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 Key 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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Key Summit Track

Valid Reviews

130 Valid Reviews

The Key Summit Track experience has a total of 130 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
47%
9/10 26
20%
8/10 27
21%
7/10 11
8%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track valid reviews is 89.62% and is based on 130 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

118 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 130 valid reviews, the experience has 118 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 118 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 50
42%
9/10 25
21%
8/10 27
23%
7/10 11
9%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.64% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Key Summit Track face-to-face reviews is 88.64% and is based on 118 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.25%

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
Timothy Davies 10/10 394 days 75.4 100%
Timothy Davies 10/10 394 days 75.4 100%
Hannibal Winther 6/10 1129 days true 4.09 5%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1307 days 4.59 6%
Brigitte CREPLET 10/10 1360 days true 4.48 6%
Andreas 10/10 1365 days true 4.47 6%
Katharina Koch 10/10 1381 days true 4.44 6%
Ingrid Kiselka 8/10 1403 days true 4.18 6%
Katarina 9/10 1420 days true 4.36 6%
Sebasitian 8/10 1421 days true 4.14 5%
Marjolen Klomphaler 9/10 1421 days true 4.36 6%
Max Mueller 9/10 1443 days true 4.32 6%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1449 days true 4.31 6%
Karlee Hormell 10/10 1463 days true 4.28 6%
Janina 9/10 1470 days true 4.27 6%
Luke 8/10 1473 days true 4.05 5%
Marc 8/10 1485 days true 4.02 5%
Ross D 10/10 1494 days true 4.22 6%
Lucie Colpin 10/10 1502 days true 4.2 6%
Marine Audoire 10/10 1701 days true 3.81 5%
Alix 8/10 1704 days true 3.62 5%
Kristin Pogue 9/10 1706 days true 3.8 5%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 5%
Leopold Kern 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 5%
Anne Bouwman 9/10 1713 days true 3.79 5%
Daniel Idiart 9/10 1718 days true 3.78 5%
Sarah Dial 9/10 1719 days true 3.78 5%
Jill Stebbing 9/10 1724 days true 3.77 5%
Yannick 9/10 1727 days true 3.76 5%
Clotilde Graziani 10/10 1731 days true 3.76 5%
Anouk Jongsma 10/10 1732 days true 3.75 5%
Lauren Goebel 10/10 1734 days true 3.75 5%
Liwen 10/10 1737 days true 3.74 5%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 1738 days true 3.74 5%
Riviere 7/10 1745 days true 3.39 4%
Laurent Petit 10/10 1758 days 3.7 5%
Nick Young 8/10 1759 days true 3.52 5%
Lucas Anderson 9/10 1759 days true 3.7 5%
Cody Stewart 8/10 1759 days true 3.52 5%
Jonathan Gourmel 10/10 1772 days true 3.68 5%
Audrey and Max 7/10 1776 days true 3.34 4%
Gregory 7/10 1780 days true 3.33 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1783 days 3.65 5%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 1814 days true 3.59 5%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1820 days true 3.58 5%
Elisabet Millet 10/10 1829 days true 3.56 5%
Rebecca Wharton 10/10 2115 days true 3.0 4%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2139 days 2.96 4%
Kilian Vos 8/10 2175 days true 2.74 4%
Shelly Weissbrem 10/10 2190 days true 2.86 4%
Julie 10/10 2219 days 2.8 4%
jefft 7/10 2435 days true 2.16 3%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 10/10 2442 days true 2.36 3%
Ann Wilson 7/10 2451 days true 2.14 3%
Simon Galpin 8/10 2463 days true 2.21 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2465 days 2.32 3%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2470 days true 2.19 3%
Steffen 8/10 2481 days true 2.17 3%
Janis Gallois 9/10 2488 days true 2.27 3%
Arthur Langlume 10/10 2488 days true 2.27 3%
Matusala Habtemariam 10/10 2489 days true 2.27 3%
Christina Habranke 9/10 2505 days true 2.24 3%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 2516 days true 2.22 3%
Alex 10/10 2524 days 2.2 3%
Christin Woelk 10/10 2794 days true 1.68 2%
Friederike 8/10 2814 days true 1.55 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2817 days true 1.48 2%
Yves Vennewald 7/10 2817 days true 1.48 2%
Alexander Mukasa 9/10 2832 days true 1.6 2%
Lydia Kleinkoenen 9/10 2834 days true 1.6 2%
Jessica Grewe 8/10 2834 days true 1.52 2%
Hannah Lia-Isis Kubillus 10/10 2834 days true 1.6 2%
Jonas Schelbert 6/10 2838 days true 1.32 2%
Cuz da Maori 10/10 2889 days 1.49 2%
Christian 10/10 2902 days true 1.46 2%
M Natterser 8/10 2908 days true 1.38 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2908 days true 1.45 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2912 days true 1.44 2%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2919 days true 1.36 2%
Anja and Katharina 10/10 2929 days true 1.41 2%
Meryem Buchwitz 9/10 2933 days true 1.4 2%
Simon Rawlinson 9/10 3176 days true 0.93 1%
Carole Carter 10/10 3187 days true 0.91 1%
Delore 5/10 3188 days true 0.73 1%
Jill Boruff 10/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Signe Kaspersen 10/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Jaroslav Gajdos 10/10 3198 days true 0.88 1%
Marcel & Kim Meichtry 9/10 3201 days true 0.88 1%
Harald 10/10 3204 days true 0.87 1%
Kasten Madsen 10/10 3204 days true 0.87 1%
Nicholas Prakenhammar 5/10 3208 days true 0.7 1%
Stefes Wencke 10/10 3208 days true 0.86 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3209 days true 0.79 1%
Monika & Roger 8/10 3237 days true 0.77 1%
Steve 6/10 3300 days true 0.57 1%
Andreas Heyer 10/10 3512 days true 0.27 0%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 3513 days true 0.25 0%
Res Kormann 8/10 3519 days true 0.24 0%
Stephane Lebel 9/10 3534 days true 0.23 0%
Brian Jones 10/10 3540 days true 0.22 0%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3541 days true 0.21 0%
Nick Foster 8/10 3543 days true 0.2 0%
Stefanie 8/10 3546 days true 0.19 0%
Antoine Van Hoovled 8/10 3551 days true 0.18 0%
Paul Nickson 10/10 3553 days true 0.19 0%
Julia 10/10 3559 days true 0.18 0%
Judith & John Bishop 10/10 3561 days 0.17 0%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3562 days true 0.16 0%
Sandra 9/10 3566 days true 0.16 0%
Camilla Andersson 10/10 3566 days true 0.16 0%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3574 days true 0.15 0%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3575 days true 0.14 0%
Eduard Wikidal 8/10 3576 days true 0.14 0%
Philippa Waters 7/10 3579 days true 0.13 0%
Ruben and Jetske 7/10 3579 days true 0.13 0%
Samuel Prechel 10/10 3581 days true 0.14 0%
Barbara Koegel 10/10 3586 days true 0.13 0%
Andreas Neo 8/10 3586 days true 0.12 0%
georgiarose89 9/10 3620 days 0.06 0%
Behrenot 10/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3858 days true 0.0 0%
David Morton 9/10 3928 days true 0.0 0%
Paula Martinez 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 9/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 8/10 3948 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel & Barak 7/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Thorben Thede 9/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 8/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
MarcoJ 10/10 4280 days true 0.0 0%
LucyPoland 10/10 4281 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.