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

93.61%

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 87 days 98.8 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 87 days 98.8 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 822 days true 13.95 14%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1001 days 6.4 6%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1053 days true 5.28 5%
Andreas 10/10 1058 days true 5.22 5%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1074 days true 5.07 5%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1096 days true 4.75 5%
Katarina 9/10 1113 days true 4.96 5%
Sebasitian 8/10 1114 days true 4.71 5%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1114 days true 4.96 5%
Max Mueller 9/10 1136 days true 4.92 5%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1142 days true 4.91 5%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1156 days true 4.88 5%
Janina 9/10 1163 days true 4.87 5%
Luke 8/10 1166 days true 4.62 5%
Marc 8/10 1178 days true 4.6 5%
Ross D 10/10 1187 days true 4.82 5%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1195 days true 4.8 5%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1394 days true 4.41 4%
Alix 8/10 1397 days true 4.19 4%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1399 days true 4.41 4%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1400 days true 4.4 4%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1400 days true 4.4 4%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1406 days true 4.39 4%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1411 days true 4.38 4%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1412 days true 4.38 4%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1417 days true 4.37 4%
Yannick 9/10 1420 days true 4.36 4%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1424 days true 4.36 4%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1425 days true 4.35 4%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1427 days true 4.35 4%
Liwen 10/10 1430 days true 4.34 4%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1431 days true 4.34 4%
Riviere 7/10 1438 days true 3.94 4%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1451 days 4.3 4%
Nick Young 8/10 1452 days true 4.09 4%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1452 days true 4.3 4%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1452 days true 4.09 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1465 days true 4.28 4%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1469 days true 3.88 4%
Gregory 7/10 1473 days true 3.88 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1476 days 4.25 4%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1507 days true 4.19 4%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1513 days true 4.18 4%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1522 days true 4.16 4%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 1808 days true 3.6 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 1832 days 3.56 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 1868 days true 3.31 3%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1883 days true 3.46 3%
Julie 10/10 1913 days 3.4 3%
jefft 7/10 2128 days true 2.71 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2135 days true 2.96 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2144 days true 2.68 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2156 days true 2.78 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2158 days 2.92 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2163 days true 2.76 3%
Steffen 8/10 2174 days true 2.74 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2181 days true 2.87 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2181 days true 2.87 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2182 days true 2.87 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2198 days true 2.84 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2209 days true 2.82 3%
Alex 10/10 2217 days 2.8 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2487 days true 2.28 2%
Friederike 8/10 2507 days true 2.12 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2510 days true 2.03 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2510 days true 2.03 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2525 days true 2.2 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2527 days true 2.2 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2527 days true 2.09 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2531 days true 1.82 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2582 days 2.09 2%
Christian 10/10 2595 days true 2.06 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2601 days true 1.95 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2601 days true 2.05 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2605 days true 2.05 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2612 days true 1.93 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2622 days true 2.01 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2626 days true 2.0 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 2869 days true 1.53 2%
Carole Carter 10/10 2880 days true 1.51 2%
Delore 5/10 2881 days true 1.22 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 2882 days true 1.5 2%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 2882 days true 1.5 2%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 2891 days true 1.49 2%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 2894 days true 1.48 1%
Harald 10/10 2897 days true 1.47 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 2897 days true 1.47 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 2901 days true 1.19 1%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 2901 days true 1.47 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 2902 days true 1.33 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 2930 days true 1.34 1%
Steve 6/10 2993 days true 1.07 1%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3206 days true 0.83 1%
Res Kormann 8/10 3212 days true 0.81 1%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3227 days true 0.83 1%
Brian Jones 10/10 3233 days true 0.82 1%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3234 days true 0.81 1%
Nick Foster 8/10 3236 days true 0.77 1%
Stefanie 8/10 3239 days true 0.76 1%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3244 days true 0.75 1%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3246 days true 0.79 1%
Julia 10/10 3252 days true 0.78 1%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3255 days true 0.73 1%
Sandra 9/10 3259 days true 0.77 1%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3259 days true 0.77 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3267 days true 0.75 1%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3268 days true 0.71 1%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3269 days true 0.71 1%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3272 days true 0.67 1%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3272 days true 0.67 1%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3274 days true 0.74 1%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3279 days true 0.73 1%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3279 days true 0.69 1%
georgiarose89 9/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
Behrenot 10/10 3536 days true 0.22 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3551 days true 0.19 0%
David Morton 9/10 3621 days true 0.06 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3622 days true 0.05 0%
John Cox 9/10 3625 days true 0.05 0%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3641 days true 0.02 0%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Thorben Thede 9/10 3721 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 8/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 3974 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.