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

92.68%

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 10/10 170 days 95.42 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 443 days 68.9 72%
Clementine 8/10 1063 days true 4.9 5%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1072 days true 4.63 5%
Gauthier Dournean 9/10 1082 days true 5.03 5%
Katja Manz 8/10 1105 days true 4.73 5%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1122 days true 4.95 5%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1129 days true 4.69 5%
Camila Capel 10/10 1178 days true 4.84 5%
Alberto 7/10 1324 days true 4.14 4%
Rebecca Kearns 10/10 1327 days true 4.55 5%
Eva Neumann 7/10 1327 days true 4.14 4%
Heike Schreiber 7/10 1333 days true 4.13 4%
Leonie Kraft 10/10 1353 days true 4.5 5%
Manibod Vannaphone 9/10 1354 days true 4.49 5%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1356 days true 4.26 4%
Andrea Le Stunff 9/10 1358 days true 4.49 5%
Rocio Lucero 10/10 1364 days true 4.47 5%
Annalies Beard 10/10 1367 days true 4.47 5%
Nina Krzis 7/10 1368 days true 4.06 4%
Max von Felde 9/10 1369 days true 4.46 5%
Aneta Hambergeroua 9/10 1377 days true 4.45 5%
Clara Loizeil 7/10 1377 days true 4.05 4%
Megan Lenox 9/10 1379 days true 4.44 5%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1380 days true 4.44 5%
Xavier Bistodeau 7/10 1382 days true 4.04 4%
Anna Scholten 9/10 1386 days true 4.43 5%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 1389 days true 4.42 5%
Veronique Kaplan 7/10 1390 days true 4.02 4%
Rob Manson 9/10 1392 days true 4.42 5%
Daniel Roedel 7/10 1395 days 4.02 4%
Edwine 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 5%
Kathanina Jasik 8/10 1411 days true 4.16 4%
Bryan Anders 10/10 1431 days true 4.34 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 9/10 1477 days 4.25 4%
Marie Schmid 10/10 1744 days true 3.73 4%
Anne Hempelt 8/10 1814 days true 3.41 4%
Claudia de Winter 7/10 2059 days true 2.83 3%
Simon Mehlmann 9/10 2065 days true 3.1 3%
Alex 9/10 2066 days true 3.1 3%
Becky 9/10 2066 days true 3.1 3%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 10/10 2092 days true 3.05 3%
Jan Kerkhoff 10/10 2092 days true 3.05 3%
Johannes 9/10 2115 days true 3.0 3%
Hendrik Schanz 8/10 2140 days true 2.81 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2392 days 2.34 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2420 days true 2.41 3%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 2420 days true 2.19 2%
Katie Fleck 8/10 2420 days true 2.29 2%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2436 days true 2.38 2%
Guillaume Boudrand 9/10 2436 days true 2.38 2%
Selina Lott 10/10 2457 days true 2.33 2%
Constanze 10/10 2457 days true 2.33 2%
Kristin Denny 10/10 2463 days true 2.32 2%
Thibault Bonenfant 7/10 2549 days true 1.96 2%
Liz Marquart Scholtz 8/10 2554 days true 2.04 2%
sidcupjon 9/10 2818 days 1.63 2%
R E Webb 8/10 2830 days true 1.52 2%
M Neuman 8/10 2839 days true 1.51 2%
Gary A 8/10 2939 days true 1.32 1%
David and Karen 8/10 3176 days true 0.88 1%
Malcolm Jones 9/10 3177 days true 0.93 1%
Nicola Shaw 10/10 3177 days true 0.93 1%
Hannah Roberts 9/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
Claudio 10/10 3190 days true 0.9 1%
K_and_K 9/10 3396 days 0.5 1%
Rob 9/10 3466 days true 0.36 0%
Grant 9/10 3470 days true 0.35 0%
Claudia 9/10 3476 days true 0.34 0%
Elin Haggq 9/10 3530 days true 0.23 0%
Mercedes Valera 10/10 3539 days true 0.22 0%
Marcio Moretti 9/10 3559 days true 0.18 0%
Mark 9/10 3568 days true 0.16 0%
Jens Bo Rykor 8/10 3590 days true 0.11 0%
Jorrit Bust 8/10 3591 days true 0.11 0%
Kane Chain 10/10 3594 days true 0.11 0%
menzel 10/10 3622 days true 0.05 0%
warrenp 8/10 3624 days true 0.05 0%
johnma 10/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
thomash 8/10 3633 days true 0.03 0%
jennyb 9/10 3637 days true 0.03 0%
Sibylle Locher 9/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
Anna 8/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
Sofie 9/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
caroldarren 10/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Amelie 8/10 3904 days true 0.0 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

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.