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 Rings Scenic Tours.

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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Rings Scenic Tours

Valid Reviews

364 Valid Reviews

The Rings Scenic Tours experience has a total of 364 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 364 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 83
23%
9/10 83
23%
8/10 92
25%
7/10 62
17%
6/10 22
6%
5/10 10
3%
4/10 7
2%
3/10 3
1%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 1
0%

81.57% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rings Scenic Tours valid reviews is 81.57% and is based on 364 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

339 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 364 valid reviews, the experience has 339 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 339 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 76
22%
9/10 75
22%
8/10 92
27%
7/10 57
17%
6/10 21
6%
5/10 9
3%
4/10 6
2%
3/10 2
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
0%

81.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rings Scenic Tours face-to-face reviews is 81.77% and is based on 339 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

83.01%

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
Sarah Killury 5/10 1330 days 84%
Rado Hank 10/10 1418 days 100%
Eva Cordemeyer 9/10 1420 days 100%
Janneke van Krieken 8/10 1422 days 95%
Jennie Tollerton 10/10 1424 days 100%
Anis Quentin 10/10 1426 days 100%
Phil Baker 9/10 1427 days 100%
Jeny Smolders 9/10 1430 days 99%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1437 days 99%
Steve Jackson 8/10 1675 days 84%
Christoph Grubmair 9/10 1682 days 88%
Robin 7/10 1683 days 80%
Andy 6/10 1684 days 73%
Philip Grant 7/10 1686 days 80%
Sam Wolfe 7/10 1687 days 80%
Pierre 7/10 1697 days 79%
Sophie Pettler 8/10 1699 days 83%
Auba Mateos 10/10 1704 days 87%
Charlotte 10/10 1704 days 87%
Francesca Scott 9/10 1704 days 87%
Anders Frank 7/10 1706 days 79%
Benedikt Lorenz 9/10 1708 days 87%
Simon Briens 7/10 1709 days 79%
Kathrin Herbst 8/10 1710 days 82%
Chaulet 10/10 1715 days 87%
Kristina Nunoz 9/10 1716 days 86%
Riccardo 8/10 1717 days 82%
Theerada Wongkaew 10/10 1737 days 86%
Joonas Lehtomaki 9/10 1742 days 85%
Jessica Freeland 8/10 1744 days 81%
Laura David 9/10 1745 days 85%
Gretha 9/10 1747 days 85%
Dries 9/10 1747 days 85%
Bjorn Nielsen 10/10 1747 days 85%
Stephan Bruhwile 8/10 1747 days 81%
Micha Kuster 9/10 1748 days 85%
Alna 10/10 1753 days 85%
Patricia 10/10 1754 days 85%
Alex 10/10 1754 days 85%
Jennie Holland 10/10 1759 days 85%
Jasmine Rogers 8/10 1760 days 80%
Alicia Speisekorn-Gil 8/10 1763 days 80%
Alonso 8/10 1766 days 80%
Sophie 9/10 1767 days 84%
Jannika Cao 6/10 1769 days 70%
Rose Guillaume 6/10 1769 days 70%
Pierre Landenne 8/10 1769 days 80%
Evelyn Rloeh 10/10 1770 days 84%
John Edwards 10/10 1771 days 84%
Alice Frater 9/10 1771 days 84%
Rik van der Niet 8/10 1772 days 80%
Sina Schmidt 8/10 1781 days 79%
Simeon Manz 10/10 1781 days 84%
Charlotte Molesworth 8/10 1783 days 79%
Sam Staines 8/10 1785 days 79%
Christine 5/10 1786 days 67%
Jessica Nasstrom 7/10 1787 days 76%
Megan 8/10 1790 days 79%
Laura Leoekloek 8/10 1790 days 79%
Gordon Todan 10/10 1795 days 83%
Niels 9/10 1796 days 83%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 1798 days 83%
Sam Taylor 8/10 1799 days 79%
Dave Ellis 8/10 1799 days 79%
Anne 8/10 1805 days 78%
Catherine Pigeon 9/10 1910 days 78%
Jana Ebelina 8/10 1986 days 70%
Celina 7/10 1986 days 67%
Vanuxem 7/10 2003 days 67%
Lukas Boller 7/10 2005 days 67%
Thomas Michel 8/10 2005 days 70%
Simon Schatz 9/10 2008 days 73%
Lisa Haedrich 9/10 2009 days 73%
Thomas Le Buzulier 7/10 2012 days 66%
Emmanuel Roux 7/10 2014 days 66%
Bas Marinus 6/10 2017 days 60%
Liam King 8/10 2018 days 69%
Caroline Shaw 10/10 2018 days 73%
Sabrina Schneider 10/10 2019 days 73%
Christian Krause 9/10 2020 days 73%
Sam Fenton-Elston 8/10 2020 days 69%
Karin Karlsson 9/10 2021 days 73%
Anika D 7/10 2023 days 66%
Stephanie Still 10/10 2023 days 73%
Chloe and Guillame 8/10 2023 days 69%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 2024 days 72%
Saskia Peek 7/10 2026 days 66%
Erika Tarant 8/10 2026 days 69%
Julie Duvert 10/10 2027 days 72%
Dan Ramsl 4/10 2027 days 57%
Lucy Mulvin 9/10 2028 days 72%
Fine Kochling 10/10 2030 days 72%
Hannes 9/10 2031 days 72%
Samuel Lucht 9/10 2031 days 72%
Laura Moore 10/10 2032 days 72%
Nathan Raymond 7/10 2033 days 65%
Arthur Portolleau 8/10 2034 days 68%
Ellie Doughty 5/10 2035 days 58%
Nancy Logan 7/10 2037 days 65%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 10/10 2038 days 72%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 2039 days 65%
Severin Knegsch 6/10 2040 days 59%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 2041 days 72%
Nanna Torp 8/10 2043 days 68%
Lewis Whittle 8/10 2043 days 68%
Lukas Seager 8/10 2043 days 68%
Lea Behnem 10/10 2045 days 72%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 2045 days 72%
Marcus 8/10 2047 days 68%
Jesper 8/10 2047 days 68%
Johannes Koch 10/10 2047 days 71%
Ann-Kathrin 9/10 2050 days 71%
Dawn Howard 8/10 2050 days 68%
Amit Bass 10/10 2051 days 71%
Laura Schafer 10/10 2051 days 71%
Robin Lakner 4/10 2051 days 56%
Sebastian 10/10 2052 days 71%
Jaquein Bucholz 10/10 2052 days 71%
Ben Schieber 4/10 2052 days 56%
Annika Weber 10/10 2052 days 71%
Antoine Boudin 7/10 2052 days 65%
Cariotta Kemper 9/10 2052 days 71%
Richard May 6/10 2053 days 59%
Max Butteli 6/10 2054 days 59%
Mijke Boesten 8/10 2058 days 67%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 2059 days 64%
Charlotte Schleicher 10/10 2061 days 71%
Briony 9/10 2062 days 71%
Kirsten Gehrenbeck 9/10 2062 days 71%
Felix Sternke 6/10 2063 days 58%
Gerrit 8/10 2063 days 67%
Sascha Daub 8/10 2063 days 67%
Melanie Kronbichler 10/10 2063 days 71%
Henry Wichler 9/10 2063 days 71%
Richard Starkeq 7/10 2063 days 64%
Ruven Rintelmann 6/10 2063 days 58%
Katlin Pollinger 7/10 2064 days 64%
Taylor Fabricius 10/10 2065 days 71%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 2065 days 71%
Brianna Burd 8/10 2066 days 67%
Markus Wabing 6/10 2067 days 58%
Uschi Pongratz 10/10 2067 days 71%
Jessica Ruhland 8/10 2067 days 67%
David Soukal 9/10 2068 days 70%
Olivia Aliprandi 8/10 2069 days 67%
Jacquiline Bukmann 7/10 2070 days 64%
Isabelle 10/10 2071 days 70%
M J 9/10 2072 days 70%
Susi 9/10 2073 days 70%
Maxima Buisan 7/10 2074 days 64%
Franziska Hohmann 8/10 2076 days 67%
Faye Oliver 4/10 2077 days 55%
Alice Melker 7/10 2077 days 64%
Lauren Thompson 8/10 2077 days 67%
Sophie NIemann 10/10 2080 days 70%
Christian Reimund 7/10 2082 days 63%
Nina Kletner 7/10 2083 days 63%
Pekka and Jonna 8/10 2083 days 66%
Fabian Graf 8/10 2083 days 66%
Julia Ebneter 8/10 2085 days 66%
Jenny and Till 7/10 2086 days 63%
Sara and Antoine 7/10 2087 days 63%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 2087 days 70%
Josephine 8/10 2088 days 66%
Toni Gabby 9/10 2088 days 70%
Luisa and Hannes 7/10 2088 days 63%
Nico 6/10 2089 days 57%
Eline Meijer 8/10 2105 days 65%
Nicola Wiggan 7/10 2106 days 62%
Marc 7/10 2107 days 62%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 2107 days 69%
Malina 8/10 2109 days 65%
Julia Martin 6/10 2109 days 57%
Sebastian Schurchardt 10/10 2110 days 69%
Elodie 8/10 2112 days 65%
Mette and Jesper 10/10 2114 days 68%
Jessica and Leonie 8/10 2120 days 65%
Hannah Fidora 8/10 2120 days 65%
Elizabeth Nash 7/10 2125 days 62%
Selma Krap 9/10 2126 days 68%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 2132 days 61%
Lee Farrington 10/10 2153 days 67%
Sarah Boettcher 4/10 2168 days 52%
Luis . 7/10 2214 days 58%
Johanna Lidel 10/10 2386 days 56%
Amelie Eschenbach 10/10 2386 days 56%
Anna Birzle 10/10 2386 days 56%
Mak Walther 8/10 2388 days 53%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2388 days 56%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2432 days 54%
Andrew Simpson 10/10 2433 days 54%
Dominik Rehbaum 7/10 2447 days 48%
Marie Sander 8/10 2447 days 51%
Felix Holm 7/10 2470 days 47%
Sibylle and Nadine 8/10 2480 days 49%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 8/10 2490 days 49%
Hubert Schmid 10/10 2543 days 49%
Ron Clarke 10/10 2549 days 49%
Greg Gilmore 9/10 2726 days 41%
Fiona Hawkins 6/10 2726 days 33%
Lagarde 7/10 2731 days 37%
Julia Schabenberger 8/10 2732 days 38%
Lola 8/10 2732 days 38%
Alisa 9/10 2732 days 40%
Laura 8/10 2732 days 38%
Camille Bellay 5/10 2735 days 32%
Guillaume Yedoux 6/10 2735 days 33%
Catherine Schlachter 6/10 2739 days 33%
Christina Perez 6/10 2739 days 33%
Alex 10/10 2742 days 40%
Becky 9/10 2742 days 40%
Christoph Betten 9/10 2742 days 40%
Leonie Moeller 9/10 2742 days 40%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 2743 days 40%
Laura 9/10 2747 days 40%
Andreas Schindler 9/10 2747 days 40%
Bea Westkam 9/10 2748 days 40%
Julia Moellers 10/10 2748 days 40%
Sam Bruylant 8/10 2749 days 38%
Ines Bruylant 10/10 2750 days 40%
Laura 10/10 2758 days 39%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2759 days 39%
Laina Black 9/10 2763 days 39%
Ricky White 7/10 2763 days 35%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2764 days 39%
Hadler 8/10 2765 days 37%
Felicitas 7/10 2765 days 35%
Steffen 10/10 2767 days 39%
Sergey Pronkin 8/10 2767 days 37%
Nina Helmling 10/10 2767 days 39%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 7/10 2768 days 35%
Amanda 10/10 2774 days 38%
Derek 8/10 2774 days 36%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 2775 days 38%
Pierre Gentile 7/10 2775 days 35%
Steven Lotrian 7/10 2778 days 35%
Emeline Brocard 7/10 2778 days 35%
Marvin Koever 8/10 2778 days 36%
Max Meternich 8/10 2778 days 36%
Klaus Petersen 7/10 2782 days 35%
Dana 10/10 2782 days 38%
Rikke Petersen 9/10 2782 days 38%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 2787 days 36%
Ruth Watkin 9/10 2788 days 38%
Elena Goschia 7/10 2790 days 34%
Matthias Freiling 9/10 2790 days 38%
Philipp Kluseuer 7/10 2790 days 34%
Jesseca Klausch 8/10 2790 days 36%
Johannes 8/10 2791 days 36%
Florian Littmann 9/10 2794 days 38%
Anna 8/10 2794 days 36%
Dan Lawson 7/10 2804 days 34%
Philipp 9/10 2804 days 37%
Sina Sacranie 8/10 2804 days 35%
Benedict Seite 7/10 2806 days 34%
Valerio Penita 6/10 2806 days 30%
Piotr Jurkowski 9/10 2808 days 37%
Roland Beer 8/10 2811 days 35%
Alexia Greasbaum 10/10 2811 days 37%
Petra Kurcova 10/10 2812 days 37%
Magdalene Zech 5/10 2813 days 29%
Marco Newald 5/10 2813 days 29%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 2816 days 37%
B D 10/10 2823 days 36%
Elin Andersson 8/10 2823 days 34%
Elin Paulssen 10/10 2823 days 36%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2828 days 33%
Jeremy 9/10 2854 days 35%
Brian 9/10 2915 days 32%
Memain 9/10 3095 days 24%
Anton Thisted 8/10 3096 days 23%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 3096 days 22%
Konza 9/10 3096 days 24%
Katie Fleck 6/10 3096 days 20%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 3116 days 21%
Francois 3/10 3129 days 17%
Stephanie Belanger 1/10 3132 days 16%
Tina 6/10 3135 days 18%
Bjorn Hedmark 10/10 3140 days 22%
Collacott 9/10 3143 days 22%
Dani Wallinger 8/10 3151 days 20%
Lis Bon 7/10 3157 days 19%
Craig Jones 9/10 3188 days 20%
Glyn Ethelston 4/10 3188 days 15%
Jurgen 7/10 3205 days 17%
Brigitte 8/10 3207 days 18%
Kohler 9/10 3208 days 19%
Wouter Trumpie 8/10 3208 days 18%
Roux 10/10 3209 days 19%
Reijenga 6/10 3210 days 15%
tanyap 9/10 3219 days 18%
Gary Brooks 10/10 3219 days 18%
Kristina Mårtensson 9/10 3219 days 18%
Alexander Klein 3/10 3223 days 14%
The Mowbrays 8/10 3229 days 17%
Martina Posch 10/10 3233 days 18%
Oliver German 9/10 3466 days 7%
Jill Homewood 10/10 3487 days 6%
Jaroslav Gajdos 5/10 3497 days 4%
Christian & Julia 10/10 3504 days 5%
Miina Hyuonen 9/10 3505 days 5%
Thomas 10/10 3505 days 5%
Verne Heath 10/10 3508 days 5%
Stefan 8/10 3508 days 5%
Ralf Glaser 7/10 3511 days 4%
Gloria, Rose & An 8/10 3515 days 5%
Anika 9/10 3522 days 4%
Asha 10/10 3554 days 3%
Tobias Forst 9/10 3586 days 2%
Anders Rathleff 9/10 3601 days 1%
Christina 9/10 3602 days 1%
JadesWorld 6/10 3615 days 0%
Patricia French 9/10 3819 days 22%
Chantal Wendel 8/10 3840 days 21%
Guult Ryan 7/10 3846 days 20%
Veronica Warren 7/10 3850 days 20%
Monica 9/10 3856 days 22%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 8/10 3860 days 21%
Anika Jedelsky 8/10 3861 days 21%
Rebecca Stones 8/10 3862 days 21%
Claudio 3/10 3866 days 17%
Faucon 5/10 3875 days 17%
Sebastian Engelke 4/10 3876 days 17%
Olivia Carvill 8/10 3876 days 21%
Marianne Astorp 10/10 3879 days 22%
Sprangers 7/10 3881 days 20%
qofd 9/10 4011 days 22%
ahtom82 2/10 4103 days 16%
heather Cardinal 9/10 4180 days 22%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 4251 days 21%
Jansen 9/10 4319 days 22%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4322 days 22%
Elodie 8/10 4326 days 21%
Lionel Mouesca 9/10 4327 days 22%
neilchelt 7/10 4345 days 20%
suet 8/10 4559 days 21%
monikav 10/10 4559 days 22%
Nick 10/10 4589 days 22%
Rafael 9/10 4595 days 22%
Nanno 8/10 4609 days 21%
Florian 8/10 4616 days 21%
Thamar 7/10 4623 days 20%
Anna 7/10 4626 days 20%
Burkhalter 10/10 4630 days 22%
Lucas 10/10 4631 days 22%
Mark 8/10 4690 days 21%
Zoe Summers 9/10 4771 days 22%
Toby 5/10 4931 days 17%
Therese Axelsson 10/10 4949 days 22%
Anna Cronmalm 10/10 4951 days 22%
Christian Schutte 9/10 5005 days 22%
Gail 8/10 5005 days 21%
Christian Arnot 7/10 5028 days 20%
Anita 5/10 5028 days 17%
Jessica Callen 8/10 5161 days 21%
Millie 8/10 5269 days 21%
Stephanie 9/10 5270 days 22%
Kristine 6/10 5271 days 18%
Mike Shirley 9/10 5287 days 22%
Denise Nick 9/10 5298 days 22%
Austin 10/10 5303 days 22%
Claire 7/10 5303 days 20%
Detlef 8/10 5303 days 21%
Lukas 10/10 5335 days 22%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Rings Scenic Tours experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.12% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 72 days. However the Rings Scenic Tours experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Rings Scenic Tours experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -3.07%
198 -3.09%
199 -3.10%
200 -3.12%
201 -3.13%
202 -3.15%
203 -3.16%

Final Ranking Score

80%

The final ranking score once adjustments 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.