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||1009 days||6.17||75%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||1015 days||6.01||73%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1234 days||4.49||55%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1261 days||4.44||54%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1270 days||4.66||57%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1289 days||4.62||56%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1308 days||4.35||53%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1354 days||4.49||55%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1354 days||4.49||55%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1360 days||4.08||49%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1363 days||4.25||52%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1379 days||4.44||54%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1597 days||4.02||49%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1597 days||4.02||49%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1602 days||4.01||49%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1603 days||3.81||46%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1604 days||4.0||49%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1606 days||4.0||49%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1606 days||4.0||49%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1612 days||3.99||48%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1617 days||3.98||48%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1623 days||3.97||48%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1623 days||3.97||48%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1625 days||3.96||48%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1629 days||3.95||48%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1630 days||3.95||48%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1631 days||3.95||48%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1631 days||3.6||44%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1641 days||3.73||45%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1642 days||3.93||48%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1643 days||3.93||48%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1644 days||3.93||48%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1648 days||3.92||48%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1652 days||3.91||47%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1654 days||3.24||39%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1655 days||3.9||47%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1656 days||3.9||47%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1659 days||3.9||47%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1661 days||3.89||47%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1663 days||3.89||47%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1667 days||3.88||47%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1669 days||3.88||47%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1670 days||3.53||43%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1672 days||3.87||47%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1672 days||3.87||47%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1676 days||3.86||47%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1680 days||3.86||47%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1698 days||3.63||44%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1702 days||3.81||46%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1747 days||3.72||45%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1979 days||3.27||40%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1988 days||3.25||39%|
|Kristina M||10/10||2016 days||3.2||39%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||2076 days||3.08||37%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2322 days||2.6||32%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2322 days||2.6||32%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2354 days||2.54||31%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2354 days||2.54||31%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2365 days||2.51||31%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2378 days||2.49||30%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2413 days||2.42||29%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2683 days||1.89||23%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2693 days||1.87||23%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2705 days||1.85||22%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2710 days||1.84||22%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2712 days||1.84||22%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2712 days||1.84||22%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2721 days||1.82||22%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2721 days||1.73||21%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2724 days||1.81||22%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2734 days||1.79||22%|
|N smith||10/10||2778 days||1.71||21%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2795 days||1.67||20%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2797 days||1.67||20%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||3078 days||1.12||14%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||3080 days||1.12||14%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||3097 days||1.08||13%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||3099 days||1.08||13%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3144 days||0.99||12%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3430 days||0.43||5%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3448 days||0.4||5%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3459 days||0.37||5%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3473 days||0.35||4%|
|Helen T||10/10||3784 days||0.0||0%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3801 days||0.0||0%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3839 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam K||10/10||3842 days||0.0||0%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3859 days||0.0||0%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3905 days||0.0||0%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3916 days||0.0||0%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4156 days||0.0||0%|
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.