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

84.00%

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 9/10 992 days 100%
Martin Fersebner 9/10 1705 days 51%
Rogier Post 8/10 1781 days 45%
Daniel Batten 8/10 1790 days 45%
Janina 9/10 2002 days 41%
Hector Sharp 9/10 2004 days 41%
Fanny 9/10 2004 days 41%
Sylvie Smets 7/10 2004 days 36%
Gerbrand Smidt 8/10 2011 days 38%
Ellie Perkin 6/10 2013 days 31%
Anthony 8/10 2021 days 37%
Leonie Kraft 9/10 2024 days 40%
Gael Nicolle 9/10 2029 days 40%
Natasha Harbinson 7/10 2046 days 34%
Andy Burfoot 9/10 2051 days 39%
Matthias Clausen 9/10 2052 days 39%
Doms Wahlelr 8/10 2052 days 36%
Ruven Rintelmann 8/10 2058 days 36%
Miro 9/10 2067 days 39%
Chiara 10/10 2067 days 39%
Iris Kerbler 8/10 2072 days 36%
Kim and Leon 8/10 2081 days 35%
Stuart Cook 8/10 2383 days 26%
Lukas Dost 7/10 2441 days 22%
Becky 8/10 2737 days 14%
Alex 8/10 2737 days 14%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2767 days 14%
Timothee Serres 9/10 2789 days 14%
Sina Sacranie 9/10 2799 days 14%
Paul Taylor 7/10 3117 days 2%
Barbara 10/10 3214 days 0%
filmgeekgirl 10/10 3763 days 3%
Nicole 9/10 3975 days 3%
Haupt 10/10 4210 days 3%
anon 9/10 4227 days 3%
M and H Lunn 7/10 4229 days 1%
Elodie 7/10 4321 days 1%

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 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.