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 Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger.

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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Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger

Valid Reviews

63 Valid Reviews

The Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger experience has a total of 65 reviews. There are 63 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 63 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
43%
9/10 11
17%
8/10 18
29%
7/10 3
5%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.78% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger valid reviews is 87.78% and is based on 63 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

52 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 63 valid reviews, the experience has 52 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 52 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
46%
9/10 9
17%
8/10 15
29%
7/10 3
6%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 52 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.25%

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
Michael Bley 8/10 990 days true 6.41 100%
Lucie Revay 10/10 1029 days 5.69 89%
Philipp 9/10 1313 days true 4.63 72%
Gerardo Furtado 10/10 1341 days true 4.58 71%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1351 days true 4.56 71%
David Schelensky 10/10 1353 days true 4.56 71%
Henry Wichler 8/10 1354 days true 4.33 68%
Ruven Rintelmann 10/10 1354 days true 4.56 71%
Maria Brauherr 10/10 1356 days true 4.55 71%
Tamara 8/10 1356 days true 4.33 67%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1359 days true 4.55 71%
Gessica 8/10 1448 days true 4.18 65%
Cedrick Poirier 5/10 1841 days 3.02 47%
Franz Birkefeld 9/10 2034 days true 3.39 53%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 2408 days true 2.75 43%
Collacott 10/10 2434 days true 2.71 42%
David Prendergast 7/10 2766 days true 1.95 30%
Franziska & Katrin 8/10 2806 days true 1.97 31%
Anika 9/10 2813 days true 2.06 32%
Asha 9/10 2845 days 2.0 31%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 3119 days true 1.53 24%
Jagiellowicz 10/10 3137 days true 1.5 23%
Jason & Beth Berlin 9/10 3137 days true 1.5 23%
Guult Ryan 10/10 3137 days true 1.5 23%
Sandra 9/10 3156 days true 1.47 23%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3172 days true 1.44 23%
Leslie Aldridge 10/10 3172 days true 1.44 23%
Douggie 4/10 3332 days 0.92 14%
quazy 9/10 3516 days 0.85 13%
Annemiek and Rianne 8/10 3557 days true 0.75 12%
deanlaw 10/10 3589 days true 0.73 11%
lee 10/10 3759 days 0.44 7%
Debra-anne Signal 8/10 3789 days 0.37 6%
funfairguy 4/10 3820 days 0.26 4%
Alanna 8/10 3851 days true 0.27 4%
Keith 7/10 3873 days true 0.22 3%
Amanda Williams 10/10 3890 days 0.21 3%
Kay 8/10 3893 days true 0.2 3%
Hironori 10/10 3926 days true 0.15 2%
Helen 9/10 3962 days true 0.09 1%
Paula 8/10 3975 days true 0.07 1%
jfletch 9/10 3980 days true 0.06 1%
Evelyn 10/10 3984 days true 0.05 1%
jessandtom 8/10 4173 days 0.0 0%
Adam Richards 7/10 4230 days true 0.0 0%
Yumi 10/10 4243 days true 0.0 0%
Amy 10/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
Laurie 8/10 4261 days true 0.0 0%
paulonline 8/10 4268 days 0.0 0%
Melissa Steedman 10/10 4289 days true 0.0 0%
Laura Sutton 6/10 4290 days true 0.0 0%
Tim 10/10 4290 days true 0.0 0%
Karin Hell 9/10 4291 days true 0.0 0%
Jane 10/10 4566 days true 0.0 0%
Helen 8/10 4568 days true 0.0 0%
Gillian 10/10 4579 days true 0.0 0%
Rosemary 9/10 4580 days true 0.0 0%
Peter 8/10 4580 days true 0.0 0%
Susan 10/10 4600 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 10/10 4601 days true 0.0 0%
Nissa 8/10 4615 days true 0.0 0%
Louise 8/10 4630 days true 0.0 0%
KristianRye 8/10 4639 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 199 days.

The Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

86%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.