 8/10 2177 days 3%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 2180 days 4%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 2181 days 4%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 2184 days 4%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 2188 days 4%
Anat Yossef 9/10 2198 days 4%
Vincent 8/10 2199 days 3%
Edwine 8/10 2200 days 3%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 2227 days 3%
Gessica 8/10 2277 days 3%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 2507 days 3%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 2507 days 3%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 2509 days 3%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2509 days 3%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2553 days 3%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2558 days 3%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2854 days 2%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2858 days 2%
Alex 5/10 2862 days 2%
Becky 5/10 2862 days 2%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2895 days 1%
Phillip 10/10 2902 days 2%
Kristina 8/10 2902 days 2%
Dana 10/10 2902 days 2%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2903 days 2%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2906 days 2%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2909 days 2%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2914 days 2%
Anna 10/10 2914 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2921 days 2%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2945 days 2%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3237 days 1%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3237 days 1%
Nora 10/10 3242 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3247 days 1%
Annika 7/10 3253 days 1%
Rouquette 10/10 3259 days 1%
Kristine and William 8/10 3262 days 1%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3272 days 1%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3354 days 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3616 days 0%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3616 days 0%
Merlyn 10/10 3627 days 0%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3635 days 0%
Magda Savels 8/10 3636 days 0%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3642 days 0%
Steve Collier 8/10 3642 days 0%
_mel_ 10/10 3674 days 1%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3952 days 1%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3995 days 1%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3998 days 1%
Karen Phillips 10/10 4005 days 1%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 4039 days 1%
Martin 10/10 4284 days 1%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 4354 days 1%
Johan 9/10 4355 days 1%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4389 days 1%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4442 days 1%
LaurensD 10/10 4679 days 1%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4700 days 1%
RuddM 8/10 4713 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

92%

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.