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||534 days||65.78||100%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||540 days||64.55||98%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||759 days||27.47||41%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||786 days||24.16||36%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||795 days||23.11||35%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||814 days||21.01||31%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||833 days||19.05||28%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||879 days||14.87||22%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||879 days||14.87||22%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||885 days||14.39||21%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||888 days||14.15||21%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||904 days||12.94||19%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1122 days||5.96||8%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1122 days||5.96||8%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1127 days||5.95||8%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1128 days||5.95||8%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1129 days||5.94||8%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1131 days||5.94||8%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1131 days||5.94||8%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1137 days||5.93||8%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1142 days||5.92||8%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1148 days||5.91||8%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1148 days||5.91||8%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1150 days||5.91||8%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1154 days||4.92||7%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1155 days||5.9||8%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1156 days||4.92||7%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1156 days||5.9||8%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1166 days||5.88||8%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1167 days||5.88||8%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1168 days||5.88||8%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1169 days||5.88||8%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1173 days||5.87||8%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1177 days||5.87||8%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1179 days||5.86||8%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1180 days||5.86||8%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1181 days||5.86||8%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1184 days||5.85||8%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1186 days||5.85||8%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1188 days||5.85||8%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1192 days||5.84||8%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1194 days||5.84||8%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1195 days||5.84||8%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1197 days||5.83||8%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1197 days||4.86||7%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1201 days||5.83||8%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1205 days||4.85||7%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1223 days||5.79||8%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1227 days||5.78||8%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1272 days||4.76||7%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1504 days||5.33||7%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1513 days||4.43||6%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1541 days||4.39||6%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1601 days||5.17||7%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||1847 days||4.76||7%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||1847 days||4.76||7%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||1879 days||3.93||5%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||1879 days||4.71||6%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||1890 days||4.69||6%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||1903 days||4.67||6%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||1938 days||3.85||5%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2208 days||4.17||6%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2218 days||4.15||6%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2230 days||4.13||6%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2235 days||4.13||6%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2237 days||4.12||6%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2237 days||4.12||6%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2246 days||4.11||6%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2246 days||4.11||6%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2249 days||4.1||6%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2259 days||4.09||5%|
|N smith||10/10||2303 days||3.35||4%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2320 days||3.99||5%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2322 days||3.98||5%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2603 days||3.52||5%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2605 days||3.52||5%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2622 days||3.49||5%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2624 days||3.49||5%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2669 days||2.84||4%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||2955 days||2.94||4%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||2973 days||2.91||4%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||2984 days||2.89||4%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||2998 days||2.87||4%|
|Helen T||10/10||3309 days||1.97||2%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3326 days||2.33||3%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3364 days||2.27||3%|
|Pam K||10/10||3367 days||2.27||3%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3384 days||2.24||3%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3430 days||1.8||2%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3441 days||2.14||3%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||3681 days||1.75||2%|
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.