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||1413 days||98%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||1419 days||97%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1638 days||83%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1665 days||82%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1674 days||86%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1693 days||85%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1712 days||80%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1758 days||82%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1758 days||82%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1764 days||75%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1767 days||78%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1783 days||81%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||2001 days||72%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||2001 days||72%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||2006 days||72%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||2007 days||68%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||2008 days||71%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||2010 days||71%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||2010 days||71%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||2016 days||71%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||2021 days||71%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||2027 days||71%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||2027 days||71%|
|John and Jan||9/10||2029 days||71%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||2033 days||70%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||2034 days||70%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||2035 days||70%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||2035 days||64%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||2045 days||66%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||2046 days||70%|
|William Lendway||9/10||2047 days||70%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||2048 days||70%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||2052 days||70%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||2056 days||69%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||2058 days||57%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||2059 days||69%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||2060 days||69%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||2063 days||69%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||2065 days||69%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||2067 days||69%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||2071 days||69%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||2073 days||69%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||2074 days||62%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||2076 days||68%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||2076 days||68%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||2080 days||68%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||2084 days||68%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||2102 days||64%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||2106 days||67%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||2151 days||65%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||2383 days||55%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||2393 days||55%|
|Kristina M||10/10||2421 days||53%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||2480 days||51%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2726 days||40%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2726 days||40%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2758 days||39%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2758 days||39%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2769 days||38%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2782 days||38%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2817 days||36%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||3087 days||24%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||3097 days||24%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||3109 days||23%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||3114 days||23%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||3116 days||23%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||3116 days||23%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||3125 days||23%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||3125 days||21%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||3128 days||22%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||3138 days||22%|
|N smith||10/10||3182 days||20%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||3199 days||19%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||3201 days||19%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||3482 days||7%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||3484 days||7%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||3501 days||6%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||3503 days||6%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3548 days||4%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3834 days||22%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3852 days||22%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3863 days||22%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3877 days||22%|
|Helen T||10/10||4188 days||22%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||4205 days||22%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||4243 days||22%|
|Pam K||10/10||4246 days||22%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||4263 days||22%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||4309 days||22%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||4320 days||21%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4560 days||22%|
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.