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

92.47%

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
JjLockwood 10/10 112 days 98.01 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 385 days 76.51 78%
Clementine 8/10 1005 days true 5.97 6%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1014 days true 5.5 5%
Gauthier Dournean 9/10 1024 days true 5.8 6%
Katja Manz 8/10 1047 days true 5.1 5%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1064 days true 5.15 5%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1071 days true 4.84 5%
Camila Capel 10/10 1120 days true 4.96 5%
Alberto 7/10 1266 days true 4.28 4%
Rebecca Kearns 10/10 1269 days true 4.7 5%
Eva Neumann 7/10 1269 days true 4.28 4%
Heike Schreiber 7/10 1275 days true 4.27 4%
Leonie Kraft 10/10 1295 days true 4.66 4%
Manibod Vannaphone 9/10 1296 days true 4.66 4%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1298 days true 4.42 4%
Andrea Le Stunff 9/10 1300 days true 4.65 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1306 days true 4.64 4%
Annalies Beard 10/10 1309 days true 4.63 4%
Nina Krzis 7/10 1310 days true 4.21 4%
Max von Felde 9/10 1311 days true 4.63 4%
Aneta Hambergeroua 9/10 1319 days true 4.62 4%
Clara Loizeil 7/10 1319 days true 4.2 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1321 days true 4.61 4%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1322 days true 4.61 4%
Xavier Bistodeau 7/10 1324 days true 4.19 4%
Anna Scholten 9/10 1328 days true 4.6 4%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 1331 days true 4.6 4%
Veronique Kaplan 7/10 1332 days true 4.18 4%
Rob Manson 9/10 1334 days true 4.59 4%
Daniel Roedel 7/10 1337 days 4.17 4%
Edwine 10/10 1346 days true 4.57 4%
Kathanina Jasik 8/10 1353 days true 4.33 4%
Bryan Anders 10/10 1373 days true 4.52 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 9/10 1419 days 4.45 4%
Marie Schmid 10/10 1686 days true 3.99 4%
Anne Hempelt 8/10 1756 days true 3.67 3%
Claudia de Winter 7/10 2001 days true 3.14 3%
Simon Mehlmann 9/10 2007 days true 3.44 3%
Alex 9/10 2008 days true 3.44 3%
Becky 9/10 2008 days true 3.44 3%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 10/10 2034 days true 3.39 3%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2034 days true 3.39 3%
Johannes 9/10 2057 days true 3.35 3%
Hendrik Schanz 8/10 2082 days true 3.14 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2334 days 2.73 3%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2362 days true 2.83 3%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 2362 days true 2.58 2%
Katie Fleck 8/10 2362 days true 2.69 2%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2378 days true 2.8 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 9/10 2378 days true 2.8 3%
Selina Lott 10/10 2399 days true 2.77 3%
Constanze 10/10 2399 days true 2.77 3%
Kristin Denny 10/10 2405 days true 2.76 3%
Thibault Bonenfant 7/10 2491 days true 2.37 2%
Liz Marquart Scholtz 8/10 2496 days true 2.47 2%
sidcupjon 9/10 2760 days 2.15 2%
R E Webb 8/10 2772 days true 2.02 2%
M Neuman 8/10 2781 days true 2.01 2%
Gary A 8/10 2881 days true 1.84 2%
David and Karen 8/10 3118 days true 1.46 1%
Malcolm Jones 9/10 3119 days true 1.53 1%
Nicola Shaw 10/10 3119 days true 1.53 1%
Hannah Roberts 9/10 3123 days true 1.53 1%
Claudio 10/10 3132 days true 1.51 1%
K_and_K 9/10 3338 days 1.16 1%
Rob 9/10 3408 days true 1.04 1%
Grant 9/10 3412 days true 1.03 1%
Claudia 9/10 3418 days true 1.02 1%
Elin Haggq 9/10 3472 days true 0.93 1%
Mercedes Valera 10/10 3481 days true 0.91 1%
Marcio Moretti 9/10 3501 days true 0.88 1%
Mark 9/10 3510 days true 0.86 1%
Jens Bo Rykor 8/10 3532 days true 0.79 1%
Jorrit Bust 8/10 3533 days true 0.78 1%
Kane Chain 10/10 3536 days true 0.82 1%
menzel 10/10 3564 days true 0.77 1%
warrenp 8/10 3566 days true 0.73 0%
johnma 10/10 3570 days true 0.76 0%
thomash 8/10 3575 days true 0.72 0%
jennyb 9/10 3579 days true 0.75 0%
Sibylle Locher 9/10 3589 days true 0.73 0%
Anna 8/10 3589 days true 0.69 0%
Sofie 9/10 3820 days true 0.33 0%
caroldarren 10/10 3825 days true 0.33 0%
Amelie 8/10 3846 days true 0.27 0%

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

92%

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.