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||1257 days||98%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||1263 days||97%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1482 days||83%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1509 days||82%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1518 days||86%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1537 days||85%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1556 days||80%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1602 days||82%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1602 days||82%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1608 days||74%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1611 days||78%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1627 days||81%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1845 days||72%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1845 days||72%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1850 days||72%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1851 days||68%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1852 days||71%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1854 days||71%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1854 days||71%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1860 days||71%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1865 days||71%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1871 days||71%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1871 days||71%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1873 days||71%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1877 days||70%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1878 days||70%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1879 days||70%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1879 days||63%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1889 days||66%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1890 days||70%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1891 days||70%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1892 days||70%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1896 days||70%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1900 days||69%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1902 days||56%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1903 days||69%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1904 days||69%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1907 days||69%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1909 days||69%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1911 days||69%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1915 days||69%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1917 days||69%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1918 days||62%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1920 days||68%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1920 days||68%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1924 days||68%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1928 days||68%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1946 days||64%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1950 days||67%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1995 days||65%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||2227 days||55%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||2237 days||55%|
|Kristina M||10/10||2265 days||53%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||2324 days||51%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2570 days||40%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2570 days||40%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2602 days||39%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2602 days||39%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2613 days||38%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2626 days||38%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2661 days||36%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2931 days||24%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2941 days||24%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2953 days||23%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2958 days||23%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2960 days||23%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2960 days||23%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2969 days||23%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2969 days||21%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2972 days||22%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2982 days||22%|
|N smith||10/10||3026 days||20%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||3043 days||19%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||3045 days||19%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||3326 days||7%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||3328 days||7%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||3345 days||6%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||3347 days||6%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3392 days||4%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3678 days||15%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3696 days||15%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3707 days||15%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3721 days||15%|
|Helen T||10/10||4032 days||15%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||4049 days||15%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||4087 days||15%|
|Pam K||10/10||4090 days||15%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||4107 days||15%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||4153 days||15%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||4164 days||14%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4404 days||15%|
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.