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 Hooker Valley Track.

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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Hooker Valley Track

Valid Reviews

312 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 312 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 312 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 125
40%
9/10 104
33%
8/10 61
20%
7/10 18
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.51% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.51% and is based on 312 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

289 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 312 valid reviews, the experience has 289 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 289 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 112
39%
9/10 98
34%
8/10 59
20%
7/10 16
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track face-to-face reviews is 90.31% and is based on 289 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.00%

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
Guru 8/10 73 days 94.2 100%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 286 days 87.04 92%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 347 days 80.92 86%
Davina 7/10 559 days 45.98 49%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 651 days 36.24 38%
Ben H 9/10 896 days 11.28 12%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1021 days true 5.87 6%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1030 days true 5.67 6%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1238 days true 4.72 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1253 days true 4.69 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1264 days true 4.67 5%
Sevi 8/10 1265 days true 4.43 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1266 days true 4.67 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1275 days true 4.65 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1276 days true 4.65 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1278 days true 4.41 5%
Car R 9/10 1289 days 4.62 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1297 days true 4.6 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1297 days true 4.6 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1297 days true 4.6 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1297 days true 4.6 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1298 days true 4.37 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1302 days true 4.59 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1302 days true 4.59 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1303 days true 4.36 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1307 days true 4.59 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1309 days 4.58 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1311 days true 4.35 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1332 days true 4.54 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1333 days true 4.53 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1333 days true 4.53 5%
Natasha 8/10 1334 days true 4.31 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1334 days true 4.31 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1337 days true 4.12 4%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1339 days true 4.52 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1341 days true 4.52 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1342 days true 4.52 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1349 days true 4.5 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1349 days true 4.5 5%
Moreno 8/10 1350 days true 4.28 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1351 days true 4.5 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1351 days true 4.5 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1353 days true 4.27 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1353 days true 4.27 5%
Bob 10/10 1355 days true 4.49 5%
Yee How 7/10 1357 days true 4.08 4%
Marc Perales 8/10 1358 days true 4.26 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1362 days true 4.48 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1362 days true 4.48 5%
Maarten 6/10 1362 days true 3.72 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1366 days true 4.25 5%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1366 days true 4.47 5%
Sarah 10/10 1376 days true 4.45 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1376 days true 4.45 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1385 days true 4.21 4%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1386 days true 4.43 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1391 days true 4.42 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1392 days true 4.42 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1412 days 4.38 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1442 days 4.32 5%
Matilda 8/10 1593 days true 3.82 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1595 days true 3.82 4%
Cecile 10/10 1599 days true 4.01 4%
Patricia 9/10 1602 days true 4.01 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1605 days true 4.0 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1607 days true 4.0 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1607 days true 4.0 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1608 days true 4.0 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1608 days true 4.0 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1608 days true 4.0 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1609 days true 3.99 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1609 days true 3.99 4%
Laurine 9/10 1610 days true 3.99 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1611 days true 3.99 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1612 days true 3.79 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1612 days true 3.63 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1612 days true 3.99 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1612 days true 3.99 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1612 days true 3.99 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1614 days true 3.98 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1616 days true 3.78 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1616 days true 3.98 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1616 days true 3.98 4%
Michael L 10/10 1618 days true 3.98 4%
Celine 10/10 1618 days true 3.98 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1619 days true 3.62 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1620 days true 3.77 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1621 days true 3.97 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1623 days 3.97 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1623 days true 3.77 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1623 days true 3.97 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1624 days true 3.96 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1625 days true 3.96 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1628 days true 3.96 4%
Lisa 10/10 1628 days true 3.96 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1632 days true 3.95 4%
Alex 10/10 1634 days true 3.95 4%
Kathi 10/10 1634 days true 3.95 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1634 days true 3.95 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1634 days true 3.95 4%
Sandra 9/10 1636 days true 3.94 4%
Kim 8/10 1636 days true 3.74 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1636 days true 3.94 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1637 days true 3.27 3%
Riviere 8/10 1637 days true 3.74 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1638 days true 3.94 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1638 days true 3.94 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1647 days true 3.72 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1648 days true 3.92 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1649 days true 3.92 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1650 days 3.56 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1657 days true 3.9 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1659 days true 3.7 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1660 days true 3.89 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1662 days true 3.89 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1663 days true 3.69 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1665 days true 3.88 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1668 days true 3.88 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1673 days true 3.87 4%
Philip 10/10 1673 days true 3.87 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1674 days true 3.87 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1675 days true 3.86 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1676 days true 3.86 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1677 days true 3.86 4%
Chloe 9/10 1683 days true 3.85 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1703 days true 3.81 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1746 days 3.73 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1747 days 3.72 4%
Rachel S 10/10 1961 days 3.31 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 1992 days 3.24 3%
Maria Schober 10/10 2008 days true 3.21 3%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2013 days true 3.2 3%
Annika Funk 9/10 2017 days true 3.2 3%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2020 days 3.19 3%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2034 days true 3.0 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2043 days true 3.14 3%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2067 days true 3.1 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2088 days true 3.06 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2325 days true 2.59 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2325 days true 2.36 3%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2327 days true 2.59 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2327 days true 2.59 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2330 days true 2.45 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2335 days true 2.57 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2336 days true 2.57 3%
Mark 7/10 2339 days true 2.33 2%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2341 days true 2.43 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 2341 days true 2.43 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2354 days true 2.41 3%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2354 days true 2.54 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2354 days true 2.54 3%
jefft 8/10 2357 days true 2.4 3%
Mara 9/10 2359 days true 2.53 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2359 days true 2.4 3%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2372 days true 2.5 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2375 days true 2.27 2%
Xavier 10/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2384 days true 2.25 2%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2392 days true 2.46 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2392 days true 2.46 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2398 days true 2.45 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2398 days true 2.23 2%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2398 days true 2.33 2%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2398 days true 2.33 2%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2404 days true 2.44 3%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2416 days true 2.0 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2424 days true 2.4 3%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2424 days true 2.4 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2426 days true 2.4 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2426 days true 2.4 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2697 days true 1.86 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2701 days true 1.76 2%
Patrick 9/10 2706 days true 1.85 2%
Lisa 10/10 2706 days true 1.85 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2709 days true 1.75 2%
Marcel 7/10 2715 days true 1.67 2%
Maria 8/10 2715 days true 1.74 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2715 days true 1.83 2%
James Young 10/10 2724 days true 1.81 2%
Eric 7/10 2727 days true 1.64 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2727 days true 1.81 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2728 days true 1.71 2%
Raquel 9/10 2729 days true 1.8 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2729 days true 1.64 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2732 days true 1.8 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2734 days true 1.79 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2763 days true 1.74 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2768 days true 1.73 2%
Loesje 8/10 2781 days 1.62 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2797 days true 1.67 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2798 days true 1.67 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2802 days true 1.66 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2804 days true 1.66 2%
Annie 8/10 2805 days true 1.57 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2817 days true 1.63 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3072 days true 1.13 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3073 days true 1.07 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3074 days true 1.13 1%
Def Fem 9/10 3082 days true 1.11 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 3083 days true 1.11 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3083 days true 1.11 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 3084 days true 1.11 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3090 days true 1.1 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3092 days true 1.04 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3094 days true 1.03 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3097 days true 1.08 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3098 days true 1.08 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3099 days true 1.08 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3099 days true 0.98 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3099 days true 1.02 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3101 days true 1.07 1%
Houter 9/10 3101 days true 1.07 1%
Butz 10/10 3102 days true 1.07 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3102 days true 1.07 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3102 days true 1.07 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3104 days true 1.07 1%
Domroes 9/10 3108 days true 1.06 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3110 days true 1.06 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3113 days true 1.05 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3113 days true 1.05 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3114 days true 1.0 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3115 days true 1.05 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3115 days true 0.99 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3116 days 1.05 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3398 days true 0.49 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3426 days true 0.44 0%
Gertz 10/10 3426 days true 0.44 0%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3430 days true 0.43 0%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3435 days true 0.42 0%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3437 days true 0.42 0%
Judith 9/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Thomas 10/10 3440 days true 0.41 0%
Kauzta 9/10 3441 days true 0.41 0%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3445 days true 0.38 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3446 days true 0.38 0%
Michael Long 9/10 3446 days true 0.4 0%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3446 days true 0.4 0%
Gerstmann 6/10 3447 days true 0.33 0%
E C Frans 9/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
Martin 10/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
Betten 9/10 3452 days true 0.39 0%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3456 days true 0.38 0%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3457 days true 0.38 0%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3458 days true 0.38 0%
Rian Bach 9/10 3459 days true 0.37 0%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3464 days true 0.35 0%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3468 days true 0.34 0%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3469 days true 0.34 0%
Cheryl 8/10 3471 days true 0.33 0%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3471 days true 0.35 0%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3474 days true 0.34 0%
Tom Hill 9/10 3476 days true 0.34 0%
Sue Haward 10/10 3476 days true 0.34 0%
Rissa W 9/10 3481 days 0.33 0%
dollimyxture 10/10 3512 days 0.27 0%
Mikeminch 9/10 3573 days 0.15 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Agnes 9/10 3797 days true 0.0 0%
Russ Turner 9/10 3804 days true 0.0 0%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3809 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3814 days true 0.0 0%
johnandgin 8/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%
Horst 9/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
Don & Alice 7/10 3822 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Nicola 9/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Max Mareen 10/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
Ronny 9/10 3832 days true 0.0 0%
Jamie 10/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 7/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Loleit 10/10 3839 days true 0.0 0%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3840 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3855 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 9/10 3894 days true 0.0 0%
Marons 9/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
harryb 10/10 4017 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
andriesk 8/10 4034 days true 0.0 0%
jessica 9/10 4073 days true 0.0 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4091 days 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 4144 days true 0.0 0%
Nathalie 8/10 4149 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 8/10 4152 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 9/10 4152 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 4172 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 9/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Hooker Valley Track 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.