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

87.85%

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 1175 days 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1439 days 89%
Henna 9/10 1454 days 89%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1454 days 81%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1466 days 88%
David 8/10 1501 days 82%
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%
Birthe 7/10 1780 days 69%
Yoomm 9/10 1783 days 75%
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%
Verena 7/10 1807 days 68%
Lennox 10/10 1808 days 74%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1808 days 74%
Marie 7/10 1808 days 68%
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%
Felix 8/10 1812 days 70%
Philipp 7/10 1813 days 67%
Juro 8/10 1813 days 70%
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%
Vincent 8/10 1835 days 70%
Edwine 8/10 1836 days 70%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1863 days 72%
Gessica 8/10 1913 days 67%
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%
Alex 5/10 2498 days 37%
Becky 5/10 2498 days 37%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2531 days 36%
Phillip 10/10 2538 days 45%
Kristina 8/10 2538 days 42%
Dana 10/10 2538 days 45%
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%
Anna 10/10 2550 days 44%
Claudia 10/10 2557 days 44%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2581 days 39%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2873 days 31%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2873 days 31%
Nora 10/10 2878 days 31%
Thomas 10/10 2883 days 31%
Annika 7/10 2889 days 28%
Rouquette 10/10 2895 days 30%
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%
Merlyn 10/10 3263 days 15%
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%
_mel_ 10/10 3310 days 13%
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%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3675 days 20%
Martin 10/10 3920 days 20%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 3990 days 19%
Johan 9/10 3991 days 20%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 4025 days 20%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4078 days 16%
LaurensD 10/10 4315 days 20%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4336 days 20%
RuddM 8/10 4349 days 19%

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.