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

85 Valid Reviews

The Mount Maunganui Summit Walk experience has a total of 85 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 85 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
29%
9/10 28
33%
8/10 20
24%
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%

87.76% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Maunganui Summit Walk valid reviews is 87.76% and is based on 85 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 85 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

88.66%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 139 days 96.94 100%
Clementine 8/10 759 days true 27.47 27%
Micha Kuster 7/10 768 days true 26.33 26%
Gauthier Dournean 9/10 778 days true 25.11 24%
Katja Manz 8/10 801 days true 22.44 22%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 818 days true 20.59 20%
Rachel Ram 8/10 825 days true 19.86 19%
Camila Capel 10/10 874 days true 15.29 14%
Alberto 7/10 1020 days true 7.07 5%
Rebecca Kearns 10/10 1023 days true 6.99 5%
Eva Neumann 7/10 1023 days true 6.99 5%
Heike Schreiber 7/10 1029 days true 6.83 5%
Leonie Kraft 10/10 1049 days true 6.4 5%
Manibod Vannaphone 9/10 1050 days true 6.39 5%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1052 days true 6.35 5%
Andrea Le Stunff 9/10 1054 days true 6.32 5%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1060 days true 6.23 5%
Annalies Beard 10/10 1063 days true 6.19 5%
Nina Krzis 7/10 1064 days true 6.18 5%
Max von Felde 9/10 1065 days true 6.17 5%
Aneta Hambergeroua 9/10 1073 days true 6.09 4%
Clara Loizeil 7/10 1073 days true 6.09 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1075 days true 6.08 4%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1076 days true 6.07 4%
Xavier Bistodeau 7/10 1078 days true 6.05 4%
Anna Scholten 9/10 1082 days true 6.03 4%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 1085 days true 6.02 4%
Veronique Kaplan 7/10 1086 days true 6.02 4%
Rob Manson 9/10 1088 days true 6.01 4%
Daniel Roedel 7/10 1091 days 5.0 3%
Edwine 10/10 1100 days true 5.99 4%
Kathanina Jasik 8/10 1107 days true 5.98 4%
Bryan Anders 10/10 1127 days true 5.95 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 9/10 1173 days 4.89 3%
Marie Schmid 10/10 1440 days true 5.43 4%
Anne Hempelt 8/10 1510 days true 5.32 4%
Claudia de Winter 7/10 1755 days true 4.92 3%
Simon Mehlmann 9/10 1761 days true 4.91 3%
Alex 9/10 1762 days true 4.9 3%
Becky 9/10 1762 days true 4.9 3%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 10/10 1788 days true 4.86 3%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 1788 days true 4.86 3%
Johannes 9/10 1811 days true 4.82 3%
Hendrik Schanz 8/10 1836 days true 4.78 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2088 days 3.64 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2116 days true 4.32 3%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 2116 days true 4.32 3%
Katie Fleck 8/10 2116 days true 4.32 3%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2132 days true 4.3 3%
Guillaume Boudrand 9/10 2132 days true 4.3 3%
Selina Lott 10/10 2153 days true 4.26 3%
Constanze 10/10 2153 days true 4.26 3%
Kristin Denny 10/10 2159 days true 4.25 2%
Thibault Bonenfant 7/10 2245 days true 4.11 2%
Liz Marquart Scholtz 8/10 2250 days true 4.1 2%
sidcupjon 9/10 2514 days 3.06 1%
R E Webb 8/10 2526 days true 3.65 2%
M Neuman 8/10 2535 days true 3.63 2%
Gary A 8/10 2635 days true 3.47 2%
David and Karen 8/10 2872 days true 3.08 1%
Malcolm Jones 9/10 2873 days true 3.08 1%
Nicola Shaw 10/10 2873 days true 3.08 1%
Hannah Roberts 9/10 2877 days true 3.07 1%
Claudio 10/10 2886 days true 3.06 1%
K_and_K 9/10 3092 days 2.26 0%
Rob 9/10 3162 days true 2.6 1%
Grant 9/10 3166 days true 2.6 1%
Claudia 9/10 3172 days true 2.59 1%
Elin Haggq 9/10 3226 days true 2.5 1%
Mercedes Valera 10/10 3235 days true 2.48 1%
Marcio Moretti 9/10 3255 days true 2.45 1%
Mark 9/10 3264 days true 2.43 1%
Jens Bo Rykor 8/10 3286 days true 2.4 1%
Jorrit Bust 8/10 3287 days true 2.4 1%
Kane Chain 10/10 3290 days true 2.39 1%
menzel 10/10 3318 days true 2.35 0%
warrenp 8/10 3320 days true 2.34 0%
johnma 10/10 3324 days true 2.34 0%
thomash 8/10 3329 days true 2.33 0%
jennyb 9/10 3333 days true 2.32 0%
Sibylle Locher 9/10 3343 days true 2.3 0%
Anna 8/10 3343 days true 2.3 0%
Sofie 9/10 3574 days true 1.92 0%
caroldarren 10/10 3579 days true 1.92 0%
Amelie 8/10 3600 days true 1.88 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

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.