Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

83.18%

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 1658 days 84%
Rado Hank 10/10 1745 days 100%
Eva Cordemeyer 9/10 1747 days 100%
Janneke van Krieken 8/10 1749 days 95%
Jennie Tollerton 10/10 1751 days 100%
Anis Quentin 10/10 1753 days 100%
Phil Baker 9/10 1754 days 100%
Jeny Smolders 9/10 1757 days 99%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1764 days 99%
Steve Jackson 8/10 2002 days 81%
Christoph Grubmair 9/10 2009 days 86%
Robin 7/10 2010 days 77%
Andy 6/10 2011 days 70%
Philip Grant 7/10 2013 days 77%
Sam Wolfe 7/10 2014 days 77%
Pierre 7/10 2024 days 77%
Sophie Pettler 8/10 2026 days 80%
Auba Mateos 10/10 2031 days 84%
Charlotte 10/10 2031 days 84%
Francesca Scott 9/10 2031 days 84%
Anders Frank 7/10 2033 days 76%
Benedikt Lorenz 9/10 2035 days 84%
Simon Briens 7/10 2036 days 76%
Kathrin Herbst 8/10 2037 days 80%
Chaulet 10/10 2042 days 84%
Kristina Nunoz 9/10 2043 days 84%
Riccardo 8/10 2044 days 79%
Theerada Wongkaew 10/10 2064 days 83%
Joonas Lehtomaki 9/10 2069 days 82%
Jessica Freeland 8/10 2071 days 78%
Laura David 9/10 2072 days 82%
Gretha 9/10 2074 days 82%
Dries 9/10 2074 days 82%
Bjorn Nielsen 10/10 2074 days 82%
Stephan Bruhwile 8/10 2074 days 78%
Micha Kuster 9/10 2075 days 82%
Alna 10/10 2080 days 82%
Patricia 10/10 2081 days 82%
Alex 10/10 2081 days 82%
Jennie Holland 10/10 2086 days 81%
Jasmine Rogers 8/10 2087 days 77%
Alicia Speisekorn-Gil 8/10 2090 days 77%
Alonso 8/10 2093 days 77%
Sophie 9/10 2094 days 81%
Jannika Cao 6/10 2096 days 66%
Rose Guillaume 6/10 2096 days 66%
Pierre Landenne 8/10 2096 days 77%
Evelyn Rloeh 10/10 2097 days 81%
John Edwards 10/10 2098 days 81%
Alice Frater 9/10 2098 days 81%
Rik van der Niet 8/10 2099 days 76%
Sina Schmidt 8/10 2108 days 76%
Simeon Manz 10/10 2108 days 80%
Charlotte Molesworth 8/10 2110 days 76%
Sam Staines 8/10 2112 days 76%
Christine 5/10 2113 days 64%
Jessica Nasstrom 7/10 2114 days 72%
Megan 8/10 2117 days 75%
Laura Leoekloek 8/10 2117 days 75%
Gordon Todan 10/10 2122 days 79%
Niels 9/10 2123 days 79%
MARK CURPHEY 10/10 2125 days 79%
Sam Taylor 8/10 2126 days 75%
Dave Ellis 8/10 2126 days 75%
Anne 8/10 2132 days 75%
Catherine Pigeon 9/10 2238 days 73%
Jana Ebelina 8/10 2313 days 65%
Celina 7/10 2313 days 62%
Vanuxem 7/10 2330 days 61%
Lukas Boller 7/10 2332 days 61%
Thomas Michel 8/10 2332 days 64%
Simon Schatz 9/10 2335 days 68%
Lisa Haedrich 9/10 2336 days 68%
Thomas Le Buzulier 7/10 2339 days 61%
Emmanuel Roux 7/10 2341 days 61%
Bas Marinus 6/10 2344 days 55%
Liam King 8/10 2345 days 64%
Caroline Shaw 10/10 2345 days 67%
Sabrina Schneider 10/10 2346 days 67%
Christian Krause 9/10 2347 days 67%
Sam Fenton-Elston 8/10 2347 days 64%
Karin Karlsson 9/10 2348 days 67%
Anika D 7/10 2350 days 61%
Stephanie Still 10/10 2350 days 67%
Chloe and Guillame 8/10 2350 days 63%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 2351 days 67%
Saskia Peek 7/10 2353 days 60%
Erika Tarant 8/10 2353 days 63%
Julie Duvert 10/10 2354 days 67%
Dan Ramsl 4/10 2354 days 52%
Lucy Mulvin 9/10 2355 days 67%
Fine Kochling 10/10 2357 days 67%
Hannes 9/10 2358 days 66%
Samuel Lucht 9/10 2358 days 66%
Laura Moore 10/10 2359 days 66%
Nathan Raymond 7/10 2360 days 60%
Arthur Portolleau 8/10 2361 days 63%
Ellie Doughty 5/10 2362 days 53%
Nancy Logan 7/10 2364 days 60%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 10/10 2365 days 66%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 2366 days 60%
Severin Knegsch 6/10 2367 days 54%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 2368 days 66%
Nanna Torp 8/10 2370 days 62%
Lewis Whittle 8/10 2370 days 62%
Lukas Seager 8/10 2370 days 62%
Lea Behnem 10/10 2372 days 66%
Ben and Pauline 9/10 2372 days 66%
Marcus 8/10 2374 days 62%
Jesper 8/10 2374 days 62%
Johannes Koch 10/10 2374 days 66%
Ann-Kathrin 9/10 2377 days 65%
Dawn Howard 8/10 2377 days 62%
Amit Bass 10/10 2378 days 65%
Laura Schafer 10/10 2378 days 65%
Robin Lakner 4/10 2378 days 51%
Sebastian 10/10 2379 days 65%
Jaquein Bucholz 10/10 2379 days 65%
Ben Schieber 4/10 2379 days 51%
Annika Weber 10/10 2379 days 65%
Antoine Boudin 7/10 2379 days 59%
Cariotta Kemper 9/10 2379 days 65%
Richard May 6/10 2380 days 53%
Max Butteli 6/10 2381 days 53%
Mijke Boesten 8/10 2385 days 62%
Pierre Alexandre 7/10 2386 days 59%
Charlotte Schleicher 10/10 2388 days 65%
Briony 9/10 2389 days 65%
Kirsten Gehrenbeck 9/10 2389 days 65%
Felix Sternke 6/10 2390 days 53%
Gerrit 8/10 2390 days 61%
Sascha Daub 8/10 2390 days 61%
Melanie Kronbichler 10/10 2390 days 65%
Henry Wichler 9/10 2390 days 65%
Richard Starkeq 7/10 2390 days 59%
Ruven Rintelmann 6/10 2390 days 53%
Katlin Pollinger 7/10 2391 days 58%
Taylor Fabricius 10/10 2392 days 65%
Sophia Harnisch 10/10 2392 days 65%
Brianna Burd 8/10 2393 days 61%
Markus Wabing 6/10 2394 days 53%
Uschi Pongratz 10/10 2394 days 64%
Jessica Ruhland 8/10 2394 days 61%
David Soukal 9/10 2395 days 64%
Olivia Aliprandi 8/10 2396 days 61%
Jacquiline Bukmann 7/10 2397 days 58%
Isabelle 10/10 2398 days 64%
M J 9/10 2399 days 64%
Susi 9/10 2400 days 64%
Maxima Buisan 7/10 2401 days 58%
Franziska Hohmann 8/10 2403 days 61%
Faye Oliver 4/10 2404 days 50%
Alice Melker 7/10 2404 days 58%
Lauren Thompson 8/10 2404 days 61%
Sophie NIemann 10/10 2407 days 64%
Christian Reimund 7/10 2409 days 58%
Nina Kletner 7/10 2410 days 58%
Pekka and Jonna 8/10 2410 days 60%
Fabian Graf 8/10 2410 days 60%
Julia Ebneter 8/10 2412 days 60%
Jenny and Till 7/10 2413 days 57%
Sara and Antoine 7/10 2414 days 57%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 2414 days 63%
Josephine 8/10 2415 days 60%
Toni Gabby 9/10 2415 days 63%
Luisa and Hannes 7/10 2415 days 57%
Nico 6/10 2416 days 52%
Eline Meijer 8/10 2432 days 59%
Nicola Wiggan 7/10 2433 days 56%
Marc 7/10 2434 days 56%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 2434 days 62%
Malina 8/10 2436 days 59%
Julia Martin 6/10 2436 days 51%
Sebastian Schurchardt 10/10 2437 days 62%
Elodie 8/10 2439 days 59%
Mette and Jesper 10/10 2441 days 62%
Jessica and Leonie 8/10 2447 days 58%
Hannah Fidora 8/10 2447 days 58%
Elizabeth Nash 7/10 2452 days 55%
Selma Krap 9/10 2453 days 61%
Julia Waenninger 7/10 2459 days 55%
Lee Farrington 10/10 2481 days 60%
Sarah Boettcher 4/10 2495 days 46%
Luis . 7/10 2542 days 51%
Johanna Lidel 10/10 2713 days 47%
Amelie Eschenbach 10/10 2713 days 47%
Anna Birzle 10/10 2713 days 47%
Mak Walther 8/10 2715 days 44%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2715 days 47%
Celia Nowak 9/10 2759 days 45%
Andrew Simpson 10/10 2760 days 44%
Dominik Rehbaum 7/10 2774 days 39%
Marie Sander 8/10 2774 days 41%
Felix Holm 7/10 2797 days 38%
Sibylle and Nadine 8/10 2807 days 40%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 8/10 2817 days 39%
Hubert Schmid 10/10 2870 days 38%
Ron Clarke 10/10 2877 days 38%
Greg Gilmore 9/10 3053 days 28%
Fiona Hawkins 6/10 3053 days 23%
Lagarde 7/10 3058 days 25%
Julia Schabenberger 8/10 3059 days 27%
Lola 8/10 3059 days 27%
Alisa 9/10 3059 days 28%
Laura 8/10 3059 days 27%
Camille Bellay 5/10 3062 days 22%
Guillaume Yedoux 6/10 3062 days 22%
Catherine Schlachter 6/10 3066 days 22%
Christina Perez 6/10 3066 days 22%
Alex 10/10 3069 days 28%
Becky 9/10 3069 days 28%
Christoph Betten 9/10 3069 days 28%
Leonie Moeller 9/10 3069 days 28%
Herman Holmgist 10/10 3070 days 28%
Laura 9/10 3074 days 27%
Andreas Schindler 9/10 3074 days 27%
Bea Westkam 9/10 3075 days 27%
Julia Moellers 10/10 3075 days 27%
Sam Bruylant 8/10 3076 days 26%
Ines Bruylant 10/10 3077 days 27%
Laura 10/10 3085 days 27%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 3086 days 27%
Laina Black 9/10 3090 days 26%
Ricky White 7/10 3090 days 24%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 3091 days 26%
Hadler 8/10 3092 days 25%
Felicitas 7/10 3092 days 24%
Steffen 10/10 3094 days 26%
Sergey Pronkin 8/10 3094 days 25%
Nina Helmling 10/10 3094 days 26%
Cathrin Wisgiekl 7/10 3095 days 23%
Amanda 10/10 3101 days 26%
Derek 8/10 3101 days 24%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 3102 days 26%
Pierre Gentile 7/10 3102 days 23%
Steven Lotrian 7/10 3105 days 23%
Emeline Brocard 7/10 3105 days 23%
Marvin Koever 8/10 3105 days 24%
Max Meternich 8/10 3105 days 24%
Klaus Petersen 7/10 3109 days 23%
Dana 10/10 3109 days 25%
Rikke Petersen 9/10 3109 days 25%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 3114 days 24%
Ruth Watkin 9/10 3115 days 25%
Elena Goschia 7/10 3117 days 22%
Matthias Freiling 9/10 3117 days 25%
Philipp Kluseuer 7/10 3117 days 22%
Jesseca Klausch 8/10 3117 days 23%
Johannes 8/10 3118 days 23%
Florian Littmann 9/10 3121 days 25%
Anna 8/10 3121 days 23%
Dan Lawson 7/10 3131 days 22%
Philipp 9/10 3131 days 24%
Sina Sacranie 8/10 3131 days 23%
Benedict Seite 7/10 3133 days 22%
Valerio Penita 6/10 3133 days 19%
Piotr Jurkowski 9/10 3135 days 24%
Roland Beer 8/10 3138 days 22%
Alexia Greasbaum 10/10 3138 days 24%
Petra Kurcova 10/10 3139 days 24%
Magdalene Zech 5/10 3140 days 18%
Marco Newald 5/10 3140 days 18%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 3143 days 24%
B D 10/10 3150 days 23%
Elin Andersson 8/10 3150 days 22%
Elin Paulssen 10/10 3150 days 23%
Romina Bolz 7/10 3155 days 20%
Jeremy 9/10 3181 days 21%
Brian 9/10 3242 days 18%
Memain 9/10 3422 days 8%
Anton Thisted 8/10 3423 days 8%
Josefine Sjodin 7/10 3423 days 7%
Konza 9/10 3423 days 8%
Katie Fleck 6/10 3423 days 6%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 3443 days 6%
Francois 3/10 3456 days 4%
Stephanie Belanger 1/10 3459 days 3%
Tina 6/10 3462 days 4%
Bjorn Hedmark 10/10 3467 days 6%
Collacott 9/10 3470 days 6%
Dani Wallinger 8/10 3478 days 5%
Lis Bon 7/10 3484 days 4%
Craig Jones 9/10 3515 days 3%
Glyn Ethelston 4/10 3515 days 2%
Jurgen 7/10 3532 days 2%
Brigitte 8/10 3534 days 2%
Kohler 9/10 3535 days 2%
Wouter Trumpie 8/10 3535 days 2%
Roux 10/10 3536 days 2%
Reijenga 6/10 3537 days 1%
tanyap 9/10 3546 days 1%
Gary Brooks 10/10 3546 days 1%
Kristina Mårtensson 9/10 3546 days 1%
Alexander Klein 3/10 3550 days 0%
The Mowbrays 8/10 3556 days 1%
Martina Posch 10/10 3560 days 1%
Oliver German 9/10 3793 days 24%
Jill Homewood 10/10 3814 days 24%
Jaroslav Gajdos 5/10 3824 days 18%
Christian & Julia 10/10 3831 days 24%
Miina Hyuonen 9/10 3832 days 24%
Thomas 10/10 3832 days 24%
Verne Heath 10/10 3835 days 24%
Stefan 8/10 3835 days 22%
Ralf Glaser 7/10 3838 days 21%
Gloria, Rose & An 8/10 3842 days 22%
Anika 9/10 3849 days 24%
Asha 10/10 3881 days 24%
Tobias Forst 9/10 3913 days 24%
Anders Rathleff 9/10 3928 days 24%
Christina 9/10 3929 days 24%
JadesWorld 6/10 3942 days 19%
Patricia French 9/10 4146 days 24%
Chantal Wendel 8/10 4167 days 22%
Guult Ryan 7/10 4173 days 21%
Veronica Warren 7/10 4177 days 21%
Monica 9/10 4183 days 24%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 8/10 4187 days 22%
Anika Jedelsky 8/10 4188 days 22%
Rebecca Stones 8/10 4189 days 22%
Claudio 3/10 4193 days 17%
Faucon 5/10 4202 days 18%
Sebastian Engelke 4/10 4203 days 18%
Olivia Carvill 8/10 4203 days 22%
Marianne Astorp 10/10 4206 days 24%
Sprangers 7/10 4208 days 21%
qofd 9/10 4338 days 24%
ahtom82 2/10 4430 days 17%
heather Cardinal 9/10 4507 days 24%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 4578 days 22%
Jansen 9/10 4646 days 24%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4649 days 24%
Elodie 8/10 4653 days 22%
Lionel Mouesca 9/10 4654 days 24%
neilchelt 7/10 4672 days 21%
suet 8/10 4886 days 22%
monikav 10/10 4886 days 24%
Nick 10/10 4917 days 24%
Rafael 9/10 4922 days 24%
Nanno 8/10 4936 days 22%
Florian 8/10 4943 days 22%
Thamar 7/10 4950 days 21%
Anna 7/10 4953 days 21%
Burkhalter 10/10 4957 days 24%
Lucas 10/10 4958 days 24%
Mark 8/10 5017 days 22%
Zoe Summers 9/10 5098 days 24%
Toby 5/10 5258 days 18%
Therese Axelsson 10/10 5276 days 24%
Anna Cronmalm 10/10 5278 days 24%
Christian Schutte 9/10 5332 days 24%
Gail 8/10 5332 days 22%
Christian Arnot 7/10 5355 days 21%
Anita 5/10 5355 days 18%
Jessica Callen 8/10 5488 days 22%
Millie 8/10 5596 days 22%
Stephanie 9/10 5597 days 24%
Kristine 6/10 5598 days 19%
Mike Shirley 9/10 5614 days 24%
Denise Nick 9/10 5625 days 24%
Austin 10/10 5630 days 24%
Claire 7/10 5630 days 21%
Detlef 8/10 5630 days 22%
Lukas 10/10 5662 days 24%

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

-2.33% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 112 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 -2.29%
198 -2.30%
199 -2.32%
200 -2.33%
201 -2.34%
202 -2.35%
203 -2.36%

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.