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 email@example.com. 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||1172 days||98%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||1178 days||98%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1397 days||84%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1424 days||83%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1433 days||87%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1452 days||87%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1471 days||82%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1517 days||84%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1517 days||84%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1523 days||76%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1526 days||79%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1542 days||83%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1760 days||74%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1760 days||74%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1765 days||74%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1766 days||70%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1767 days||74%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1769 days||74%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1769 days||74%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1775 days||74%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1780 days||74%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1786 days||73%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1786 days||73%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1788 days||73%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1792 days||73%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1793 days||73%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1794 days||73%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1794 days||66%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1804 days||69%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1805 days||73%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1806 days||73%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1807 days||73%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1811 days||72%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1815 days||72%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1817 days||60%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1818 days||72%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1819 days||72%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1822 days||72%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1824 days||72%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1826 days||72%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1830 days||72%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1832 days||72%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1833 days||65%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1835 days||71%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1835 days||71%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1839 days||71%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1843 days||71%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1861 days||67%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1865 days||70%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1910 days||68%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||2142 days||59%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||2151 days||59%|
|Kristina M||10/10||2179 days||58%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||2239 days||55%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2485 days||46%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2485 days||46%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2517 days||44%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2517 days||44%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2528 days||44%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2541 days||43%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2576 days||42%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2846 days||31%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2856 days||31%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2868 days||30%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2873 days||30%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2875 days||30%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2875 days||30%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2884 days||30%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2884 days||28%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2887 days||30%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2897 days||29%|
|N smith||10/10||2941 days||28%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2958 days||27%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2960 days||27%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||3241 days||16%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||3243 days||16%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||3260 days||15%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||3262 days||15%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3307 days||13%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3593 days||2%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3611 days||1%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3622 days||1%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3636 days||0%|
|Helen T||10/10||3947 days||20%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3964 days||20%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||4002 days||20%|
|Pam K||10/10||4005 days||20%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||4022 days||20%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||4068 days||20%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||4079 days||19%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4319 days||20%|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.