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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|C J B||10/10||670 days||33.62||54%|
|Andreas Zedelius||9/10||1166 days||4.86||8%|
|Alex Hah||7/10||1168 days||4.42||7%|
|Ian Hammond||9/10||1174 days||4.85||8%|
|Marc Perales||8/10||1224 days||4.51||7%|
|Soeren Buchheister||9/10||1230 days||4.74||8%|
|Leonie Brabers||8/10||1240 days||4.48||7%|
|Patricia Trigo||10/10||1249 days||4.7||8%|
|Thomas Le Buzulier||8/10||1471 days||4.05||6%|
|Alexes D||8/10||1472 days||4.05||6%|
|Marina R||8/10||1472 days||4.05||6%|
|Jenny Young||8/10||1481 days||4.03||6%|
|Erika Tarant||10/10||1485 days||4.24||7%|
|Mikael Thyselius||8/10||1485 days||4.02||6%|
|Robin Stamm||7/10||1486 days||3.85||6%|
|Marine Lavie||6/10||1490 days||3.51||6%|
|Calum Penn||8/10||1492 days||4.01||6%|
|Lauren Dinnage||10/10||1492 days||4.22||7%|
|Adam Taylor||7/10||1533 days||3.77||6%|
|Timon Streicher||8/10||1537 days||3.93||6%|
|Livia and Dave||9/10||1540 days||4.13||7%|
|Jonas Nielsen||9/10||2229 days||2.78||4%|
|Roy Matthieu||8/10||2234 days||2.63||4%|
|Klaus Petersen||10/10||2241 days||2.76||4%|
|Rikke Petersen||9/10||2241 days||2.76||4%|
|Jessie Sabine||7/10||2242 days||2.51||4%|
|Serena Poggioli||7/10||2246 days||2.5||4%|
|Kevin Rainey||9/10||2604 days||2.05||3%|
|Jackie and Brian||8/10||2670 days||1.82||3%|
|Carly Braddock||8/10||2942 days||1.32||2%|
|Owen Chesbrough||7/10||2964 days||1.22||2%|
|Clare Cade||10/10||2964 days||1.34||2%|
|Stefan Roehrbein||8/10||2965 days||1.27||2%|
|Elizabeth Gardner||10/10||2974 days||1.32||2%|
|Alison Rosser||7/10||2976 days||1.2||2%|
|Louis Smit||8/10||2977 days||1.25||2%|
|Cick Pouw||8/10||2981 days||1.24||2%|
|R & M Willows||10/10||3061 days||1.15||2%|
|Jo Meekley||9/10||3303 days||0.68||1%|
|Juliane Kleiu||8/10||3309 days||0.63||1%|
|Richard Bennink||8/10||3309 days||0.63||1%|
|Mr and Mrs Scott||9/10||3684 days||0.0||0%|
|Pierre Pilon||10/10||3692 days||0.0||0%|
|Alzbeta Czech||9/10||3698 days||0.0||0%|
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.
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.