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

53 Valid Reviews

The Moeraki Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 53 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 53 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
64%
9/10 13
25%
8/10 5
9%
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%

94.34% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 94.34% and is based on 53 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 53 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

95.23%

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
Katie 10/10 931 days 100%
Fabian 10/10 1112 days 54%
Teb 8/10 1296 days 47%
Sally Munday 10/10 1387 days 48%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 1543 days 45%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 1549 days 44%
Harold Booy 10/10 1814 days 39%
Ivanova R 10/10 2116 days 32%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 2117 days 32%
Georg H. 3/10 2139 days 25%
Lili Souris 10/10 2157 days 32%
Eva 10/10 2177 days 31%
Lisa 10/10 2187 days 31%
Max Brunner 10/10 2231 days 30%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 2233 days 30%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 2378 days 27%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2500 days 24%
Markus Johannes 10/10 2500 days 24%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2572 days 23%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2609 days 22%
Reto 10/10 2893 days 16%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 2900 days 16%
Terry Seaman 10/10 2907 days 16%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2940 days 15%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2943 days 15%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2969 days 14%
Tan 10/10 3060 days 12%
Rey Germain 10/10 3220 days 9%
Lea Roser 10/10 3230 days 9%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 3248 days 8%
Julien Panossian 10/10 3248 days 8%
Christian 8/10 3316 days 7%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3594 days 1%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 3619 days 1%
Stam 10/10 3620 days 1%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 3623 days 1%
Loic 9/10 3632 days 0%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3649 days 0%
Balonno 10/10 3669 days 11%
Michael 9/10 3706 days 11%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3706 days 10%
Andrew Newark 10/10 3944 days 11%
Helen 9/10 3965 days 11%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3980 days 11%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3989 days 10%
Judith K. 10/10 3993 days 11%
Philippa Waters 10/10 3993 days 11%
davidm239 9/10 4279 days 11%
Horst 10/10 4343 days 11%
Richard Pearson 9/10 4378 days 11%
Raewyn 9/10 4671 days 11%
KatrinS 10/10 4686 days 11%
DavidHilton 8/10 4694 days 10%

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

95%

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.