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 Moeraki Lighthouse 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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Moeraki Lighthouse Walk

Valid Reviews

50 Valid Reviews

The Moeraki Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 50 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 50 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 32
64%
9/10 13
26%
8/10 4
8%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.40% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 94.40% and is based on 50 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

38 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 50 valid reviews, the experience has 38 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 38 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
63%
9/10 10
26%
8/10 4
11%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.26% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 95.26% and is based on 38 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

95.90%

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
Sally Munday 10/10 85 days 98.86 91%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 241 days true 108.96 100%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 247 days 90.33 83%
Harold Booy 10/10 512 days true 70.15 64%
Ivanova R 10/10 814 days true 21.01 18%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 815 days 17.42 14%
Georg H. 3/10 837 days 14.15 11%
Lili Souris 10/10 855 days true 16.95 14%
Eva 10/10 875 days true 15.2 12%
Lisa 10/10 885 days true 14.39 11%
Max Brunner 10/10 929 days 9.37 7%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 931 days true 11.11 8%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 1076 days 5.06 3%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1198 days true 5.83 3%
Markus Johannes 10/10 1198 days true 5.83 3%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 1271 days 4.76 2%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 1307 days true 5.65 3%
Reto 10/10 1591 days true 5.18 3%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 1598 days true 5.17 3%
Terry Seaman 10/10 1605 days 4.3 2%
Thomas Roche 10/10 1638 days true 5.11 3%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 1641 days true 5.1 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1667 days 4.22 2%
krataihai 10/10 1758 days 4.09 2%
Rey Germain 10/10 1918 days true 4.65 2%
Lea Roser 10/10 1928 days true 4.63 2%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 1946 days true 4.6 2%
Julien Panossian 10/10 1946 days true 4.6 2%
Christian 8/10 2014 days true 4.49 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2292 days true 4.03 2%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 2317 days true 3.99 2%
Stam 10/10 2318 days true 3.99 2%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 2321 days true 3.98 2%
Loic 9/10 2330 days true 3.97 2%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2347 days true 3.94 2%
Balonno 10/10 2367 days 3.26 1%
Michael 9/10 2404 days true 3.85 2%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 2404 days true 3.85 2%
Andrew Newark 10/10 2642 days 2.88 1%
Helen 9/10 2663 days true 3.42 1%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 2678 days true 3.4 1%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 2687 days true 3.38 1%
Judith K. 10/10 2691 days true 3.38 1%
Philippa Waters 10/10 2691 days true 3.38 1%
davidm239 9/10 2977 days true 2.91 1%
Horst 10/10 3041 days true 2.8 1%
Richard Pearson 9/10 3076 days true 2.74 0%
Raewyn 9/10 3369 days true 2.26 0%
KatrinS 10/10 3384 days true 2.24 0%
DavidHilton 8/10 3392 days true 2.22 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

96%

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.