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

93.50%

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 10/10 535 days 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 535 days 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1270 days 6%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1448 days 7%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1501 days 7%
Andreas 10/10 1506 days 7%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1522 days 7%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1544 days 7%
Katarina 9/10 1561 days 7%
Sebasitian 8/10 1562 days 7%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1562 days 7%
Max Mueller 9/10 1584 days 7%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1590 days 7%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1604 days 7%
Janina 9/10 1611 days 7%
Luke 8/10 1614 days 6%
Marc 8/10 1626 days 6%
Ross D 10/10 1635 days 7%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1643 days 7%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1842 days 6%
Alix 8/10 1845 days 6%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1847 days 6%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1848 days 6%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1848 days 6%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1854 days 6%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1859 days 6%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1860 days 6%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1865 days 6%
Yannick 9/10 1868 days 6%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1872 days 6%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1873 days 6%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1875 days 6%
Liwen 10/10 1878 days 6%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1879 days 6%
Riviere 7/10 1886 days 5%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1899 days 6%
Nick Young 8/10 1900 days 5%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1900 days 6%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1900 days 5%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1913 days 6%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1917 days 5%
Gregory 7/10 1921 days 5%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1924 days 6%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1955 days 5%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1961 days 5%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1970 days 5%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2256 days 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2280 days 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2316 days 4%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2331 days 4%
Julie 10/10 2360 days 4%
jefft 7/10 2576 days 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2583 days 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2592 days 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2604 days 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2606 days 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2611 days 3%
Steffen 8/10 2622 days 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2629 days 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2629 days 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2630 days 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2646 days 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2657 days 3%
Alex 10/10 2665 days 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2935 days 2%
Friederike 8/10 2955 days 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2958 days 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2958 days 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2973 days 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2975 days 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2975 days 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2975 days 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2979 days 1%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 3030 days 2%
Christian 10/10 3043 days 2%
M Natterser 8/10 3049 days 1%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 3049 days 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3053 days 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 3060 days 1%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3070 days 1%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 3074 days 1%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3317 days 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3328 days 1%
Delore 5/10 3329 days 0%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3330 days 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3330 days 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3339 days 0%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3342 days 0%
Harald 10/10 3345 days 0%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3345 days 0%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3349 days 0%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3349 days 0%
Diane Moss 7/10 3350 days 0%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3378 days 0%
Steve 6/10 3441 days 0%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3653 days 1%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3654 days 1%
Res Kormann 8/10 3660 days 1%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3675 days 1%
Brian Jones 10/10 3681 days 1%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3682 days 1%
Nick Foster 8/10 3684 days 1%
Stefanie 8/10 3687 days 1%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3692 days 1%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3694 days 1%
Julia 10/10 3700 days 1%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3702 days 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3703 days 1%
Sandra 9/10 3707 days 1%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3707 days 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3715 days 1%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3716 days 1%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3717 days 1%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3720 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3720 days 1%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3722 days 1%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3727 days 1%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3727 days 1%
georgiarose89 9/10 3761 days 1%
Behrenot 10/10 3984 days 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3999 days 1%
David Morton 9/10 4069 days 1%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4070 days 1%
John Cox 9/10 4073 days 1%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 4089 days 1%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 4093 days 1%
Thorben Thede 9/10 4169 days 1%
DanielGermany 8/10 4393 days 1%
MarcoJ 10/10 4421 days 1%
LucyPoland 10/10 4422 days 1%

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.