Ranking Score Explained

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 Truman Track.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Truman Track

Valid Reviews

37 Valid Reviews

The Truman Track experience has a total of 37 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 37 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
38%
9/10 11
30%
8/10 11
30%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.27% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Truman Track valid reviews is 90.27% and is based on 37 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

29 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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 37 valid reviews, the experience has 29 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 29 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
34%
9/10 9
31%
8/10 9
31%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.66% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Truman Track face-to-face reviews is 89.66% and is based on 29 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.92%

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.

Reviewer Rating Age Relative Weight
Justin White 10/10 595 days 100%
Ramiro Araujo 10/10 1595 days 9%
Andreas 10/10 1901 days 7%
Dana 10/10 1908 days 7%
Jocelyn Booy 8/10 1936 days 7%
Shaan and Steven Baker 9/10 1955 days 7%
Natasha 8/10 1978 days 7%
Bobbie Swartman 9/10 2040 days 7%
Nina Rittmann 10/10 2241 days 6%
Caleigh 10/10 2252 days 6%
Elisabet 9/10 2272 days 6%
Lisa 9/10 2272 days 6%
Horitz 9/10 2283 days 6%
Douglas Yeates 10/10 2967 days 3%
Laura Metz 8/10 3014 days 2%
Hubertus Thost 8/10 3014 days 2%
Viola 8/10 3028 days 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 3029 days 2%
Andrea Hiemer 9/10 3036 days 2%
Ariadna & Omer 8/10 3091 days 2%
Azteca 9/10 3244 days 1%
Stefan AuRich 10/10 3374 days 1%
Enna Keet 8/10 3378 days 1%
Urs Kloter 7/10 3447 days 0%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3465 days 0%
Michel Vourbraak 10/10 3472 days 0%
Danielle Roberts 10/10 3547 days 0%
Roy Barton 9/10 3728 days 2%
Pfleidere 10/10 4084 days 2%
Chris & Anne Pearson 10/10 4091 days 2%
Eva Bock 8/10 4100 days 2%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 4116 days 2%
Peter and Hilda 9/10 4431 days 2%
Ian Watson 9/10 4463 days 2%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 8/10 4469 days 2%
Omar Frenchy 8/10 4499 days 2%
carsteng 9/10 4546 days 2%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Truman Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

95%

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 info@rankers.co.nz.