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 Mount Taranaki Summit Track.

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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Mount Taranaki Summit Track

Valid Reviews

95 Valid Reviews

The Mount Taranaki Summit Track experience has a total of 95 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 95 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 38
40%
9/10 24
25%
8/10 20
21%
7/10 8
8%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track valid reviews is 88.21% and is based on 95 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

91 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 95 valid reviews, the experience has 91 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 91 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 35
38%
9/10 23
25%
8/10 20
22%
7/10 8
9%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 87.80% and is based on 91 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.00%

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 9/10 885 days true 11.99 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1149 days true 4.89 41%
Henna 9/10 1164 days true 4.86 41%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1164 days true 4.43 37%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1176 days true 4.84 40%
David 8/10 1211 days true 4.53 38%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1214 days true 4.77 40%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1467 days true 4.27 36%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1467 days true 4.27 36%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1470 days true 4.27 36%
Birthe 7/10 1490 days true 3.85 32%
Yoomm 9/10 1493 days true 4.22 35%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1496 days true 4.22 35%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1502 days true 4.2 35%
Meral Calar 7/10 1502 days true 3.83 32%
Jan Homann 9/10 1502 days true 4.2 35%
Josh Symons 10/10 1506 days true 4.2 35%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1507 days true 4.19 35%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1514 days true 3.97 33%
Verena 7/10 1517 days true 3.8 32%
Lennox 10/10 1518 days true 4.17 35%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1518 days true 4.17 35%
Marie 7/10 1518 days true 3.8 32%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1518 days true 3.96 33%
Teo Golja 8/10 1518 days true 3.96 33%
Annika Weber 6/10 1518 days true 3.46 29%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1518 days true 3.96 33%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1518 days true 4.17 35%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1518 days true 3.96 33%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1519 days true 4.17 35%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1519 days true 4.17 35%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1519 days true 3.96 33%
Felix 8/10 1522 days true 3.96 33%
Philipp 7/10 1523 days true 3.79 32%
Juro 8/10 1523 days true 3.95 33%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1526 days 4.16 35%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1527 days true 4.15 35%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1530 days true 4.15 35%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1534 days true 4.14 35%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1544 days true 4.12 34%
Vincent 8/10 1545 days true 3.91 33%
Edwine 8/10 1546 days true 3.91 33%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1573 days true 4.06 34%
Gessica 8/10 1623 days true 3.77 31%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 1853 days true 3.52 29%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 1853 days true 3.52 29%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 1855 days true 3.51 29%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 1855 days true 3.51 29%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1899 days true 3.43 29%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1904 days 3.42 29%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2200 days true 2.7 22%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2204 days true 2.83 24%
Alex 5/10 2208 days true 2.29 19%
Becky 5/10 2208 days true 2.29 19%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2241 days true 2.23 19%
Phillip 10/10 2248 days true 2.74 23%
Kristina 8/10 2248 days true 2.61 22%
Dana 10/10 2248 days true 2.74 23%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2249 days true 2.74 23%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2252 days true 2.74 23%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2255 days true 2.73 23%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2260 days true 2.72 23%
Anna 10/10 2260 days true 2.72 23%
Claudia 10/10 2267 days true 2.71 23%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2291 days true 2.42 20%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2583 days true 2.09 17%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2583 days true 2.09 17%
Nora 10/10 2588 days true 2.08 17%
Thomas 10/10 2593 days true 2.07 17%
Annika 7/10 2599 days true 1.87 16%
Rouquette 10/10 2605 days true 2.05 17%
Kristine and William 8/10 2608 days true 1.94 16%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2618 days true 2.02 17%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2700 days true 1.86 16%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 2962 days true 1.35 11%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 2962 days true 1.35 11%
Merlyn 10/10 2973 days true 1.32 11%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 2981 days true 1.24 10%
Magda Savels 8/10 2982 days true 1.24 10%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 2988 days true 1.3 11%
Steve Collier 8/10 2988 days true 1.23 10%
_mel_ 10/10 3020 days 1.23 10%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3298 days true 0.69 6%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3341 days true 0.6 5%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3344 days true 0.6 5%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3351 days true 0.59 5%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3385 days 0.52 4%
Martin 10/10 3630 days true 0.04 0%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 3700 days true 0.0 0%
Johan 9/10 3701 days true 0.0 0%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 3735 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 3788 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 10/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4046 days true 0.0 0%
RuddM 8/10 4059 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.