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||1536 days||97%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||1542 days||97%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1761 days||82%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1788 days||81%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1797 days||85%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1816 days||84%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1835 days||79%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1881 days||81%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1881 days||81%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1887 days||74%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1890 days||77%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1906 days||80%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||2124 days||70%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||2124 days||70%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||2129 days||70%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||2130 days||66%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||2131 days||70%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||2133 days||70%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||2133 days||70%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||2139 days||69%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||2144 days||69%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||2150 days||69%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||2150 days||69%|
|John and Jan||9/10||2152 days||69%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||2156 days||68%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||2157 days||68%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||2158 days||68%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||2158 days||62%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||2168 days||64%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||2169 days||68%|
|William Lendway||9/10||2170 days||68%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||2171 days||68%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||2175 days||68%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||2179 days||67%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||2181 days||56%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||2182 days||67%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||2183 days||67%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||2186 days||67%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||2188 days||67%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||2190 days||67%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||2194 days||67%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||2196 days||67%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||2197 days||60%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||2199 days||66%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||2199 days||66%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||2203 days||66%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||2207 days||66%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||2225 days||62%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||2229 days||65%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||2274 days||63%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||2506 days||52%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||2515 days||52%|
|Kristina M||10/10||2543 days||50%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||2603 days||48%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2849 days||36%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2849 days||36%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2881 days||35%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2881 days||35%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2892 days||34%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2905 days||34%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2940 days||32%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||3210 days||19%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||3220 days||19%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||3232 days||18%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||3237 days||18%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||3239 days||18%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||3239 days||18%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||3248 days||18%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||3248 days||17%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||3251 days||17%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||3261 days||17%|
|N smith||10/10||3305 days||15%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||3322 days||14%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||3324 days||14%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||3605 days||1%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||3607 days||1%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||3624 days||0%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||3626 days||0%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3671 days||23%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3957 days||23%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3975 days||23%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3986 days||23%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||4000 days||23%|
|Helen T||10/10||4311 days||23%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||4328 days||23%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||4366 days||23%|
|Pam K||10/10||4369 days||23%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||4386 days||23%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||4432 days||23%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||4443 days||21%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4683 days||23%|
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.