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

79.35%

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 1447 days 100%
Jeny Smolders 7/10 1666 days 85%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1984 days 70%
Holger Worner 8/10 1989 days 73%
Sebastian 8/10 2000 days 72%
Evelyn Rloeh 6/10 2006 days 62%
Jeanne 8/10 2030 days 71%
Bernd Muller 7/10 2218 days 59%
Camilla Geert 7/10 2249 days 57%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 2252 days 64%
Marka Okrutny 7/10 2253 days 57%
Sarah Dorsett 7/10 2260 days 57%
Andre 10/10 2261 days 63%
Selina You 8/10 2356 days 55%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2668 days 42%
Paul de Bruijn 7/10 2735 days 34%
Christina Perez 6/10 2975 days 20%
Konrad Ullmann 5/10 3006 days 18%
Laurene 9/10 3020 days 23%
Claudia 9/10 3037 days 23%
Katharina 9/10 3352 days 6%
Sarah Horn 10/10 3353 days 6%
Steen Rausmussen 10/10 3363 days 5%
Ralph and Leonie 8/10 3447 days 1%
Fam von Hattem 9/10 3467 days 0%
Huw Davies 6/10 3705 days 13%
Florion Scheffel 9/10 3735 days 17%
Danielle 10/10 3742 days 17%
M Neuman 7/10 3751 days 15%
Frank Waskikowski 10/10 3753 days 17%
Anika 7/10 3758 days 15%
Meagan Bradder 9/10 3804 days 17%
Steve Neilson 9/10 3828 days 17%
A Jones 9/10 4068 days 17%
Walker 7/10 4068 days 15%
Knapen 7/10 4076 days 15%
Margaret Lally 8/10 4078 days 16%
Birgette Lindved 9/10 4085 days 17%
Wheeler 8/10 4085 days 16%
Richard Bennink 9/10 4086 days 17%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 9/10 4086 days 17%
Marty Fey 9/10 4087 days 17%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 4093 days 15%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 4111 days 16%
Seifert 10/10 4116 days 17%
Michelle Booty 8/10 4123 days 16%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 4247 days 15%
Mette 7/10 4456 days 15%
Malcolm Glad 8/10 4474 days 16%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 8/10 4481 days 16%
A Southwood 9/10 4483 days 17%
Thomas 7/10 4558 days 15%
Ann Riley 8/10 4563 days 16%
Tracy & Peter Cassidy 7/10 4590 days 15%

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.