Hello 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.
97 Valid Reviews
The Mount Taranaki Summit Track experience has a total of 97 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 97 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track valid reviews is 88.45% and is based on 97 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 97 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.
|Leila Minuzzo||10/10||196 days||100%|
|Takeru Yonahr||9/10||1745 days||4%|
|Mark Nickson||10/10||2009 days||3%|
|Tom Koppe||7/10||2024 days||3%|
|Dan Schmidt||10/10||2036 days||3%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||10/10||2074 days||3%|
|Benjamin Leboucq||9/10||2327 days||3%|
|Adrien Richard||9/10||2327 days||3%|
|Alexie Lion||9/10||2330 days||3%|
|Robin Brandl||9/10||2356 days||3%|
|Adrienne Hoet||9/10||2362 days||3%|
|Meral Calar||7/10||2362 days||2%|
|Jan Homann||9/10||2362 days||3%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||2366 days||2%|
|Jacob Winchester||10/10||2367 days||2%|
|Benoit Leclerc||8/10||2374 days||2%|
|Jaquein Bucholz||9/10||2378 days||2%|
|Maddalena Buffoni||8/10||2378 days||2%|
|Teo Golja||8/10||2378 days||2%|
|Annika Weber||6/10||2378 days||2%|
|Antoine Boudin||8/10||2378 days||2%|
|Yannick Schroeder||9/10||2378 days||2%|
|Cariotta Kemper||8/10||2378 days||2%|
|Jakub Ira||9/10||2379 days||2%|
|Michal Putnar||10/10||2379 days||2%|
|Ales Bronec||8/10||2379 days||2%|
|Delphine Contrel||10/10||2386 days||2%|
|Bernhard Fichtl||10/10||2387 days||2%|
|Nilles Ullner||9/10||2390 days||2%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||2394 days||2%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||2404 days||2%|
|Linda and Gunther||10/10||2433 days||2%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||2713 days||2%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||2713 days||2%|
|Nicolas Justin||9/10||2715 days||2%|
|Stephanie Piou||10/10||2715 days||2%|
|Martha Taatz||10/10||2759 days||2%|
|Manuela Opprecht||9/10||2764 days||2%|
|Jakub Stastny||8/10||3060 days||1%|
|Denisa Mecikova||9/10||3064 days||1%|
|Cindy Benayoum||5/10||3101 days||1%|
|Manuel Bach||9/10||3109 days||1%|
|Marc Engstle||9/10||3112 days||1%|
|Rita Hochstiasser||10/10||3115 days||1%|
|Florian Littmann||10/10||3120 days||1%|
|Aitnan Melman||7/10||3151 days||1%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||3443 days||0%|
|Sebastian Russell-Smits||10/10||3443 days||0%|
|Kristine and William||8/10||3468 days||0%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||3478 days||0%|
|Anna Gottsch||10/10||3560 days||0%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||10/10||3822 days||1%|
|Melanie Friessen||10/10||3822 days||1%|
|Franziska & Katrin||8/10||3841 days||1%|
|Magda Savels||8/10||3842 days||1%|
|Johannes & Katrin||9/10||3848 days||1%|
|Steve Collier||8/10||3848 days||1%|
|Rachel Cockroft||9/10||4158 days||1%|
|Chloe Finster||9/10||4201 days||1%|
|Eva Weichs||10/10||4204 days||1%|
|Karen Phillips||10/10||4211 days||1%|
|Denecke Thorsten||8/10||4560 days||1%|
|Johan Vaartjes||10/10||4595 days||1%|
|Chris Mackamul||5/10||4648 days||1%|
|Brigette Guikens||10/10||4906 days||1%|
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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.