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

94.29%

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 10/10 324 days 83.37 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 324 days 83.37 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1059 days true 4.32 5%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1237 days 4.72 6%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1290 days true 4.62 6%
Andreas 10/10 1295 days true 4.61 6%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1311 days true 4.58 5%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1333 days true 4.31 5%
Katarina 9/10 1350 days true 4.5 5%
Sebasitian 8/10 1351 days true 4.27 5%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1351 days true 4.5 5%
Max Mueller 9/10 1373 days true 4.46 5%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1379 days true 4.44 5%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 5%
Janina 9/10 1400 days true 4.4 5%
Luke 8/10 1403 days true 4.18 5%
Marc 8/10 1415 days true 4.16 5%
Ross D 10/10 1424 days true 4.36 5%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 5%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1631 days true 3.95 5%
Alix 8/10 1634 days true 3.75 4%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1636 days true 3.94 5%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1637 days true 3.94 5%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1637 days true 3.94 5%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1643 days true 3.93 5%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1648 days true 3.92 5%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1649 days true 3.92 5%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1654 days true 3.91 5%
Yannick 9/10 1657 days true 3.9 5%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1661 days true 3.89 5%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1662 days true 3.89 5%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1664 days true 3.89 5%
Liwen 10/10 1667 days true 3.88 5%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1668 days true 3.88 5%
Riviere 7/10 1675 days true 3.52 4%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1688 days 3.84 5%
Nick Young 8/10 1689 days true 3.65 4%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1689 days true 3.84 5%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1689 days true 3.65 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1702 days true 3.81 5%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1706 days true 3.46 4%
Gregory 7/10 1710 days true 3.45 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1713 days 3.79 5%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1744 days true 3.73 4%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1750 days true 3.72 4%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1759 days true 3.7 4%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2045 days true 3.14 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2069 days 3.09 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2105 days true 2.87 3%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2120 days true 2.99 4%
Julie 10/10 2149 days 2.94 4%
jefft 7/10 2365 days true 2.29 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2372 days true 2.5 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2381 days true 2.26 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2393 days true 2.34 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2395 days 2.46 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2400 days true 2.32 3%
Steffen 8/10 2411 days true 2.3 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2418 days true 2.41 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2418 days true 2.41 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2419 days true 2.41 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2435 days true 2.38 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2446 days true 2.36 3%
Alex 10/10 2454 days 2.34 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2724 days true 1.81 2%
Friederike 8/10 2744 days true 1.68 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2747 days true 1.61 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2747 days true 1.61 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2762 days true 1.74 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2764 days true 1.73 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2764 days true 1.65 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2764 days true 1.73 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2768 days true 1.43 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2819 days 1.63 2%
Christian 10/10 2832 days true 1.6 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2838 days true 1.51 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2838 days true 1.59 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2842 days true 1.58 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2849 days true 1.49 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2859 days true 1.55 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2863 days true 1.54 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3106 days true 1.06 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3117 days true 1.04 1%
Delore 5/10 3118 days true 0.84 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3119 days true 1.04 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3119 days true 1.04 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3128 days true 1.02 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3131 days true 1.02 1%
Harald 10/10 3134 days true 1.01 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3134 days true 1.01 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3138 days true 0.81 1%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3138 days true 1.0 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3139 days true 0.91 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3167 days true 0.9 1%
Steve 6/10 3230 days true 0.68 1%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3442 days true 0.41 0%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3443 days true 0.38 0%
Res Kormann 8/10 3449 days true 0.37 0%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3464 days true 0.36 0%
Brian Jones 10/10 3470 days true 0.35 0%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3471 days true 0.35 0%
Nick Foster 8/10 3473 days true 0.33 0%
Stefanie 8/10 3476 days true 0.32 0%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3481 days true 0.31 0%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3483 days true 0.33 0%
Julia 10/10 3489 days true 0.32 0%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3491 days 0.31 0%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3492 days true 0.29 0%
Sandra 9/10 3496 days true 0.3 0%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3496 days true 0.3 0%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3504 days true 0.29 0%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3505 days true 0.27 0%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3506 days true 0.27 0%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3509 days true 0.25 0%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3509 days true 0.25 0%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3511 days true 0.27 0%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3516 days true 0.26 0%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3516 days true 0.25 0%
georgiarose89 9/10 3550 days 0.2 0%
Behrenot 10/10 3773 days true 0.0 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3788 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3858 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3859 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 9/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 9/10 3958 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 8/10 4182 days true 0.0 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 4210 days true 0.0 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 4211 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.