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 Mount / Mt Robert Circuit Route.

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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Mount / Mt Robert Circuit Route

Valid Reviews

29 Valid Reviews

The Mount / Mt Robert Circuit Route experience has a total of 29 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 29 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
14%
9/10 13
45%
8/10 7
24%
7/10 4
14%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount / Mt Robert Circuit Route valid reviews is 85.17% and is based on 29 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

28 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 29 valid reviews, the experience has 28 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 28 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
11%
9/10 13
46%
8/10 7
25%
7/10 4
14%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.64% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount / Mt Robert Circuit Route face-to-face reviews is 84.64% and is based on 28 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.28%

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
Richard Clapton 10/10 1026 days 100%
Bryce Kehoe 7/10 1895 days 51%
Henna 8/10 1939 days 52%
Tom Koppe 9/10 1939 days 56%
Anita Dyksterhuis 9/10 1986 days 54%
Michiel Tromp 9/10 1999 days 53%
Jamosch Dooffler 10/10 2009 days 53%
Karine Dransart 6/10 2033 days 42%
Steve Smith 9/10 2246 days 44%
Jenna Kuittinen 9/10 2254 days 44%
Jari Kahelin 9/10 2254 days 44%
Helen Hazelwood 9/10 2269 days 44%
Max 7/10 2292 days 38%
Anna 9/10 2314 days 42%
Geoffrey Coulon 8/10 2349 days 38%
Maria Schober 9/10 2656 days 30%
Jana Rutkowski 8/10 2991 days 16%
Dennis Philippi 9/10 2991 days 18%
Anne Haenchen 8/10 3005 days 16%
Emilie Chanbon 8/10 3036 days 15%
Abee and Suess 9/10 3477 days 0%
Miron & Hendrik 8/10 3759 days 11%
Dirk Faupel 7/10 3830 days 11%
Dirk Faupel 7/10 3830 days 11%
Sarah Haskell 9/10 4092 days 12%
Richard Broughton 9/10 4095 days 12%
Stephan Imartina 8/10 4401 days 11%
Dean Forrest 10/10 4456 days 12%
Ines O'Sullivan 10/10 4564 days 12%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount / Mt Robert Circuit Route does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.