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

95.74%

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 10/10 821 days 100%
Fabian 10/10 1002 days 37%
Teb 8/10 1186 days 27%
Sally Munday 10/10 1277 days 27%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 1433 days 25%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 1439 days 25%
Harold Booy 10/10 1704 days 22%
Ivanova R 10/10 2006 days 19%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 2007 days 19%
Georg H. 3/10 2029 days 14%
Lili Souris 10/10 2047 days 18%
Eva 10/10 2067 days 18%
Lisa 10/10 2077 days 18%
Max Brunner 10/10 2121 days 17%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 2123 days 17%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 2268 days 16%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2390 days 14%
Markus Johannes 10/10 2390 days 14%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2462 days 13%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2499 days 13%
Reto 10/10 2783 days 10%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 2790 days 9%
Terry Seaman 10/10 2797 days 9%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2830 days 9%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2833 days 9%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2859 days 9%
Tan 10/10 2950 days 8%
Rey Germain 10/10 3110 days 6%
Lea Roser 10/10 3120 days 6%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 3138 days 5%
Julien Panossian 10/10 3138 days 5%
Christian 8/10 3206 days 4%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3484 days 1%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 3509 days 1%
Stam 10/10 3510 days 1%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 3513 days 1%
Loic 9/10 3522 days 1%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3539 days 1%
Balonno 10/10 3559 days 0%
Michael 9/10 3596 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3596 days 0%
Andrew Newark 10/10 3834 days 5%
Helen 9/10 3855 days 5%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3870 days 5%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3879 days 5%
Judith K. 10/10 3883 days 5%
Philippa Waters 10/10 3883 days 5%
davidm239 9/10 4169 days 5%
Horst 10/10 4233 days 5%
Richard Pearson 9/10 4268 days 5%
Raewyn 9/10 4561 days 5%
KatrinS 10/10 4576 days 5%
DavidHilton 8/10 4584 days 5%

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.