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 Mount John Summit Circuit.

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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Mount John Summit Circuit

Valid Reviews

57 Valid Reviews

The Mount John Summit Circuit experience has a total of 57 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 57 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
28%
9/10 21
37%
8/10 12
21%
7/10 7
12%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.72% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John Summit Circuit valid reviews is 87.72% and is based on 57 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

53 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 57 valid reviews, the experience has 53 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 53 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
28%
9/10 18
34%
8/10 12
23%
7/10 7
13%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.36% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount John Summit Circuit face-to-face reviews is 87.36% and is based on 53 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.75%

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
From DK 9/10 694 days 30.48 100%
David Horley 9/10 1410 days 4.38 14%
Amy Smith 7/10 1414 days true 3.98 13%
Sebasitian 9/10 1417 days true 4.37 14%
Louisa Theimann 10/10 1440 days true 4.32 14%
Susanne 7/10 1462 days true 3.9 13%
Bobbie Jones 9/10 1492 days true 4.22 14%
MARK CURPHEY 8/10 1495 days true 4.01 13%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1727 days true 3.76 12%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1730 days true 3.76 12%
Kim-Lara 9/10 1748 days true 3.72 12%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2111 days true 3.01 10%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2154 days 2.93 10%
Denise Ewbank 10/10 2476 days true 2.3 8%
Paul Wallace 10/10 2495 days true 2.26 7%
Andreas Zapke 9/10 2517 days true 2.22 7%
Simone Pickert 9/10 2518 days true 2.22 7%
Monique Browne 10/10 2522 days true 2.21 7%
Mike Pisco 8/10 2832 days true 1.52 5%
Wendy Ward 10/10 2842 days true 1.58 5%
Mark and Eefie 7/10 2901 days true 1.33 4%
Leticia Martin 9/10 2907 days true 1.45 5%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 2933 days true 1.4 5%
nikitajmb 10/10 3007 days 1.26 4%
Green UK 8/10 3172 days true 0.89 3%
Christina Bruellhardt 9/10 3173 days true 0.93 3%
Sally Gordie 9/10 3178 days true 0.92 3%
Russell 8/10 3205 days true 0.83 3%
Stephanie Kohlmann 8/10 3205 days true 0.83 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3206 days true 0.87 3%
Robert McIlraith 7/10 3206 days true 0.79 3%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3217 days true 0.85 3%
Sarah Graham 9/10 3298 days true 0.69 2%
Sandra Milch 10/10 3541 days true 0.21 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3545 days true 0.21 1%
Monique 6/10 3549 days true 0.16 1%
Harry Hammond 8/10 3550 days true 0.19 1%
Jennifer Sunderland 9/10 3559 days true 0.18 1%
Leontine van Laar 8/10 3580 days true 0.13 0%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3582 days true 0.13 0%
Nuro 10/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Stephen M 7/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Arnold 7/10 3913 days true 0.0 0%
Maureen Pearman 9/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
Lasse Olesen 9/10 3943 days true 0.0 0%
Birgit Haver 8/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3967 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 9/10 4022 days true 0.0 0%
Decuq 8/10 4023 days true 0.0 0%
Simon Bartholomew 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
DC Melbourne 7/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Ashun 10/10 4263 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas1646 8/10 4263 days true 0.0 0%
Kitty 9/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Bridge 9/10 4276 days true 0.0 0%
KathrinS 9/10 4276 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Mount John Summit Circuit 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.