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 Paki Stream.

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 Paki Stream

Valid Reviews

35 Valid Reviews

The Te Paki Stream experience has a total of 35 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 35 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
49%
9/10 6
17%
8/10 10
29%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Paki Stream valid reviews is 90.86% and is based on 35 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

32 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 35 valid reviews, the experience has 32 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 32 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
47%
9/10 6
19%
8/10 9
28%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.63% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Paki Stream face-to-face reviews is 90.63% and is based on 32 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.88%

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
Tom Bennett 10/10 1298 days 100%
Martha and Simon 8/10 1541 days 84%
Dorthe Soeholm 10/10 1568 days 88%
Ulf 7/10 1642 days 76%
Gregor Szymiczek 10/10 1654 days 84%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1658 days 83%
Taruo Toomsalv 9/10 1673 days 83%
Guilhem 8/10 1678 days 78%
Eline 9/10 1887 days 73%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1894 days 73%
Stefan Hahn 8/10 1900 days 68%
Maddalena Buffoni 9/10 1922 days 71%
Joris 8/10 1927 days 67%
Josef Biller 10/10 1927 days 71%
Tilman 9/10 1943 days 70%
Jan 10/10 1952 days 70%
Tom Theuer 10/10 1952 days 70%
Anna Wilke 8/10 1989 days 64%
Marianne Leclerco 8/10 1998 days 64%
Sibylle and Nadine 9/10 2350 days 52%
Hubert Schmid 10/10 2413 days 49%
Andreas Jung 10/10 2658 days 37%
Matthias Freiling 10/10 2660 days 37%
Debora Grusler 8/10 2663 days 35%
Susser 8/10 2686 days 34%
KDS_Holiday 10/10 3150 days 15%
ToGy 8/10 3364 days 4%
Thomas 10/10 3375 days 4%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 3391 days 3%
Theresa 10/10 3471 days 0%
Danielle 9/10 3708 days 15%
Johanna & Mark 10/10 3712 days 15%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3720 days 15%
Amanda Neall 8/10 3722 days 14%
Meg & Steve 10/10 4028 days 15%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Te Paki Stream does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

91%

The final ranking score once 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.