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 Taranaki 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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Mount Taranaki Summit Track

Valid Reviews

95 Valid Reviews

The Mount Taranaki Summit Track experience has a total of 95 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 95 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 38
40%
9/10 24
25%
8/10 20
21%
7/10 8
8%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track valid reviews is 88.21% and is based on 95 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

91 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 95 valid reviews, the experience has 91 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 91 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 35
38%
9/10 23
25%
8/10 20
22%
7/10 8
9%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount Taranaki Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 87.80% and is based on 91 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.81%

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
Takeru Yonahr 9/10 1120 days true 4.95 100%
Mark Nickson 10/10 1384 days true 4.43 90%
Henna 9/10 1399 days true 4.41 89%
Tom Koppe 7/10 1399 days true 4.01 81%
Dan Schmidt 10/10 1411 days true 4.38 88%
David 8/10 1446 days true 4.1 83%
Heyuuiutha Lokithas 10/10 1449 days true 4.31 87%
Benjamin Leboucq 9/10 1702 days true 3.81 77%
Adrien Richard 9/10 1702 days true 3.81 77%
Alexie Lion 9/10 1705 days true 3.81 77%
Birthe 7/10 1725 days true 3.43 69%
Yoomm 9/10 1728 days true 3.76 76%
Robin Brandl 9/10 1731 days true 3.76 76%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 1737 days true 3.74 76%
Meral Calar 7/10 1737 days true 3.41 69%
Jan Homann 9/10 1737 days true 3.74 76%
Josh Symons 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 75%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1742 days true 3.73 75%
Benoit Leclerc 8/10 1749 days true 3.53 71%
Verena 7/10 1752 days true 3.38 68%
Lennox 10/10 1753 days true 3.71 75%
Jaquein Bucholz 9/10 1753 days true 3.71 75%
Marie 7/10 1753 days true 3.38 68%
Maddalena Buffoni 8/10 1753 days true 3.53 71%
Teo Golja 8/10 1753 days true 3.53 71%
Annika Weber 6/10 1753 days true 3.08 62%
Antoine Boudin 8/10 1753 days true 3.53 71%
Yannick Schroeder 9/10 1753 days true 3.71 75%
Cariotta Kemper 8/10 1753 days true 3.53 71%
Jakub Ira 9/10 1754 days true 3.71 75%
Michal Putnar 10/10 1754 days true 3.71 75%
Ales Bronec 8/10 1754 days true 3.52 71%
Felix 8/10 1757 days true 3.52 71%
Philipp 7/10 1758 days true 3.37 68%
Juro 8/10 1758 days true 3.52 71%
Delphine Contrel 10/10 1761 days 3.7 75%
Bernhard Fichtl 10/10 1762 days true 3.69 75%
Nilles Ullner 9/10 1765 days true 3.69 75%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1769 days true 3.68 74%
Anat Yossef 9/10 1779 days true 3.66 74%
Vincent 8/10 1780 days true 3.48 70%
Edwine 8/10 1781 days true 3.47 70%
Linda and Gunther 10/10 1808 days true 3.6 73%
Gessica 8/10 1858 days true 3.33 67%
Elisabeth Ringswandl 9/10 2088 days true 3.06 62%
Thomas Haslbeck 10/10 2088 days true 3.06 62%
Nicolas Justin 9/10 2090 days true 3.05 62%
Stephanie Piou 10/10 2090 days true 3.05 62%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2134 days true 2.97 60%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2139 days 2.96 60%
Jakub Stastny 8/10 2435 days true 2.26 46%
Denisa Mecikova 9/10 2439 days true 2.37 48%
Alex 5/10 2443 days true 1.91 39%
Becky 5/10 2443 days true 1.91 39%
Cindy Benayoum 5/10 2476 days true 1.86 38%
Phillip 10/10 2483 days true 2.28 46%
Kristina 8/10 2483 days true 2.17 44%
Dana 10/10 2483 days true 2.28 46%
Manuel Bach 9/10 2484 days true 2.28 46%
Marc Engstle 9/10 2487 days true 2.28 46%
Rita Hochstiasser 10/10 2490 days true 2.27 46%
Florian Littmann 10/10 2495 days true 2.26 46%
Anna 10/10 2495 days true 2.26 46%
Claudia 10/10 2502 days true 2.25 45%
Aitnan Melman 7/10 2526 days true 2.0 40%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2818 days true 1.63 33%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2818 days true 1.63 33%
Nora 10/10 2823 days true 1.62 33%
Thomas 10/10 2828 days true 1.61 32%
Annika 7/10 2834 days true 1.45 29%
Rouquette 10/10 2840 days true 1.59 32%
Kristine and William 8/10 2843 days true 1.5 30%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2853 days true 1.56 32%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2935 days true 1.4 28%
Darina Kvasnicova 10/10 3197 days true 0.89 18%
Melanie Friessen 10/10 3197 days true 0.89 18%
Merlyn 10/10 3208 days true 0.86 17%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 3216 days true 0.81 16%
Magda Savels 8/10 3217 days true 0.8 16%
Johannes & Katrin 9/10 3223 days true 0.84 17%
Steve Collier 8/10 3223 days true 0.79 16%
_mel_ 10/10 3255 days 0.77 16%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3533 days true 0.23 5%
Chloe Finster 9/10 3576 days true 0.14 3%
Eva Weichs 10/10 3579 days true 0.14 3%
Karen Phillips 10/10 3586 days true 0.13 3%
TheBigLebowski 10/10 3620 days 0.06 1%
Martin 10/10 3865 days true 0.0 0%
Denecke Thorsten 8/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
Johan 9/10 3936 days true 0.0 0%
Johan Vaartjes 10/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Mackamul 5/10 4023 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 10/10 4260 days true 0.0 0%
Brigette Guikens 10/10 4281 days true 0.0 0%
RuddM 8/10 4294 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.