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 Skyline Gondola Rotorua.

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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Skyline Gondola Rotorua

Valid Reviews

49 Valid Reviews

The Skyline Gondola Rotorua experience has a total of 49 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
24%
9/10 14
29%
8/10 8
16%
7/10 5
10%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 5
10%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
4%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

79.39% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skyline Gondola Rotorua valid reviews is 79.39% and is based on 49 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

44 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 49 valid reviews, the experience has 44 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 44 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
23%
9/10 14
32%
8/10 8
18%
7/10 5
11%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 4
9%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
5%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skyline Gondola Rotorua face-to-face reviews is 81.14% and is based on 44 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.09%

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
Natasha Startup 9/10 1242 days true 4.71 100%
DEBBIE LAMBERT 10/10 1275 days true 4.65 99%
Micha Kuster 10/10 1311 days true 4.58 97%
Stuart Morgan 10/10 1386 days 4.43 94%
Jenny Young 10/10 1585 days true 4.04 86%
Erika Tarant 7/10 1589 days true 3.67 78%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1596 days 4.02 85%
Jessica Mackie 9/10 1598 days true 4.02 85%
D Davey 8/10 1623 days true 3.77 80%
Jennifer Garner 9/10 2340 days true 2.56 54%
Lisa Blake 9/10 2798 days true 1.67 35%
Kimberley Mills 9/10 3073 days true 1.13 24%
Warwick Ravell 8/10 3165 days true 0.9 19%
Leanne Shepherd 8/10 3415 days true 0.44 9%
Omar Candon 10/10 3424 days true 0.44 9%
Graham 9/10 3439 days true 0.41 9%
Rich Butler 8/10 3441 days true 0.39 8%
Glenn 9/10 3442 days true 0.41 9%
Petersen 10/10 3444 days true 0.4 9%
Phil Bruce 8/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
asiacritics 5/10 3878 days 0.0 0%
Anna 7/10 3886 days true 0.0 0%
PeterK1 9/10 4106 days true 0.0 0%
streneer 6/10 4109 days true 0.0 0%
Katharina 8/10 4127 days true 0.0 0%
JaneM 9/10 4127 days true 0.0 0%
Steve Harper 9/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
MichelleP 10/10 4169 days true 0.0 0%
DanielMexico 10/10 4169 days true 0.0 0%
Kirsty 10/10 4186 days true 0.0 0%
Jorn 9/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%
Evelyn 10/10 4257 days true 0.0 0%
Adam Richards 5/10 4502 days true 0.0 0%
Georgina Mulligan 5/10 4515 days true 0.0 0%
catzmagic 6/10 4516 days 0.0 0%
Emily Houston 3/10 4519 days true 0.0 0%
Nancy Dol 7/10 4519 days true 0.0 0%
Lena1 1/10 4523 days 0.0 0%
John Woodrow 9/10 4523 days true 0.0 0%
Katharina 5/10 4534 days true 0.0 0%
Marc Hertogs 7/10 4538 days true 0.0 0%
Ash McNeil 3/10 4538 days true 0.0 0%
Neil Cooke 5/10 4604 days true 0.0 0%
Andy Chapman 8/10 4724 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Knappmann 9/10 4724 days true 0.0 0%
JanKovar 7/10 4840 days true 0.0 0%
Richhouse 8/10 4868 days true 0.0 0%
Tom 9/10 4887 days true 0.0 0%
Dave 10/10 4899 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 Skyline Gondola Rotorua experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.00% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 days. However the Skyline Gondola Rotorua 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Skyline Gondola Rotorua experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -1.97%
198 -1.98%
199 -1.99%
200 -2.00%
201 -2.01%
202 -2.02%
203 -2.03%

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.