Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

91.25%

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 10/10 979 days 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 979 days 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1714 days 42%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1892 days 46%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1945 days 45%
Andreas 10/10 1950 days 45%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1966 days 44%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1988 days 41%
Katarina 9/10 2005 days 43%
Sebasitian 8/10 2006 days 41%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 2006 days 43%
Max Mueller 9/10 2028 days 42%
Laia Pujol 10/10 2034 days 42%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 2048 days 42%
Janina 9/10 2055 days 42%
Luke 8/10 2058 days 39%
Marc 8/10 2070 days 39%
Ross D 10/10 2079 days 41%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 2087 days 41%
Marine Audoire 10/10 2286 days 35%
Alix 8/10 2289 days 33%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 2291 days 35%
Nele Foerske 10/10 2292 days 35%
Leopold Kern 10/10 2292 days 35%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 2298 days 35%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 2303 days 35%
Sarah Dial 9/10 2304 days 35%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 2309 days 34%
Yannick 9/10 2312 days 34%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 2316 days 34%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 2317 days 34%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 2319 days 34%
Liwen 10/10 2322 days 34%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 2323 days 34%
Riviere 7/10 2330 days 30%
Laurent Petit 10/10 2343 days 33%
Nick Young 8/10 2344 days 32%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 2344 days 33%
Cody Stewart 8/10 2344 days 32%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 2357 days 33%
Audrey and Max 7/10 2361 days 30%
Gregory 7/10 2365 days 30%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 2368 days 33%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 2399 days 32%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 2405 days 32%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 2414 days 31%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2700 days 23%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2724 days 23%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2760 days 20%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2775 days 21%
Julie 10/10 2804 days 20%
jefft 7/10 3020 days 13%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 3027 days 14%
Ann Wilson 7/10 3036 days 12%
Simon Galpin 8/10 3048 days 13%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 3050 days 13%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 3055 days 12%
Steffen 8/10 3066 days 12%
Janis Gallois 9/10 3073 days 13%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 3073 days 13%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 3074 days 13%
Christina Habranke 9/10 3090 days 12%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 3101 days 12%
Alex 10/10 3109 days 12%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3379 days 4%
Friederike 8/10 3399 days 3%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 3402 days 3%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 3402 days 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 3417 days 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 3419 days 3%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 3419 days 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 3419 days 3%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 3423 days 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 3474 days 1%
Christian 10/10 3487 days 1%
M Natterser 8/10 3493 days 0%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 3493 days 1%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3497 days 1%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 3504 days 0%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3514 days 0%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 3518 days 0%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3761 days 11%
Carole Carter 10/10 3772 days 11%
Delore 5/10 3773 days 8%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3774 days 11%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3774 days 11%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3783 days 11%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3786 days 11%
Harald 10/10 3789 days 11%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3789 days 11%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3793 days 8%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3793 days 11%
Diane Moss 7/10 3794 days 9%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3822 days 10%
Steve 6/10 3885 days 8%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 4097 days 11%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 4098 days 10%
Res Kormann 8/10 4104 days 10%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 4119 days 11%
Brian Jones 10/10 4125 days 11%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 4126 days 11%
Nick Foster 8/10 4128 days 10%
Stefanie 8/10 4131 days 10%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 4136 days 10%
Paul Nickson 10/10 4138 days 11%
Julia 10/10 4144 days 11%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 4146 days 11%
Lenny Appel 8/10 4147 days 10%
Sandra 9/10 4151 days 11%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 4151 days 11%
Manuela Manns 9/10 4159 days 11%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 4160 days 10%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 4161 days 10%
Philippa Waters 7/10 4164 days 9%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 4164 days 9%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 4166 days 11%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 4171 days 11%
Andreas Neo 8/10 4171 days 10%
georgiarose89 9/10 4205 days 11%
Behrenot 10/10 4428 days 11%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4443 days 11%
David Morton 9/10 4513 days 11%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4514 days 11%
John Cox 9/10 4517 days 11%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 4533 days 10%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 4537 days 9%
Thorben Thede 9/10 4613 days 11%
DanielGermany 8/10 4837 days 10%
MarcoJ 10/10 4865 days 11%
LucyPoland 10/10 4866 days 11%

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

91%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.