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

87.95%

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 9/10 944 days true 8.61 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1208 days true 4.78 55%
Henna 9/10 1223 days true 4.75 55%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1223 days true 4.32 50%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1235 days true 4.73 55%
David 8/10 1270 days true 4.42 51%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1273 days true 4.65 54%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1526 days true 4.16 48%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1526 days true 4.16 48%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1529 days true 4.15 48%
Birthe 7/10 1549 days true 3.74 43%
Yoomm 9/10 1552 days true 4.11 48%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1555 days true 4.1 48%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1561 days true 4.09 47%
Meral Calar 7/10 1561 days true 3.72 43%
Jan Homann 9/10 1561 days true 4.09 47%
Josh Symons 10/10 1565 days true 4.08 47%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1566 days true 4.08 47%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1573 days true 3.86 45%
Verena 7/10 1576 days true 3.69 43%
Lennox 10/10 1577 days true 4.06 47%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1577 days true 4.06 47%
Marie 7/10 1577 days true 3.69 43%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1577 days true 3.85 45%
Teo Golja 8/10 1577 days true 3.85 45%
Annika Weber 6/10 1577 days true 3.37 39%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1577 days true 3.85 45%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1577 days true 4.06 47%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1577 days true 3.85 45%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1578 days true 4.05 47%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1578 days true 4.05 47%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1578 days true 3.85 45%
Felix 8/10 1581 days true 3.85 45%
Philipp 7/10 1582 days true 3.68 43%
Juro 8/10 1582 days true 3.84 45%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1585 days 4.04 47%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1586 days true 4.04 47%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1589 days true 4.03 47%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1593 days true 4.03 47%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1603 days true 4.01 47%
Vincent 8/10 1604 days true 3.8 44%
Edwine 8/10 1605 days true 3.8 44%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1632 days true 3.95 46%
Gessica 8/10 1682 days true 3.66 42%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 1912 days true 3.4 39%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 1912 days true 3.4 39%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 1914 days true 3.4 39%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 1914 days true 3.4 39%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1958 days true 3.31 38%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1963 days 3.3 38%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2259 days true 2.59 30%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2263 days true 2.71 32%
Alex 5/10 2267 days true 2.19 25%
Becky 5/10 2267 days true 2.19 25%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2300 days true 2.14 25%
Phillip 10/10 2307 days true 2.63 31%
Kristina 8/10 2307 days true 2.5 29%
Dana 10/10 2307 days true 2.63 31%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2308 days true 2.63 30%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2311 days true 2.62 30%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2314 days true 2.61 30%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2319 days true 2.6 30%
Anna 10/10 2319 days true 2.6 30%
Claudia 10/10 2326 days true 2.59 30%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2350 days true 2.32 27%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2642 days true 1.97 23%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2642 days true 1.97 23%
Nora 10/10 2647 days true 1.96 23%
Thomas 10/10 2652 days true 1.95 23%
Annika 7/10 2658 days true 1.77 21%
Rouquette 10/10 2664 days true 1.93 22%
Kristine and William 8/10 2667 days true 1.83 21%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2677 days true 1.9 22%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2759 days true 1.74 20%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3021 days true 1.23 14%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3021 days true 1.23 14%
Merlyn 10/10 3032 days true 1.21 14%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3040 days true 1.13 13%
Magda Savels 8/10 3041 days true 1.13 13%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3047 days true 1.18 14%
Steve Collier 8/10 3047 days true 1.12 13%
_mel_ 10/10 3079 days 1.12 13%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3357 days true 0.57 7%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3400 days true 0.49 6%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3403 days true 0.48 6%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3410 days true 0.47 5%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3444 days 0.4 5%
Martin 10/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 3759 days true 0.0 0%
Johan 9/10 3760 days true 0.0 0%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 3847 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 10/10 4084 days true 0.0 0%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4105 days true 0.0 0%
RuddM 8/10 4118 days true 0.0 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.