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||470 days||77.99||100%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||476 days||76.92||99%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||695 days||36.42||46%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||722 days||32.46||41%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||731 days||31.19||40%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||750 days||28.63||36%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||769 days||26.21||33%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||815 days||20.91||26%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||815 days||20.91||26%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||821 days||20.28||25%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||824 days||19.97||25%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||840 days||18.36||23%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1058 days||6.26||7%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1058 days||6.26||7%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1063 days||6.19||7%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1064 days||6.18||7%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1065 days||6.17||7%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1067 days||6.15||7%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1067 days||6.15||7%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1073 days||6.09||7%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1078 days||6.05||7%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1084 days||6.02||7%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1084 days||6.02||7%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1086 days||6.02||7%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1090 days||5.0||6%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1091 days||6.0||7%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1092 days||5.0||6%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1092 days||6.0||7%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1102 days||5.99||7%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1103 days||5.99||7%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1104 days||5.99||7%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1105 days||5.98||7%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1109 days||5.98||7%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1113 days||5.97||7%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1115 days||5.97||7%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1116 days||5.97||7%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1117 days||5.96||7%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1120 days||5.96||7%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1122 days||5.96||7%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1124 days||5.95||7%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1128 days||5.95||7%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1130 days||5.94||7%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1131 days||5.94||7%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1133 days||5.94||7%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1133 days||4.95||6%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1137 days||5.93||7%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1141 days||4.94||6%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1159 days||5.89||7%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1163 days||5.89||7%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1208 days||4.85||5%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1440 days||5.43||6%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1449 days||4.52||5%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1477 days||4.48||5%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1537 days||5.27||6%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||1783 days||4.87||6%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||1783 days||4.87||6%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||1815 days||4.01||4%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||1815 days||4.82||5%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||1826 days||4.8||5%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||1839 days||4.78||5%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||1874 days||3.93||4%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2144 days||4.28||5%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2154 days||4.26||5%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2166 days||4.24||5%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2171 days||4.23||5%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2173 days||4.23||5%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2173 days||4.23||5%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2182 days||4.21||5%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2182 days||4.21||5%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2185 days||4.21||5%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2195 days||4.19||5%|
|N smith||10/10||2239 days||3.43||4%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2256 days||4.09||5%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2258 days||4.09||5%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2539 days||3.63||4%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2541 days||3.62||4%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2558 days||3.6||4%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2560 days||3.59||4%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2605 days||2.93||3%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||2891 days||3.05||3%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||2909 days||3.02||3%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||2920 days||3.0||3%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||2934 days||2.98||3%|
|Helen T||10/10||3245 days||2.05||2%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3262 days||2.44||2%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3300 days||2.38||2%|
|Pam K||10/10||3303 days||2.37||2%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3320 days||2.34||2%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3366 days||1.89||2%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3377 days||2.25||2%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||3617 days||1.85||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.