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 Te Pō.

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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Te Pō

Valid Reviews

49 Valid Reviews

The Te Pō 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 8
16%
9/10 17
35%
8/10 13
27%
7/10 3
6%
6/10 6
12%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.04% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Pō valid reviews is 82.04% 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 5
11%
9/10 15
34%
8/10 13
30%
7/10 3
7%
6/10 6
14%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Pō face-to-face reviews is 80.45% 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

80.80%

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
Jeny Smolders 9/10 694 days true 30.48 100%
Melanie Farrell 3/10 941 days true 6.74 22%
Laura Moore 6/10 1296 days true 3.86 13%
Malina 8/10 1373 days true 4.3 14%
Christian Maruhn 10/10 1449 days 4.39 14%
Rhys Williams 8/10 2052 days true 3.19 10%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2052 days true 3.06 10%
Lisa Blake 9/10 2499 days true 2.6 9%
Burkard Fabu 8/10 2750 days true 2.06 7%
smac 9/10 2758 days 2.15 7%
Graham Platt 9/10 2767 days true 2.14 7%
Tom Pratt 9/10 2770 days true 2.13 7%
Preben vil Helmsen 8/10 2770 days true 2.03 7%
Verne Heath 8/10 2772 days true 2.02 7%
Lardy 9/10 2866 days true 1.97 6%
Sabine Tippman 6/10 3110 days true 1.29 4%
Krabbe 8/10 3115 days true 1.46 5%
Jane & Regis 9/10 3140 days true 1.5 5%
Dave and Emma 6/10 3140 days true 1.24 4%
Graham 7/10 3140 days true 1.36 4%
Sarah Ewing 9/10 3149 days true 1.48 5%
Johan Wisselo 8/10 3509 days true 0.82 3%
Nick 9/10 3516 days true 0.85 3%
Greg Gerritz 10/10 3516 days true 0.85 3%
Angela Stringer 9/10 3548 days 0.8 3%
Christian Jean Louis 6/10 3581 days true 0.62 2%
Helen Pet 8/10 3587 days true 0.7 2%
Elodie 6/10 3590 days true 0.6 2%
Ton Buil 9/10 3591 days true 0.73 2%
lorah 10/10 3713 days true 0.52 2%
minniemags 10/10 3793 days 0.38 1%
desl 10/10 3823 days true 0.33 1%
Katy1 9/10 3825 days true 0.33 1%
JohannesGermany 8/10 3841 days true 0.28 1%
Eva 9/10 3863 days true 0.26 1%
Miha 10/10 3928 days true 0.15 0%
Ana 9/10 3936 days true 0.14 0%
Jacinta 5/10 3954 days true 0.08 0%
Terry 8/10 4014 days true 0.0 0%
David Finlay 10/10 4095 days 0.0 0%
Vikki 10/10 4199 days true 0.0 0%
Olaf Penn 8/10 4214 days true 0.0 0%
Naomi Horton 6/10 4216 days true 0.0 0%
Mike and Joyce Timms 9/10 4216 days true 0.0 0%
Kathy Hawey 9/10 4222 days true 0.0 0%
David Buckley 8/10 4223 days true 0.0 0%
John Woodrow 9/10 4224 days true 0.0 0%
Orlaith 7/10 4236 days true 0.0 0%
beesom 8/10 4589 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 Te Pō 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 Te Pō 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 Te Pō 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

77%

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.