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

91.04%

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 8/10 152 days 91.52 100%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 365 days 78.89 86%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 426 days 71.24 78%
Davina 7/10 638 days 34.67 38%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 730 days 26.11 29%
Ben H 9/10 975 days 7.28 8%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1100 days true 4.99 5%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1109 days true 4.97 5%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1317 days true 4.57 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1332 days true 4.54 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1343 days true 4.51 5%
Sevi 8/10 1344 days true 4.29 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1345 days true 4.51 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1354 days true 4.49 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1355 days true 4.49 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1357 days true 4.26 5%
Car R 9/10 1368 days 4.47 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1376 days true 4.45 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1376 days true 4.45 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1376 days true 4.45 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1376 days true 4.45 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1377 days true 4.23 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1381 days true 4.44 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1381 days true 4.44 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1382 days true 4.22 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1386 days true 4.43 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1388 days 4.43 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1390 days true 4.2 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1411 days true 4.38 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1412 days true 4.38 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1412 days true 4.38 5%
Natasha 8/10 1413 days true 4.16 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1413 days true 4.16 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1416 days true 3.98 4%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1418 days true 4.37 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1420 days true 4.36 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1421 days true 4.36 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1428 days true 4.35 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1428 days true 4.35 5%
Moreno 8/10 1429 days true 4.13 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1430 days true 4.34 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1430 days true 4.34 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1432 days true 4.12 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1432 days true 4.12 5%
Bob 10/10 1434 days true 4.34 5%
Yee How 7/10 1436 days true 3.94 4%
Marc Perales 8/10 1437 days true 4.11 4%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1441 days true 4.32 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1441 days true 4.32 5%
Maarten 6/10 1441 days true 3.59 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1445 days true 4.1 4%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1445 days true 4.32 5%
Sarah 10/10 1455 days true 4.3 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1455 days true 4.3 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1464 days true 4.06 4%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1465 days true 4.28 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1470 days true 4.27 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1471 days true 4.26 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1491 days 4.23 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1521 days 4.17 5%
Matilda 8/10 1672 days true 3.68 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1674 days true 3.67 4%
Cecile 10/10 1678 days true 3.86 4%
Patricia 9/10 1681 days true 3.85 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1684 days true 3.85 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1686 days true 3.84 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1686 days true 3.84 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1687 days true 3.84 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1687 days true 3.84 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1687 days true 3.84 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1688 days true 3.84 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1688 days true 3.84 4%
Laurine 9/10 1689 days true 3.84 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1690 days true 3.84 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1691 days true 3.64 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1691 days true 3.49 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1691 days true 3.83 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1691 days true 3.83 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1691 days true 3.83 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1693 days true 3.83 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1695 days true 3.63 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1695 days true 3.83 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1695 days true 3.83 4%
Michael L 10/10 1697 days true 3.82 4%
Celine 10/10 1697 days true 3.82 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1698 days true 3.48 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1699 days true 3.63 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1700 days true 3.82 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1702 days 3.81 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1702 days true 3.62 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1702 days true 3.81 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1703 days true 3.81 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1704 days true 3.81 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 4%
Lisa 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1711 days true 3.79 4%
Alex 10/10 1713 days true 3.79 4%
Kathi 10/10 1713 days true 3.79 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1713 days true 3.79 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1713 days true 3.79 4%
Sandra 9/10 1715 days true 3.79 4%
Kim 8/10 1715 days true 3.6 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1715 days true 3.79 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1716 days true 3.14 3%
Riviere 8/10 1716 days true 3.6 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1717 days true 3.78 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1717 days true 3.78 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1726 days true 3.58 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1727 days true 3.76 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1728 days true 3.76 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1729 days 3.42 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1736 days true 3.75 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1738 days true 3.55 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1739 days true 3.74 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1742 days true 3.55 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1744 days true 3.73 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1747 days true 3.72 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1752 days true 3.71 4%
Philip 10/10 1752 days true 3.71 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1753 days true 3.71 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1754 days true 3.71 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1755 days true 3.71 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1756 days true 3.71 4%
Chloe 9/10 1762 days true 3.69 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1782 days true 3.66 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1825 days 3.57 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1826 days 3.57 4%
Rachel S 10/10 2040 days 3.15 3%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2071 days 3.09 3%
Maria Schober 10/10 2087 days true 3.06 3%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2092 days true 3.05 3%
Annika Funk 9/10 2096 days true 3.04 3%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2099 days 3.04 3%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2113 days true 2.86 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2122 days true 2.99 3%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2146 days true 2.94 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2167 days true 2.9 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2404 days true 2.44 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2404 days true 2.22 2%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2406 days true 2.43 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2406 days true 2.43 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2409 days true 2.31 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2414 days true 2.42 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2415 days true 2.42 3%
Mark 7/10 2418 days true 2.19 2%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2420 days true 2.29 2%
Laure Cops 8/10 2420 days true 2.29 2%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2433 days true 2.26 2%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2433 days true 2.38 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2433 days true 2.38 3%
jefft 8/10 2436 days true 2.26 2%
Mara 9/10 2438 days true 2.37 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2438 days true 2.25 2%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2451 days true 2.35 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2454 days true 2.13 2%
Xavier 10/10 2457 days true 2.33 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2463 days true 2.11 2%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2471 days true 2.31 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2471 days true 2.31 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2477 days true 2.3 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2477 days true 2.09 2%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2477 days true 2.18 2%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2477 days true 2.18 2%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2483 days true 2.28 2%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2495 days true 1.88 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2503 days true 2.24 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2503 days true 2.24 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2505 days true 2.24 2%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2505 days true 2.24 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2776 days true 1.71 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2780 days true 1.62 2%
Patrick 9/10 2785 days true 1.69 2%
Lisa 10/10 2785 days true 1.69 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2788 days true 1.6 2%
Marcel 7/10 2794 days true 1.52 2%
Maria 8/10 2794 days true 1.59 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2794 days true 1.68 2%
James Young 10/10 2803 days true 1.66 2%
Eric 7/10 2806 days true 1.5 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2806 days true 1.65 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2807 days true 1.57 2%
Raquel 9/10 2808 days true 1.65 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2808 days true 1.5 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2811 days true 1.64 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2813 days true 1.64 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2842 days true 1.58 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2847 days true 1.57 2%
Loesje 8/10 2860 days 1.47 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2876 days true 1.51 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2877 days true 1.51 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2881 days true 1.5 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2883 days true 1.5 2%
Annie 8/10 2884 days true 1.42 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2896 days true 1.48 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3151 days true 0.98 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3152 days true 0.93 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3153 days true 0.97 1%
Def Fem 9/10 3161 days true 0.96 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 3162 days true 0.95 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3162 days true 0.95 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 3163 days true 0.95 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3169 days true 0.94 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3171 days true 0.89 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3173 days true 0.89 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3176 days true 0.93 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3177 days true 0.93 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3178 days true 0.92 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3178 days true 0.84 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3178 days true 0.88 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3180 days true 0.92 1%
Houter 9/10 3180 days true 0.92 1%
Butz 10/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3183 days true 0.91 1%
Domroes 9/10 3187 days true 0.91 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3192 days true 0.9 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3192 days true 0.9 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3193 days true 0.85 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3194 days true 0.89 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3194 days true 0.85 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3195 days 0.89 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3477 days true 0.34 0%
Fontvieille 10/10 3484 days true 0.32 0%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3505 days true 0.28 0%
Gertz 10/10 3505 days true 0.28 0%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3509 days true 0.28 0%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3514 days true 0.27 0%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3516 days true 0.26 0%
Judith 9/10 3518 days true 0.26 0%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3518 days true 0.26 0%
Thomas 10/10 3519 days true 0.26 0%
Kauzta 9/10 3520 days true 0.25 0%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3524 days true 0.23 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3525 days true 0.23 0%
Michael Long 9/10 3525 days true 0.24 0%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3525 days true 0.24 0%
Gerstmann 6/10 3526 days true 0.2 0%
E C Frans 9/10 3530 days true 0.23 0%
Martin 10/10 3530 days true 0.23 0%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3530 days true 0.23 0%
Betten 9/10 3531 days true 0.23 0%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3535 days true 0.23 0%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3536 days true 0.22 0%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3537 days true 0.22 0%
Rian Bach 9/10 3538 days true 0.22 0%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3543 days true 0.2 0%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3547 days true 0.19 0%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3548 days true 0.19 0%
Cheryl 8/10 3550 days true 0.19 0%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3550 days true 0.2 0%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3553 days true 0.19 0%
Tom Hill 9/10 3555 days true 0.19 0%
Sue Haward 10/10 3555 days true 0.19 0%
Rissa W 9/10 3560 days 0.18 0%
dollimyxture 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
Mikeminch 9/10 3652 days 0.0 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3829 days true 0.0 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3872 days true 0.0 0%
Agnes 9/10 3876 days true 0.0 0%
Russ Turner 9/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
johnandgin 8/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
Horst 9/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
Don & Alice 7/10 3901 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
Nicola 9/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
Max Mareen 10/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3907 days true 0.0 0%
Ronny 9/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Jamie 10/10 3917 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 7/10 3917 days true 0.0 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3917 days true 0.0 0%
Loleit 10/10 3918 days true 0.0 0%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3921 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3921 days true 0.0 0%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3922 days true 0.0 0%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3925 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 9/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
Marons 9/10 3976 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3985 days true 0.0 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3989 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4010 days true 0.0 0%
harryb 10/10 4096 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 4103 days true 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 4104 days true 0.0 0%
andriesk 8/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
jessica 9/10 4152 days true 0.0 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4170 days 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4219 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 4223 days true 0.0 0%
Nathalie 8/10 4228 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 8/10 4231 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 9/10 4231 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 4251 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 9/10 4275 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.