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

95.32%

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
Katie 10/10 21 days 99.93 100%
Fabian 10/10 202 days 93.53 93%
Teb 8/10 386 days 76.39 76%
Sally Munday 10/10 477 days 63.95 63%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 633 days true 46.59 46%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 639 days 37.95 37%
Harold Booy 10/10 904 days true 12.94 12%
Ivanova R 10/10 1206 days true 5.82 4%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 1207 days 4.85 3%
Georg H. 3/10 1229 days 4.38 3%
Lili Souris 10/10 1247 days true 5.75 4%
Eva 10/10 1267 days true 5.72 4%
Lisa 10/10 1277 days true 5.7 4%
Max Brunner 10/10 1321 days 4.69 3%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 1323 days true 5.63 4%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 1468 days 4.49 3%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 1590 days true 5.19 4%
Markus Johannes 10/10 1590 days true 5.19 4%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 1662 days 4.22 3%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 1699 days true 5.01 3%
Reto 10/10 1983 days true 4.54 3%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 1990 days true 4.53 3%
Terry Seaman 10/10 1997 days 3.76 2%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2030 days true 4.46 3%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2033 days true 4.46 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2059 days 3.68 2%
Tan 10/10 2150 days 3.55 2%
Rey Germain 10/10 2310 days true 4.0 2%
Lea Roser 10/10 2320 days true 3.99 2%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 2338 days true 3.96 2%
Julien Panossian 10/10 2338 days true 3.96 2%
Christian 8/10 2406 days true 3.84 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2684 days true 3.39 2%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 2709 days true 3.35 2%
Stam 10/10 2710 days true 3.35 2%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 2713 days true 3.34 2%
Loic 9/10 2722 days true 3.33 2%
Urban Reifler 9/10 2739 days true 3.3 2%
Balonno 10/10 2759 days 2.72 1%
Michael 9/10 2796 days true 3.2 2%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 2796 days true 3.2 2%
Andrew Newark 10/10 3034 days 2.34 1%
Helen 9/10 3055 days true 2.78 1%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3070 days true 2.75 1%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3079 days true 2.74 1%
Judith K. 10/10 3083 days true 2.73 1%
Philippa Waters 10/10 3083 days true 2.73 1%
davidm239 9/10 3369 days true 2.26 1%
Horst 10/10 3433 days true 2.16 1%
Richard Pearson 9/10 3468 days true 2.1 1%
Raewyn 9/10 3761 days true 1.62 0%
KatrinS 10/10 3776 days true 1.59 0%
DavidHilton 8/10 3784 days true 1.58 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

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.