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

87.94%

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 1253 days 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1517 days 88%
Henna 9/10 1532 days 87%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1532 days 78%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1544 days 86%
David 8/10 1579 days 80%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1582 days 85%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1835 days 73%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1835 days 73%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1838 days 73%
Birthe 7/10 1858 days 64%
Yoomm 9/10 1861 days 72%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1864 days 71%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1870 days 71%
Meral Calar 7/10 1870 days 64%
Jan Homann 9/10 1870 days 71%
Josh Symons 10/10 1874 days 71%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1875 days 71%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1882 days 66%
Verena 7/10 1885 days 63%
Lennox 10/10 1886 days 70%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1886 days 70%
Marie 7/10 1886 days 63%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1886 days 66%
Teo Golja 8/10 1886 days 66%
Annika Weber 6/10 1886 days 56%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1886 days 66%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1886 days 70%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1886 days 66%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1887 days 70%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1887 days 70%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1887 days 66%
Felix 8/10 1890 days 66%
Philipp 7/10 1891 days 63%
Juro 8/10 1891 days 66%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1894 days 70%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1895 days 70%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1898 days 70%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1902 days 70%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1912 days 69%
Vincent 8/10 1913 days 65%
Edwine 8/10 1914 days 65%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1941 days 68%
Gessica 8/10 1991 days 62%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 2221 days 55%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 2221 days 55%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 2223 days 55%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2223 days 55%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2267 days 53%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2272 days 52%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2568 days 36%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2572 days 38%
Alex 5/10 2576 days 28%
Becky 5/10 2576 days 28%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2609 days 27%
Phillip 10/10 2616 days 36%
Kristina 8/10 2616 days 34%
Dana 10/10 2616 days 36%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2617 days 36%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2620 days 36%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2623 days 36%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2628 days 36%
Anna 10/10 2628 days 36%
Claudia 10/10 2635 days 35%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2659 days 30%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2951 days 20%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2951 days 20%
Nora 10/10 2956 days 20%
Thomas 10/10 2961 days 20%
Annika 7/10 2967 days 17%
Rouquette 10/10 2973 days 19%
Kristine and William 8/10 2976 days 18%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2986 days 19%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3068 days 15%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3330 days 3%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3330 days 3%
Merlyn 10/10 3341 days 2%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3349 days 1%
Magda Savels 8/10 3350 days 1%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3356 days 1%
Steve Collier 8/10 3356 days 1%
_mel_ 10/10 3388 days 0%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3666 days 12%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3709 days 12%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3712 days 12%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3719 days 12%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3753 days 12%
Martin 10/10 3998 days 12%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 4068 days 10%
Johan 9/10 4069 days 12%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4103 days 12%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4156 days 7%
LaurensD 10/10 4393 days 12%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4414 days 12%
RuddM 8/10 4427 days 10%

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.