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||1175 days||100%|
|Mark Nickson||10/10||1439 days||89%|
|Tom Koppe||7/10||1454 days||81%|
|Dan Schmidt||10/10||1466 days||88%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||10/10||1504 days||87%|
|Benjamin Leboucq||9/10||1757 days||76%|
|Adrien Richard||9/10||1757 days||76%|
|Alexie Lion||9/10||1760 days||76%|
|Robin Brandl||9/10||1786 days||75%|
|Adrienne Hoet||9/10||1792 days||75%|
|Meral Calar||7/10||1792 days||68%|
|Jan Homann||9/10||1792 days||75%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1796 days||75%|
|Jacob Winchester||10/10||1797 days||75%|
|Benoit Leclerc||8/10||1804 days||71%|
|Jaquein Bucholz||9/10||1808 days||74%|
|Maddalena Buffoni||8/10||1808 days||71%|
|Teo Golja||8/10||1808 days||71%|
|Annika Weber||6/10||1808 days||62%|
|Antoine Boudin||8/10||1808 days||71%|
|Yannick Schroeder||9/10||1808 days||74%|
|Cariotta Kemper||8/10||1808 days||71%|
|Jakub Ira||9/10||1809 days||74%|
|Michal Putnar||10/10||1809 days||74%|
|Ales Bronec||8/10||1809 days||71%|
|Delphine Contrel||10/10||1816 days||74%|
|Bernhard Fichtl||10/10||1817 days||74%|
|Nilles Ullner||9/10||1820 days||74%|
|Martina Cervenkova||10/10||1824 days||74%|
|Anat Yossef||9/10||1834 days||73%|
|Linda and Gunther||10/10||1863 days||72%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||2143 days||61%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||10/10||2143 days||61%|
|Nicolas Justin||9/10||2145 days||61%|
|Stephanie Piou||10/10||2145 days||61%|
|Martha Taatz||10/10||2189 days||59%|
|Manuela Opprecht||9/10||2194 days||59%|
|Jakub Stastny||8/10||2490 days||44%|
|Denisa Mecikova||9/10||2494 days||47%|
|Cindy Benayoum||5/10||2531 days||36%|
|Manuel Bach||9/10||2539 days||45%|
|Marc Engstle||9/10||2542 days||45%|
|Rita Hochstiasser||10/10||2545 days||44%|
|Florian Littmann||10/10||2550 days||44%|
|Aitnan Melman||7/10||2581 days||39%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||2873 days||31%|
|Sebastian Russell-Smits||10/10||2873 days||31%|
|Kristine and William||8/10||2898 days||29%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||2908 days||30%|
|Anna Gottsch||10/10||2990 days||26%|
|Darina Kvasnicova||10/10||3252 days||16%|
|Melanie Friessen||10/10||3252 days||16%|
|Franziska & Katrin||8/10||3271 days||14%|
|Magda Savels||8/10||3272 days||14%|
|Johannes & Katrin||9/10||3278 days||15%|
|Steve Collier||8/10||3278 days||14%|
|Rachel Cockroft||9/10||3588 days||2%|
|Chloe Finster||9/10||3631 days||0%|
|Eva Weichs||10/10||3634 days||0%|
|Karen Phillips||10/10||3641 days||0%|
|Denecke Thorsten||8/10||3990 days||19%|
|Johan Vaartjes||10/10||4025 days||20%|
|Chris Mackamul||5/10||4078 days||16%|
|Brigette Guikens||10/10||4336 days||20%|
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.