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

311 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 311 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 311 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 125
40%
9/10 104
33%
8/10 60
19%
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%

90.55% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.55% and is based on 311 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 311 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

91.77%

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
Melanie Bunch 10/10 45 days 99.68 100%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 105 days 98.25 99%
Davina 7/10 318 days 76.42 77%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 410 days 73.36 74%
Ben H 9/10 655 days 35.68 36%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 780 days true 20.72 21%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 789 days true 19.84 20%
Roland Eggli 10/10 997 days true 6.52 7%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1012 days true 6.09 6%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1023 days true 5.82 6%
Sevi 8/10 1024 days true 5.51 6%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1025 days true 5.78 6%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1034 days true 5.59 6%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1035 days true 5.57 6%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1037 days true 5.26 5%
Car R 9/10 1047 days 5.37 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1056 days true 5.24 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1056 days true 5.24 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1056 days true 5.24 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1056 days true 5.24 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1057 days true 4.97 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1061 days true 5.18 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1061 days true 5.18 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1062 days true 4.91 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1066 days true 5.13 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1068 days 5.12 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1070 days true 4.84 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1091 days true 5.0 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1092 days true 5.0 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1092 days true 5.0 5%
Natasha 8/10 1093 days true 4.75 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1093 days true 4.75 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1096 days true 4.55 5%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1098 days true 4.99 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1100 days true 4.99 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1101 days true 4.99 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1108 days true 4.97 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1108 days true 4.97 5%
Moreno 8/10 1109 days true 4.72 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1110 days true 4.97 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1110 days true 4.97 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1112 days true 4.72 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1112 days true 4.72 5%
Bob 10/10 1114 days true 4.96 5%
Yee How 7/10 1116 days true 4.51 5%
Marc Perales 8/10 1117 days true 4.71 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1121 days true 4.95 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1121 days true 4.95 5%
Maarten 6/10 1121 days true 4.11 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1125 days true 4.69 5%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1125 days true 4.94 5%
Sarah 10/10 1135 days true 4.92 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1135 days true 4.92 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1144 days true 4.66 5%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1145 days true 4.9 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1150 days true 4.89 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1151 days true 4.89 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1170 days 4.85 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1200 days 4.79 5%
Matilda 8/10 1352 days true 4.27 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1354 days true 4.27 4%
Cecile 10/10 1358 days true 4.49 4%
Patricia 9/10 1361 days true 4.48 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1364 days true 4.47 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1366 days true 4.47 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1366 days true 4.47 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1367 days true 4.47 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1367 days true 4.47 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1367 days true 4.47 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1368 days true 4.47 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1368 days true 4.47 4%
Laurine 9/10 1369 days true 4.46 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1370 days true 4.46 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1371 days true 4.24 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1371 days true 4.06 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1371 days true 4.46 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1371 days true 4.46 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1371 days true 4.46 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1373 days true 4.46 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1375 days true 4.23 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1375 days true 4.45 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1375 days true 4.45 4%
Michael L 10/10 1377 days true 4.45 4%
Celine 10/10 1377 days true 4.45 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1378 days true 4.05 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1379 days true 4.22 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1380 days true 4.44 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1382 days 4.44 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1382 days true 4.22 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1382 days true 4.44 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1383 days true 4.44 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1384 days true 4.43 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1387 days true 4.43 4%
Lisa 10/10 1387 days true 4.43 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1391 days true 4.42 4%
Alex 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 4%
Kathi 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1393 days true 4.42 4%
Sandra 9/10 1395 days true 4.41 4%
Kim 8/10 1395 days true 4.19 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1395 days true 4.41 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1396 days true 3.66 4%
Riviere 8/10 1396 days true 4.19 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1397 days true 4.41 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1397 days true 4.41 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1406 days true 4.17 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1407 days true 4.39 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1408 days true 4.39 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1409 days 3.99 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1416 days true 4.37 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1418 days true 4.15 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1419 days true 4.37 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1421 days true 4.36 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1422 days true 4.14 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1424 days true 4.36 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1427 days true 4.35 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Philip 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1433 days true 4.34 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1434 days true 4.34 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1435 days true 4.33 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1436 days true 4.33 4%
Chloe 9/10 1442 days true 4.32 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1462 days true 4.28 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1505 days 4.2 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1506 days 4.2 4%
Rachel S 10/10 1719 days 3.78 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 1750 days 3.72 4%
Maria Schober 10/10 1767 days true 3.68 4%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 1772 days true 3.68 4%
Annika Funk 9/10 1776 days true 3.67 4%
Thomas Blom 10/10 1778 days 3.66 4%
Tobias Becker 8/10 1793 days true 3.45 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 1802 days true 3.62 4%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 1826 days true 3.57 4%
Logan Leduc 9/10 1847 days true 3.53 4%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2084 days true 3.06 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2084 days true 2.79 3%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2086 days true 3.06 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2086 days true 3.06 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2089 days true 2.9 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2094 days true 3.05 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2095 days true 3.04 3%
Mark 7/10 2098 days true 2.76 3%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2100 days true 2.88 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 2100 days true 2.88 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2113 days true 2.86 3%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2113 days true 3.01 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2113 days true 3.01 3%
jefft 8/10 2116 days true 2.85 3%
Mara 9/10 2118 days true 3.0 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2118 days true 2.85 3%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2131 days true 2.97 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2134 days true 2.7 3%
Xavier 10/10 2137 days true 2.96 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2143 days true 2.68 3%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2151 days true 2.93 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2151 days true 2.93 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2157 days true 2.92 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2157 days true 2.66 3%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2157 days true 2.78 3%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2157 days true 2.78 3%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2163 days true 2.91 3%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2175 days true 2.4 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2183 days true 2.87 3%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2183 days true 2.87 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2185 days true 2.87 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2185 days true 2.87 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2456 days true 2.34 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2460 days true 2.21 2%
Patrick 9/10 2465 days true 2.32 2%
Lisa 10/10 2465 days true 2.32 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2468 days true 2.2 2%
Marcel 7/10 2474 days true 2.09 2%
Maria 8/10 2474 days true 2.19 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2474 days true 2.3 2%
James Young 10/10 2483 days true 2.28 2%
Eric 7/10 2486 days true 2.07 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2486 days true 2.28 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2487 days true 2.16 2%
Raquel 9/10 2488 days true 2.27 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2488 days true 2.07 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2491 days true 2.27 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2493 days true 2.26 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2522 days true 2.21 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2527 days true 2.2 2%
Loesje 8/10 2540 days 2.06 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2556 days true 2.14 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2557 days true 2.14 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2561 days true 2.13 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2563 days true 2.13 2%
Annie 8/10 2564 days true 2.02 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2576 days true 2.1 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2831 days true 1.6 2%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2832 days true 1.52 2%
Sally Gordie 10/10 2833 days true 1.6 2%
Def Fem 9/10 2841 days true 1.58 2%
Alex Ross 10/10 2842 days true 1.58 2%
M Robinson 10/10 2842 days true 1.58 2%
Alan Brady 10/10 2843 days true 1.58 2%
Richard and Janet 9/10 2849 days true 1.57 2%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 2851 days true 1.49 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 2853 days true 1.48 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 2856 days true 1.55 2%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 2857 days true 1.55 2%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 2858 days true 1.55 2%
Tom Pratt 7/10 2858 days true 1.41 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 2858 days true 1.47 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 2860 days true 1.55 2%
Houter 9/10 2860 days true 1.55 2%
Butz 10/10 2861 days true 1.54 2%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2861 days true 1.54 2%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 2861 days true 1.54 2%
Helen Chilton 9/10 2863 days true 1.54 2%
Domroes 9/10 2867 days true 1.53 2%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 2869 days true 1.53 2%
Chris Marsh 10/10 2872 days true 1.52 2%
Jessica Lane 10/10 2872 days true 1.52 2%
Dave McLeish 8/10 2873 days true 1.44 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 2874 days true 1.52 2%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 2874 days true 1.44 1%
Mike1952 9/10 2875 days 1.52 2%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3156 days true 0.97 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3163 days true 0.95 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3185 days true 0.91 1%
Gertz 10/10 3185 days true 0.91 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3194 days true 0.89 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3196 days true 0.89 1%
Judith 9/10 3198 days true 0.88 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3198 days true 0.88 1%
Thomas 10/10 3199 days true 0.88 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3200 days true 0.88 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3204 days true 0.83 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3205 days true 0.83 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3206 days true 0.72 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3210 days true 0.86 1%
Martin 10/10 3210 days true 0.86 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3210 days true 0.86 1%
Betten 9/10 3211 days true 0.86 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3215 days true 0.85 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3216 days true 0.85 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3217 days true 0.85 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3218 days true 0.85 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3223 days true 0.79 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3227 days true 0.79 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3228 days true 0.78 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3230 days true 0.78 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3230 days true 0.82 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3233 days true 0.82 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3235 days true 0.81 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3235 days true 0.81 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3240 days 0.8 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3271 days 0.74 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3332 days 0.62 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3508 days true 0.28 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3523 days true 0.25 0%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3552 days true 0.19 0%
Agnes 9/10 3556 days true 0.18 0%
Russ Turner 9/10 3563 days true 0.17 0%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3568 days true 0.16 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3571 days true 0.15 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3573 days true 0.15 0%
johnandgin 8/10 3577 days true 0.14 0%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3579 days true 0.14 0%
Horst 9/10 3580 days true 0.14 0%
Don & Alice 7/10 3581 days true 0.12 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3583 days true 0.13 0%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3583 days true 0.12 0%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3583 days true 0.12 0%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3585 days true 0.12 0%
Nicola 9/10 3586 days true 0.13 0%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3586 days true 0.13 0%
Max Mareen 10/10 3586 days true 0.13 0%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3587 days true 0.12 0%
Ronny 9/10 3591 days true 0.12 0%
Jamie 10/10 3597 days true 0.1 0%
Christian 7/10 3597 days true 0.09 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3597 days true 0.1 0%
Loleit 10/10 3598 days true 0.1 0%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3599 days true 0.1 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3601 days true 0.1 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3601 days true 0.1 0%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3602 days true 0.09 0%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3603 days true 0.09 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3605 days true 0.08 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3614 days true 0.07 0%
mariak 9/10 3653 days true 0.0 0%
Marons 9/10 3656 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3669 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 3690 days true 0.0 0%
harryb 10/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 3783 days true 0.0 0%
andriesk 8/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
jessica 9/10 3831 days true 0.0 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 3849 days 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 3898 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 3902 days true 0.0 0%
Nathalie 8/10 3908 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 8/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 9/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 9/10 3955 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

92%

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.