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 Kiwi Autohomes.

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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Kiwi Autohomes

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Kiwi Autohomes experience has a total of 33 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 33 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
55%
9/10 4
12%
8/10 3
9%
7/10 4
12%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
6%

85.15% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kiwi Autohomes valid reviews is 85.15% and is based on 33 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

5 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 33 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 2
40%
7/10 3
60%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

74.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kiwi Autohomes face-to-face reviews is 74.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

57.18%

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
Dik Troost 1/10 273 days 64.38 100%
David Brooks 10/10 761 days 22.68 35%
Kelly Babb 9/10 914 days 10.19 16%
Deb Morris 10/10 944 days 8.61 13%
Daniel GALVIN 9/10 944 days 8.61 13%
Jo Savoye 7/10 944 days 7.84 12%
Jill and Tony Showell 5/10 975 days 5.9 9%
Bart van Dijk 10/10 1034 days 5.59 9%
CAROL VINCENT 10/10 1156 days 4.88 8%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 8/10 1691 days true 3.64 6%
Bjorn Berend 6/10 1765 days 3.06 5%
Frank Marco 10/10 1765 days 3.69 6%
Astrid Egesten 7/10 2168 days true 2.64 4%
Lawrence Eddington 10/10 2191 days 2.86 4%
Gordon and Jenny Subritzky 7/10 2818 days true 1.48 2%
KT29 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
aussietourers 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
toniallen 10/10 3318 days 0.65 1%
hofoa 10/10 3440 days 0.41 1%
markrus 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
susanjourdan 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
jpcandel 9/10 3532 days 0.23 0%
alexisgendre 10/10 3652 days 0.0 0%
Annkadunk 10/10 3652 days 0.0 0%
TriWoz 10/10 3652 days 0.0 0%
Barry_Tracy 10/10 3683 days 0.0 0%
Mary Van 10/10 3713 days 0.0 0%
carsten 1/10 3836 days 0.0 0%
Pete 8/10 3836 days 0.0 0%
Angela Clark 10/10 4109 days 0.0 0%
Michael White 8/10 4593 days true 0.0 0%
Nancy Dol 7/10 4628 days true 0.0 0%
Wendy Morris 9/10 5266 days 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 Kiwi Autohomes experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-6.85% Adjustment

Recent reviews reflect the experience as it currently operates. This means it's important to get fresh reviews. Some experiences discovered they could get a few good reviews and then, resting on their laurels, discourage any further reviews. This adjustment stimulates experiences to be positively involved in the review generating process and discourages them from manipulating the ranking system in this manner.

What constitutes a recent review is based on the how old it is, what type of experience it is applied to and and what time of year it currently is. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, what is considered recent is dynamically adjusted throughout the year.

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received enough reviews within the last 50 days. The Kiwi Autohomes experience has 0 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:

Recent Reviews Adjustment
0 -3.00%
1 -2.83%
2 -2.33%
3 -1.50%
4 -0.67%
5 -0.17%
6 -0.00%

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 Kiwi Autohomes experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -3.80%
198 -3.82%
199 -3.83%
200 -3.85%
201 -3.87%
202 -3.89%
203 -3.91%

Final Ranking Score

50%

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.