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

96.54%

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 10/10 567 days 100%
Fabian 10/10 748 days 49%
Teb 8/10 932 days 18%
Sally Munday 10/10 1023 days 12%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 1179 days 10%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 1185 days 10%
Harold Booy 10/10 1450 days 9%
Ivanova R 10/10 1752 days 7%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 1753 days 7%
Georg H. 3/10 1775 days 6%
Lili Souris 10/10 1793 days 7%
Eva 10/10 1813 days 7%
Lisa 10/10 1823 days 7%
Max Brunner 10/10 1867 days 7%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 1869 days 7%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 2014 days 6%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2136 days 6%
Markus Johannes 10/10 2136 days 6%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2208 days 6%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2245 days 6%
Reto 10/10 2529 days 4%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 2536 days 4%
Terry Seaman 10/10 2543 days 4%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2576 days 4%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2579 days 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2605 days 4%
Tan 10/10 2696 days 4%
Rey Germain 10/10 2856 days 3%
Lea Roser 10/10 2866 days 3%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 2884 days 3%
Julien Panossian 10/10 2884 days 3%
Christian 8/10 2952 days 3%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3230 days 2%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 3255 days 1%
Stam 10/10 3256 days 1%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 3259 days 1%
Loic 9/10 3268 days 1%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3285 days 1%
Balonno 10/10 3305 days 1%
Michael 9/10 3342 days 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3342 days 1%
Andrew Newark 10/10 3580 days 0%
Helen 9/10 3601 days 0%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3616 days 0%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3625 days 0%
Judith K. 10/10 3629 days 0%
Philippa Waters 10/10 3629 days 0%
davidm239 9/10 3915 days 2%
Horst 10/10 3979 days 2%
Richard Pearson 9/10 4014 days 2%
Raewyn 9/10 4307 days 2%
KatrinS 10/10 4322 days 2%
DavidHilton 8/10 4330 days 2%

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

97%

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.