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 Wharariki Beach Walk.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
117 Valid Reviews
The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 117 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 117 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.70% and is based on 117 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
98 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.
Within the 117 valid reviews, the experience has 98 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 98 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk face-to-face reviews is 93.88% and is based on 98 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Mike Dw||10/10||710 days||28.49||79%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||716 days||27.76||77%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||935 days||8.6||24%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||962 days||7.41||21%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||971 days||7.44||21%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||990 days||6.75||19%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1009 days||5.86||16%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1055 days||5.25||15%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1055 days||5.25||15%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1061 days||4.72||13%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1064 days||4.89||14%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1080 days||5.04||14%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1298 days||4.65||13%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1298 days||4.65||13%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1303 days||4.64||13%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1304 days||4.41||12%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1305 days||4.64||13%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1307 days||4.64||13%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1307 days||4.64||13%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1313 days||4.63||13%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1318 days||4.62||13%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1324 days||4.61||13%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1324 days||4.61||13%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1326 days||4.6||13%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1330 days||4.6||13%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1331 days||4.6||13%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1332 days||4.59||13%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1332 days||4.18||12%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1342 days||4.35||12%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1343 days||4.58||13%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1344 days||4.57||13%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1345 days||4.57||13%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1349 days||4.57||13%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1353 days||4.56||13%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1355 days||3.78||11%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1356 days||4.55||13%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1357 days||4.55||13%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1360 days||4.55||13%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1362 days||4.54||13%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1364 days||4.54||13%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1368 days||4.53||13%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1370 days||4.53||13%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1371 days||4.12||11%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1373 days||4.52||13%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1373 days||4.52||13%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1377 days||4.52||13%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1381 days||4.51||13%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1399 days||4.26||12%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1403 days||4.47||12%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1448 days||4.4||12%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1680 days||4.0||11%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1689 days||3.98||11%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1717 days||3.93||11%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1777 days||3.83||11%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2023 days||3.41||9%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2023 days||3.41||9%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2055 days||3.36||9%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2055 days||3.36||9%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2066 days||3.34||9%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2079 days||3.32||9%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2114 days||3.26||9%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2384 days||2.79||8%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2394 days||2.78||8%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2406 days||2.76||8%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2411 days||2.75||8%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2413 days||2.74||8%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2413 days||2.74||8%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2422 days||2.73||8%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2422 days||2.59||7%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2425 days||2.72||8%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2435 days||2.71||8%|
|N smith||10/10||2479 days||2.63||7%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2496 days||2.6||7%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2498 days||2.6||7%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2779 days||2.12||6%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2781 days||2.11||6%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2798 days||2.08||6%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2800 days||2.08||6%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2845 days||2.0||6%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3131 days||1.51||4%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3149 days||1.48||4%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3160 days||1.46||4%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3174 days||1.44||4%|
|Helen T||10/10||3485 days||0.91||3%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3502 days||0.88||2%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3540 days||0.81||2%|
|Pam K||10/10||3543 days||0.81||2%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3560 days||0.78||2%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3606 days||0.7||2%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3617 days||0.65||2%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||3857 days||0.27||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Wharariki Beach Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 email@example.com.