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 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

85.66%

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
Flatlanders 9/10 202 days 93.53 100%
Martin Fersebner 9/10 915 days true 12.16 11%
Rogier Post 8/10 991 days 6.71 5%
Daniel Batten 8/10 1000 days true 7.72 6%
Janina 9/10 1212 days true 5.81 4%
Hector Sharp 9/10 1214 days true 5.8 4%
Fanny 9/10 1214 days true 5.8 4%
Sylvie Smets 7/10 1214 days true 5.8 4%
Gerbrand Smidt 8/10 1221 days true 5.79 4%
Ellie Perkin 6/10 1223 days true 5.79 4%
Anthony 8/10 1231 days true 5.78 4%
Leonie Kraft 9/10 1234 days true 5.77 4%
Gael Nicolle 9/10 1239 days true 5.76 4%
Natasha Harbinson 7/10 1256 days true 5.74 4%
Andy Burfoot 9/10 1261 days true 5.73 4%
Matthias Clausen 9/10 1262 days true 5.73 4%
Doms Wahlelr 8/10 1262 days true 5.73 4%
Ruven Rintelmann 8/10 1268 days true 5.72 4%
Miro 9/10 1277 days true 5.7 4%
Chiara 10/10 1277 days true 5.7 4%
Iris Kerbler 8/10 1282 days true 5.69 4%
Kim and Leon 8/10 1291 days true 5.68 4%
Stuart Cook 8/10 1593 days true 5.18 3%
Lukas Dost 7/10 1651 days true 5.09 3%
Becky 8/10 1947 days true 4.6 3%
Alex 8/10 1947 days true 4.6 3%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 1977 days true 4.55 3%
Timothee Serres 9/10 1999 days true 4.51 3%
Sina Sacranie 9/10 2009 days true 4.5 3%
Paul Taylor 7/10 2327 days true 3.97 2%
Barbara 10/10 2424 days true 3.82 2%
filmgeekgirl 10/10 2973 days 2.43 0%
Nicole 9/10 3185 days 2.14 0%
Haupt 10/10 3420 days true 2.18 0%
anon 9/10 3437 days true 2.15 0%
M and H Lunn 7/10 3439 days true 2.15 0%
Elodie 7/10 3531 days true 2.0 0%

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

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.