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 / Mt Iron 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 / Mt Iron Track

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Mount / Mt Iron Track experience has a total of 33 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 33 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
18%
9/10 9
27%
8/10 10
30%
7/10 7
21%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.64% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount / Mt Iron Track valid reviews is 83.64% and is based on 33 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

27 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 33 valid reviews, the experience has 27 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 27 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
15%
9/10 6
22%
8/10 9
33%
7/10 7
26%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.85% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mount / Mt Iron Track face-to-face reviews is 81.85% and is based on 27 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.47%

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 Relative Weight
Fabian Probst 7/10 1492 days 93%
Myriam Ackermann 8/10 1492 days 97%
Sarah Horley 8/10 1504 days 97%
Emma Millett 8/10 1509 days 96%
Ane Pujol 9/10 1539 days 100%
Anthony Terry 7/10 1556 days 90%
Susanne 7/10 1556 days 90%
Maura O'Connell 10/10 1594 days 97%
Victoria Wells 9/10 1608 days 97%
Michelle O'Regen 10/10 1792 days 88%
Florence 6/10 1822 days 72%
Riviere 7/10 1835 days 78%
Geoffrey Coulon 7/10 1899 days 75%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1944 days 77%
Mak Walther 9/10 2179 days 70%
Oliver Pester 10/10 2189 days 69%
Craig Jones 9/10 3010 days 30%
Dio 8/10 3012 days 28%
Tinne Cis 8/10 3282 days 16%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3392 days 11%
Marilyn Buboltz 9/10 3643 days 0%
Eva Soerensen 8/10 3652 days 23%
John Hensman 8/10 3655 days 23%
Mary Van 9/10 3832 days 24%
katrina Marshall 10/10 4002 days 24%
Bowness 9/10 4003 days 24%
Ashley Arnold 9/10 4020 days 24%
Hannah Clark 10/10 4037 days 24%
Bouwma 7/10 4037 days 22%
KimC 8/10 4348 days 23%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4348 days 22%
ginekek 9/10 4350 days 24%
JohannaB 10/10 4369 days 24%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.