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 Split Apple Rock beach access track.

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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Split Apple Rock beach access track

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Split Apple Rock beach access track experience has a total of 33 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 33 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
30%
9/10 13
39%
8/10 8
24%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.39% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Split Apple Rock beach access track valid reviews is 89.39% and is based on 33 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

28 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 33 valid reviews, the experience has 28 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 28 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
36%
9/10 8
29%
8/10 8
29%
7/10 2
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Split Apple Rock beach access track face-to-face reviews is 89.29% and is based on 28 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.92%

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
Malcolm Craig 9/10 1610 days 100%
C Clarke 8/10 1815 days 85%
Helena 7/10 2151 days 67%
Ben Blackwell 9/10 2153 days 73%
S Black 10/10 2153 days 73%
Anaelle Morand 9/10 2196 days 71%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 2200 days 64%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 9/10 2279 days 67%
Candice Bergon 8/10 2621 days 48%
Hanna Liebe 9/10 2873 days 38%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 2873 days 38%
Lena Hanhart 10/10 2887 days 37%
Steffen 10/10 2888 days 37%
Nina Helmling 9/10 2893 days 37%
Michael Steimel 8/10 2900 days 35%
Isabelle Bohle 8/10 2900 days 35%
Sanne Sprogoe Borgaa 10/10 2930 days 35%
Johannes Markus 8/10 2947 days 32%
Danica Vrsljko 9/10 2947 days 34%
Kellie 10/10 2954 days 34%
Nora and Edward 8/10 3278 days 17%
Christina Rodewald 8/10 3288 days 16%
N smith 9/10 3314 days 16%
Terry Coles 9/10 3345 days 14%
Preben vil Helmsen 10/10 3632 days 0%
Alan Findlay 10/10 3635 days 0%
Richard Maddock 9/10 3637 days 0%
Dane & Julz 9/10 3985 days 25%
Tim Pfahlert 10/10 4002 days 25%
Leslie Aldridge 10/10 4007 days 25%
Ashley Arnold 10/10 4355 days 25%
Alibeare 9/10 4410 days 25%
VirginiaR 8/10 4685 days 23%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Split Apple Rock beach access track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.