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 Key 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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Key Summit Track

Valid Reviews

130 Valid Reviews

The Key Summit Track experience has a total of 130 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 26
20%
8/10 27
21%
7/10 11
8%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track valid reviews is 89.62% and is based on 130 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

118 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 130 valid reviews, the experience has 118 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 118 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 50
42%
9/10 25
21%
8/10 27
23%
7/10 11
9%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.64% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 88.64% and is based on 118 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.76%

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
Timothy Davies 10/10 120 days 97.72 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 120 days 97.72 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 855 days true 11.73 12%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1033 days 5.61 6%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1086 days true 5.01 5%
Andreas 10/10 1091 days true 5.0 5%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1107 days true 4.98 5%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1129 days true 4.69 5%
Katarina 9/10 1146 days true 4.9 5%
Sebasitian 8/10 1147 days true 4.65 5%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1147 days true 4.9 5%
Max Mueller 9/10 1169 days true 4.86 5%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1175 days true 4.84 5%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1189 days true 4.82 5%
Janina 9/10 1196 days true 4.8 5%
Luke 8/10 1199 days true 4.56 5%
Marc 8/10 1211 days true 4.53 5%
Ross D 10/10 1220 days true 4.76 5%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1228 days true 4.74 5%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1427 days true 4.35 4%
Alix 8/10 1430 days true 4.13 4%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1433 days true 4.34 4%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1433 days true 4.34 4%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1439 days true 4.33 4%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1444 days true 4.32 4%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1445 days true 4.32 4%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1450 days true 4.31 4%
Yannick 9/10 1453 days true 4.3 4%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1457 days true 4.29 4%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1458 days true 4.29 4%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1460 days true 4.29 4%
Liwen 10/10 1463 days true 4.28 4%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1464 days true 4.28 4%
Riviere 7/10 1471 days true 3.88 4%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1484 days 4.24 4%
Nick Young 8/10 1485 days true 4.02 4%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1485 days true 4.24 4%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1485 days true 4.02 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1498 days true 4.21 4%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1502 days true 3.83 4%
Gregory 7/10 1506 days true 3.82 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1509 days 4.19 4%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1540 days true 4.13 4%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1546 days true 4.12 4%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1555 days true 4.1 4%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 1841 days true 3.54 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 1865 days 3.49 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 1901 days true 3.25 3%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 1916 days true 3.39 3%
Julie 10/10 1945 days 3.34 3%
jefft 7/10 2161 days true 2.65 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2168 days true 2.9 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2177 days true 2.62 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2189 days true 2.72 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2191 days 2.86 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2196 days true 2.7 3%
Steffen 8/10 2207 days true 2.68 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2214 days true 2.81 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2214 days true 2.81 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2215 days true 2.81 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2231 days true 2.78 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2242 days true 2.76 3%
Alex 10/10 2250 days 2.74 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2520 days true 2.21 2%
Friederike 8/10 2540 days true 2.06 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2543 days true 1.97 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2543 days true 1.97 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2558 days true 2.14 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2560 days true 2.13 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2560 days true 2.03 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2560 days true 2.13 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2564 days true 1.76 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2615 days 2.03 2%
Christian 10/10 2628 days true 2.0 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2634 days true 1.89 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2634 days true 1.99 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2638 days true 1.98 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2645 days true 1.87 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2655 days true 1.95 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2659 days true 1.94 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 2902 days true 1.46 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 2913 days true 1.44 1%
Delore 5/10 2914 days true 1.17 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 2915 days true 1.44 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 2915 days true 1.44 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 2924 days true 1.42 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 2927 days true 1.41 1%
Harald 10/10 2930 days true 1.41 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 2930 days true 1.41 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 2934 days true 1.13 1%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 2934 days true 1.4 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 2935 days true 1.27 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 2963 days true 1.28 1%
Steve 6/10 3026 days true 1.01 1%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3237 days true 0.81 1%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3238 days true 0.77 1%
Res Kormann 8/10 3244 days true 0.75 1%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3260 days true 0.76 1%
Brian Jones 10/10 3266 days true 0.75 1%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3267 days true 0.75 1%
Nick Foster 8/10 3269 days true 0.71 1%
Stefanie 8/10 3272 days true 0.7 1%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3277 days true 0.69 1%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3279 days true 0.73 1%
Julia 10/10 3285 days true 0.71 1%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3288 days true 0.67 1%
Sandra 9/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3300 days true 0.68 1%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3301 days true 0.65 1%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3302 days true 0.65 1%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3305 days true 0.61 1%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3305 days true 0.61 1%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3307 days true 0.67 1%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3312 days true 0.66 1%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3312 days true 0.63 1%
georgiarose89 9/10 3346 days 0.59 1%
Behrenot 10/10 3568 days true 0.16 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3583 days true 0.13 0%
David Morton 9/10 3654 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3655 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 9/10 3658 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 9/10 3754 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 8/10 3977 days true 0.0 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 4006 days true 0.0 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 4007 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.