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

90.93%

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
Guru 8/10 280 days 100%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 493 days 74%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 554 days 62%
Davina 7/10 766 days 24%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 858 days 17%
Ben H 9/10 1103 days 6%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1228 days 6%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1237 days 6%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1445 days 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1460 days 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1471 days 5%
Sevi 8/10 1472 days 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1473 days 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1482 days 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1483 days 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1485 days 5%
Car R 9/10 1496 days 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1504 days 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1504 days 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1504 days 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1504 days 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1505 days 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1509 days 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1509 days 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1510 days 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1514 days 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1516 days 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1518 days 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1539 days 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1540 days 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1540 days 5%
Natasha 8/10 1541 days 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1541 days 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1544 days 5%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1546 days 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1548 days 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1549 days 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1556 days 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1556 days 5%
Moreno 8/10 1557 days 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1558 days 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1558 days 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1560 days 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1560 days 5%
Bob 10/10 1562 days 5%
Yee How 7/10 1564 days 4%
Marc Perales 8/10 1565 days 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1569 days 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1569 days 5%
Maarten 6/10 1569 days 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1573 days 5%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1573 days 5%
Sarah 10/10 1583 days 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1583 days 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1592 days 5%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1593 days 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1598 days 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1599 days 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1619 days 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1649 days 5%
Matilda 8/10 1800 days 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1802 days 4%
Cecile 10/10 1806 days 4%
Patricia 9/10 1809 days 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1812 days 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1814 days 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1814 days 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1815 days 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1815 days 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1815 days 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1816 days 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1816 days 4%
Laurine 9/10 1817 days 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1818 days 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1819 days 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1819 days 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1819 days 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1819 days 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1819 days 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1821 days 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1823 days 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1823 days 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1823 days 4%
Michael L 10/10 1825 days 4%
Celine 10/10 1825 days 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1826 days 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1827 days 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1828 days 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1830 days 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1830 days 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1830 days 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1831 days 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1832 days 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1835 days 4%
Lisa 10/10 1835 days 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1839 days 4%
Alex 10/10 1841 days 4%
Kathi 10/10 1841 days 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1841 days 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1841 days 4%
Sandra 9/10 1843 days 4%
Kim 8/10 1843 days 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1843 days 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1844 days 4%
Riviere 8/10 1844 days 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1845 days 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1845 days 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1854 days 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1855 days 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1856 days 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1857 days 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1864 days 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1866 days 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1867 days 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1869 days 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1870 days 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1872 days 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1875 days 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1880 days 4%
Philip 10/10 1880 days 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1881 days 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1882 days 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1883 days 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1884 days 4%
Chloe 9/10 1890 days 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1910 days 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1953 days 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1954 days 4%
Rachel S 10/10 2168 days 3%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2199 days 3%
Maria Schober 10/10 2215 days 3%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2220 days 3%
Annika Funk 9/10 2224 days 3%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2227 days 3%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2241 days 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2250 days 3%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2274 days 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2295 days 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2532 days 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2532 days 2%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2534 days 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2534 days 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2537 days 2%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2542 days 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2543 days 3%
Mark 7/10 2546 days 2%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2548 days 2%
Laure Cops 8/10 2548 days 2%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2561 days 2%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2561 days 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2561 days 3%
jefft 8/10 2564 days 2%
Mara 9/10 2566 days 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2566 days 2%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2579 days 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2582 days 2%
Xavier 10/10 2585 days 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2591 days 2%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2599 days 2%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2599 days 2%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2605 days 2%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2605 days 2%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2605 days 2%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2605 days 2%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2611 days 2%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2623 days 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2631 days 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2631 days 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2633 days 2%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2633 days 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2904 days 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2908 days 2%
Patrick 9/10 2913 days 2%
Lisa 10/10 2913 days 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2916 days 2%
Marcel 7/10 2922 days 2%
Maria 8/10 2922 days 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2922 days 2%
James Young 10/10 2931 days 2%
Eric 7/10 2934 days 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2934 days 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2935 days 2%
Raquel 9/10 2936 days 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2936 days 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2939 days 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2941 days 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2970 days 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2975 days 2%
Loesje 8/10 2988 days 1%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 3004 days 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 3005 days 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 3009 days 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3011 days 1%
Annie 8/10 3012 days 1%
Jacquemard 9/10 3024 days 1%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3279 days 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3280 days 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3281 days 1%
Def Fem 9/10 3289 days 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 3290 days 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3290 days 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 3291 days 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3297 days 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3299 days 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3301 days 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3304 days 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3305 days 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3306 days 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3306 days 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3306 days 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3308 days 1%
Houter 9/10 3308 days 1%
Butz 10/10 3309 days 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3309 days 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3309 days 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3311 days 1%
Domroes 9/10 3315 days 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3317 days 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3320 days 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3320 days 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3321 days 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3322 days 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3322 days 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3323 days 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3605 days 0%
Fontvieille 10/10 3612 days 0%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3633 days 0%
Gertz 10/10 3633 days 0%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3637 days 0%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3642 days 0%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3644 days 0%
Judith 9/10 3646 days 0%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3646 days 0%
Thomas 10/10 3647 days 0%
Kauzta 9/10 3648 days 0%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3652 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3653 days 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3653 days 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3653 days 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3654 days 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3658 days 1%
Martin 10/10 3658 days 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3658 days 1%
Betten 9/10 3659 days 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3663 days 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3664 days 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3665 days 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3666 days 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3671 days 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3675 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3676 days 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3678 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3678 days 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3681 days 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3683 days 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3683 days 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3688 days 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3719 days 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3780 days 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3957 days 1%
BelindaT 10/10 3972 days 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 4000 days 1%
Agnes 9/10 4004 days 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 4011 days 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 4016 days 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 4019 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4021 days 1%
johnandgin 8/10 4025 days 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 4027 days 1%
Horst 9/10 4028 days 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 4029 days 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 4031 days 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 4031 days 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 4031 days 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 4033 days 1%
Nicola 9/10 4034 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 4034 days 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 4034 days 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 4035 days 1%
Ronny 9/10 4039 days 1%
Jamie 10/10 4045 days 1%
Christian 7/10 4045 days 1%
Schygulla 9/10 4045 days 1%
Loleit 10/10 4046 days 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 4047 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4049 days 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 4049 days 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 4050 days 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 4051 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4053 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 4062 days 1%
mariak 9/10 4101 days 1%
Marons 9/10 4104 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4113 days 1%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 4117 days 1%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4126 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4126 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4126 days 1%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4138 days 1%
harryb 10/10 4224 days 1%
brianp 10/10 4231 days 1%
simonsandra 9/10 4232 days 1%
andriesk 8/10 4241 days 1%
jessica 9/10 4280 days 1%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4298 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4347 days 1%
DanielGermany 10/10 4351 days 1%
Nathalie 8/10 4356 days 1%
annysp 8/10 4359 days 1%
johnst 9/10 4359 days 1%
Barry Smith 9/10 4379 days 1%
Robert 9/10 4403 days 1%

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.