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 Tane Mahuta Walk.

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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Tane Mahuta Walk

Valid Reviews

84 Valid Reviews

The Tane Mahuta Walk experience has a total of 84 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 84 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
29%
9/10 19
23%
8/10 29
35%
7/10 8
10%
6/10 4
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk valid reviews is 86.07% and is based on 84 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

76 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 84 valid reviews, the experience has 76 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 76 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
25%
9/10 18
24%
8/10 28
37%
7/10 8
11%
6/10 3
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.53% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tane Mahuta Walk face-to-face reviews is 85.53% and is based on 76 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.20%

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
Backpack On Fire 10/10 146 days 96.62 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 695 days 30.35 31%
Lucile 9/10 1185 days true 4.82 5%
Simon Hall 8/10 1218 days true 4.52 5%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1220 days true 4.76 5%
Erna Muller 8/10 1226 days true 4.51 5%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1230 days true 4.5 5%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1267 days true 4.66 5%
Hannes 7/10 1522 days true 3.79 4%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1523 days true 3.95 4%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1530 days 3.94 4%
Luala F 8/10 1534 days true 3.93 4%
Birthe 8/10 1538 days true 3.93 4%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1545 days true 3.75 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1559 days true 4.09 4%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1566 days true 4.08 4%
Tina Rust 10/10 1566 days true 4.08 4%
Fabian 6/10 1571 days true 3.38 3%
Josef Biller 10/10 1571 days true 4.07 4%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1583 days true 3.84 4%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1583 days true 3.84 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1585 days true 4.04 4%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1587 days true 3.35 3%
Petru 8/10 1588 days true 3.83 4%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1596 days true 4.02 4%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1640 days true 3.93 4%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1946 days true 3.33 3%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 1960 days true 3.14 3%
Mattias 7/10 2249 days true 2.49 3%
Christina 7/10 2260 days true 2.48 3%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2285 days true 2.54 3%
Sara Berton 10/10 2287 days true 2.67 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2287 days true 2.67 3%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2302 days true 2.4 2%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2318 days true 2.61 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2368 days 2.51 3%
Loesje 6/10 2702 days 1.54 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2715 days true 1.83 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2737 days true 1.79 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2737 days true 1.79 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2738 days true 1.7 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2738 days true 1.7 2%
Verest 9/10 2749 days true 1.76 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2763 days 1.74 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2794 days 1.68 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 3003 days true 1.2 1%
Mike Breele 9/10 3008 days true 1.26 1%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 3012 days true 1.19 1%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 3019 days true 1.17 1%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 3019 days true 1.23 1%
Frans 9/10 3020 days true 1.23 1%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3023 days true 1.23 1%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 3030 days true 1.15 1%
Anika 8/10 3036 days true 1.14 1%
Janet 8/10 3037 days true 1.14 1%
bosha22 10/10 3068 days 1.14 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3115 days true 1.05 1%
Derek 10/10 3354 days true 0.58 1%
De Groot 9/10 3358 days true 0.57 1%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3361 days true 0.57 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3366 days true 0.56 1%
Monica 10/10 3370 days true 0.55 1%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3382 days true 0.5 1%
Faucon 7/10 3389 days true 0.46 0%
Derek Dean 9/10 3394 days true 0.5 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3395 days true 0.47 0%
ersinger 7/10 3708 days true 0.0 0%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
jongejan 9/10 3745 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3759 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
balthes 9/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
biene 10/10 3813 days true 0.0 0%
braunweiler 8/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
nadinef 8/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
andres 9/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3831 days true 0.0 0%
Artur D 8/10 3831 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 4057 days true 0.0 0%
neeltjec 9/10 4073 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 9/10 4073 days true 0.0 0%
LuukKarin 8/10 4075 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tane Mahuta Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.