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 Mountain Helicopters.

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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Mountain Helicopters

Valid Reviews

60 Valid Reviews

The Mountain Helicopters experience has a total of 63 reviews. There are 60 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 60 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 49
82%
9/10 7
12%
8/10 3
5%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

96.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mountain Helicopters valid reviews is 96.50% and is based on 60 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

19 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 60 valid reviews, the experience has 19 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 19 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
53%
9/10 6
32%
8/10 3
16%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.68% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Mountain Helicopters face-to-face reviews is 93.68% and is based on 19 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.45%

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
Tina Laughton 2/10 86 days 86.97 89%
Pretorius Family 10/10 116 days 97.87 100%
Bruce Phillips 10/10 389 days 76.02 77%
Philipp Kulik 10/10 389 days 76.02 77%
Lena 9/10 695 days true 36.42 37%
Nate Smith 10/10 754 days 23.43 23%
John Jones 10/10 938 days 8.91 8%
Natasha Walker 10/10 1059 days 5.21 4%
Richard Thompson 10/10 1090 days 5.0 4%
Tom Nicol 10/10 1182 days 4.88 4%
Ian Watson 10/10 1394 days 4.59 4%
Dorota Kimber 10/10 1424 days 4.55 4%
Luke Roberts 10/10 1608 days 4.3 4%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 10/10 1685 days true 5.03 4%
Maria den Otter 10/10 1728 days 4.13 3%
Beverley Ceci 10/10 1728 days 4.13 3%
Henry Papuni 10/10 1728 days 4.13 3%
B D 10/10 1728 days 4.13 3%
Tracey Harrison 10/10 1759 days 4.09 3%
Zoe Heij 10/10 1973 days 3.8 3%
Franzyy 10/10 2003 days 3.76 3%
Margo Boyd 10/10 2062 days 3.68 3%
Dan 10/10 2062 days 3.68 3%
chrswdance 10/10 2124 days 3.59 3%
melemele 10/10 2368 days 3.26 2%
joeweiss 10/10 2428 days 3.17 2%
kiwifrenchy 9/10 2428 days 3.17 2%
MartinaCH 10/10 2459 days 3.13 2%
Marieke 10/10 2490 days 3.09 2%
dr_bc_gunther 10/10 2612 days 2.92 2%
Desma Frampton 10/10 2747 days true 3.28 2%
Irene and Werner Keil 10/10 2754 days true 3.27 2%
Farmer_sutra 10/10 2765 days 2.71 2%
Marleen Meyers 8/10 2776 days true 3.24 2%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 2776 days true 3.24 2%
cate 10/10 2793 days 2.67 2%
miscellanea4 10/10 2824 days 2.63 2%
William_Symington 10/10 2885 days 2.55 2%
GaryHulst 10/10 2946 days 2.46 2%
jbchandler 10/10 3069 days 2.3 1%
Birgit Farwig 10/10 3111 days true 2.69 2%
sirous21 10/10 3158 days 2.17 1%
Keith Margan 10/10 3158 days 2.17 1%
Kevin and Teresa 10/10 3158 days true 2.61 2%
middendorp 9/10 3204 days true 2.53 2%
PatH 9/10 3264 days true 2.43 2%
Eva Maria 10/10 3311 days 1.96 1%
regw 10/10 3340 days true 2.31 1%
Andrea 9/10 3384 days true 2.24 1%
Lilly Tillman 10/10 3481 days 1.73 1%
Gray 9/10 3700 days true 1.72 1%
ashmann 10/10 3793 days 1.3 0%
George Jeffs 10/10 3843 days true 1.48 1%
Ian and Judy 9/10 3865 days true 1.45 1%
Susannah May 10/10 3867 days 1.2 0%
Victoria Manning 10/10 3867 days 1.2 0%
Wendy Lomas 8/10 3873 days true 1.43 1%
Kathleen L 10/10 3873 days true 1.43 1%
Paul Cripps 10/10 3873 days true 1.43 1%
Petra 10/10 4201 days true 0.89 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 Mountain Helicopters experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.40% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Mountain Helicopters 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 Mountain Helicopters experience has been adjusted for 70 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
67 -1.34%
68 -1.36%
69 -1.38%
70 -1.40%
71 -1.42%
72 -1.44%
73 -1.46%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.