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

92.40%

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 58 days 99.47 100%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 606 days 42.89 43%
Lucile 9/10 1097 days true 5.0 5%
Simon Hall 8/10 1130 days true 4.68 5%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 1132 days true 4.93 5%
Erna Muller 8/10 1138 days true 4.67 5%
Kristina Nunoz 8/10 1142 days true 4.66 5%
Wendy Steer 9/10 1179 days true 4.84 5%
Hannes 7/10 1434 days true 3.95 4%
Sylvie Smets 8/10 1435 days true 4.12 4%
Jamie Serieux 8/10 1442 days 4.1 4%
Luala F 8/10 1446 days true 4.1 4%
Birthe 8/10 1450 days true 4.09 4%
Michael Regensburger 7/10 1457 days true 3.91 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1471 days true 4.26 4%
Maddalena Buffoni 10/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Tina Rust 10/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Fabian 6/10 1483 days true 3.52 4%
Josef Biller 10/10 1483 days true 4.24 4%
Stella and Merle 8/10 1495 days true 4.01 4%
Christine Schtenker 8/10 1495 days true 4.01 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 4%
Mikkel Pallesen 6/10 1499 days true 3.49 4%
Petru 8/10 1500 days true 4.0 4%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1508 days true 4.19 4%
Paul McDermott 10/10 1552 days true 4.11 4%
Celia Nowak 9/10 1858 days true 3.51 4%
Ives van der Sluijs 8/10 1872 days true 3.31 3%
Mattias 7/10 2161 days true 2.65 3%
Christina 7/10 2172 days true 2.63 3%
Fenna Newmann 8/10 2197 days true 2.7 3%
Sara Berton 10/10 2199 days true 2.84 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2199 days true 2.84 3%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2214 days true 2.56 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2230 days true 2.78 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2280 days 2.68 3%
Loesje 6/10 2614 days 1.68 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2627 days true 2.0 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2649 days true 1.96 2%
Stephan Olivier 10/10 2649 days true 1.96 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2650 days true 1.86 2%
Reinhard Stahl 8/10 2650 days true 1.86 2%
Verest 9/10 2661 days true 1.94 2%
Jaqi_Gary 9/10 2675 days 1.91 2%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 2706 days 1.85 2%
Keegan Jansen 8/10 2915 days true 1.37 1%
Mike Breele 9/10 2920 days true 1.43 1%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 8/10 2924 days true 1.35 1%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2931 days true 1.34 1%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 2931 days true 1.41 1%
Frans 9/10 2932 days true 1.41 1%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2935 days true 1.4 1%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 2942 days true 1.32 1%
Anika 8/10 2948 days true 1.31 1%
Janet 8/10 2949 days true 1.3 1%
bosha22 10/10 2980 days 1.31 1%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 3027 days true 1.22 1%
Derek 10/10 3266 days true 0.75 1%
De Groot 9/10 3270 days true 0.74 1%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3273 days true 0.74 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3278 days true 0.73 1%
Monica 10/10 3282 days true 0.72 1%
Jan Vlasblom 8/10 3294 days true 0.66 1%
Faucon 7/10 3301 days true 0.62 1%
Derek Dean 9/10 3306 days true 0.67 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3307 days true 0.64 1%
ersinger 7/10 3620 days true 0.05 0%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3648 days true 0.0 0%
jongejan 9/10 3657 days true 0.0 0%
Josy 10/10 3671 days true 0.0 0%
Ake Erlandsson 9/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Johannes 8/10 3677 days true 0.0 0%
balthes 9/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
biene 10/10 3725 days true 0.0 0%
braunweiler 8/10 3730 days true 0.0 0%
nadinef 8/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
andres 9/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 7/10 3743 days true 0.0 0%
Artur D 8/10 3743 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Lonsdale 6/10 3969 days true 0.0 0%
neeltjec 9/10 3985 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 9/10 3985 days true 0.0 0%
LuukKarin 8/10 3987 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.