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.
116 Valid Reviews
The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 116 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 116 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.74% and is based on 116 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 116 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||401 days||89.42||100%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||407 days||88.5||99%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||626 days||47.83||53%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||653 days||43.15||48%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||662 days||41.65||46%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||681 days||38.59||43%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||700 days||35.67||39%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||746 days||29.16||32%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||746 days||29.16||32%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||752 days||28.37||31%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||755 days||27.98||31%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||771 days||25.96||28%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||989 days||8.14||8%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||989 days||8.14||8%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||994 days||7.94||8%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||995 days||7.9||8%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||996 days||7.86||8%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||998 days||7.79||8%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||998 days||7.79||8%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1004 days||7.57||8%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1009 days||7.41||8%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1015 days||7.22||7%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1015 days||7.22||7%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1017 days||7.16||7%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1021 days||5.87||6%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1022 days||7.01||7%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1023 days||5.82||6%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1023 days||6.99||7%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1033 days||6.73||7%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1034 days||6.71||7%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1035 days||6.68||7%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1036 days||6.66||7%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1040 days||6.58||7%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1044 days||6.49||7%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1046 days||6.46||6%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1047 days||6.44||6%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1048 days||6.42||6%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1051 days||6.37||6%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1053 days||6.34||6%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1055 days||6.3||6%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1059 days||6.25||6%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1061 days||6.22||6%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1062 days||6.21||6%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1064 days||6.18||6%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1064 days||5.15||5%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1068 days||6.14||6%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1072 days||5.08||5%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1090 days||6.0||6%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1094 days||6.0||6%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1139 days||4.94||5%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1371 days||5.55||5%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1381 days||4.61||4%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1409 days||4.57||4%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1468 days||5.39||5%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||1714 days||4.98||5%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||1714 days||4.98||5%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||1746 days||4.11||4%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||1746 days||4.93||5%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||1757 days||4.91||5%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||1770 days||4.89||5%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||1805 days||4.03||4%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2075 days||4.39||4%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2085 days||4.37||4%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2097 days||4.35||4%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2102 days||4.34||4%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2104 days||4.34||4%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2104 days||4.34||4%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2113 days||4.33||4%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2113 days||4.33||4%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2116 days||4.32||4%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2126 days||4.31||4%|
|N smith||10/10||2170 days||3.53||3%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2187 days||4.2||4%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2189 days||4.2||4%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2470 days||3.74||3%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2472 days||3.74||3%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2489 days||3.71||3%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2491 days||3.71||3%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2536 days||3.03||3%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||2822 days||3.16||3%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||2840 days||3.13||3%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||2851 days||3.11||3%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||2865 days||3.09||3%|
|Helen T||10/10||3176 days||2.15||2%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3193 days||2.55||2%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3231 days||2.49||2%|
|Pam K||10/10||3234 days||2.48||2%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3251 days||2.46||2%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3297 days||1.98||1%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3308 days||2.36||2%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||3548 days||1.97||1%|
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.