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 Whakarewarewa.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
177 Valid Reviews
The Whakarewarewa experience has a total of 178 reviews. There are 177 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 177 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Whakarewarewa valid reviews is 77.46% and is based on 177 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
169 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.
Within the 177 valid reviews, the experience has 169 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 169 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Whakarewarewa face-to-face reviews is 77.46% and is based on 169 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
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|Chloe B||8/10||1596 days||94%|
|Anis Quentin||9/10||1661 days||96%|
|Dorthe Soeholm||9/10||1933 days||82%|
|Theerada Wongkaew||10/10||1972 days||80%|
|Joonas Lehtomaki||9/10||1977 days||80%|
|Jonathan Verschuuren||8/10||1978 days||76%|
|Laura David||9/10||1980 days||80%|
|Heyuuiutha Lokithas||7/10||1983 days||72%|
|Philip Sheridan||7/10||1989 days||72%|
|Sandra Reynders||8/10||1990 days||75%|
|Colin George||10/10||1991 days||79%|
|Alexandra Luerner||10/10||1993 days||79%|
|Frank Bien||10/10||1993 days||79%|
|Felicity Ford||7/10||1994 days||72%|
|Louis Nilsson||10/10||1999 days||79%|
|Gilbert Baptiste||6/10||1999 days||65%|
|Emilie Bavard||6/10||1999 days||65%|
|Paul Tysoe||8/10||2016 days||74%|
|Jessica Nasstrom||6/10||2022 days||64%|
|ben carroll||10/10||2022 days||78%|
|Henry Ang||7/10||2083 days||67%|
|Michelle Smit||9/10||2145 days||71%|
|Gesa Roemer||4/10||2244 days||52%|
|Gerbrand Smidt||9/10||2251 days||66%|
|Jennifer Nguyen||8/10||2262 days||62%|
|Robin Stamm||8/10||2262 days||62%|
|Jonathan Foskett||6/10||2263 days||54%|
|Clara Guinard||7/10||2265 days||59%|
|John and Jan||9/10||2270 days||65%|
|Adrienne Hoet||6/10||2271 days||53%|
|Benoit Leclerc||7/10||2283 days||58%|
|Raul Ellermann||6/10||2288 days||53%|
|Catharina Cuntz||6/10||2303 days||52%|
|Klaas Huis||8/10||2304 days||60%|
|Maxima Buisan||7/10||2309 days||57%|
|Niels Hoogendooen||6/10||2311 days||52%|
|Martin Bakker||9/10||2346 days||61%|
|Elisabeth Ringswandl||9/10||2622 days||48%|
|Thomas Haslbeck||8/10||2622 days||45%|
|Miriam Burchartz||10/10||2623 days||48%|
|Leonie Jennings||9/10||2667 days||45%|
|Trevor Wichman||8/10||2667 days||43%|
|Sibylle and Nadine||9/10||2715 days||43%|
|Anne Courtenay||8/10||3006 days||27%|
|Friederike Kranzin||10/10||3006 days||28%|
|Dan Lawson||10/10||3039 days||27%|
|Henry Thiel||3/10||3039 days||20%|
|Sina Sacranie||10/10||3039 days||27%|
|Julia Bonisch||8/10||3042 days||25%|
|David Lee||8/10||3376 days||9%|
|Henrik Steinruecken||6/10||3436 days||5%|
|Martin Thomas||9/10||3446 days||6%|
|Paul Lawrence||8/10||3452 days||6%|
|Gary Brooks||8/10||3454 days||6%|
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|Gerard van de Ven||9/10||3459 days||6%|
|Lutz Huuemorder||8/10||3460 days||5%|
|Julie Lamart||9/10||3463 days||6%|
|Shannon Taylor||7/10||3463 days||5%|
|Petr Stepanek||10/10||3721 days||22%|
|Sebastian Hol||5/10||3725 days||17%|
|Jochem Snyders||9/10||3732 days||22%|
|Carolin Haas||5/10||3739 days||17%|
|Pierre Boulanger||9/10||3741 days||22%|
|Dave Simpson||7/10||3743 days||20%|
|Mags Adams||9/10||3744 days||22%|
|Nelly & Lisa||8/10||3745 days||21%|
|Graeme E||9/10||3749 days||22%|
|Colin Philpott||9/10||3751 days||22%|
|Kim Thorsted||7/10||3752 days||20%|
|R Laurysen||7/10||3755 days||20%|
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|Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir||9/10||3757 days||22%|
|Remy van Heugten||6/10||3757 days||17%|
|Stefan Roehrbein||8/10||3758 days||21%|
|J Knol||8/10||3784 days||21%|
|Niels Daubjerg||9/10||3821 days||22%|
|Peter, Noelle & Susanne||7/10||3823 days||20%|
|Rebecca & Hugh Small||5/10||3830 days||17%|
|David & Mary-Jane Ryder||9/10||3832 days||22%|
|Erik Folkersen||8/10||3834 days||21%|
|Wolfgang Goggel||10/10||3834 days||22%|
|Leif Sorensen||8/10||3834 days||21%|
|Andy Lever||8/10||3835 days||21%|
|Rudy Witt||7/10||3836 days||20%|
|Matthys van den Heuuel||7/10||3840 days||20%|
|Robin van der Linden||8/10||4046 days||21%|
|Karin & Bastiaan||8/10||4059 days||21%|
|Kris Gijbels||9/10||4073 days||22%|
|Nicola Thackray||8/10||4082 days||21%|
|Ini & Cees||7/10||4097 days||20%|
|Mark Leeuwenburgh||8/10||4100 days||21%|
|Eva Weichs||7/10||4113 days||20%|
|Derek Woodward||10/10||4117 days||22%|
|Elinor Bell||1/10||4118 days||15%|
|Robin Schomburg||10/10||4120 days||22%|
|Katrin & Mark||7/10||4123 days||20%|
|Richard Spore||9/10||4447 days||22%|
|Mike Peirce||8/10||4454 days||21%|
|Christen Hans||4/10||4474 days||16%|
|Jamie Hallifax||8/10||4479 days||21%|
|Emily Walters||8/10||4486 days||21%|
|Ines Diana||5/10||4487 days||17%|
|Wolfgang G||10/10||4494 days||22%|
|Peter Essink||7/10||4552 days||20%|
|Karin Linder||8/10||4554 days||21%|
|Helen Pet||8/10||4558 days||21%|
|Richard Kesteleyn||2/10||4558 days||15%|
|Solveig Mosinski||8/10||4562 days||21%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||4573 days||22%|
|Wim Put||8/10||4576 days||21%|
|Gerd Hebbel||6/10||4810 days||17%|
|Van Dam||7/10||4856 days||20%|
|Naomi Horton||7/10||5187 days||20%|
|Roger Repolusk||7/10||5191 days||20%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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 Whakarewarewa experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 93 days. However the Whakarewarewa 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 Whakarewarewa experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.