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

92.06%

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 10/10 810 days 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 810 days 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1545 days 19%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1723 days 21%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1776 days 20%
Andreas 10/10 1781 days 20%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1797 days 20%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1819 days 19%
Katarina 9/10 1836 days 20%
Sebasitian 8/10 1837 days 19%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1837 days 20%
Max Mueller 9/10 1859 days 19%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1865 days 19%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1879 days 19%
Janina 9/10 1886 days 19%
Luke 8/10 1889 days 18%
Marc 8/10 1901 days 18%
Ross D 10/10 1910 days 19%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1918 days 19%
Marine Audoire 10/10 2117 days 17%
Alix 8/10 2120 days 16%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 2122 days 17%
Nele Foerske 10/10 2123 days 17%
Leopold Kern 10/10 2123 days 17%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 2129 days 16%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 2134 days 16%
Sarah Dial 9/10 2135 days 16%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 2140 days 16%
Yannick 9/10 2143 days 16%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 2147 days 16%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 2148 days 16%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 2150 days 16%
Liwen 10/10 2153 days 16%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 2154 days 16%
Riviere 7/10 2161 days 15%
Laurent Petit 10/10 2174 days 16%
Nick Young 8/10 2175 days 15%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 2175 days 16%
Cody Stewart 8/10 2175 days 15%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 2188 days 16%
Audrey and Max 7/10 2192 days 14%
Gregory 7/10 2196 days 14%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 2199 days 16%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 2230 days 15%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 2236 days 15%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 2245 days 15%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2531 days 12%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2555 days 12%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2591 days 11%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2606 days 11%
Julie 10/10 2635 days 11%
jefft 7/10 2851 days 8%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2858 days 8%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2867 days 8%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2879 days 8%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2881 days 8%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2886 days 8%
Steffen 8/10 2897 days 8%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2904 days 8%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2904 days 8%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2905 days 8%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2921 days 8%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2932 days 8%
Alex 10/10 2940 days 8%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3210 days 5%
Friederike 8/10 3230 days 4%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 3233 days 4%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 3233 days 4%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 3248 days 4%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 3250 days 4%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 3250 days 4%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 3250 days 4%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 3254 days 3%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 3305 days 4%
Christian 10/10 3318 days 3%
M Natterser 8/10 3324 days 3%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 3324 days 3%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3328 days 3%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 3335 days 3%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3345 days 3%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 3349 days 3%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3592 days 0%
Carole Carter 10/10 3603 days 0%
Delore 5/10 3604 days 0%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3605 days 0%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3605 days 0%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3614 days 0%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3617 days 0%
Harald 10/10 3620 days 0%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3620 days 0%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3624 days 0%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3624 days 0%
Diane Moss 7/10 3625 days 0%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3653 days 5%
Steve 6/10 3716 days 4%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3928 days 5%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3929 days 5%
Res Kormann 8/10 3935 days 5%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3950 days 5%
Brian Jones 10/10 3956 days 5%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3957 days 5%
Nick Foster 8/10 3959 days 5%
Stefanie 8/10 3962 days 5%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3967 days 5%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3969 days 5%
Julia 10/10 3975 days 5%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3977 days 5%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3978 days 5%
Sandra 9/10 3982 days 5%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3982 days 5%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3990 days 5%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3991 days 5%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3992 days 5%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3995 days 5%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3995 days 5%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3997 days 5%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 4002 days 5%
Andreas Neo 8/10 4002 days 5%
georgiarose89 9/10 4036 days 5%
Behrenot 10/10 4259 days 5%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4274 days 5%
David Morton 9/10 4344 days 5%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4345 days 5%
John Cox 9/10 4348 days 5%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 4364 days 5%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 4368 days 5%
Thorben Thede 9/10 4444 days 5%
DanielGermany 8/10 4668 days 5%
MarcoJ 10/10 4696 days 5%
LucyPoland 10/10 4697 days 5%

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

92%

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.