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 Skippers Canyon Jet.

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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Skippers Canyon Jet

Valid Reviews

64 Valid Reviews

The Skippers Canyon Jet experience has a total of 65 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
44%
9/10 23
36%
8/10 10
16%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.72% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skippers Canyon Jet valid reviews is 91.72% and is based on 64 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

40 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 64 valid reviews, the experience has 40 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 40 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
25%
9/10 17
43%
8/10 10
25%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skippers Canyon Jet face-to-face reviews is 88.25% and is based on 40 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.82%

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 Relative Weight
Tomas Lloyd 8/10 735 days 100%
Cameron Jeal 7/10 811 days 68%
Frans Derks 9/10 1902 days 11%
Jenben 10/10 1939 days 8%
Esther Goh 9/10 2123 days 7%
Eltel 10/10 2153 days 7%
Green UK 6/10 2165 days 9%
Robin Sable 10/10 2165 days 9%
DJohnson 9/10 2366 days 6%
Prideaux 9/10 2529 days 7%
Ray Banham 9/10 2530 days 7%
Sophia Kelly 10/10 2534 days 7%
Werner and Rita 9/10 2534 days 7%
Tom Bushell 9/10 2534 days 7%
John Cullin 10/10 2540 days 7%
Victoria Boolsen 9/10 2542 days 7%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 2542 days 7%
Laura Leigh 8/10 2543 days 7%
Brian Lind 9/10 2565 days 7%
Sarraute 9/10 2570 days 7%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 2571 days 7%
H Schepers 8/10 2574 days 7%
Hee Min Kang 9/10 2575 days 7%
sezybee 10/10 2762 days 4%
jewelz 10/10 2762 days 4%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 8/10 2901 days 5%
David B 8/10 2910 days 5%
Yssel de Schepper 10/10 2921 days 5%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 8/10 2921 days 5%
Bert Tonwen 10/10 2924 days 5%
Ian E 9/10 2939 days 5%
Wildtime 10/10 2974 days 3%
Jillian 10/10 2974 days 3%
TomL 10/10 3035 days 3%
rincoln 10/10 3035 days 3%
Edward Bugg 10/10 3066 days 3%
Suzanne 10/10 3066 days 3%
EllieMiller 10/10 3066 days 3%
JosephF 10/10 3188 days 2%
tinkerbe11 9/10 3249 days 2%
mikestep 10/10 3249 days 3%
kymberlyw 10/10 3250 days 3%
Edcan 10/10 3267 days 3%
Doll 9/10 3273 days 3%
Rob 8/10 3273 days 3%
TammyH 8/10 3275 days 3%
Brian 9/10 3289 days 3%
Dean Rodick 10/10 3369 days 1%
shelly milne 9/10 3444 days 1%
Richard Ebbett 9/10 3444 days 1%
Jennie 7/10 3455 days 2%
famlou 10/10 3464 days 1%
Martha 9/10 3465 days 2%
Thomas Bachmann 10/10 3497 days 2%
Brian 9/10 3497 days 2%
Nigel McArthur 10/10 3531 days 0%
sukmi 10/10 3566 days 0%
Rhys Howell 10/10 3583 days 0%
Anke Bohrer 10/10 3596 days 0%
Rob and Dorothy 9/10 3619 days 1%
jahirst 9/10 3631 days 0%
Paula Curtis 10/10 3653 days 1%
Kelly 9/10 3653 days 1%
Wendy Williams 9/10 3741 days 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 Skippers Canyon Jet 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 Skippers Canyon Jet 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 Skippers Canyon Jet 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

81%

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.