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 Pukaha Mount Bruce.

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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Pukaha Mount Bruce

Valid Reviews

28 Valid Reviews

The Pukaha Mount Bruce experience has a total of 28 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 28 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
18%
9/10 7
25%
8/10 5
18%
7/10 5
18%
6/10 2
7%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 3
11%
3/10 1
4%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

76.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pukaha Mount Bruce valid reviews is 76.79% and is based on 28 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

22 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 28 valid reviews, the experience has 22 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 22 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
14%
9/10 7
32%
8/10 5
23%
7/10 3
14%
6/10 2
9%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
9%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

79.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pukaha Mount Bruce face-to-face reviews is 79.09% and is based on 22 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.87%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 402 days true 89.27 100%
Kolar 8/10 700 days true 35.67 39%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 700 days true 35.67 39%
Aparna Gula 9/10 1005 days true 7.54 6%
Aaron McCartie 9/10 1005 days true 7.54 6%
Eva 9/10 1045 days true 6.48 5%
Sabina Roubickova 9/10 1055 days true 6.3 5%
joergilmaz 10/10 1472 days 4.48 3%
Hubert 10/10 1480 days true 5.37 4%
GN100 8/10 1773 days true 4.89 3%
Mike and Caroline 7/10 2081 days 3.65 2%
Cymen Crick 4/10 2171 days 3.28 2%
Ralph and Leonie 6/10 2194 days true 4.19 3%
Anne and John 9/10 2201 days true 4.18 3%
ORfam 10/10 2202 days 3.48 2%
Petra & Rolf 6/10 2489 days true 3.71 2%
Stefan 4/10 2491 days true 3.49 2%
_mel_ 7/10 2537 days 3.02 1%
damaca 3/10 2659 days 2.6 1%
Michael Eck 9/10 2864 days true 3.09 1%
David Milner 7/10 3214 days true 2.52 1%
M and H Lunn 10/10 3217 days true 2.51 1%
Colin S 4/10 3306 days true 2.23 0%
SSheil 8/10 3530 days true 2.0 0%
RubyJ 8/10 3534 days true 1.99 0%
StefanieA 8/10 3544 days true 1.97 0%
TommyP1 7/10 3597 days true 1.89 0%
KarinB1 7/10 3597 days true 1.89 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Pukaha Mount Bruce does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.