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 Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
145 Valid Reviews
The Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours experience has a total of 160 reviews. There are 145 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 15 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 145 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours valid reviews is 97.31% and is based on 145 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
5 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.
Within the 145 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours face-to-face reviews is 86.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Sarah B||10/10||173 days||95.26||96%|
|Laura Aiosa||8/10||234 days||91.32||92%|
|Sarah Geran||10/10||234 days||91.32||92%|
|Antoine Bordas||10/10||779 days||20.82||20%|
|Jack Shaked||10/10||810 days||17.87||17%|
|Varun Udayakumar||9/10||841 days||15.22||15%|
|Tina Mjn||10/10||871 days||12.95||12%|
|Thomas Roehm||9/10||1085 days||5.02||4%|
|Robert Cool||10/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|Sheila Jackson||10/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|Mantri B||9/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|NORA MUND||10/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|Mar Robles||10/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|Jean Judd||10/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|James Theophilus||10/10||1116 days||4.97||4%|
|Mari Mitchell||10/10||1117 days||4.97||4%|
|Evi Frencken||9/10||1145 days||4.93||4%|
|Paul Reilly||10/10||1145 days||4.93||4%|
|Alex Lempka||10/10||1145 days||4.93||4%|
|Larry Lindsay||9/10||1145 days||4.93||4%|
|Darcy Porter||10/10||1145 days||4.93||4%|
|Richard Latham||10/10||1146 days||4.93||4%|
|Barbara Richards||10/10||1146 days||4.93||4%|
|Gustaf GustafK||10/10||1176 days||4.89||4%|
|Daniel Johansson||10/10||1176 days||4.89||4%|
|Marcus Nyh||10/10||1176 days||4.89||4%|
|Alaina Allred||10/10||1176 days||4.89||4%|
|Matilda Fröjd||10/10||1176 days||4.89||4%|
|Tracee Guibord||10/10||1176 days||4.89||4%|
|David PAULL||10/10||1177 days||4.89||4%|
|Mattias Rydeblad||9/10||1177 days||4.89||4%|
|Jay A||10/10||1207 days||4.85||4%|
|Jenny Fan||10/10||1207 days||4.85||4%|
|Chris Norris||10/10||1208 days||4.85||4%|
|Ainhoa Goenaga||10/10||1208 days||4.85||4%|
|Anne Patzschke||10/10||1208 days||4.85||4%|
|meital cohen||10/10||1208 days||4.85||4%|
|Anna UK||10/10||1208 days||4.85||4%|
|Susan Simon||10/10||1208 days||4.85||4%|
|Virinder Sandhu||10/10||1237 days||4.81||4%|
|Josh Lawrence||10/10||1237 days||4.81||4%|
|Kevin Farthing||10/10||1238 days||4.8||4%|
|Kaia Demming||10/10||1238 days||4.8||4%|
|Brian Medway||10/10||1238 days||4.8||4%|
|Anne Fischer||10/10||1361 days||4.64||4%|
|Dale Askew||10/10||1451 days||4.51||4%|
|Manuela Kohler||10/10||1451 days||4.51||4%|
|Courtney Fultz||9/10||1451 days||4.51||4%|
|Dee McC||3/10||1451 days||4.11||3%|
|Carina Dunkhorst||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Emily Kelly||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Laura G||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Angela Paterson||9/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Raima Svoboda||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Renee Lance||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|David Ford||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Yuri Jones||9/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Heiko Dreyer||10/10||1482 days||4.47||4%|
|Jonathan Karron||9/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Julia Stan||10/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Jessica Zais||10/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Sarah Wilson||10/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|EMMA DARK||10/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Lisa Wilson||10/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Lis Francis||9/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Homer Chiu||10/10||1510 days||4.43||4%|
|Dan Cawley||10/10||1541 days||4.39||4%|
|Kathrin Seifert||10/10||1541 days||4.39||4%|
|Ann Toplis||10/10||1541 days||4.39||4%|
|Trevor Watkins||10/10||1541 days||4.39||4%|
|Allison TIpper||10/10||1541 days||4.39||4%|
|Niek Evers||9/10||1542 days||4.39||4%|
|Nigel Murphy||10/10||1542 days||4.39||4%|
|Michael Bluestone||10/10||1542 days||4.39||4%|
|Frida Jehrlander||10/10||1542 days||4.39||4%|
|Heather Boucher||10/10||1542 days||4.39||4%|
|Barbara Settles||10/10||1572 days||4.35||4%|
|Alison Quigley||10/10||1602 days||4.31||3%|
|Daniel Krýcha||10/10||1602 days||4.31||3%|
|Graham Young||10/10||1817 days||4.01||3%|
|Helen Capell||10/10||1848 days||3.97||3%|
|Helen Gross||10/10||1876 days||3.93||3%|
|lizzie clarke||10/10||1907 days||3.89||3%|
|Ruben van Selm||10/10||1907 days||3.89||3%|
|Ulrich Merker||9/10||1938 days||3.85||3%|
|Jennifer Frame||10/10||1938 days||3.85||3%|
|Alex Dettori||10/10||1938 days||3.85||3%|
|Oihana San Sebastian||10/10||1938 days||3.85||3%|
|Lara Kratky||10/10||1938 days||3.85||3%|
|Gaelle C||10/10||1968 days||3.8||3%|
|Nicole Joos||10/10||1968 days||3.8||3%|
|samantha perry||10/10||1968 days||3.8||3%|
|kali burnell||10/10||1999 days||3.76||3%|
|Ricky Gullett||10/10||1999 days||3.76||3%|
|Jan Mathias||10/10||2060 days||3.68||3%|
|Juliana Marinho||8/10||2213 days||3.47||3%|
|Sarah Herdewyn||10/10||2213 days||3.47||3%|
|jake long||10/10||2240 days||3.43||3%|
|Shawnee Mohney||10/10||2272 days||3.39||3%|
|rashmi manghrani||10/10||2272 days||3.39||3%|
|Jonathan Liew||10/10||3794 days||1.3||0%|
|Karin Hell||9/10||4084 days||1.09||0%|
|Maria Massalitina||10/10||4098 days||0.89||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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 Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours 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 364 days.
The Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours experience has been adjusted for 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 email@example.com.