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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|C J B||10/10||535 days||54.64||68%|
|Andreas Zedelius||9/10||1031 days||5.65||7%|
|Alex Hah||7/10||1033 days||5.1||6%|
|Ian Hammond||9/10||1039 days||5.5||7%|
|Marc Perales||8/10||1089 days||4.76||6%|
|Soeren Buchheister||9/10||1095 days||5.0||6%|
|Leonie Brabers||8/10||1105 days||4.73||6%|
|Patricia Trigo||10/10||1114 days||4.96||6%|
|Thomas Le Buzulier||8/10||1336 days||4.3||5%|
|Alexes D||8/10||1337 days||4.3||5%|
|Marina R||8/10||1337 days||4.3||5%|
|Jenny Young||8/10||1346 days||4.28||5%|
|Erika Tarant||10/10||1350 days||4.5||6%|
|Mikael Thyselius||8/10||1350 days||4.28||5%|
|Robin Stamm||7/10||1351 days||4.09||5%|
|Marine Lavie||6/10||1355 days||3.73||5%|
|Calum Penn||8/10||1357 days||4.26||5%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1357 days||4.49||6%|
|Adam Taylor||7/10||1398 days||4.01||5%|
|Timon Streicher||8/10||1402 days||4.18||5%|
|Livia and Dave||9/10||1405 days||4.39||5%|
|Jonas Nielsen||9/10||2094 days||3.05||4%|
|Roy Matthieu||8/10||2099 days||2.88||4%|
|Klaus Petersen||10/10||2106 days||3.02||4%|
|Rikke Petersen||9/10||2106 days||3.02||4%|
|Jessie Sabine||7/10||2107 days||2.75||3%|
|Serena Poggioli||7/10||2111 days||2.74||3%|
|Kevin Rainey||9/10||2469 days||2.31||3%|
|Jackie and Brian||8/10||2535 days||2.07||3%|
|Carly Braddock||8/10||2807 days||1.57||2%|
|Owen Chesbrough||7/10||2829 days||1.46||2%|
|Clare Cade||10/10||2829 days||1.61||2%|
|Stefan Roehrbein||8/10||2830 days||1.52||2%|
|Elizabeth Gardner||10/10||2839 days||1.59||2%|
|Alison Rosser||7/10||2841 days||1.44||2%|
|Louis Smit||8/10||2842 days||1.5||2%|
|Cick Pouw||8/10||2846 days||1.49||2%|
|R & M Willows||10/10||2926 days||1.42||2%|
|Jo Meekley||9/10||3168 days||0.94||1%|
|Juliane Kleiu||8/10||3174 days||0.88||1%|
|Richard Bennink||8/10||3174 days||0.88||1%|
|Mr and Mrs Scott||9/10||3549 days||0.2||0%|
|Pierre Pilon||10/10||3557 days||0.18||0%|
|Alzbeta Czech||9/10||3563 days||0.17||0%|
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.
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 email@example.com.