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||812 days||17.69||76%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||818 days||17.16||74%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1037 days||5.26||23%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1064 days||4.89||21%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1073 days||5.08||22%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1092 days||5.0||21%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1111 days||4.72||20%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1157 days||4.88||21%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1157 days||4.88||21%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1163 days||4.43||19%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1166 days||4.62||20%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1182 days||4.83||21%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1400 days||4.4||19%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1400 days||4.4||19%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1405 days||4.39||19%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1406 days||4.17||18%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1407 days||4.39||19%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1409 days||4.39||19%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1409 days||4.39||19%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1415 days||4.37||19%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1420 days||4.36||19%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1426 days||4.35||19%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1426 days||4.35||19%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1428 days||4.35||19%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1432 days||4.34||19%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1433 days||4.34||19%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1434 days||4.34||19%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1434 days||3.95||17%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1444 days||4.1||18%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1445 days||4.32||19%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1446 days||4.31||18%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1447 days||4.31||18%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1451 days||4.3||18%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1455 days||4.3||18%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1457 days||3.56||15%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1458 days||4.29||18%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1459 days||4.29||18%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1462 days||4.28||18%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1464 days||4.28||18%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1466 days||4.27||18%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1470 days||4.27||18%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1472 days||4.26||18%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1473 days||3.88||17%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1475 days||4.26||18%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1475 days||4.26||18%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1479 days||4.25||18%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1483 days||4.24||18%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1501 days||4.0||17%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1505 days||4.2||18%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1550 days||4.11||18%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1782 days||3.66||16%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1792 days||3.64||16%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1820 days||3.58||15%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1879 days||3.47||15%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2125 days||2.98||13%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2125 days||2.98||13%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2157 days||2.92||13%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2157 days||2.92||13%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2168 days||2.9||12%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2181 days||2.87||12%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2216 days||2.81||12%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2486 days||2.28||10%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2496 days||2.26||10%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2508 days||2.23||10%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2513 days||2.23||10%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2515 days||2.22||10%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2515 days||2.22||10%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2524 days||2.2||9%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2524 days||2.09||9%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2527 days||2.2||9%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2537 days||2.18||9%|
|N smith||10/10||2581 days||2.09||9%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2598 days||2.06||9%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2600 days||2.05||9%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2881 days||1.5||6%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2883 days||1.5||6%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2900 days||1.47||6%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2902 days||1.46||6%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2947 days||1.38||6%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3233 days||0.82||3%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3251 days||0.78||3%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3262 days||0.76||3%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3276 days||0.73||3%|
|Helen T||10/10||3587 days||0.12||1%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3604 days||0.09||0%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3642 days||0.02||0%|
|Pam K||10/10||3645 days||0.01||0%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3662 days||0.0||0%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3708 days||0.0||0%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3719 days||0.0||0%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||3959 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 email@example.com.