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

94.22%

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 10/10 259 days 89.37 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 259 days 89.37 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 994 days true 5.49 6%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1172 days 4.85 5%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1225 days true 4.75 5%
Andreas 10/10 1230 days true 4.74 5%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1246 days true 4.7 5%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1268 days true 4.43 5%
Katarina 9/10 1285 days true 4.63 5%
Sebasitian 8/10 1286 days true 4.39 5%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1286 days true 4.63 5%
Max Mueller 9/10 1308 days true 4.58 5%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1314 days true 4.57 5%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1328 days true 4.54 5%
Janina 9/10 1335 days true 4.53 5%
Luke 8/10 1338 days true 4.3 5%
Marc 8/10 1350 days true 4.28 5%
Ross D 10/10 1359 days true 4.48 5%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1367 days true 4.47 5%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1566 days true 4.08 5%
Alix 8/10 1569 days true 3.87 4%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1571 days true 4.07 5%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1572 days true 4.07 5%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1572 days true 4.07 5%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1578 days true 4.05 5%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1583 days true 4.05 5%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1584 days true 4.04 5%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1589 days true 4.03 5%
Yannick 9/10 1592 days true 4.03 5%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1596 days true 4.02 4%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1597 days true 4.02 4%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1599 days true 4.01 4%
Liwen 10/10 1602 days true 4.01 4%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1603 days true 4.01 4%
Riviere 7/10 1610 days true 3.63 4%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1623 days 3.97 4%
Nick Young 8/10 1624 days true 3.77 4%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1624 days true 3.96 4%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1624 days true 3.77 4%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1637 days true 3.94 4%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1641 days true 3.58 4%
Gregory 7/10 1645 days true 3.57 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1648 days 3.92 4%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1679 days true 3.86 4%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1685 days true 3.85 4%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1694 days true 3.83 4%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 1980 days true 3.27 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2004 days 3.22 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2040 days true 2.99 3%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2055 days true 3.12 3%
Julie 10/10 2084 days 3.06 3%
jefft 7/10 2300 days true 2.4 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2307 days true 2.63 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2316 days true 2.38 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2328 days true 2.46 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2330 days 2.58 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2335 days true 2.44 3%
Steffen 8/10 2346 days true 2.42 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2353 days true 2.54 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2353 days true 2.54 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2354 days true 2.54 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2370 days true 2.5 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2381 days true 2.48 3%
Alex 10/10 2389 days 2.47 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2659 days true 1.94 2%
Friederike 8/10 2679 days true 1.81 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2682 days true 1.72 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2682 days true 1.72 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2697 days true 1.86 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2699 days true 1.86 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2699 days true 1.77 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2699 days true 1.86 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2703 days true 1.54 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2754 days 1.75 2%
Christian 10/10 2767 days true 1.73 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2773 days true 1.63 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2773 days true 1.72 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2777 days true 1.71 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2784 days true 1.61 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2794 days true 1.68 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2798 days true 1.67 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3041 days true 1.19 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3052 days true 1.17 1%
Delore 5/10 3053 days true 0.95 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3054 days true 1.17 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3054 days true 1.17 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3063 days true 1.15 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3066 days true 1.14 1%
Harald 10/10 3069 days true 1.14 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3069 days true 1.14 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3073 days true 0.91 1%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3073 days true 1.13 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3074 days true 1.03 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3102 days true 1.02 1%
Steve 6/10 3165 days true 0.79 1%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3377 days true 0.53 1%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3378 days true 0.51 1%
Res Kormann 8/10 3384 days true 0.49 1%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3399 days true 0.49 1%
Brian Jones 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 1%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3406 days true 0.48 1%
Nick Foster 8/10 3408 days true 0.45 1%
Stefanie 8/10 3411 days true 0.44 0%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3416 days true 0.44 0%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3418 days true 0.45 1%
Julia 10/10 3424 days true 0.44 0%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3426 days 0.44 0%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3427 days true 0.41 0%
Sandra 9/10 3431 days true 0.43 0%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3431 days true 0.43 0%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3440 days true 0.39 0%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3441 days true 0.39 0%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3444 days true 0.37 0%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3444 days true 0.37 0%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3446 days true 0.4 0%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3451 days true 0.37 0%
georgiarose89 9/10 3485 days 0.32 0%
Behrenot 10/10 3708 days true 0.0 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3723 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 9/10 3797 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3813 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3817 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 9/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 8/10 4117 days true 0.0 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 4145 days true 0.0 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 4146 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.