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 Moeraki Lighthouse 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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Moeraki Lighthouse Walk

Valid Reviews

53 Valid Reviews

The Moeraki Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 53 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 53 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
64%
9/10 13
25%
8/10 5
9%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.34% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 94.34% and is based on 53 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

38 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 53 valid reviews, the experience has 38 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 38 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
63%
9/10 10
26%
8/10 4
11%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.26% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Moeraki Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 95.26% and is based on 38 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.69%

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
Katie 10/10 518 days 57.48 100%
Fabian 10/10 699 days 29.85 52%
Teb 8/10 883 days 11.52 20%
Sally Munday 10/10 974 days 7.32 13%
Hannibal Winther 10/10 1130 days true 4.93 9%
Samantha Brewin 9/10 1136 days 4.92 9%
Harold Booy 10/10 1401 days true 4.4 8%
Ivanova R 10/10 1703 days true 3.81 7%
Boukje Diijkstra 10/10 1704 days 3.81 7%
Georg H. 3/10 1726 days 2.9 5%
Lili Souris 10/10 1744 days true 3.73 6%
Eva 10/10 1764 days true 3.69 6%
Lisa 10/10 1774 days true 3.67 6%
Max Brunner 10/10 1818 days 3.59 6%
Ludo and Cha 10/10 1820 days true 3.58 6%
Dianne van der Wal 9/10 1965 days 3.3 6%
Danica Vrsaljko 10/10 2087 days true 3.06 5%
Markus Johannes 10/10 2087 days true 3.06 5%
Matthias Thorn 9/10 2159 days 2.92 5%
Bartlomiej Berger 10/10 2196 days true 2.85 5%
Reto 10/10 2480 days true 2.29 4%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 2487 days true 2.28 4%
Terry Seaman 10/10 2494 days 2.26 4%
Thomas Roche 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 4%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2530 days true 2.19 4%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2556 days 2.14 4%
Tan 10/10 2647 days 1.96 3%
Rey Germain 10/10 2807 days true 1.65 3%
Lea Roser 10/10 2817 days true 1.63 3%
Matthieu Daveou 9/10 2835 days true 1.59 3%
Julien Panossian 10/10 2835 days true 1.59 3%
Christian 8/10 2903 days true 1.39 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3181 days true 0.92 2%
Vincent & Lian 9/10 3206 days true 0.87 2%
Stam 10/10 3207 days true 0.87 2%
Sylvia & Garrit 10/10 3210 days true 0.86 1%
Loic 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 1%
Urban Reifler 9/10 3236 days true 0.81 1%
Balonno 10/10 3256 days 0.77 1%
Michael 9/10 3293 days true 0.7 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3293 days true 0.66 1%
Andrew Newark 10/10 3531 days 0.23 0%
Helen 9/10 3552 days true 0.19 0%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3567 days true 0.16 0%
Thomas Reidinger 8/10 3576 days true 0.14 0%
Judith K. 10/10 3580 days true 0.14 0%
Philippa Waters 10/10 3580 days true 0.14 0%
davidm239 9/10 3866 days true 0.0 0%
Horst 10/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
Richard Pearson 9/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
Raewyn 9/10 4258 days true 0.0 0%
KatrinS 10/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
DavidHilton 8/10 4281 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Moeraki Lighthouse Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

97%

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.