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 Kuirau Park walkway.

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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Kuirau Park walkway

Valid Reviews

54 Valid Reviews

The Kuirau Park walkway experience has a total of 54 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 54 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
13%
9/10 14
26%
8/10 13
24%
7/10 16
30%
6/10 3
6%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kuirau Park walkway valid reviews is 80.56% and is based on 54 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

50 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 54 valid reviews, the experience has 50 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 50 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
14%
9/10 14
28%
8/10 11
22%
7/10 14
28%
6/10 3
6%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kuirau Park walkway face-to-face reviews is 81.00% and is based on 50 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.11%

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
C J B 8/10 1276 days 100%
Jeny Smolders 7/10 1495 days 87%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1813 days 74%
Holger Worner 8/10 1818 days 77%
Sebastian 8/10 1829 days 77%
Evelyn Rloeh 6/10 1835 days 67%
Jeanne 8/10 1859 days 75%
Bernd Muller 7/10 2047 days 64%
Camilla Geert 7/10 2078 days 63%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 2081 days 69%
Marka Okrutny 7/10 2082 days 63%
Sarah Dorsett 7/10 2089 days 63%
Andre 10/10 2090 days 69%
Selina You 8/10 2185 days 61%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2497 days 51%
Paul de Bruijn 7/10 2564 days 43%
Christina Perez 6/10 2804 days 31%
Konrad Ullmann 5/10 2835 days 29%
Laurene 9/10 2849 days 35%
Claudia 9/10 2866 days 34%
Katharina 9/10 3181 days 20%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3182 days 20%
Steen Rausmussen 10/10 3192 days 20%
Ralph and Leonie 8/10 3276 days 15%
Fam von Hattem 9/10 3296 days 15%
Huw Davies 6/10 3534 days 4%
Florion Scheffel 9/10 3564 days 3%
Danielle 10/10 3571 days 3%
M Neuman 7/10 3580 days 2%
Frank Waskikowski 10/10 3582 days 2%
Anika 7/10 3587 days 2%
Meagan Bradder 9/10 3633 days 0%
Steve Neilson 9/10 3657 days 22%
A Jones 9/10 3897 days 22%
Walker 7/10 3897 days 20%
Knapen 7/10 3905 days 20%
Margaret Lally 8/10 3907 days 21%
Birgette Lindved 9/10 3914 days 22%
Wheeler 8/10 3914 days 21%
Richard Bennink 9/10 3915 days 22%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 9/10 3915 days 22%
Marty Fey 9/10 3916 days 22%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3922 days 20%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3940 days 21%
Seifert 10/10 3945 days 22%
Michelle Booty 8/10 3952 days 21%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 4076 days 20%
Mette 7/10 4285 days 20%
Malcolm Glad 8/10 4303 days 21%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 8/10 4310 days 21%
A Southwood 9/10 4312 days 22%
Thomas 7/10 4387 days 20%
Ann Riley 8/10 4392 days 21%
Tracy & Peter Cassidy 7/10 4419 days 20%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kuirau Park walkway 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.