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 Rangitoto Summit Track.

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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Rangitoto Summit Track

Valid Reviews

55 Valid Reviews

The Rangitoto Summit Track experience has a total of 55 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 55 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
20%
9/10 13
24%
8/10 21
38%
7/10 8
15%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rangitoto Summit Track valid reviews is 84.18% and is based on 55 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 55 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 9
18%
9/10 11
22%
8/10 20
40%
7/10 8
16%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.40% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rangitoto Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 83.40% 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

84.54%

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
Raphaele 10/10 1264 days 100%
C J B 10/10 1447 days 92%
Andreas Zedelius 9/10 1943 days 69%
Alex Hah 7/10 1945 days 62%
Ian Hammond 9/10 1951 days 69%
Marc Perales 8/10 2001 days 63%
Soeren Buchheister 9/10 2007 days 66%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 2017 days 62%
Patricia Trigo 10/10 2026 days 65%
Thomas Le Buzulier 8/10 2248 days 52%
Alexes D 8/10 2249 days 52%
Marina R 8/10 2249 days 52%
Jenny Young 8/10 2258 days 52%
Leonie 7/10 2262 days 49%
Erika Tarant 10/10 2262 days 54%
Mikael Thyselius 8/10 2262 days 51%
Robin Stamm 7/10 2263 days 49%
Marine Lavie 6/10 2267 days 44%
Calum Penn 8/10 2269 days 51%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 2269 days 54%
Gerrit 8/10 2299 days 50%
Jonas 6/10 2308 days 42%
Adam Taylor 7/10 2310 days 47%
Timon Streicher 8/10 2314 days 49%
Livia and Dave 9/10 2317 days 52%
Jonas Nielsen 9/10 3006 days 21%
Roy Matthieu 8/10 3011 days 19%
Klaus Petersen 10/10 3018 days 20%
Rikke Petersen 9/10 3018 days 20%
Jessie Sabine 7/10 3019 days 17%
Serena Poggioli 7/10 3023 days 17%
Kevin Rainey 9/10 3381 days 3%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 3447 days 0%
Carly Braddock 8/10 3719 days 13%
Owen Chesbrough 7/10 3741 days 12%
Clare Cade 10/10 3741 days 15%
Stefan Roehrbein 8/10 3742 days 13%
Elizabeth Gardner 10/10 3751 days 15%
Alison Rosser 7/10 3753 days 12%
Louis Smit 8/10 3754 days 13%
Cick Pouw 8/10 3758 days 13%
R & M Willows 10/10 3838 days 15%
Dogoneit 9/10 4065 days 15%
Jo Meekley 9/10 4080 days 15%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 4086 days 13%
Richard Bennink 8/10 4086 days 13%
Carolin 8/10 4095 days 13%
Jeroen 9/10 4099 days 15%
Petersen 10/10 4117 days 15%
Mr and Mrs Scott 9/10 4461 days 15%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 4469 days 15%
Alzbeta Czech 9/10 4475 days 15%
Nick 8/10 4488 days 13%
Kaye 9/10 4795 days 15%
Katy1 8/10 4797 days 13%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rangitoto Summit Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.