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 Key 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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Key Summit Track

Valid Reviews

130 Valid Reviews

The Key Summit Track experience has a total of 130 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 26
20%
8/10 27
21%
7/10 11
8%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track valid reviews is 89.62% and is based on 130 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

118 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 130 valid reviews, the experience has 118 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 118 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 50
42%
9/10 25
21%
8/10 27
23%
7/10 11
9%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.64% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 88.64% and is based on 118 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.20%

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
Timothy Davies 10/10 247 days 90.33 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 247 days 90.33 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 982 days true 5.83 6%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1160 days 4.87 5%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1213 days true 4.77 5%
Andreas 10/10 1218 days true 4.76 5%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1234 days true 4.73 5%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1256 days true 4.45 5%
Katarina 9/10 1273 days true 4.65 5%
Sebasitian 8/10 1274 days true 4.42 5%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1274 days true 4.65 5%
Max Mueller 9/10 1296 days true 4.61 5%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1302 days true 4.59 5%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1316 days true 4.57 5%
Janina 9/10 1323 days true 4.55 5%
Luke 8/10 1326 days true 4.32 5%
Marc 8/10 1338 days true 4.3 5%
Ross D 10/10 1347 days true 4.51 5%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1355 days true 4.49 5%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1554 days true 4.1 5%
Alix 8/10 1557 days true 3.89 4%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1559 days true 4.09 5%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1560 days true 4.09 5%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1560 days true 4.09 5%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1566 days true 4.08 5%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1571 days true 4.07 5%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1572 days true 4.07 5%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1577 days true 4.06 4%
Yannick 9/10 1580 days true 4.05 4%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1584 days true 4.04 4%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1585 days true 4.04 4%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1587 days true 4.04 4%
Liwen 10/10 1590 days true 4.03 4%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1591 days true 4.03 4%
Riviere 7/10 1598 days true 3.65 4%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1611 days 3.99 4%
Nick Young 8/10 1612 days true 3.79 4%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1612 days true 3.99 4%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1612 days true 3.79 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1625 days true 3.96 4%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1629 days true 3.6 4%
Gregory 7/10 1633 days true 3.59 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1636 days 3.94 4%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1667 days true 3.88 4%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1673 days true 3.87 4%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 4%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 1968 days true 3.29 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 1992 days 3.24 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2028 days true 3.02 3%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2043 days true 3.14 3%
Julie 10/10 2072 days 3.09 3%
jefft 7/10 2288 days true 2.43 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2295 days true 2.65 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2304 days true 2.4 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2316 days true 2.48 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2318 days 2.61 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2323 days true 2.47 3%
Steffen 8/10 2334 days true 2.45 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2341 days true 2.56 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2341 days true 2.56 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2342 days true 2.56 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2358 days true 2.53 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2369 days true 2.51 3%
Alex 10/10 2377 days 2.49 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2647 days true 1.96 2%
Friederike 8/10 2667 days true 1.83 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2670 days true 1.75 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2670 days true 1.75 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2685 days true 1.89 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2687 days true 1.88 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2687 days true 1.79 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2687 days true 1.88 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2691 days true 1.56 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2742 days 1.78 2%
Christian 10/10 2755 days true 1.75 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2761 days true 1.65 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2761 days true 1.74 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2765 days true 1.73 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2772 days true 1.63 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2782 days true 1.7 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2786 days true 1.69 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3029 days true 1.22 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3040 days true 1.19 1%
Delore 5/10 3041 days true 0.97 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3042 days true 1.19 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3042 days true 1.19 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3051 days true 1.17 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3054 days true 1.17 1%
Harald 10/10 3057 days true 1.16 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3057 days true 1.16 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3061 days true 0.93 1%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3061 days true 1.15 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3062 days true 1.05 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3090 days true 1.04 1%
Steve 6/10 3153 days true 0.81 1%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3365 days true 0.56 1%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3366 days true 0.53 1%
Res Kormann 8/10 3372 days true 0.52 1%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3387 days true 0.51 1%
Brian Jones 10/10 3393 days true 0.5 1%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3394 days true 0.5 1%
Nick Foster 8/10 3396 days true 0.47 1%
Stefanie 8/10 3399 days true 0.47 1%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3404 days true 0.46 1%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3406 days true 0.48 1%
Julia 10/10 3412 days true 0.47 1%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3414 days 0.46 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3415 days true 0.44 0%
Sandra 9/10 3419 days true 0.45 1%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3419 days true 0.45 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3427 days true 0.44 0%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3428 days true 0.41 0%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3429 days true 0.41 0%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3432 days true 0.39 0%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3432 days true 0.39 0%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3434 days true 0.42 0%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3439 days true 0.39 0%
georgiarose89 9/10 3473 days 0.35 0%
Behrenot 10/10 3696 days true 0.0 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3781 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 9/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3801 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3805 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 9/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 8/10 4105 days true 0.0 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 4133 days true 0.0 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 4134 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.