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

96.36%

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 10/10 661 days 100%
Fabian 10/10 842 days 43%
Teb 8/10 1026 days 15%
Sally Munday 10/10 1117 days 13%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 1273 days 12%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 1279 days 12%
Harold Booy 10/10 1544 days 11%
Ivanova R 10/10 1846 days 9%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 1847 days 9%
Georg H. 3/10 1869 days 7%
Lili Souris 10/10 1887 days 9%
Eva 10/10 1907 days 9%
Lisa 10/10 1917 days 9%
Max Brunner 10/10 1961 days 8%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 1963 days 8%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 2108 days 8%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2230 days 7%
Markus Johannes 10/10 2230 days 7%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2302 days 7%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2339 days 6%
Reto 10/10 2623 days 5%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 2630 days 5%
Terry Seaman 10/10 2637 days 5%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2670 days 4%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2673 days 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2699 days 4%
Tan 10/10 2790 days 4%
Rey Germain 10/10 2950 days 3%
Lea Roser 10/10 2960 days 3%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 2978 days 3%
Julien Panossian 10/10 2978 days 3%
Christian 8/10 3046 days 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3324 days 1%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 3349 days 1%
Stam 10/10 3350 days 1%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 3353 days 1%
Loic 9/10 3362 days 0%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3379 days 0%
Balonno 10/10 3399 days 0%
Michael 9/10 3436 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3436 days 0%
Andrew Newark 10/10 3674 days 2%
Helen 9/10 3695 days 2%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3710 days 2%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3719 days 2%
Judith K. 10/10 3723 days 2%
Philippa Waters 10/10 3723 days 2%
davidm239 9/10 4009 days 2%
Horst 10/10 4073 days 2%
Richard Pearson 9/10 4108 days 2%
Raewyn 9/10 4401 days 2%
KatrinS 10/10 4416 days 2%
DavidHilton 8/10 4424 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

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.