Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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

313 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 313 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 313 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 126
40%
9/10 104
33%
8/10 61
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%

90.54% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.54% and is based on 313 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 313 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

92.25%

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
Terrence 10/10 276 days 100%
Guru 8/10 763 days 24%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 976 days 8%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 1037 days 6%
Davina 7/10 1249 days 5%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 1341 days 5%
Ben H 9/10 1586 days 4%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1711 days 4%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1720 days 4%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1928 days 4%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1943 days 3%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1954 days 3%
Sevi 8/10 1955 days 3%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1956 days 3%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1965 days 3%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1966 days 3%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1968 days 3%
Car R 9/10 1979 days 3%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1987 days 3%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1987 days 3%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1987 days 3%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1987 days 3%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1988 days 3%
James Macguire 9/10 1992 days 3%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1992 days 3%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1993 days 3%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1997 days 3%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1999 days 3%
Emma Millett 8/10 2001 days 3%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 2022 days 3%
Loic Besson 10/10 2023 days 3%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 2023 days 3%
Natasha 8/10 2024 days 3%
Oliver Francis 8/10 2024 days 3%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 2027 days 3%
Vallee Manon 10/10 2029 days 3%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 2031 days 3%
Ruden Perez 10/10 2032 days 3%
Manu Liberta 10/10 2039 days 3%
Carole Schwab 10/10 2039 days 3%
Moreno 8/10 2040 days 3%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 2041 days 3%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 2041 days 3%
Olde Vogel 8/10 2043 days 3%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 2043 days 3%
Bob 10/10 2045 days 3%
Yee How 7/10 2047 days 3%
Marc Perales 8/10 2048 days 3%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 2052 days 3%
Jannika Cao 9/10 2052 days 3%
Maarten 6/10 2052 days 3%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 2056 days 3%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 2056 days 3%
Sarah 10/10 2066 days 3%
Simon Mueller 10/10 2066 days 3%
Karine Dransart 8/10 2075 days 3%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 2076 days 3%
Cat Johnston 10/10 2081 days 3%
James Jackson 10/10 2082 days 3%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 2102 days 3%
Moni Basuki 10/10 2132 days 3%
Matilda 8/10 2283 days 3%
Katharina Schick 8/10 2285 days 3%
Cecile 10/10 2289 days 3%
Patricia 9/10 2292 days 3%
Sam Creecy 9/10 2295 days 3%
Mathilde 10/10 2297 days 3%
Phlippe 9/10 2297 days 3%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 2298 days 3%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 2298 days 3%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 2298 days 3%
Helene Christensen 9/10 2299 days 3%
Sofie Madson 9/10 2299 days 3%
Laurine 9/10 2300 days 3%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 2301 days 3%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 2302 days 3%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 2302 days 2%
Kim Rasun 9/10 2302 days 3%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 2302 days 3%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 2302 days 3%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 2304 days 3%
Cori Schultz 8/10 2306 days 3%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 2306 days 3%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 2306 days 3%
Michael L 10/10 2308 days 3%
Celine 10/10 2308 days 3%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 2309 days 2%
Jeroen 8/10 2310 days 3%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 2311 days 3%
Michael Menrath 10/10 2313 days 3%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 2313 days 3%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 2313 days 3%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 2314 days 3%
Lucy Murray 9/10 2315 days 3%
Elisabet 10/10 2318 days 3%
Lisa 10/10 2318 days 3%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 2322 days 3%
Alex 10/10 2324 days 3%
Kathi 10/10 2324 days 3%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 2324 days 3%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 2324 days 3%
Sandra 9/10 2326 days 3%
Kim 8/10 2326 days 2%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 2326 days 3%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 2327 days 2%
Riviere 8/10 2327 days 2%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 2328 days 3%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 2328 days 3%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 2337 days 2%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 2338 days 3%
Levin Stuers 9/10 2339 days 3%
Laurent Petit 7/10 2340 days 2%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 2347 days 3%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 2349 days 2%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 2350 days 3%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 2352 days 3%
Eric Hertort 8/10 2353 days 2%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 2355 days 3%
Sven and Annie 10/10 2358 days 3%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 2363 days 3%
Philip 10/10 2363 days 3%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 2364 days 3%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 2365 days 3%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 2366 days 3%
Sabina Carney 10/10 2367 days 3%
Chloe 9/10 2373 days 3%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 2393 days 2%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 2436 days 2%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 2437 days 2%
Rachel S 10/10 2651 days 2%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2682 days 2%
Maria Schober 10/10 2698 days 2%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2703 days 2%
Annika Funk 9/10 2707 days 2%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2710 days 2%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2724 days 2%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2733 days 2%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2757 days 2%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2778 days 2%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 3015 days 1%
Calvin Becker 7/10 3015 days 1%
Jacques Revel 10/10 3017 days 1%
Karen Garvin 10/10 3017 days 1%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 3020 days 1%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 3025 days 1%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 3026 days 1%
Mark 7/10 3029 days 1%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 3031 days 1%
Laure Cops 8/10 3031 days 1%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 3044 days 1%
Linda Wainman 10/10 3044 days 1%
Chris Wainman 10/10 3044 days 1%
jefft 8/10 3047 days 1%
Mara 9/10 3049 days 1%
Andrea Morello 8/10 3049 days 1%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 3062 days 1%
Antton Vappula 7/10 3065 days 1%
Xavier 10/10 3068 days 1%
Bjoern 7/10 3074 days 1%
Lena Jensen 9/10 3082 days 1%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 3082 days 1%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 3088 days 1%
Julien de la lande 7/10 3088 days 1%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 3088 days 1%
Aude Moulin 8/10 3088 days 1%
Claire Lieval 10/10 3094 days 1%
Andrea Beck 6/10 3106 days 1%
Marc Greeve 10/10 3114 days 1%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 3114 days 1%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 3116 days 1%
Kim Maertens 9/10 3116 days 1%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 3387 days 0%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 3391 days 0%
Patrick 9/10 3396 days 0%
Lisa 10/10 3396 days 0%
Brandon Wells 8/10 3399 days 0%
Marcel 7/10 3405 days 0%
Maria 8/10 3405 days 0%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 3405 days 0%
James Young 10/10 3414 days 0%
Eric 7/10 3417 days 0%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 3417 days 0%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 3418 days 0%
Raquel 9/10 3419 days 0%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3419 days 0%
Kristin Denny 9/10 3422 days 0%
Enna Keet 9/10 3424 days 0%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 3453 days 0%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 3458 days 0%
Loesje 8/10 3471 days 0%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 3487 days 0%
Karin Genyn 10/10 3488 days 0%
Steven Switsers 9/10 3492 days 0%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3494 days 0%
Annie 8/10 3495 days 0%
Jacquemard 9/10 3507 days 0%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3762 days 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3763 days 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3764 days 1%
Def Fem 9/10 3772 days 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 3773 days 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3773 days 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 3774 days 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3780 days 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3782 days 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3784 days 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3787 days 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3788 days 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3789 days 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3789 days 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3789 days 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3791 days 1%
Houter 9/10 3791 days 1%
Butz 10/10 3792 days 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3792 days 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3792 days 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3794 days 1%
Domroes 9/10 3798 days 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3800 days 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3803 days 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3803 days 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3804 days 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3805 days 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3805 days 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3806 days 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 4088 days 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 4095 days 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 4116 days 1%
Gertz 10/10 4116 days 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 4120 days 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 4125 days 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 4127 days 1%
Judith 9/10 4129 days 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 4129 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 4130 days 1%
Kauzta 9/10 4131 days 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 4135 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 4136 days 1%
Michael Long 9/10 4136 days 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 4136 days 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 4137 days 1%
E C Frans 9/10 4141 days 1%
Martin 10/10 4141 days 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 4141 days 1%
Betten 9/10 4142 days 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 4146 days 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 4147 days 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 4148 days 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 4149 days 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 4154 days 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 4158 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 4159 days 1%
Cheryl 8/10 4161 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 4161 days 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 4164 days 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 4166 days 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 4166 days 1%
Rissa W 9/10 4171 days 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 4202 days 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 4263 days 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4440 days 1%
BelindaT 10/10 4455 days 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 4483 days 1%
Agnes 9/10 4487 days 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 4494 days 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 4499 days 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 4502 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4504 days 1%
johnandgin 8/10 4508 days 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 4510 days 1%
Horst 9/10 4511 days 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 4512 days 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 4514 days 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 4514 days 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 4514 days 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 4516 days 1%
Nicola 9/10 4517 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 4517 days 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 4517 days 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 4518 days 1%
Ronny 9/10 4522 days 1%
Jamie 10/10 4528 days 1%
Christian 7/10 4528 days 1%
Schygulla 9/10 4528 days 1%
Loleit 10/10 4529 days 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 4530 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4532 days 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 4532 days 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 4533 days 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 4534 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4536 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 4545 days 1%
mariak 9/10 4584 days 1%
Marons 9/10 4587 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4596 days 1%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 4600 days 1%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4609 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4609 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4609 days 1%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4621 days 1%
harryb 10/10 4707 days 1%
brianp 10/10 4714 days 1%
simonsandra 9/10 4715 days 1%
andriesk 8/10 4724 days 1%
jessica 9/10 4763 days 1%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4781 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4830 days 1%
DanielGermany 10/10 4834 days 1%
Nathalie 8/10 4839 days 1%
annysp 8/10 4842 days 1%
johnst 9/10 4842 days 1%
Barry Smith 9/10 4862 days 1%
Robert 9/10 4886 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

92%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.