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

128 Valid Reviews

The Key Summit Track experience has a total of 128 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 128 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 59
46%
9/10 26
20%
8/10 27
21%
7/10 11
9%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track valid reviews is 89.45% and is based on 128 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 128 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

89.31%

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
Hannibal Winther 6/10 666 days true 28.36 100%
Sally Caboche 10/10 844 days 14.98 51%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 897 days true 11.21 38%
Andreas 10/10 902 days true 10.9 37%
Katharina Koch 10/10 918 days true 9.96 33%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 940 days true 8.37 27%
Katarina 9/10 957 days true 8.02 26%
Sebasitian 8/10 958 days true 7.58 24%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 958 days true 7.97 26%
Max Mueller 9/10 980 days true 7.1 23%
Laia Pujol 10/10 986 days true 6.88 22%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1000 days true 6.43 20%
Janina 9/10 1007 days true 6.23 20%
Luke 8/10 1010 days true 5.84 18%
Marc 8/10 1022 days true 5.55 17%
Ross D 10/10 1031 days true 5.65 17%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1039 days true 5.5 17%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1238 days true 4.78 14%
Alix 8/10 1241 days true 4.54 13%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1243 days true 4.77 14%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1244 days true 4.77 14%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1244 days true 4.77 14%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1250 days true 4.76 14%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1255 days true 4.76 14%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1256 days true 4.75 14%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1261 days true 4.75 14%
Yannick 9/10 1264 days true 4.74 14%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1268 days true 4.74 14%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1269 days true 4.74 14%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1271 days true 4.73 14%
Liwen 10/10 1274 days true 4.73 14%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1275 days true 4.73 14%
Riviere 7/10 1282 days true 4.29 12%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1295 days 4.7 14%
Nick Young 8/10 1296 days true 4.46 13%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1296 days true 4.69 14%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1296 days true 4.46 13%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1309 days true 4.67 14%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1313 days true 4.25 12%
Gregory 7/10 1317 days true 4.24 12%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1320 days 4.66 14%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1351 days true 4.61 14%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1357 days true 4.6 14%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1366 days true 4.59 14%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 1652 days true 4.15 12%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 1676 days 4.12 12%
Kilian Vos 8/10 1712 days true 3.86 11%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1727 days true 4.04 12%
Julie 10/10 1756 days 3.99 11%
jefft 7/10 1972 days true 3.34 9%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 1979 days true 3.65 10%
Ann Wilson 7/10 1988 days true 3.31 9%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2000 days true 3.44 9%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2002 days 3.62 10%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2007 days true 3.43 9%
Steffen 8/10 2018 days true 3.42 9%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2025 days true 3.58 10%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2025 days true 3.58 10%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2026 days true 3.58 10%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2042 days true 3.56 10%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2053 days true 3.54 10%
Alex 10/10 2061 days 3.53 10%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2331 days true 3.12 8%
Friederike 8/10 2351 days true 2.93 8%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2354 days true 2.81 7%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2354 days true 2.81 7%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2369 days true 3.06 8%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2371 days true 3.06 8%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2371 days true 2.9 7%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2371 days true 3.06 8%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2375 days true 2.53 6%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2426 days 2.97 8%
Christian 10/10 2439 days true 2.95 8%
M Natterser 8/10 2445 days true 2.8 7%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2445 days true 2.95 8%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2449 days true 2.94 8%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2456 days true 2.78 7%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2466 days true 2.91 7%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2470 days true 2.91 7%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 2713 days true 2.54 6%
Carole Carter 10/10 2724 days true 2.52 6%
Delore 5/10 2725 days true 2.04 4%
Jill Boruff 10/10 2726 days true 2.52 6%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 2726 days true 2.52 6%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 2735 days true 2.5 6%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 2738 days true 2.5 6%
Harald 10/10 2741 days true 2.49 6%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 2741 days true 2.49 6%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 2745 days true 2.02 4%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 2745 days true 2.49 6%
Diane Moss 7/10 2746 days true 2.26 5%
Monika & Roger 8/10 2774 days true 2.32 5%
Steve 6/10 2837 days true 1.95 4%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3049 days true 2.03 4%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3050 days true 1.92 4%
Res Kormann 8/10 3056 days true 1.91 4%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3071 days true 1.99 4%
Brian Jones 10/10 3077 days true 1.98 4%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3078 days true 1.98 4%
Nick Foster 8/10 3080 days true 1.88 4%
Stefanie 8/10 3083 days true 1.88 4%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3088 days true 1.87 4%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3090 days true 1.96 4%
Julia 10/10 3096 days true 1.95 4%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3098 days 1.95 4%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3099 days true 1.85 4%
Sandra 9/10 3103 days true 1.94 4%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3103 days true 1.94 4%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3111 days true 1.93 4%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3112 days true 1.83 4%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3113 days true 1.83 4%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3116 days true 1.75 3%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3116 days true 1.75 3%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3118 days true 1.92 4%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3123 days true 1.91 4%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3123 days true 1.82 4%
georgiarose89 9/10 3157 days 1.86 4%
Behrenot 10/10 3380 days true 1.52 2%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3395 days true 1.5 2%
David Morton 9/10 3465 days true 1.39 2%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3466 days true 1.39 2%
John Cox 9/10 3469 days true 1.39 2%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3485 days true 1.29 2%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3489 days true 1.23 1%
Thorben Thede 9/10 3565 days true 1.24 1%
DanielGermany 8/10 3789 days true 0.85 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 3817 days true 0.86 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 3818 days true 0.86 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

89%

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.