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 Queen Charlotte 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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Queen Charlotte Track

Valid Reviews

250 Valid Reviews

The Queen Charlotte Track experience has a total of 250 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 250 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 65
26%
9/10 65
26%
8/10 66
26%
7/10 33
13%
6/10 10
4%
5/10 6
2%
4/10 4
2%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Queen Charlotte Track valid reviews is 84.12% and is based on 250 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

243 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 250 valid reviews, the experience has 243 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 243 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 59
24%
9/10 64
26%
8/10 66
27%
7/10 33
14%
6/10 10
4%
5/10 6
2%
4/10 4
2%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.70% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Queen Charlotte Track face-to-face reviews is 83.70% and is based on 243 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

84.85%

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
Malcolm 6/10 1697 days 83%
Andy 9/10 1706 days 100%
Benedikt Lorenz 7/10 1730 days 90%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1733 days 99%
Theresa Flach 9/10 1733 days 99%
Alexandra Luerner 9/10 1780 days 96%
Frank Bien 9/10 1780 days 96%
Sarah 10/10 1782 days 96%
Alan Rock 7/10 1785 days 87%
Tina Kueffer 8/10 1787 days 91%
Wolfgang 10/10 1790 days 96%
Favia 10/10 1790 days 96%
Daniel Carr 9/10 1791 days 96%
romain perroches 9/10 1803 days 95%
Soria Chher 9/10 1803 days 95%
Alex Schmidt 10/10 1803 days 95%
Justine Langero 9/10 1812 days 94%
Thomas 9/10 1812 days 94%
Gabriel Prerot 8/10 1821 days 89%
Bettina Enigl 9/10 1821 days 94%
Mikulas and Dominika 8/10 1827 days 89%
Benjamin Leboucq 7/10 2023 days 76%
Adrien Richard 7/10 2023 days 76%
Nicole 7/10 2025 days 76%
Johannes Wassner 8/10 2030 days 79%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 2031 days 83%
Maarten Simons 9/10 2034 days 83%
Magali Schwantke 9/10 2038 days 83%
Kathrin Redl 7/10 2041 days 75%
Luala F 10/10 2042 days 82%
Sebastian Heinzelmann 8/10 2042 days 78%
Anna Kern 8/10 2042 days 78%
Yoomm 8/10 2049 days 78%
Mark 6/10 2049 days 68%
Robin Stamm 8/10 2049 days 78%
Stephan Kirchenbaur 7/10 2050 days 75%
Johannes Frank 8/10 2052 days 78%
Tom Brien 8/10 2055 days 78%
Skye Brien 10/10 2055 days 82%
Dennis Xuereb 8/10 2058 days 78%
Andre 10/10 2058 days 82%
Marco 7/10 2063 days 74%
Mateusz 8/10 2067 days 77%
Ambrosio Loojs 5/10 2087 days 65%
Anna Bouteloup 7/10 2087 days 73%
Pauline Chailand 9/10 2087 days 80%
Anna Stoehr 6/10 2088 days 66%
Ulli 10/10 2089 days 80%
Kristyna Mokrackoua 10/10 2093 days 80%
Philipp 10/10 2095 days 80%
Monica Mier 10/10 2097 days 80%
Ian Hortop 9/10 2099 days 80%
Sara Kuenzi 7/10 2104 days 72%
Barna Szakacs 9/10 2125 days 78%
Christian Boudreau 8/10 2128 days 74%
Evie Sel 9/10 2147 days 77%
Robyn Hallowell 10/10 2148 days 77%
Selma Krap 9/10 2148 days 77%
Maxi Woedel 9/10 2148 days 77%
Philipp Richter 8/10 2182 days 71%
Katherine Halliday 8/10 2410 days 60%
Nina Müller 6/10 2436 days 51%
Katie Stillman 7/10 2494 days 53%
leila rowbotham 8/10 2505 days 55%
Polly Rider 8/10 2515 days 55%
Astrid Egesten 8/10 2518 days 55%
Alex 7/10 2764 days 41%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2765 days 45%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2765 days 45%
Christina 7/10 2768 days 41%
Kathrin Lerch 8/10 2768 days 42%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2769 days 45%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2769 days 45%
Jenny Finch 8/10 2782 days 42%
Drame Mahmadou 7/10 2783 days 40%
Adele Grandguillot 5/10 2783 days 35%
Anne Haenchen 7/10 2786 days 40%
Kathi 7/10 2786 days 40%
Christine Helleiner 9/10 2787 days 44%
Felicitas 9/10 2787 days 44%
Steffen 4/10 2789 days 34%
Sergey Pronkin 9/10 2789 days 44%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2790 days 43%
Friederike Kranzin 9/10 2793 days 43%
Guillaume 8/10 2795 days 41%
Pierre Gentile 4/10 2797 days 34%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2799 days 43%
Ian Garner 9/10 2799 days 43%
Marinette 9/10 2801 days 43%
Karel 9/10 2802 days 43%
Kristyna 8/10 2802 days 41%
Toke Frederiksen 4/10 2809 days 33%
Verena 8/10 2813 days 40%
Benjamin 8/10 2813 days 40%
Lars Borgaa 8/10 2826 days 39%
Susser 9/10 2838 days 41%
Chen Levin 7/10 2843 days 37%
Lara Mroseck 10/10 2843 days 41%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2843 days 41%
Moulou Ludonvic 8/10 2850 days 38%
Elisabeth Boulier 8/10 2850 days 38%
Mark Wiggington 8/10 3114 days 25%
Bertiethebus 10/10 3120 days 26%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 3127 days 26%
Miranda 7/10 3128 days 23%
Bertrand Gilles 7/10 3133 days 23%
Debiesse 7/10 3139 days 23%
Galen Licht 10/10 3139 days 25%
Thomas 8/10 3149 days 23%
Karina Gratz 3/10 3155 days 19%
Luisa 9/10 3156 days 24%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3223 days 21%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3223 days 21%
Nadine 8/10 3223 days 20%
Roux 8/10 3231 days 19%
Timo Maschke 10/10 3232 days 20%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 3233 days 19%
Darren Abbott 7/10 3234 days 18%
Alexandra van den Brack 7/10 3238 days 18%
Anne and John 9/10 3240 days 20%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 10/10 3241 days 20%
Barbara 10/10 3241 days 20%
Denise Albrecht 10/10 3245 days 20%
Sally 10/10 3245 days 20%
Megan Child 10/10 3258 days 19%
Adrian Weidell 8/10 3446 days 9%
Jonathan Tuthill 10/10 3501 days 6%
Jen Sweeting 8/10 3503 days 6%
Johannes Mullner 5/10 3506 days 5%
Def Fem 8/10 3511 days 6%
Axel Irriger 6/10 3518 days 4%
Lucy Wilde 6/10 3519 days 4%
Dick Stewart 7/10 3521 days 5%
Janet 9/10 3521 days 5%
Lee Lloyd 9/10 3526 days 5%
Ryan Pynappels 8/10 3527 days 5%
Carl & Desiree Potter 10/10 3528 days 5%
John & Ray Calder 7/10 3528 days 4%
D Collier 10/10 3529 days 5%
E Smudde 8/10 3529 days 5%
Rachel 9/10 3530 days 5%
Yves & Sylvia 8/10 3530 days 5%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 3530 days 5%
Hendrik F 8/10 3530 days 5%
Hardy 8/10 3531 days 5%
Alan Findlay 8/10 3531 days 5%
Fannette Peyreplane 9/10 3533 days 5%
Schweiger 8/10 3540 days 4%
Margaret Wendell 8/10 3543 days 4%
Frank & Julia 6/10 3544 days 3%
Bradley 7/10 3590 days 2%
Rene Rypkema 7/10 3590 days 2%
Steve & Maggie 4/10 3608 days 0%
Peter, Noelle & Susanne 6/10 3610 days 0%
Cornelia & Josef 9/10 3619 days 0%
Jan & Marian 10/10 3619 days 0%
Benjamin Meier 8/10 3622 days 0%
Remco te Lintum 8/10 3623 days 0%
P Stanton 10/10 3824 days 25%
Lisa Milton 10/10 3844 days 25%
Weez18 10/10 3851 days 25%
Eric Grant 9/10 3856 days 25%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3864 days 25%
Janice OConnor 9/10 3865 days 25%
Van Vliet 7/10 3869 days 23%
Walter Buschta 10/10 3873 days 25%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3876 days 25%
Ben Akin-Smith 9/10 3876 days 25%
Alan Munday 9/10 3880 days 25%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 9/10 3886 days 25%
Agnes McMillan 10/10 3894 days 25%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3895 days 25%
Jill Dean 9/10 3897 days 25%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3897 days 24%
Saglibene 10/10 3900 days 25%
Jarvis and Anja 8/10 3900 days 24%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3903 days 25%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3907 days 25%
Isbabel 9/10 3908 days 25%
Fred West 8/10 3909 days 24%
Dizey 10/10 3941 days 25%
Buttie 10/10 3941 days 25%
Shoe 10/10 3972 days 25%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 4176 days 24%
Chris & Rob 8/10 4179 days 24%
davidm239 9/10 4186 days 25%
Martin 10/10 4186 days 25%
lindam 10/10 4216 days 25%
hooperuk 10/10 4216 days 25%
Hans and Astrid 9/10 4224 days 25%
Kevin F 8/10 4229 days 24%
Theresa 10/10 4235 days 25%
Antoine Del 7/10 4237 days 23%
Tanya 9/10 4240 days 25%
Peter Brown 9/10 4243 days 25%
Susan & Richard 10/10 4247 days 25%
SB 8/10 4249 days 24%
Johan 9/10 4249 days 25%
Jonathan Martin 8/10 4250 days 24%
Tim 8/10 4254 days 24%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 4255 days 25%
Ed & Pat Mitchell 8/10 4255 days 24%
Ivo Braakhuis 6/10 4255 days 21%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 4255 days 24%
Mieke Knoops 9/10 4257 days 25%
Pascal Auber 10/10 4261 days 25%
Becky 10/10 4268 days 25%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 4269 days 25%
Adriane 7/10 4271 days 23%
Hanz 10/10 4271 days 25%
Pizzanelli 8/10 4274 days 24%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4284 days 25%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4291 days 24%
Markus 8/10 4291 days 24%
EA Anders 5/10 4292 days 20%
deanlaw 10/10 4320 days 25%
gemmav 9/10 4321 days 25%
eliertv 7/10 4321 days 23%
Furger 10/10 4339 days 25%
Chris Leach 8/10 4344 days 24%
Sabrina Bazin 9/10 4345 days 25%
Colin S 5/10 4345 days 20%
Bernard Misfud 9/10 4348 days 25%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 7/10 4348 days 23%
Thorben Thede 7/10 4349 days 23%
Shane and Kate Wilkinson 10/10 4359 days 25%
arminh 6/10 4360 days 21%
Graham Butt 10/10 4360 days 25%
Dermot Bryne 10/10 4360 days 25%
Evan 9/10 4398 days 25%
miniappleses 9/10 4398 days 25%
arthurw 10/10 4454 days 25%
richardh 9/10 4462 days 25%
SiljaH 5/10 4571 days 20%
jenniferk 10/10 4581 days 25%
scottl 9/10 4581 days 25%
Colin Church 9/10 4581 days 25%
Marc_N 10/10 4582 days 25%
Andrew Biddle 7/10 4583 days 23%
SBlake 8/10 4586 days 24%
AnjaN 10/10 4588 days 25%
Falk 8/10 4597 days 24%
WiebkeS 9/10 4597 days 25%
AmyBarrett 10/10 4597 days 25%
ChrisD 10/10 4597 days 25%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4597 days 24%
StijnH 8/10 4598 days 24%
Lars Haf 8/10 4599 days 24%
AnjaChrist 9/10 4599 days 25%
Tiemen 9/10 4601 days 25%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.