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 Moeraki Boulders.

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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Moeraki Boulders

Valid Reviews

98 Valid Reviews

The Moeraki Boulders experience has a total of 98 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 98 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
21%
9/10 24
24%
8/10 23
23%
7/10 13
13%
6/10 5
5%
5/10 7
7%
4/10 2
2%
3/10 2
2%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

79.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Boulders valid reviews is 79.80% and is based on 98 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

77 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 98 valid reviews, the experience has 77 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 77 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
19%
9/10 18
23%
8/10 19
25%
7/10 13
17%
6/10 3
4%
5/10 5
6%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

79.35% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Boulders face-to-face reviews is 79.35% and is based on 77 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.33%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 1334 days 100%
Sebasitian 7/10 1965 days 64%
Jerome Cluzel 7/10 1985 days 63%
Franziska Liebe 10/10 2002 days 69%
Sophie 8/10 2012 days 65%
Maarten 5/10 2014 days 54%
Jean Charlies Coudray 8/10 2018 days 65%
Ulrich K 5/10 2047 days 53%
Philippa Buchanan 8/10 2149 days 59%
Nele Foerske 8/10 2251 days 54%
Gavin Moffatt 7/10 2254 days 52%
Benedikt Maus 7/10 2262 days 51%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 2264 days 57%
Alvaro Rodriguez 10/10 2264 days 57%
Radim Halasz 7/10 2273 days 51%
Katerina Vobecka 8/10 2273 days 53%
Michael Menrath 5/10 2276 days 44%
Liwen 5/10 2281 days 44%
Laura Harmon 4/10 2287 days 43%
Chris 6/10 2296 days 45%
Sandrine 5/10 2299 days 43%
Simon Striegel 7/10 2315 days 49%
Sophia Zaenglo 7/10 2315 days 49%
Brandon Patton 10/10 2320 days 54%
Dan Wilson 7/10 2354 days 47%
Nicole and Elliott 8/10 2368 days 49%
Evie Sel 7/10 2370 days 47%
Emma Rochester 10/10 2413 days 50%
Annabelle deMontignie 10/10 2491 days 46%
Dianne van der Wal 6/10 2508 days 37%
James Webster 9/10 2610 days 41%
Carmen 8/10 2634 days 38%
Robin Sommer 10/10 2670 days 38%
Isabelle 9/10 2690 days 37%
Matthias Thorn 5/10 2703 days 28%
Bjorn Privat 9/10 2725 days 36%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2979 days 24%
Martin Sajdok 5/10 2980 days 18%
Laure Cops 9/10 2993 days 23%
Julie Robinson 8/10 3024 days 20%
Viola 8/10 3036 days 20%
Terry Seaman 9/10 3037 days 21%
Lena Jensen 8/10 3044 days 19%
Jesper Andersen 8/10 3044 days 19%
Jacqui Knight 10/10 3051 days 21%
Nicolas Trezeguet 9/10 3069 days 20%
Kim Maertens 8/10 3078 days 18%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 3099 days 18%
Brian 9/10 3129 days 17%
Stefan 9/10 3359 days 6%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 3359 days 6%
Hanneke P 8/10 3433 days 2%
Loesje 6/10 3464 days 0%
Auger 9/10 3471 days 1%
Auger 9/10 3471 days 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3726 days 16%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 3728 days 15%
Tinne Cis 4/10 3736 days 12%
Indra t Jolle 2/10 3743 days 11%
Karin Laurev 7/10 3748 days 14%
Ed & Katie Riches 6/10 3751 days 12%
Russell 9/10 3753 days 16%
Tadej Ferjan 9/10 3753 days 16%
Diane Moss 8/10 3753 days 15%
John A Jerome 9/10 3754 days 16%
Carel 7/10 3765 days 14%
Kai 10/10 3836 days 16%
Rebecca & Hugh Small 9/10 3840 days 16%
cruisysue 8/10 3952 days 15%
Phill2517 9/10 4044 days 16%
Marcus 9/10 4064 days 16%
Andrew Newark 8/10 4074 days 15%
Fasto Maserati 7/10 4095 days 14%
Hendrik Behrens 9/10 4099 days 16%
Lynda Hutchins 8/10 4099 days 15%
Kai Eppink 6/10 4103 days 12%
Marcus 8/10 4110 days 15%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 4110 days 16%
Marieke and Bert-Jan 8/10 4121 days 15%
Jensen 8/10 4130 days 15%
Jochen 8/10 4131 days 15%
Doris Neuber 10/10 4132 days 16%
Montys 9/10 4256 days 16%
Bowness 9/10 4457 days 16%
Main 9/10 4471 days 16%
Krause 10/10 4479 days 16%
Neal 10/10 4483 days 16%
Wilbert Germ 10/10 4483 days 16%
John Helle 7/10 4491 days 14%
Mathias 3/10 4498 days 11%
middendorp 10/10 4544 days 16%
Anna 10/10 4560 days 16%
Ann Riley 8/10 4572 days 15%
Marcel Schleinkcfer 9/10 4572 days 16%
Rose and Jess Damon and Esler 10/10 4713 days 16%
JonK 9/10 4792 days 16%
SophieC 9/10 4799 days 16%
JanW 3/10 4816 days 11%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.