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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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||1003 days||6.34||100%|
|Mark Nickson||10/10||1267 days||4.66||74%|
|Tom Koppe||7/10||1282 days||4.22||67%|
|Dan Schmidt||10/10||1294 days||4.61||73%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||10/10||1332 days||4.54||72%|
|Benjamin Leboucq||9/10||1585 days||4.04||64%|
|Adrien Richard||9/10||1585 days||4.04||64%|
|Alexie Lion||9/10||1588 days||4.04||64%|
|Robin Brandl||9/10||1614 days||3.98||63%|
|Adrienne Hoet||9/10||1620 days||3.97||63%|
|Meral Calar||7/10||1620 days||3.62||57%|
|Jan Homann||9/10||1620 days||3.97||63%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1624 days||3.96||63%|
|Jacob Winchester||10/10||1625 days||3.96||62%|
|Benoit Leclerc||8/10||1632 days||3.75||59%|
|Jaquein Bucholz||9/10||1636 days||3.94||62%|
|Maddalena Buffoni||8/10||1636 days||3.74||59%|
|Teo Golja||8/10||1636 days||3.74||59%|
|Annika Weber||6/10||1636 days||3.27||52%|
|Antoine Boudin||8/10||1636 days||3.74||59%|
|Yannick Schroeder||9/10||1636 days||3.94||62%|
|Cariotta Kemper||8/10||1636 days||3.74||59%|
|Jakub Ira||9/10||1637 days||3.94||62%|
|Michal Putnar||10/10||1637 days||3.94||62%|
|Ales Bronec||8/10||1637 days||3.74||59%|
|Delphine Contrel||10/10||1644 days||3.93||62%|
|Bernhard Fichtl||10/10||1645 days||3.92||62%|
|Nilles Ullner||9/10||1648 days||3.92||62%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||1652 days||3.91||62%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||1662 days||3.89||61%|
|Linda and Gunther||10/10||1691 days||3.83||60%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||1971 days||3.29||52%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||1971 days||3.29||52%|
|Nicolas Justin||9/10||1973 days||3.28||52%|
|Stephanie Piou||10/10||1973 days||3.28||52%|
|Martha Taatz||10/10||2017 days||3.2||50%|
|Manuela Opprecht||9/10||2022 days||3.19||50%|
|Jakub Stastny||8/10||2318 days||2.48||39%|
|Denisa Mecikova||9/10||2322 days||2.6||41%|
|Cindy Benayoum||5/10||2359 days||2.05||32%|
|Manuel Bach||9/10||2367 days||2.51||40%|
|Marc Engstle||9/10||2370 days||2.5||40%|
|Rita Hochstiasser||10/10||2373 days||2.5||39%|
|Florian Littmann||10/10||2378 days||2.49||39%|
|Aitnan Melman||7/10||2409 days||2.21||35%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||2701 days||1.86||29%|
|Sebastian Russell-Smits||10/10||2701 days||1.86||29%|
|Kristine and William||8/10||2726 days||1.72||27%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||2736 days||1.79||28%|
|Anna Gottsch||10/10||2818 days||1.63||26%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||10/10||3080 days||1.12||18%|
|Melanie Friessen||10/10||3080 days||1.12||18%|
|Franziska & Katrin||8/10||3099 days||1.02||16%|
|Magda Savels||8/10||3100 days||1.02||16%|
|Johannes & Katrin||9/10||3106 days||1.06||17%|
|Steve Collier||8/10||3106 days||1.01||16%|
|Rachel Cockroft||9/10||3416 days||0.46||7%|
|Chloe Finster||9/10||3459 days||0.37||6%|
|Eva Weichs||10/10||3462 days||0.37||6%|
|Karen Phillips||10/10||3469 days||0.35||6%|
|Denecke Thorsten||8/10||3818 days||0.0||0%|
|Johan Vaartjes||10/10||3853 days||0.0||0%|
|Chris Mackamul||5/10||3906 days||0.0||0%|
|Brigette Guikens||10/10||4164 days||0.0||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 email@example.com.