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

87.92%

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
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 1327 days 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1591 days 88%
Henna 9/10 1606 days 87%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1606 days 78%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1618 days 86%
David 8/10 1653 days 80%
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%
Birthe 7/10 1932 days 64%
Yoomm 9/10 1935 days 72%
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%
Verena 7/10 1959 days 63%
Lennox 10/10 1960 days 70%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1960 days 70%
Marie 7/10 1960 days 63%
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%
Felix 8/10 1964 days 66%
Philipp 7/10 1965 days 63%
Juro 8/10 1965 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%
Vincent 8/10 1987 days 65%
Edwine 8/10 1988 days 65%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 2015 days 68%
Gessica 8/10 2065 days 62%
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%
Alex 5/10 2650 days 29%
Becky 5/10 2650 days 29%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2683 days 28%
Phillip 10/10 2690 days 36%
Kristina 8/10 2690 days 34%
Dana 10/10 2690 days 36%
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%
Anna 10/10 2702 days 36%
Claudia 10/10 2709 days 35%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2733 days 30%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3025 days 20%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3025 days 20%
Nora 10/10 3030 days 20%
Thomas 10/10 3035 days 20%
Annika 7/10 3041 days 17%
Rouquette 10/10 3047 days 19%
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%
Merlyn 10/10 3415 days 2%
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%
_mel_ 10/10 3462 days 0%
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%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3827 days 15%
Martin 10/10 4072 days 15%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 4142 days 14%
Johan 9/10 4143 days 15%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4177 days 15%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4230 days 11%
LaurensD 10/10 4467 days 15%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4488 days 15%
RuddM 8/10 4501 days 14%

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.