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

78.43%

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 9/10 948 days true 8.42 100%
Melanie Farrell 3/10 1195 days true 3.7 44%
Laura Moore 6/10 1550 days true 3.41 40%
Malina 8/10 1627 days true 3.76 45%
Christian Maruhn 10/10 1703 days 3.81 45%
Rhys Williams 8/10 2306 days true 2.5 30%
Ruth Watkin 7/10 2306 days true 2.39 28%
Lisa Blake 9/10 2753 days true 1.76 21%
Burkard Fabu 8/10 3004 days true 1.2 14%
smac 9/10 3012 days 1.25 15%
Graham Platt 9/10 3021 days true 1.23 15%
Tom Pratt 9/10 3024 days true 1.23 15%
Preben vil Helmsen 8/10 3024 days true 1.16 14%
Verne Heath 8/10 3026 days true 1.16 14%
Lardy 9/10 3120 days true 1.04 12%
Sabine Tippman 6/10 3364 days true 0.46 6%
Krabbe 8/10 3369 days true 0.52 6%
Jane & Regis 9/10 3394 days true 0.5 6%
Dave and Emma 6/10 3394 days true 0.42 5%
Graham 7/10 3394 days true 0.46 5%
Sarah Ewing 9/10 3403 days true 0.48 6%
Johan Wisselo 8/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 9/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Greg Gerritz 10/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Angela Stringer 9/10 3802 days 0.0 0%
Christian Jean Louis 6/10 3835 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Pet 8/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Elodie 6/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Ton Buil 9/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
lorah 10/10 3967 days true 0.0 0%
minniemags 10/10 4047 days 0.0 0%
desl 10/10 4077 days true 0.0 0%
Katy1 9/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
JohannesGermany 8/10 4094 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 9/10 4117 days true 0.0 0%
Miha 10/10 4182 days true 0.0 0%
Ana 9/10 4189 days true 0.0 0%
Jacinta 5/10 4207 days true 0.0 0%
Terry 8/10 4267 days true 0.0 0%
David Finlay 10/10 4349 days 0.0 0%
Vikki 10/10 4453 days true 0.0 0%
Olaf Penn 8/10 4468 days true 0.0 0%
Naomi Horton 6/10 4470 days true 0.0 0%
Mike and Joyce Timms 9/10 4470 days true 0.0 0%
Kathy Hawey 9/10 4476 days true 0.0 0%
David Buckley 8/10 4477 days true 0.0 0%
John Woodrow 9/10 4478 days true 0.0 0%
Orlaith 7/10 4490 days true 0.0 0%
beesom 8/10 4843 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

-2.47% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 105 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Te Pō experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.43%
198 -2.45%
199 -2.46%
200 -2.47%
201 -2.48%
202 -2.50%
203 -2.51%

Final Ranking Score

76%

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.