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 Wharariki Beach Walk.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
117 Valid Reviews
The Wharariki Beach Walk experience has a total of 117 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 117 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk valid reviews is 94.70% and is based on 117 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
98 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.
Within the 117 valid reviews, the experience has 98 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 98 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Wharariki Beach Walk face-to-face reviews is 93.88% and is based on 98 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Mike Dw||10/10||885 days||11.99||74%|
|Nicole Kasischke||10/10||891 days||11.59||71%|
|Heather Flanders||8/10||1110 days||4.72||29%|
|Melanie and Pascal||8/10||1137 days||4.67||29%|
|Sebastian and Johanna||9/10||1146 days||4.9||30%|
|Tereza Bulova||9/10||1165 days||4.86||30%|
|Bernd Giermann||8/10||1184 days||4.58||28%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1230 days||4.74||29%|
|Lene Nilsson||10/10||1230 days||4.74||29%|
|Evelyn Rloeh||7/10||1236 days||4.3||26%|
|Gio Zy||8/10||1239 days||4.48||28%|
|Kirsty Smith||10/10||1255 days||4.69||29%|
|Ana Coulee||9/10||1473 days||4.26||26%|
|Cecile Santiaux||10/10||1473 days||4.26||26%|
|Molly Bogeberg||9/10||1478 days||4.25||26%|
|Jenna Kuittinen||8/10||1479 days||4.04||25%|
|Ben Keiser||10/10||1480 days||4.25||26%|
|Tom Teuber||10/10||1482 days||4.24||26%|
|Anika Danits||10/10||1482 days||4.24||26%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1488 days||4.23||26%|
|Dan Ramsl||10/10||1493 days||4.22||26%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1499 days||4.21||26%|
|Patrick Thumeyer||10/10||1499 days||4.21||26%|
|John and Jan||9/10||1501 days||4.21||26%|
|Volker Stroenisch||10/10||1505 days||4.2||26%|
|Josh Symons||10/10||1506 days||4.2||26%|
|Emily Garside||10/10||1507 days||4.19||26%|
|Chandra Macraigne||7/10||1507 days||3.82||23%|
|Lee Sandberg||8/10||1517 days||3.97||24%|
|Tina Rust||10/10||1518 days||4.17||26%|
|William Lendway||9/10||1519 days||4.17||26%|
|Sophie Kalnymsky||10/10||1520 days||4.17||26%|
|Xavier Bistodeau||10/10||1524 days||4.16||26%|
|Quinn McCusker||10/10||1528 days||4.15||25%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1530 days||3.44||21%|
|Maria Brauherr||10/10||1531 days||4.15||25%|
|Veronique Kaplan||10/10||1532 days||4.14||25%|
|Christine Schtenker||10/10||1535 days||4.14||25%|
|Kristyna Mokrackoua||9/10||1537 days||4.14||25%|
|Florian Mueller||10/10||1539 days||4.13||25%|
|Iris Kerbler||10/10||1543 days||4.12||25%|
|Livia and Dave||10/10||1545 days||4.12||25%|
|Elisabeth Grabner||7/10||1546 days||3.75||23%|
|Christian Reimund||9/10||1548 days||4.11||25%|
|Stefanie Giese||10/10||1548 days||4.11||25%|
|Kim and Leon||10/10||1552 days||4.11||25%|
|Matthew Hallowell||10/10||1556 days||4.1||25%|
|Justin Kechanski||8/10||1574 days||3.86||24%|
|Steffen and Johannes||9/10||1578 days||4.05||25%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||1623 days||3.97||24%|
|Naelan Le Borgue||10/10||1855 days||3.51||22%|
|Oliver Pester||10/10||1865 days||3.49||21%|
|Kristina M||10/10||1893 days||3.44||21%|
|Inge van Noorf||10/10||1952 days||3.32||20%|
|Caroline Jonsson||10/10||2198 days||2.84||17%|
|Jonny Ronnblom||10/10||2198 days||2.84||17%|
|Martin Buchta||9/10||2230 days||2.78||17%|
|Anne Haenchen||9/10||2230 days||2.78||17%|
|Cornelia Witte||10/10||2241 days||2.76||17%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2254 days||2.73||17%|
|Pioter Jurkowski||10/10||2289 days||2.66||16%|
|Christin Woelk||10/10||2559 days||2.14||13%|
|Patrick Stoeit||10/10||2569 days||2.12||13%|
|Pete Wilson||10/10||2581 days||2.09||13%|
|Yu-Ti Chu||9/10||2586 days||2.08||13%|
|Alice Berg||10/10||2588 days||2.08||13%|
|Camille Coombes||9/10||2588 days||2.08||13%|
|Frederic Birke||10/10||2597 days||2.06||13%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2597 days||1.96||12%|
|Jan & Jile||10/10||2600 days||2.05||13%|
|Lars Schulz||10/10||2610 days||2.04||12%|
|N smith||10/10||2654 days||1.95||12%|
|Michael Kretzschmar||10/10||2671 days||1.92||12%|
|Tanja Rudolf||10/10||2673 days||1.91||12%|
|Peter Adams||9/10||2954 days||1.36||8%|
|Martin Guillaume||10/10||2956 days||1.36||8%|
|Jeroen Bartos||9/10||2973 days||1.32||8%|
|Jon Winter||9/10||2975 days||1.32||8%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3020 days||1.23||8%|
|Susannah Eduart||10/10||3306 days||0.67||4%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||10/10||3324 days||0.64||4%|
|Josef & Christine Evers||9/10||3335 days||0.62||4%|
|Gerry Nichols||10/10||3349 days||0.59||4%|
|Helen T||10/10||3660 days||0.0||0%|
|Bob Lenihan||10/10||3677 days||0.0||0%|
|Radek Hoferek||9/10||3715 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam K||10/10||3718 days||0.0||0%|
|Sabine Locker||10/10||3735 days||0.0||0%|
|Rankers Rocks||10/10||3781 days||0.0||0%|
|Tait Suridge||8/10||3792 days||0.0||0%|
|Barry Treve||9/10||4032 days||0.0||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Wharariki Beach Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.