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 Mount Maunganui Summit Walk.

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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Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Valid Reviews

86 Valid Reviews

The Mount Maunganui Summit Walk experience has a total of 86 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 86 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
30%
9/10 28
33%
8/10 20
23%
7/10 12
14%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.91% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Maunganui Summit Walk valid reviews is 87.91% and is based on 86 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

79 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 86 valid reviews, the experience has 79 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 79 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
30%
9/10 25
32%
8/10 19
24%
7/10 11
14%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.85% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Maunganui Summit Walk face-to-face reviews is 87.85% and is based on 79 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.49%

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
JjLockwood 10/10 717 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 990 days 24%
Clementine 8/10 1610 days 13%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1619 days 12%
Gauthier Dournean 9/10 1629 days 13%
Katja Manz 8/10 1652 days 12%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1669 days 13%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1676 days 12%
Camila Capel 10/10 1725 days 13%
Alberto 7/10 1871 days 10%
Rebecca Kearns 10/10 1874 days 12%
Eva Neumann 7/10 1874 days 10%
Heike Schreiber 7/10 1880 days 10%
Leonie Kraft 10/10 1900 days 11%
Manibod Vannaphone 9/10 1901 days 11%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1903 days 11%
Andrea Le Stunff 9/10 1905 days 11%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1911 days 11%
Annalies Beard 10/10 1914 days 11%
Nina Krzis 7/10 1915 days 10%
Max von Felde 9/10 1916 days 11%
Aneta Hambergeroua 9/10 1924 days 11%
Clara Loizeil 7/10 1924 days 10%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1926 days 11%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1927 days 11%
Xavier Bistodeau 7/10 1929 days 10%
Anna Scholten 9/10 1933 days 11%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 1936 days 11%
Veronique Kaplan 7/10 1937 days 10%
Rob Manson 9/10 1939 days 11%
Daniel Roedel 7/10 1942 days 10%
Edwine 10/10 1951 days 11%
Kathanina Jasik 8/10 1958 days 10%
Bryan Anders 10/10 1978 days 11%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 9/10 2024 days 11%
Marie Schmid 10/10 2291 days 9%
Anne Hempelt 8/10 2361 days 8%
Claudia de Winter 7/10 2606 days 6%
Simon Mehlmann 9/10 2612 days 6%
Alex 9/10 2613 days 6%
Becky 9/10 2613 days 6%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 10/10 2639 days 6%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2639 days 6%
Johannes 9/10 2662 days 6%
Hendrik Schanz 8/10 2687 days 5%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2939 days 4%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2967 days 4%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 2967 days 3%
Katie Fleck 8/10 2967 days 4%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2983 days 4%
Guillaume Boudrand 9/10 2983 days 4%
Selina Lott 10/10 3004 days 4%
Constanze 10/10 3004 days 4%
Kristin Denny 10/10 3010 days 3%
Thibault Bonenfant 7/10 3096 days 2%
Liz Marquart Scholtz 8/10 3101 days 3%
sidcupjon 9/10 3365 days 1%
R E Webb 8/10 3377 days 1%
M Neuman 8/10 3386 days 1%
Gary A 8/10 3486 days 0%
David and Karen 8/10 3723 days 2%
Malcolm Jones 9/10 3724 days 3%
Nicola Shaw 10/10 3724 days 3%
Hannah Roberts 9/10 3728 days 3%
Claudio 10/10 3737 days 3%
K_and_K 9/10 3943 days 3%
Rob 9/10 4013 days 3%
Grant 9/10 4017 days 3%
Claudia 9/10 4023 days 3%
Elin Haggq 9/10 4077 days 3%
Mercedes Valera 10/10 4086 days 3%
Marcio Moretti 9/10 4106 days 3%
Mark 9/10 4115 days 3%
Jens Bo Rykor 8/10 4137 days 2%
Jorrit Bust 8/10 4138 days 2%
Kane Chain 10/10 4141 days 3%
menzel 10/10 4169 days 3%
warrenp 8/10 4171 days 2%
johnma 10/10 4175 days 3%
thomash 8/10 4180 days 2%
jennyb 9/10 4184 days 3%
Sibylle Locher 9/10 4194 days 3%
Anna 8/10 4194 days 2%
Sofie 9/10 4425 days 3%
caroldarren 10/10 4430 days 3%
Amelie 8/10 4451 days 2%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount Maunganui Summit Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.