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||941 days||8.76||73%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||947 days||8.47||70%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1166 days||4.62||38%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1193 days||4.57||38%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1202 days||4.79||40%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1221 days||4.75||39%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1240 days||4.48||37%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1286 days||4.63||38%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1286 days||4.63||38%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1292 days||4.2||35%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1295 days||4.38||36%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1311 days||4.58||38%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1529 days||4.15||34%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1529 days||4.15||34%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1534 days||4.14||34%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1535 days||3.93||33%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1536 days||4.14||34%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1538 days||4.13||34%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1538 days||4.13||34%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1544 days||4.12||34%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1549 days||4.11||34%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1555 days||4.1||34%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1555 days||4.1||34%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1557 days||4.1||34%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1561 days||4.09||34%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1562 days||4.09||34%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1563 days||4.08||34%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1563 days||3.72||31%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1573 days||3.86||32%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1574 days||4.06||34%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1575 days||4.06||34%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1576 days||4.06||34%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1580 days||4.05||34%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1584 days||4.04||34%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1586 days||3.35||28%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1587 days||4.04||33%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1588 days||4.04||33%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1591 days||4.03||33%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1593 days||4.03||33%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1595 days||4.02||33%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1599 days||4.01||33%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1601 days||4.01||33%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1602 days||3.65||30%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1604 days||4.0||33%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1604 days||4.0||33%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1608 days||4.0||33%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1612 days||3.99||33%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1630 days||3.76||31%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1634 days||3.95||33%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1679 days||3.86||32%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1911 days||3.4||28%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1921 days||3.38||28%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1949 days||3.33||28%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||2008 days||3.21||27%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2254 days||2.73||23%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2254 days||2.73||23%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2286 days||2.67||22%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2286 days||2.67||22%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2297 days||2.65||22%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2310 days||2.62||22%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2345 days||2.55||21%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2615 days||2.03||17%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2625 days||2.01||17%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2637 days||1.98||16%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2642 days||1.97||16%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2644 days||1.97||16%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2644 days||1.97||16%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2653 days||1.95||16%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2653 days||1.85||15%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2656 days||1.95||16%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2666 days||1.93||16%|
|N smith||10/10||2710 days||1.84||15%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2727 days||1.81||15%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2729 days||1.8||15%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||3010 days||1.25||10%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||3012 days||1.25||10%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||3029 days||1.22||10%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||3031 days||1.21||10%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3076 days||1.12||9%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3362 days||0.56||5%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3380 days||0.53||4%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3391 days||0.51||4%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3405 days||0.48||4%|
|Helen T||10/10||3716 days||0.0||0%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3733 days||0.0||0%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3771 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam K||10/10||3774 days||0.0||0%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3791 days||0.0||0%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3837 days||0.0||0%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3848 days||0.0||0%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4088 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.