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

79.12%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
C J B 8/10 480 days 60.32 100%
Jeny Smolders 7/10 699 days true 27.16 44%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1017 days true 5.43 8%
Holger Worner 8/10 1022 days true 5.55 8%
Sebastian 8/10 1033 days true 5.33 8%
Evelyn Rloeh 6/10 1039 days true 4.56 7%
Jeanne 8/10 1063 days true 4.9 7%
Bernd Muller 7/10 1251 days 4.31 6%
Camilla Geert 7/10 1282 days true 4.26 6%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1285 days true 4.67 7%
Marka Okrutny 7/10 1286 days true 4.25 6%
Sarah Dorsett 7/10 1293 days true 4.24 6%
Andre 10/10 1294 days true 4.66 7%
Selina You 8/10 1389 days 4.27 6%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1701 days true 3.96 6%
Paul de Bruijn 7/10 1768 days true 3.5 5%
Christina Perez 6/10 2008 days true 2.85 4%
Konrad Ullmann 5/10 2039 days true 2.74 4%
Laurene 9/10 2053 days true 3.36 5%
Claudia 9/10 2070 days true 3.33 5%
Katharina 9/10 2385 days true 2.79 4%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2386 days true 2.79 4%
Steen Rausmussen 10/10 2396 days true 2.77 4%
Ralph and Leonie 8/10 2480 days true 2.5 3%
Fam von Hattem 9/10 2500 days true 2.59 3%
Huw Davies 6/10 2738 days true 1.81 2%
Florion Scheffel 9/10 2768 days true 2.14 3%
Danielle 10/10 2775 days true 2.12 3%
M Neuman 7/10 2784 days true 1.92 2%
Frank Waskikowski 10/10 2786 days true 2.1 3%
Anika 7/10 2791 days true 1.91 2%
Meagan Bradder 9/10 2837 days true 2.02 2%
Steve Neilson 9/10 2861 days true 1.98 2%
A Jones 9/10 3101 days true 1.57 2%
Walker 7/10 3101 days true 1.42 1%
Knapen 7/10 3109 days true 1.41 1%
Margaret Lally 8/10 3111 days true 1.47 1%
Birgette Lindved 9/10 3118 days true 1.54 2%
Wheeler 8/10 3118 days true 1.46 1%
Richard Bennink 9/10 3119 days true 1.53 2%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 9/10 3119 days true 1.53 2%
Marty Fey 9/10 3120 days true 1.53 2%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3126 days true 1.39 1%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3144 days true 1.42 1%
Seifert 10/10 3149 days true 1.48 1%
Michelle Booty 8/10 3156 days true 1.4 1%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 3280 days 1.15 1%
Mette 7/10 3489 days true 0.82 0%
Malcolm Glad 8/10 3507 days true 0.83 0%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 8/10 3514 days true 0.81 0%
A Southwood 9/10 3516 days true 0.85 0%
Thomas 7/10 3591 days true 0.66 0%
Ann Riley 8/10 3596 days true 0.68 0%
Tracy & Peter Cassidy 7/10 3623 days true 0.61 0%

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.