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

92.76%

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 10/10 691 days 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 691 days 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1426 days 11%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1605 days 13%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1657 days 12%
Andreas 10/10 1662 days 12%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1678 days 12%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1700 days 11%
Katarina 9/10 1717 days 12%
Sebasitian 8/10 1718 days 11%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1718 days 12%
Max Mueller 9/10 1740 days 12%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1746 days 12%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1760 days 12%
Janina 9/10 1767 days 12%
Luke 8/10 1770 days 11%
Marc 8/10 1782 days 11%
Ross D 10/10 1791 days 12%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1799 days 11%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1998 days 10%
Alix 8/10 2001 days 10%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 2003 days 10%
Nele Foerske 10/10 2004 days 10%
Leopold Kern 10/10 2004 days 10%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 2010 days 10%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 2015 days 10%
Sarah Dial 9/10 2016 days 10%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 2021 days 10%
Yannick 9/10 2024 days 10%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 2028 days 10%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 2029 days 10%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 2031 days 10%
Liwen 10/10 2034 days 10%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 2035 days 10%
Riviere 7/10 2042 days 9%
Laurent Petit 10/10 2055 days 10%
Nick Young 8/10 2056 days 9%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 2056 days 10%
Cody Stewart 8/10 2056 days 9%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 2069 days 10%
Audrey and Max 7/10 2073 days 9%
Gregory 7/10 2077 days 9%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 2080 days 10%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 2111 days 10%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 2117 days 9%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 2126 days 9%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2412 days 8%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2436 days 7%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2472 days 7%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2487 days 7%
Julie 10/10 2517 days 7%
jefft 7/10 2732 days 5%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2739 days 6%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2748 days 5%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2760 days 5%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2762 days 5%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2767 days 5%
Steffen 8/10 2778 days 5%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2785 days 5%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2785 days 5%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2786 days 5%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2802 days 5%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2813 days 5%
Alex 10/10 2821 days 5%
Christin Woelk 10/10 3091 days 3%
Friederike 8/10 3111 days 3%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 3114 days 3%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 3114 days 3%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 3129 days 3%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 3131 days 3%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 3131 days 3%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 3131 days 3%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 3135 days 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 3186 days 3%
Christian 10/10 3199 days 3%
M Natterser 8/10 3205 days 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 3205 days 3%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3209 days 3%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 3216 days 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3226 days 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 3230 days 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3473 days 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3484 days 1%
Delore 5/10 3485 days 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3486 days 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3486 days 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3495 days 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3498 days 1%
Harald 10/10 3501 days 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3501 days 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3505 days 0%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3505 days 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3506 days 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3534 days 0%
Steve 6/10 3597 days 0%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3809 days 3%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3810 days 3%
Res Kormann 8/10 3816 days 3%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3831 days 3%
Brian Jones 10/10 3837 days 3%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3838 days 3%
Nick Foster 8/10 3840 days 3%
Stefanie 8/10 3843 days 3%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3848 days 3%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3850 days 3%
Julia 10/10 3856 days 3%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3858 days 3%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3859 days 3%
Sandra 9/10 3863 days 3%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3863 days 3%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3871 days 3%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3872 days 3%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3873 days 3%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3876 days 3%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3876 days 3%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3878 days 3%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3883 days 3%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3883 days 3%
georgiarose89 9/10 3917 days 3%
Behrenot 10/10 4140 days 3%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4155 days 3%
David Morton 9/10 4225 days 3%
Paula Martinez 10/10 4226 days 3%
John Cox 9/10 4229 days 3%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 4245 days 3%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 4249 days 3%
Thorben Thede 9/10 4325 days 3%
DanielGermany 8/10 4549 days 3%
MarcoJ 10/10 4577 days 3%
LucyPoland 10/10 4578 days 3%

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

93%

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.