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 Roys Peak 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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Roys Peak Track

Valid Reviews

113 Valid Reviews

The Roys Peak Track experience has a total of 113 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 113 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 49
43%
9/10 39
35%
8/10 16
14%
7/10 6
5%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.06% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Roys Peak Track valid reviews is 91.06% and is based on 113 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

105 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 113 valid reviews, the experience has 105 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 105 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 42
40%
9/10 38
36%
8/10 16
15%
7/10 6
6%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Roys Peak Track face-to-face reviews is 90.48% and is based on 105 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.82%

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
Emmanuel Hatzis 10/10 819 days 100%
Christie Duncan 10/10 1062 days 29%
Hamish Wedd 10/10 1214 days 26%
Matthew Hall 10/10 1300 days 25%
Dan Coates 9/10 1596 days 22%
Fabien Dussarrat 9/10 1598 days 22%
Walter van der Eng 9/10 1599 days 22%
Mael Ouron 9/10 1603 days 22%
Moe Bouchard 9/10 1603 days 22%
Jessica and Henry 10/10 1608 days 22%
Fentrup 8/10 1619 days 20%
Rashi Birla 10/10 1624 days 22%
Katie and Rob 9/10 1626 days 21%
Christer Moberg 10/10 1631 days 21%
Liam Elferins 10/10 1640 days 21%
Xander 10/10 1640 days 21%
Alice Ormandy 9/10 1654 days 21%
Sam Howard 6/10 1660 days 17%
Amy Smith 8/10 1660 days 20%
Simon 8/10 1661 days 20%
Cornelia Timm 9/10 1663 days 21%
Clementine 9/10 1682 days 21%
Saskia Irblich 9/10 1685 days 21%
Franziska Lobe 8/10 1685 days 20%
Max Mueller 10/10 1685 days 21%
Laura Bellhauser 9/10 1685 days 21%
Chris Schmolz 10/10 1697 days 21%
Colin Fisher 9/10 1697 days 21%
Katrina Sedl 9/10 1697 days 21%
Allie Nertz 10/10 1697 days 21%
Moreno 10/10 1700 days 21%
Lieke vol Velde 10/10 1703 days 21%
Olde Vogel 9/10 1703 days 21%
Bob 9/10 1705 days 21%
Nicole Joersen 9/10 1709 days 21%
Matthus Groem 9/10 1709 days 21%
Maarten 9/10 1712 days 20%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1716 days 19%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1716 days 20%
Jonny Horn 8/10 1726 days 19%
Karine Dransart 10/10 1735 days 20%
Thomas 10/10 1742 days 20%
Alix 10/10 1946 days 18%
Claire 10/10 1946 days 18%
Lukas Boller 10/10 1948 days 18%
Max 10/10 1954 days 18%
Denisa Tuckova 8/10 1955 days 17%
Lorenz Pfisterer 10/10 1956 days 18%
Caroline 10/10 1956 days 18%
Benedikt Maus 9/10 1960 days 18%
Leonie Kaufmann 8/10 1960 days 17%
Jonathan Maus 8/10 1961 days 17%
Daniel Weber 8/10 1962 days 17%
Lisa Fenzl 8/10 1964 days 17%
Gessica 7/10 1964 days 16%
Szu-Yi Hsu 9/10 1966 days 18%
Chao Lai 10/10 1966 days 18%
Celine 6/10 1968 days 14%
Helen Hazelwood 9/10 1971 days 17%
Ruby Reynolds 8/10 1971 days 16%
Jana Formankoua 10/10 1971 days 17%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1975 days 16%
Quentin Sauve 10/10 1977 days 17%
Andrea Le Stunff 9/10 1977 days 17%
Regina Baum 10/10 1980 days 17%
Florian Baum 10/10 1980 days 17%
Joe Rogers 7/10 1980 days 16%
Annika 10/10 1983 days 17%
Munne 8/10 1985 days 16%
Max 9/10 1994 days 17%
Laurent Petit 10/10 2000 days 17%
Christoph Herrmann 7/10 2001 days 15%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 2007 days 17%
Alyssa Wyer 6/10 2012 days 14%
Lucile Souday 10/10 2014 days 17%
Ivan Dupont 10/10 2017 days 17%
Bonnie Krautz 9/10 2025 days 17%
Maxim Reim 9/10 2028 days 17%
Till 10/10 2029 days 17%
Patrick Edwards 10/10 2051 days 17%
James Newton 10/10 2063 days 16%
Lenka Korinkova 10/10 2329 days 13%
Jiri Benda 10/10 2329 days 13%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 2357 days 13%
Barbara 10/10 2415 days 12%
Shona MacDonald 10/10 2673 days 9%
Ane Didriksen 10/10 2673 days 9%
Iris Anette Berger 10/10 2673 days 9%
Stefanie 9/10 2675 days 9%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2691 days 8%
Julian 9/10 2691 days 9%
Ruud Biemans 9/10 2707 days 9%
Simon Tanguy 9/10 2726 days 9%
Johanna Bak 9/10 2754 days 8%
Tom Somers 7/10 3058 days 4%
Margaret and Derek McNeil 10/10 3147 days 4%
M Booty 9/10 3149 days 4%
Jonathan Vondette 9/10 3153 days 4%
Lucie 9/10 3167 days 3%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3447 days 0%
Rocco Christian 10/10 3460 days 0%
Alex 9/10 3790 days 4%
Kai Eppink 7/10 3801 days 3%
Lieve Verdonck 10/10 3804 days 4%
Carmel 9/10 3807 days 4%
HighlandLassie 9/10 3831 days 4%
Einar 9/10 4156 days 4%
Jana Steve 10/10 4162 days 4%
Don & Alice 8/10 4172 days 3%
Michael 10/10 4178 days 4%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 10/10 4282 days 4%
Francesca Sabat 7/10 4524 days 3%
GraceB 9/10 4524 days 4%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.