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

88.33%

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 9/10 506 days true 71.31 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 770 days true 26.09 35%
Henna 9/10 785 days true 24.27 32%
Tom Koppe 7/10 785 days true 24.27 32%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 797 days true 22.89 30%
David 8/10 832 days true 19.15 25%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 835 days true 18.85 25%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1088 days true 6.01 6%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1088 days true 6.01 6%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1091 days true 6.0 6%
Birthe 7/10 1111 days true 5.97 6%
Yoomm 9/10 1114 days true 5.97 6%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1117 days true 5.96 6%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1123 days true 5.95 6%
Meral Calar 7/10 1123 days true 5.95 6%
Jan Homann 9/10 1123 days true 5.95 6%
Josh Symons 10/10 1127 days true 5.95 6%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1128 days true 5.95 6%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1135 days true 5.93 6%
Verena 7/10 1138 days true 5.93 6%
Lennox 10/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Marie 7/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Teo Golja 8/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Annika Weber 6/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1139 days true 5.93 6%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1140 days true 5.93 6%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1140 days true 5.93 6%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1140 days true 5.93 6%
Felix 8/10 1143 days true 5.92 6%
Philipp 7/10 1144 days true 5.92 6%
Juro 8/10 1144 days true 5.92 6%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1147 days 4.93 5%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1148 days true 5.91 6%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1151 days true 5.91 6%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1155 days true 5.9 6%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1165 days true 5.88 6%
Vincent 8/10 1166 days true 5.88 6%
Edwine 8/10 1167 days true 5.88 6%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1194 days true 5.84 6%
Gessica 8/10 1244 days true 5.76 6%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 1474 days true 5.38 5%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 1474 days true 5.38 5%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 1476 days true 5.37 5%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 1476 days true 5.37 5%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1520 days true 5.3 5%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1525 days 4.41 4%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 1821 days true 4.81 4%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 1825 days true 4.8 4%
Alex 5/10 1829 days true 4.79 4%
Becky 5/10 1829 days true 4.79 4%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 1862 days true 4.74 4%
Phillip 10/10 1869 days true 4.73 4%
Kristina 8/10 1869 days true 4.73 4%
Dana 10/10 1869 days true 4.73 4%
Manuel Bach 9/10 1870 days true 4.73 4%
Marc Engstle 9/10 1873 days true 4.72 4%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 1876 days true 4.72 4%
Florian Littmann 10/10 1881 days true 4.71 4%
Anna 10/10 1881 days true 4.71 4%
Claudia 10/10 1888 days true 4.7 4%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 1912 days true 4.66 4%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2204 days true 4.18 3%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2204 days true 4.18 3%
Nora 10/10 2209 days true 4.17 3%
Thomas 10/10 2214 days true 4.16 3%
Annika 7/10 2220 days true 4.15 3%
Rouquette 10/10 2226 days true 4.14 3%
Kristine and William 8/10 2229 days true 4.14 3%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2239 days true 4.12 3%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2321 days true 3.98 3%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 2583 days true 3.55 3%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 2583 days true 3.55 3%
Merlyn 10/10 2594 days true 3.54 3%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 2602 days true 3.52 3%
Magda Savels 8/10 2603 days true 3.52 3%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 2609 days true 3.51 3%
Steve Collier 8/10 2609 days true 3.51 3%
_mel_ 10/10 2641 days 2.88 2%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 2919 days true 3.0 2%
Chloe Finster 9/10 2962 days true 2.93 2%
Eva Weichs 10/10 2965 days true 2.93 2%
Karen Phillips 10/10 2972 days true 2.91 2%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3006 days 2.38 1%
Martin 10/10 3251 days true 2.46 1%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 3321 days true 2.34 1%
Johan 9/10 3322 days true 2.34 1%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 3356 days true 2.28 1%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 3409 days true 2.2 1%
LaurensD 10/10 3646 days true 1.81 0%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 3667 days true 1.77 0%
RuddM 8/10 3680 days true 1.75 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.

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