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 1325 days 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1589 days 88%
Henna 9/10 1604 days 87%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1604 days 78%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1616 days 86%
David 8/10 1651 days 80%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1654 days 85%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1907 days 73%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1907 days 73%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1910 days 73%
Birthe 7/10 1930 days 64%
Yoomm 9/10 1933 days 72%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1936 days 71%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1942 days 71%
Meral Calar 7/10 1942 days 64%
Jan Homann 9/10 1942 days 71%
Josh Symons 10/10 1946 days 71%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1947 days 71%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1954 days 67%
Verena 7/10 1957 days 63%
Lennox 10/10 1958 days 70%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1958 days 70%
Marie 7/10 1958 days 63%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1958 days 66%
Teo Golja 8/10 1958 days 66%
Annika Weber 6/10 1958 days 57%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1958 days 66%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1958 days 70%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1958 days 66%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1959 days 70%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1959 days 70%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1959 days 66%
Felix 8/10 1962 days 66%
Philipp 7/10 1963 days 63%
Juro 8/10 1963 days 66%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1966 days 70%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1967 days 70%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1970 days 70%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1974 days 70%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1984 days 69%
Vincent 8/10 1985 days 65%
Edwine 8/10 1986 days 65%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 2013 days 68%
Gessica 8/10 2063 days 62%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 2293 days 55%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 2293 days 55%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 2295 days 55%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2295 days 55%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2339 days 53%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2344 days 52%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2640 days 36%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2644 days 38%
Alex 5/10 2648 days 29%
Becky 5/10 2648 days 29%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2681 days 28%
Phillip 10/10 2688 days 36%
Kristina 8/10 2688 days 34%
Dana 10/10 2688 days 36%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2689 days 36%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2692 days 36%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2695 days 36%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2700 days 36%
Anna 10/10 2700 days 36%
Claudia 10/10 2707 days 35%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2731 days 30%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3023 days 20%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3023 days 20%
Nora 10/10 3028 days 20%
Thomas 10/10 3033 days 20%
Annika 7/10 3039 days 17%
Rouquette 10/10 3045 days 19%
Kristine and William 8/10 3048 days 18%
Elodie and jo 10/10 3058 days 19%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3140 days 15%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3402 days 3%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3402 days 3%
Merlyn 10/10 3413 days 2%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3421 days 1%
Magda Savels 8/10 3422 days 1%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3428 days 1%
Steve Collier 8/10 3428 days 1%
_mel_ 10/10 3460 days 0%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3738 days 15%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3781 days 15%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3784 days 15%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3791 days 15%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3825 days 15%
Martin 10/10 4070 days 15%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 4140 days 14%
Johan 9/10 4141 days 15%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4175 days 15%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4228 days 10%
LaurensD 10/10 4465 days 15%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4486 days 15%
RuddM 8/10 4499 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.