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

91.30%

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 51 days 99.59 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 324 days 83.37 83%
Clementine 8/10 944 days true 10.34 9%
Micha Kuster 7/10 953 days true 9.83 8%
Gauthier Dournean 9/10 963 days true 9.31 8%
Katja Manz 8/10 986 days true 8.26 7%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1003 days true 7.61 6%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1010 days true 7.37 6%
Camila Capel 10/10 1059 days true 6.25 5%
Alberto 7/10 1205 days true 5.82 4%
Rebecca Kearns 10/10 1208 days true 5.81 4%
Eva Neumann 7/10 1208 days true 5.81 4%
Heike Schreiber 7/10 1214 days true 5.8 4%
Leonie Kraft 10/10 1234 days true 5.77 4%
Manibod Vannaphone 9/10 1235 days true 5.77 4%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1237 days true 5.77 4%
Andrea Le Stunff 9/10 1239 days true 5.76 4%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1245 days true 5.75 4%
Annalies Beard 10/10 1248 days true 5.75 4%
Nina Krzis 7/10 1249 days true 5.75 4%
Max von Felde 9/10 1250 days true 5.75 4%
Aneta Hambergeroua 9/10 1258 days true 5.73 4%
Clara Loizeil 7/10 1258 days true 5.73 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1260 days true 5.73 4%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1261 days true 5.73 4%
Xavier Bistodeau 7/10 1263 days true 5.72 4%
Anna Scholten 9/10 1267 days true 5.72 4%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 1270 days true 5.71 4%
Veronique Kaplan 7/10 1271 days true 5.71 4%
Rob Manson 9/10 1273 days true 5.71 4%
Daniel Roedel 7/10 1276 days 4.75 3%
Edwine 10/10 1285 days true 5.69 4%
Kathanina Jasik 8/10 1292 days true 5.68 4%
Bryan Anders 10/10 1312 days true 5.64 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 9/10 1358 days 4.64 3%
Marie Schmid 10/10 1625 days true 5.13 4%
Anne Hempelt 8/10 1695 days true 5.01 4%
Claudia de Winter 7/10 1940 days true 4.61 3%
Simon Mehlmann 9/10 1946 days true 4.6 3%
Alex 9/10 1947 days true 4.6 3%
Becky 9/10 1947 days true 4.6 3%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 10/10 1973 days true 4.56 3%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 1973 days true 4.56 3%
Johannes 9/10 1996 days true 4.52 3%
Hendrik Schanz 8/10 2021 days true 4.48 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2273 days 3.39 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2301 days true 4.02 2%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 2301 days true 4.02 2%
Katie Fleck 8/10 2301 days true 4.02 2%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2317 days true 3.99 2%
Guillaume Boudrand 9/10 2317 days true 3.99 2%
Selina Lott 10/10 2338 days true 3.96 2%
Constanze 10/10 2338 days true 3.96 2%
Kristin Denny 10/10 2344 days true 3.95 2%
Thibault Bonenfant 7/10 2430 days true 3.81 2%
Liz Marquart Scholtz 8/10 2435 days true 3.8 2%
sidcupjon 9/10 2699 days 2.8 1%
R E Webb 8/10 2711 days true 3.34 2%
M Neuman 8/10 2720 days true 3.33 2%
Gary A 8/10 2820 days true 3.16 2%
David and Karen 8/10 3057 days true 2.77 1%
Malcolm Jones 9/10 3058 days true 2.77 1%
Nicola Shaw 10/10 3058 days true 2.77 1%
Hannah Roberts 9/10 3062 days true 2.77 1%
Claudio 10/10 3071 days true 2.75 1%
K_and_K 9/10 3277 days 2.01 0%
Rob 9/10 3347 days true 2.3 1%
Grant 9/10 3351 days true 2.29 1%
Claudia 9/10 3357 days true 2.28 1%
Elin Haggq 9/10 3411 days true 2.19 1%
Mercedes Valera 10/10 3420 days true 2.18 1%
Marcio Moretti 9/10 3440 days true 2.15 1%
Mark 9/10 3449 days true 2.13 1%
Jens Bo Rykor 8/10 3471 days true 2.09 1%
Jorrit Bust 8/10 3472 days true 2.09 1%
Kane Chain 10/10 3475 days true 2.09 1%
menzel 10/10 3503 days true 2.04 0%
warrenp 8/10 3505 days true 2.04 0%
johnma 10/10 3509 days true 2.03 0%
thomash 8/10 3514 days true 2.02 0%
jennyb 9/10 3518 days true 2.02 0%
Sibylle Locher 9/10 3528 days true 2.0 0%
Anna 8/10 3528 days true 2.0 0%
Sofie 9/10 3759 days true 1.62 0%
caroldarren 10/10 3764 days true 1.61 0%
Amelie 8/10 3785 days true 1.58 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

91%

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.