Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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 Victoria Walk.

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 Victoria Walk

Valid Reviews

37 Valid Reviews

The Mount / Mt Victoria Walk experience has a total of 37 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 37 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
11%
9/10 14
38%
8/10 12
32%
7/10 6
16%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.78% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount / Mt Victoria Walk valid reviews is 83.78% and is based on 37 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

33 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 37 valid reviews, the experience has 33 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 33 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
9%
9/10 12
36%
8/10 11
33%
7/10 6
18%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.03% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount / Mt Victoria Walk face-to-face reviews is 83.03% and is based on 33 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

83.99%

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
Flatlanders 9/10 1317 days 100%
Martin Fersebner 9/10 2030 days 68%
Rogier Post 8/10 2106 days 61%
Daniel Batten 8/10 2115 days 61%
Janina 9/10 2327 days 55%
Hector Sharp 9/10 2329 days 54%
Fanny 9/10 2329 days 54%
Sylvie Smets 7/10 2329 days 49%
Gerbrand Smidt 8/10 2336 days 51%
Ellie Perkin 6/10 2338 days 44%
Anthony 8/10 2346 days 51%
Leonie Kraft 9/10 2349 days 54%
Gael Nicolle 9/10 2354 days 53%
Natasha Harbinson 7/10 2371 days 47%
Andy Burfoot 9/10 2376 days 52%
Matthias Clausen 9/10 2377 days 52%
Doms Wahlelr 8/10 2377 days 49%
Ruven Rintelmann 8/10 2383 days 49%
Miro 9/10 2392 days 52%
Chiara 10/10 2392 days 52%
Iris Kerbler 8/10 2397 days 49%
Kim and Leon 8/10 2406 days 48%
Stuart Cook 8/10 2708 days 35%
Lukas Dost 7/10 2766 days 31%
Becky 8/10 3062 days 20%
Alex 8/10 3062 days 20%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 3092 days 19%
Timothee Serres 9/10 3114 days 19%
Sina Sacranie 9/10 3124 days 19%
Paul Taylor 7/10 3442 days 4%
Barbara 10/10 3539 days 0%
filmgeekgirl 10/10 4088 days 18%
Nicole 9/10 4300 days 18%
Haupt 10/10 4535 days 18%
anon 9/10 4552 days 18%
M and H Lunn 7/10 4554 days 16%
Elodie 7/10 4646 days 16%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

84%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.