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

91.67%

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 10/10 233 days 100%
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 1417 days 5%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1681 days 4%
Henna 9/10 1696 days 4%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1696 days 4%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1708 days 4%
David 8/10 1743 days 4%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1746 days 4%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1999 days 3%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1999 days 3%
Alexie Lion 9/10 2002 days 3%
Birthe 7/10 2022 days 3%
Yoomm 9/10 2025 days 3%
Robin Brandl 9/10 2028 days 3%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 2034 days 3%
Meral Calar 7/10 2034 days 3%
Jan Homann 9/10 2034 days 3%
Josh Symons 10/10 2038 days 3%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 2039 days 3%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 2046 days 3%
Verena 7/10 2049 days 3%
Lennox 10/10 2050 days 3%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 2050 days 3%
Marie 7/10 2050 days 3%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 2050 days 3%
Teo Golja 8/10 2050 days 3%
Annika Weber 6/10 2050 days 3%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 2050 days 3%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 2050 days 3%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 2050 days 3%
Jakub Ira 9/10 2051 days 3%
Michal Putnar 10/10 2051 days 3%
Ales Bronec 8/10 2051 days 3%
Felix 8/10 2054 days 3%
Philipp 7/10 2055 days 3%
Juro 8/10 2055 days 3%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 2058 days 3%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 2059 days 3%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 2062 days 3%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 2066 days 3%
Anat Yossef 9/10 2076 days 3%
Vincent 8/10 2077 days 3%
Edwine 8/10 2078 days 3%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 2105 days 3%
Gessica 8/10 2155 days 3%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 2385 days 3%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 2385 days 3%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 2387 days 2%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2387 days 2%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2431 days 2%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2436 days 2%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2732 days 2%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2736 days 2%
Alex 5/10 2740 days 1%
Becky 5/10 2740 days 1%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2773 days 1%
Phillip 10/10 2780 days 2%
Kristina 8/10 2780 days 2%
Dana 10/10 2780 days 2%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2781 days 2%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2784 days 2%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2787 days 2%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2792 days 2%
Anna 10/10 2792 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2799 days 2%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2823 days 1%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3115 days 1%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3115 days 1%
Nora 10/10 3120 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3125 days 1%
Annika 7/10 3131 days 1%
Rouquette 10/10 3137 days 1%
Kristine and William 8/10 3140 days 1%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3150 days 1%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3232 days 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3494 days 0%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3494 days 0%
Merlyn 10/10 3505 days 0%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3513 days 0%
Magda Savels 8/10 3514 days 0%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3520 days 0%
Steve Collier 8/10 3520 days 0%
_mel_ 10/10 3552 days 0%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3830 days 1%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3873 days 1%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3876 days 1%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3883 days 1%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3917 days 1%
Martin 10/10 4162 days 1%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 4232 days 1%
Johan 9/10 4233 days 1%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4267 days 1%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4320 days 1%
LaurensD 10/10 4557 days 1%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4578 days 1%
RuddM 8/10 4591 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.