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 Pinnacles 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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Pinnacles Track

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Pinnacles Track experience has a total of 33 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 33 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
27%
9/10 9
27%
8/10 10
30%
7/10 3
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 0
0%

83.94% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pinnacles Track valid reviews is 83.94% and is based on 33 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

25 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 33 valid reviews, the experience has 25 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
32%
9/10 3
12%
8/10 9
36%
7/10 3
12%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
4%
2/10 1
4%
1/10 0
0%

82.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pinnacles Track face-to-face reviews is 82.00% and is based on 25 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.40%

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
Mike Fricker 9/10 290 days 86.67 100%
Mike Fricker 9/10 290 days 86.67 100%
Teb 9/10 382 days 76.88 88%
Mark Davies 8/10 557 days 50.87 57%
Anis Quentin 8/10 627 days true 47.65 54%
Kimmo Kiiski 9/10 815 days 17.42 18%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 911 days true 12.44 12%
Theo Macer 7/10 921 days true 11.76 11%
Lucie Revay 9/10 934 days 9.11 8%
Clarissa Glaser 10/10 949 days true 10.05 9%
Erik Meier-Diukel 10/10 949 days true 10.05 9%
Jade Williams 10/10 985 days true 8.3 7%
Ben 8/10 999 days true 7.75 6%
Miroslav Bazala 9/10 1193 days 4.87 3%
Emmanuel Roux 8/10 1215 days true 5.8 4%
Adele Jacques 7/10 1218 days true 5.8 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1220 days true 5.79 4%
Daniel Weber 8/10 1220 days true 5.79 4%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 10/10 1239 days true 5.76 4%
Jonas Weidner 9/10 1251 days true 5.74 4%
Simone De Angiou 8/10 1253 days true 5.74 4%
Steph 7/10 1262 days true 5.73 4%
Andreas Schiefer 3/10 1265 days true 5.29 3%
Dave O'Brien 10/10 1271 days true 5.71 4%
Lauren Thompson 8/10 1278 days true 5.7 4%
Iwona 8/10 1314 days true 5.64 4%
Sarah Boettcher 10/10 1369 days true 5.55 4%
Florian Littmann 10/10 1995 days true 4.52 2%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2299 days 3.35 1%
Ralph and Leonie 9/10 2412 days true 3.84 2%
Johann Maier 10/10 2708 days true 3.35 1%
Roman & Esther 2/10 3058 days true 2.5 0%
De Blaeij 9/10 3087 days true 2.73 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Pinnacles Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.

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