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

93.19%

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
Timothy Davies 10/10 601 days 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 601 days 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1336 days 8%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1515 days 9%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1567 days 9%
Andreas 10/10 1572 days 9%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1588 days 9%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1610 days 8%
Katarina 9/10 1627 days 9%
Sebasitian 8/10 1628 days 8%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1628 days 9%
Max Mueller 9/10 1650 days 8%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1656 days 8%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1670 days 8%
Janina 9/10 1677 days 8%
Luke 8/10 1680 days 8%
Marc 8/10 1692 days 8%
Ross D 10/10 1701 days 8%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1709 days 8%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1908 days 7%
Alix 8/10 1911 days 7%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1913 days 7%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1914 days 7%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1914 days 7%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1920 days 7%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1925 days 7%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1926 days 7%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1931 days 7%
Yannick 9/10 1934 days 7%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1938 days 7%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1939 days 7%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1941 days 7%
Liwen 10/10 1944 days 7%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1945 days 7%
Riviere 7/10 1952 days 6%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1965 days 7%
Nick Young 8/10 1966 days 7%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1966 days 7%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1966 days 7%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1979 days 7%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1983 days 6%
Gregory 7/10 1987 days 6%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1990 days 7%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 2021 days 7%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 2027 days 7%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 2036 days 7%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2322 days 5%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2346 days 5%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2382 days 5%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2397 days 5%
Julie 10/10 2427 days 5%
jefft 7/10 2642 days 4%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2649 days 4%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2658 days 4%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2670 days 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2672 days 4%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2677 days 4%
Steffen 8/10 2688 days 4%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2695 days 4%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2695 days 4%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2696 days 4%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2712 days 4%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2723 days 4%
Alex 10/10 2731 days 4%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3001 days 2%
Friederike 8/10 3021 days 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 3024 days 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 3024 days 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 3039 days 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 3041 days 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 3041 days 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 3041 days 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 3045 days 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 3096 days 2%
Christian 10/10 3109 days 2%
M Natterser 8/10 3115 days 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 3115 days 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3119 days 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 3126 days 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3136 days 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 3140 days 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3383 days 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3394 days 1%
Delore 5/10 3395 days 0%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3396 days 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3396 days 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3405 days 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3408 days 1%
Harald 10/10 3411 days 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3411 days 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3415 days 0%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3415 days 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3416 days 0%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3444 days 0%
Steve 6/10 3507 days 0%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3719 days 2%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3720 days 2%
Res Kormann 8/10 3726 days 2%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3741 days 2%
Brian Jones 10/10 3747 days 2%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3748 days 2%
Nick Foster 8/10 3750 days 2%
Stefanie 8/10 3753 days 2%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3758 days 2%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3760 days 2%
Julia 10/10 3766 days 2%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3768 days 2%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3769 days 2%
Sandra 9/10 3773 days 2%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3773 days 2%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3781 days 2%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3782 days 2%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3783 days 2%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3786 days 2%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3786 days 2%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3788 days 2%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3793 days 2%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3793 days 2%
georgiarose89 9/10 3827 days 2%
Behrenot 10/10 4050 days 2%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4065 days 2%
David Morton 9/10 4135 days 2%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4136 days 2%
John Cox 9/10 4139 days 2%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 4155 days 2%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 4159 days 2%
Thorben Thede 9/10 4235 days 2%
DanielGermany 8/10 4459 days 2%
MarcoJ 10/10 4487 days 2%
LucyPoland 10/10 4488 days 2%

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

93%

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.