Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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

94.82%

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 1102 days 100%
Fabian 10/10 1283 days 92%
Teb 8/10 1467 days 80%
Sally Munday 10/10 1558 days 81%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 1714 days 74%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 1720 days 74%
Harold Booy 10/10 1985 days 63%
Ivanova R 10/10 2287 days 50%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 2288 days 50%
Georg H. 3/10 2310 days 37%
Lili Souris 10/10 2328 days 49%
Eva 10/10 2348 days 48%
Lisa 10/10 2358 days 48%
Max Brunner 10/10 2402 days 46%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 2404 days 46%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 2549 days 40%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2671 days 34%
Markus Johannes 10/10 2671 days 34%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2743 days 31%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2780 days 30%
Reto 10/10 3064 days 18%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 3071 days 18%
Terry Seaman 10/10 3078 days 17%
Thomas Roche 10/10 3111 days 16%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 3114 days 16%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 3140 days 15%
Tan 10/10 3231 days 11%
Rey Germain 10/10 3391 days 4%
Lea Roser 10/10 3401 days 4%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 3419 days 3%
Julien Panossian 10/10 3419 days 3%
Christian 8/10 3487 days 0%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3765 days 15%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 3790 days 15%
Stam 10/10 3791 days 15%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 3794 days 15%
Loic 9/10 3803 days 15%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3820 days 15%
Balonno 10/10 3840 days 15%
Michael 9/10 3877 days 15%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3877 days 14%
Andrew Newark 10/10 4115 days 15%
Helen 9/10 4136 days 15%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 4151 days 15%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 4160 days 14%
Judith K. 10/10 4164 days 15%
Philippa Waters 10/10 4164 days 15%
davidm239 9/10 4450 days 15%
Horst 10/10 4514 days 15%
Richard Pearson 9/10 4549 days 15%
Raewyn 9/10 4842 days 15%
KatrinS 10/10 4857 days 15%
DavidHilton 8/10 4865 days 14%

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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.