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 Rangitoto 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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Rangitoto Summit Track

Valid Reviews

55 Valid Reviews

The Rangitoto Summit Track experience has a total of 55 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 55 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
20%
9/10 13
24%
8/10 21
38%
7/10 8
15%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rangitoto Summit Track valid reviews is 84.18% and is based on 55 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

50 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 55 valid reviews, the experience has 50 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 50 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
18%
9/10 11
22%
8/10 20
40%
7/10 8
16%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.40% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rangitoto Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 83.40% and is based on 50 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.84%

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
Raphaele 10/10 487 days 62.42 100%
C J B 10/10 670 days 33.62 54%
Andreas Zedelius 9/10 1166 days true 4.86 8%
Alex Hah 7/10 1168 days true 4.42 7%
Ian Hammond 9/10 1174 days true 4.85 8%
Marc Perales 8/10 1224 days true 4.51 7%
Soeren Buchheister 9/10 1230 days true 4.74 8%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 1240 days true 4.48 7%
Patricia Trigo 10/10 1249 days true 4.7 8%
Thomas Le Buzulier 8/10 1471 days true 4.05 6%
Alexes D 8/10 1472 days true 4.05 6%
Marina R 8/10 1472 days true 4.05 6%
Jenny Young 8/10 1481 days true 4.03 6%
Leonie 7/10 1485 days true 3.86 6%
Erika Tarant 10/10 1485 days true 4.24 7%
Mikael Thyselius 8/10 1485 days 4.02 6%
Robin Stamm 7/10 1486 days true 3.85 6%
Marine Lavie 6/10 1490 days true 3.51 6%
Calum Penn 8/10 1492 days true 4.01 6%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 1492 days true 4.22 7%
Gerrit 8/10 1522 days true 3.96 6%
Jonas 6/10 1531 days true 3.44 6%
Adam Taylor 7/10 1533 days true 3.77 6%
Timon Streicher 8/10 1537 days true 3.93 6%
Livia and Dave 9/10 1540 days true 4.13 7%
Jonas Nielsen 9/10 2229 days true 2.78 4%
Roy Matthieu 8/10 2234 days true 2.63 4%
Klaus Petersen 10/10 2241 days true 2.76 4%
Rikke Petersen 9/10 2241 days true 2.76 4%
Jessie Sabine 7/10 2242 days true 2.51 4%
Serena Poggioli 7/10 2246 days true 2.5 4%
Kevin Rainey 9/10 2604 days true 2.05 3%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2670 days true 1.82 3%
Carly Braddock 8/10 2942 days true 1.32 2%
Owen Chesbrough 7/10 2964 days true 1.22 2%
Clare Cade 10/10 2964 days true 1.34 2%
Stefan Roehrbein 8/10 2965 days true 1.27 2%
Elizabeth Gardner 10/10 2974 days true 1.32 2%
Alison Rosser 7/10 2976 days true 1.2 2%
Louis Smit 8/10 2977 days true 1.25 2%
Cick Pouw 8/10 2981 days true 1.24 2%
R & M Willows 10/10 3061 days true 1.15 2%
Dogoneit 9/10 3288 days 0.71 1%
Jo Meekley 9/10 3303 days true 0.68 1%
Juliane Kleiu 8/10 3309 days true 0.63 1%
Richard Bennink 8/10 3309 days true 0.63 1%
Carolin 8/10 3318 days true 0.62 1%
Jeroen 9/10 3322 days true 0.64 1%
Petersen 10/10 3340 days true 0.61 1%
Mr and Mrs Scott 9/10 3684 days 0.0 0%
Pierre Pilon 10/10 3692 days true 0.0 0%
Alzbeta Czech 9/10 3698 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 8/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
Kaye 9/10 4018 days true 0.0 0%
Katy1 8/10 4020 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.