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 Tongariro National Park.

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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Tongariro National Park

Valid Reviews

50 Valid Reviews

The Tongariro National Park experience has a total of 50 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 50 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
30%
9/10 15
30%
8/10 13
26%
7/10 3
6%
6/10 3
6%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.60% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tongariro National Park valid reviews is 86.60% and is based on 50 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

49 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 50 valid reviews, the experience has 49 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 49 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
31%
9/10 14
29%
8/10 13
27%
7/10 3
6%
6/10 3
6%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.53% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tongariro National Park face-to-face reviews is 86.53% and is based on 49 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.13%

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
Nina Kletner 8/10 1836 days 100%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2142 days 81%
Liz and Alan Weathers 7/10 2189 days 66%
Damaris Mayer 9/10 2191 days 77%
Emilie Normand 10/10 2191 days 77%
David and Stephan 10/10 2221 days 75%
Pelletier 10/10 2484 days 52%
Catherine Schlachter 10/10 2492 days 51%
Christina Perez 9/10 2492 days 51%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2516 days 49%
Kim Lavener 8/10 2516 days 44%
Casandra Prunica 8/10 2519 days 44%
Lauren Hedley 9/10 2519 days 49%
Janina Zwerver 9/10 2519 days 49%
Herman Schulz 9/10 2519 days 49%
Radana Dlouha 9/10 2523 days 49%
Vaclav 9/10 2523 days 49%
Markus 10/10 2528 days 48%
Cornelia Witte 10/10 2528 days 48%
Luca Scheuemeier 10/10 2529 days 48%
Ann Winter 10/10 2535 days 48%
Phillip 10/10 2535 days 48%
Patricia Gazzarin 10/10 2541 days 47%
Nimh Oudhof 9/10 2549 days 46%
Claudia 10/10 2554 days 46%
Celine Darde 8/10 2557 days 41%
Ludovic Denee 8/10 2557 days 41%
Laura Pleumeekers 6/10 2562 days 29%
Bet 9/10 2575 days 44%
Elin Andersson 5/10 2576 days 27%
Brian 9/10 2637 days 39%
Hendrik Rother 6/10 2873 days 7%
Douglas Walker 8/10 2877 days 15%
Valentina Fuchs 9/10 2886 days 17%
Luisa 9/10 2887 days 17%
Sohie 8/10 2887 days 14%
Missy and Chaz 10/10 2892 days 17%
Tanja and Pascal 8/10 2912 days 12%
Reinier Timmer 9/10 2954 days 12%
Brigitte 8/10 2960 days 8%
Wouter Trumpie 8/10 2961 days 8%
Marian 6/10 2974 days 0%
Leo 9/10 2976 days 10%
Kevin Blom 9/10 2976 days 10%
Dijkshourn 7/10 2978 days 4%
Laurits and Bettina 7/10 2979 days 4%
Faassen 8/10 2980 days 6%
Henzen 8/10 2981 days 6%
Liz Marquart Scholtz 8/10 2983 days 6%
Martina Posch 10/10 2986 days 9%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tongariro National Park 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.