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

79.55%

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 8/10 772 days 20.46 100%
Jeny Smolders 7/10 991 days true 6.11 30%
Micha Kuster 7/10 1309 days true 4.17 20%
Holger Worner 8/10 1314 days true 4.34 21%
Sebastian 8/10 1325 days true 4.32 21%
Evelyn Rloeh 6/10 1331 days true 3.77 18%
Jeanne 8/10 1355 days true 4.27 21%
Bernd Muller 7/10 1543 days 3.75 18%
Camilla Geert 7/10 1574 days true 3.7 18%
Gerbrand Smidt 10/10 1577 days true 4.06 20%
Marka Okrutny 7/10 1578 days true 3.69 18%
Sarah Dorsett 7/10 1585 days true 3.68 18%
Andre 10/10 1586 days true 4.04 20%
Selina You 8/10 1681 days 3.66 18%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1993 days true 3.24 16%
Paul de Bruijn 7/10 2060 days true 2.83 14%
Christina Perez 6/10 2300 days true 2.19 11%
Konrad Ullmann 5/10 2331 days true 2.09 10%
Laurene 9/10 2345 days true 2.55 12%
Claudia 9/10 2362 days true 2.52 12%
Katharina 9/10 2677 days true 1.9 9%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2678 days true 1.9 9%
Steen Rausmussen 10/10 2688 days true 1.88 9%
Ralph and Leonie 8/10 2772 days true 1.63 8%
Fam von Hattem 9/10 2792 days true 1.68 8%
Huw Davies 6/10 3030 days true 1.01 5%
Florion Scheffel 9/10 3060 days true 1.15 6%
Danielle 10/10 3067 days true 1.14 6%
M Neuman 7/10 3076 days true 1.02 5%
Frank Waskikowski 10/10 3078 days true 1.12 5%
Anika 7/10 3083 days true 1.01 5%
Meagan Bradder 9/10 3129 days true 1.02 5%
Steve Neilson 9/10 3153 days true 0.97 5%
A Jones 9/10 3393 days true 0.5 2%
Walker 7/10 3393 days true 0.46 2%
Knapen 7/10 3401 days true 0.44 2%
Margaret Lally 8/10 3403 days true 0.46 2%
Birgette Lindved 9/10 3410 days true 0.47 2%
Wheeler 8/10 3410 days true 0.45 2%
Richard Bennink 9/10 3411 days true 0.47 2%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 9/10 3411 days true 0.47 2%
Marty Fey 9/10 3412 days true 0.47 2%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3418 days true 0.41 2%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3436 days true 0.4 2%
Seifert 10/10 3441 days true 0.41 2%
Michelle Booty 8/10 3448 days true 0.38 2%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 3572 days 0.14 1%
Mette 7/10 3781 days true 0.0 0%
Malcolm Glad 8/10 3799 days true 0.0 0%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 8/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
A Southwood 9/10 3808 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas 7/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Riley 8/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
Tracy & Peter Cassidy 7/10 3915 days true 0.0 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

80%

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.