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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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 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:
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.
|Takeru Yonahr||9/10||684 days||31.77||100%|
|Mark Nickson||10/10||948 days||8.42||26%|
|Tom Koppe||7/10||963 days||7.06||22%|
|Dan Schmidt||10/10||975 days||7.28||22%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||10/10||1013 days||6.07||18%|
|Benjamin Leboucq||9/10||1266 days||4.71||14%|
|Adrien Richard||9/10||1266 days||4.71||14%|
|Alexie Lion||9/10||1269 days||4.7||14%|
|Robin Brandl||9/10||1295 days||4.66||14%|
|Adrienne Hoet||9/10||1301 days||4.65||14%|
|Meral Calar||7/10||1301 days||4.23||13%|
|Jan Homann||9/10||1301 days||4.65||14%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1305 days||4.64||14%|
|Jacob Winchester||10/10||1306 days||4.64||14%|
|Benoit Leclerc||8/10||1313 days||4.4||13%|
|Jaquein Bucholz||9/10||1317 days||4.62||14%|
|Maddalena Buffoni||8/10||1317 days||4.39||13%|
|Teo Golja||8/10||1317 days||4.39||13%|
|Annika Weber||6/10||1317 days||3.83||11%|
|Antoine Boudin||8/10||1317 days||4.39||13%|
|Yannick Schroeder||9/10||1317 days||4.62||14%|
|Cariotta Kemper||8/10||1317 days||4.39||13%|
|Jakub Ira||9/10||1318 days||4.62||14%|
|Michal Putnar||10/10||1318 days||4.62||14%|
|Ales Bronec||8/10||1318 days||4.39||13%|
|Delphine Contrel||10/10||1325 days||4.61||14%|
|Bernhard Fichtl||10/10||1326 days||4.6||14%|
|Nilles Ullner||9/10||1329 days||4.6||14%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||1333 days||4.59||14%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||1343 days||4.58||14%|
|Linda and Gunther||10/10||1372 days||4.53||14%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||1652 days||4.05||12%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||1652 days||4.05||12%|
|Nicolas Justin||9/10||1654 days||4.04||12%|
|Stephanie Piou||10/10||1654 days||4.04||12%|
|Martha Taatz||10/10||1698 days||3.97||12%|
|Manuela Opprecht||9/10||1703 days||3.96||12%|
|Jakub Stastny||8/10||1999 days||3.28||10%|
|Denisa Mecikova||9/10||2003 days||3.45||10%|
|Cindy Benayoum||5/10||2040 days||2.74||8%|
|Manuel Bach||9/10||2048 days||3.37||10%|
|Marc Engstle||9/10||2051 days||3.36||10%|
|Rita Hochstiasser||10/10||2054 days||3.36||10%|
|Florian Littmann||10/10||2059 days||3.35||10%|
|Aitnan Melman||7/10||2090 days||3.0||9%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||2382 days||2.8||8%|
|Sebastian Russell-Smits||10/10||2382 days||2.8||8%|
|Kristine and William||8/10||2407 days||2.62||7%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||2417 days||2.74||8%|
|Anna Gottsch||10/10||2499 days||2.6||7%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||10/10||2761 days||2.15||6%|
|Melanie Friessen||10/10||2761 days||2.15||6%|
|Franziska & Katrin||8/10||2780 days||2.01||6%|
|Magda Savels||8/10||2781 days||2.01||6%|
|Johannes & Katrin||9/10||2787 days||2.1||6%|
|Steve Collier||8/10||2787 days||2.0||6%|
|Rachel Cockroft||9/10||3097 days||1.57||4%|
|Chloe Finster||9/10||3140 days||1.5||4%|
|Eva Weichs||10/10||3143 days||1.49||4%|
|Karen Phillips||10/10||3150 days||1.48||4%|
|Denecke Thorsten||8/10||3499 days||0.84||2%|
|Johan Vaartjes||10/10||3534 days||0.82||2%|
|Chris Mackamul||5/10||3587 days||0.59||1%|
|Brigette Guikens||10/10||3845 days||0.29||0%|
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 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 email@example.com.