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

95.72%

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 10/10 389 days 100%
Ramiro Araujo 10/10 1389 days 6%
Andreas 10/10 1695 days 5%
Dana 10/10 1702 days 5%
Jocelyn Booy 8/10 1730 days 4%
Shaan and Steven Baker 9/10 1749 days 5%
Natasha 8/10 1772 days 4%
Bobbie Swartman 9/10 1834 days 4%
Nina Rittmann 10/10 2035 days 4%
Caleigh 10/10 2046 days 4%
Elisabet 9/10 2066 days 4%
Lisa 9/10 2066 days 4%
Horitz 9/10 2077 days 4%
Douglas Yeates 10/10 2761 days 2%
Laura Metz 8/10 2808 days 2%
Hubertus Thost 8/10 2808 days 2%
Viola 8/10 2822 days 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2823 days 2%
Andrea Hiemer 9/10 2830 days 2%
Ariadna & Omer 8/10 2885 days 2%
Azteca 9/10 3038 days 1%
Stefan AuRich 10/10 3168 days 1%
Enna Keet 8/10 3172 days 1%
Urs Kloter 7/10 3241 days 1%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 3259 days 1%
Michel Vourbraak 10/10 3266 days 1%
Danielle Roberts 10/10 3341 days 0%
Roy Barton 9/10 3522 days 0%
Pfleidere 10/10 3878 days 1%
Chris & Anne Pearson 10/10 3885 days 1%
Eva Bock 8/10 3894 days 1%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3910 days 1%
Peter and Hilda 9/10 4225 days 1%
Ian Watson 9/10 4257 days 1%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 8/10 4263 days 1%
Omar Frenchy 8/10 4293 days 1%
carsteng 9/10 4340 days 1%

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

96%

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.