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||592 days||54.11||99%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||598 days||52.97||97%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||817 days||20.7||37%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||844 days||17.98||32%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||853 days||17.14||31%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||872 days||15.46||28%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||891 days||13.91||25%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||937 days||10.75||19%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||937 days||10.75||19%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||943 days||10.39||18%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||946 days||10.22||18%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||962 days||9.36||16%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1180 days||5.86||10%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1180 days||5.86||10%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1185 days||5.85||10%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1186 days||5.85||10%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1187 days||5.85||10%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1189 days||5.85||10%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1189 days||5.85||10%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1195 days||5.84||10%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1200 days||5.83||10%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1206 days||5.82||10%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1206 days||5.82||10%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1208 days||5.81||10%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1212 days||4.84||8%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1213 days||5.81||10%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1214 days||4.84||8%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1214 days||5.8||10%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1224 days||5.79||10%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1225 days||5.79||10%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1226 days||5.78||10%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1227 days||5.78||10%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1231 days||5.78||10%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1235 days||5.77||10%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1237 days||5.77||10%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1238 days||5.76||10%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1239 days||5.76||10%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1242 days||5.76||10%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1244 days||5.76||10%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1246 days||5.75||10%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1250 days||5.75||10%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1252 days||5.74||10%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1253 days||5.74||10%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1255 days||5.74||10%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1255 days||4.78||8%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1259 days||5.73||10%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1263 days||4.77||8%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1281 days||5.69||10%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1285 days||5.69||10%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1330 days||4.68||8%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1562 days||5.23||9%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1572 days||4.35||7%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1600 days||4.31||7%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1659 days||5.07||9%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||1905 days||4.67||8%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||1905 days||4.67||8%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||1937 days||3.85||6%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||1937 days||4.62||8%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||1948 days||4.6||8%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||1961 days||4.58||8%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||1996 days||3.77||6%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2266 days||4.08||7%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2276 days||4.06||7%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2288 days||4.04||7%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2293 days||4.03||7%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2295 days||4.03||7%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2295 days||4.03||7%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2304 days||4.01||7%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2304 days||4.01||7%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2307 days||4.01||7%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2317 days||3.99||7%|
|N smith||10/10||2361 days||3.27||5%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2378 days||3.89||6%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2380 days||3.89||6%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2661 days||3.43||6%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2663 days||3.42||6%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2680 days||3.39||5%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2682 days||3.39||5%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2727 days||2.76||4%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3013 days||2.85||4%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3031 days||2.82||4%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3042 days||2.8||4%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3056 days||2.78||4%|
|Helen T||10/10||3367 days||1.89||3%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3384 days||2.24||3%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3422 days||2.17||3%|
|Pam K||10/10||3425 days||2.17||3%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3442 days||2.14||3%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3488 days||1.72||2%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3499 days||2.05||3%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||3739 days||1.65||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.