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 Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk).

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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Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)

Valid Reviews

77 Valid Reviews

The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) experience has a total of 77 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 77 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
25%
9/10 25
32%
8/10 21
27%
7/10 10
13%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.36% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) valid reviews is 86.36% and is based on 77 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

71 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 77 valid reviews, the experience has 71 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 71 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
24%
9/10 22
31%
8/10 21
30%
7/10 9
13%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.06% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) face-to-face reviews is 86.06% and is based on 71 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.31%

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
Cymen Crick 10/10 148 days 96.53 100%
Haefele Lilja 7/10 787 days 18.23 19%
Chris Arnold 7/10 1402 days true 4.0 4%
Dan Schmidt 8/10 1408 days true 4.17 4%
Niels Bellaar 9/10 1414 days 4.38 5%
Riccardo 9/10 1415 days true 4.37 5%
Emely Walker 8/10 1417 days true 4.15 4%
Kristal Lavender 9/10 1456 days true 4.29 4%
Jamosch Dooffler 8/10 1466 days true 4.06 4%
Janina 8/10 1467 days true 4.06 4%
Barbara 10/10 1471 days true 4.26 4%
Gazmira Molina 10/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Thomas 9/10 1497 days true 4.21 4%
Mikulas and Dominika 7/10 1503 days true 3.82 4%
Sylvie Smets 9/10 1707 days true 3.8 4%
Anais Roux 8/10 1712 days true 3.6 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1717 days true 3.59 4%
Alex 8/10 1719 days true 3.59 4%
Antonia Gillett 10/10 1721 days true 3.77 4%
Cora 8/10 1723 days true 3.58 4%
Selina 8/10 1723 days true 3.58 4%
Saskia Peek 10/10 1724 days true 3.77 4%
Anna Lerchl 10/10 1727 days true 3.76 4%
Madeleine Panholzer 10/10 1729 days true 3.76 4%
Andrea Le Stunff 6/10 1732 days true 3.12 3%
Jan Homann 7/10 1734 days true 3.41 4%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1738 days true 3.74 4%
Julia Scharbert 8/10 1738 days true 3.55 4%
Annalies Beard 7/10 1741 days true 3.4 4%
Max von Felde 9/10 1743 days true 3.73 4%
Teo Golja 8/10 1750 days true 3.53 4%
Max Mustermann 7/10 1755 days true 3.37 3%
Irene Marvelli 9/10 1757 days true 3.7 4%
ks ks 8/10 1757 days true 3.52 4%
Florent Callet 7/10 1762 days true 3.36 3%
Ambrosio Loojs 8/10 1763 days true 3.51 4%
Sophia Harnisch 9/10 1763 days true 3.69 4%
Markus Wabing 10/10 1765 days true 3.69 4%
Theresa Huelk 9/10 1767 days true 3.68 4%
Rebecca Winzig 6/10 1767 days true 3.06 3%
Michele Winzig 9/10 1767 days true 3.68 4%
M J 8/10 1770 days true 3.5 4%
Johannes Marold 8/10 1776 days true 3.48 4%
Lucilo Del Castillo 8/10 1778 days true 3.48 4%
Nils 9/10 1782 days true 3.66 4%
Elizabeth Nash 9/10 1823 days true 3.58 4%
Stephanie Piou 8/10 2087 days true 2.91 3%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2088 days true 3.06 3%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2131 days true 2.97 3%
Jasper van den Weyde 9/10 2143 days true 2.95 3%
Bart Hanssen 9/10 2165 days true 2.91 3%
Claudia Bauch 10/10 2460 days true 2.33 2%
Hirsch Svenja 9/10 2465 days true 2.32 2%
Tobias Thull 9/10 2465 days true 2.32 2%
Julie Ledanois 9/10 2473 days true 2.3 2%
Joy Lambez 10/10 2487 days true 2.28 2%
Claudia 10/10 2499 days true 2.25 2%
Rey Germain 9/10 2803 days true 1.66 2%
Kiki Wykstra 9/10 2815 days true 1.63 2%
Sarah Horn 9/10 2815 days true 1.63 2%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2815 days true 1.63 2%
N smith 9/10 2886 days 1.5 2%
Ruben Kunze 9/10 3182 days true 0.92 1%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3188 days true 0.9 1%
Carolin Haas 8/10 3202 days true 0.83 1%
Franziska & Katrin 7/10 3213 days true 0.78 1%
Lucie Rutherfurd 8/10 3219 days true 0.8 1%
Mary Hamilton 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 3560 days true 0.18 0%
Cymen Crick 9/10 3831 days 0.0 0%
Michael Egli 9/10 3914 days true 0.0 0%
beetley 10/10 3920 days true 0.0 0%
Jamie Hallifax 7/10 3942 days true 0.0 0%
joe Reibli 7/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
alasiac 10/10 4013 days true 0.0 0%
carolineder 8/10 4013 days true 0.0 0%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 8/10 4037 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk) does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.