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 Happy Valley Adventures.

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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Happy Valley Adventures

Valid Reviews

23 Valid Reviews

The Happy Valley Adventures experience has a total of 23 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 23 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
57%
9/10 3
13%
8/10 5
22%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Happy Valley Adventures valid reviews is 90.43% and is based on 23 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

18 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 23 valid reviews, the experience has 18 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 18 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
50%
9/10 2
11%
8/10 5
28%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
6%
5/10 1
6%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Happy Valley Adventures face-to-face reviews is 88.33% and is based on 18 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.73%

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
Johannes OBerlin 10/10 2271 days true 4.07 100%
Brian Livesey 8/10 2279 days true 4.05 100%
Rose Kearsley 10/10 2995 days true 2.88 61%
ilkal 5/10 3081 days true 2.74 56%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 3107 days true 2.69 55%
Jenny and Dave Close 10/10 3118 days true 2.67 54%
Emily and Alex 10/10 3122 days true 2.67 54%
andrealouise 10/10 3217 days 2.09 35%
Greg18 9/10 3278 days 2.01 32%
Charles Lyne 10/10 3309 days 1.97 31%
Andrew Biddle 10/10 3341 days true 2.31 42%
Leidner 10/10 3416 days true 2.18 38%
Lucy 10/10 3470 days true 2.1 35%
Deb Knox 10/10 3484 days 1.73 23%
stueug 10/10 3490 days 1.72 23%
Brenda 8/10 3526 days true 2.0 32%
Sune 10/10 3529 days true 2.0 32%
Haeja 8/10 3558 days true 1.95 30%
Georgina Mulligan 10/10 3731 days true 1.67 21%
Clive 8/10 3779 days true 1.59 19%
Sandra Gustafson 6/10 3781 days true 1.58 18%
Bronwyn Gaby 9/10 3785 days true 1.58 18%
Marc 8/10 4122 days true 1.02 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 Happy Valley Adventures experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-7.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Happy Valley Adventures 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 Happy Valley Adventures experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
361 -7.22%
362 -7.24%
363 -7.26%
364 -7.28%
365 -7.30%
366 -7.32%
367 -7.34%

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.