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

90.91%

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 8/10 378 days 100%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 591 days 61%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 652 days 49%
Davina 7/10 864 days 16%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 956 days 10%
Ben H 9/10 1201 days 6%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1326 days 6%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1335 days 6%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1543 days 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1558 days 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1569 days 5%
Sevi 8/10 1570 days 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1571 days 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1580 days 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1581 days 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1583 days 5%
Car R 9/10 1593 days 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1602 days 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1602 days 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1602 days 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1602 days 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1603 days 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1607 days 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1607 days 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1608 days 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1612 days 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1614 days 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1616 days 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1637 days 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1638 days 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1638 days 5%
Natasha 8/10 1639 days 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1639 days 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1642 days 4%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1644 days 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1646 days 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1647 days 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1654 days 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1654 days 5%
Moreno 8/10 1655 days 4%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1656 days 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1656 days 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1658 days 4%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1658 days 4%
Bob 10/10 1660 days 5%
Yee How 7/10 1662 days 4%
Marc Perales 8/10 1663 days 4%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1667 days 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1667 days 5%
Maarten 6/10 1667 days 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1671 days 4%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1671 days 5%
Sarah 10/10 1681 days 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1681 days 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1690 days 4%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1691 days 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1696 days 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1697 days 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1716 days 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1746 days 5%
Matilda 8/10 1898 days 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1900 days 4%
Cecile 10/10 1904 days 4%
Patricia 9/10 1907 days 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1910 days 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1912 days 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1912 days 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1913 days 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1913 days 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1913 days 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1914 days 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1914 days 4%
Laurine 9/10 1915 days 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1916 days 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1917 days 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1917 days 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1917 days 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1917 days 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1917 days 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1919 days 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1921 days 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1921 days 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1921 days 4%
Michael L 10/10 1923 days 4%
Celine 10/10 1923 days 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1924 days 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1925 days 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1926 days 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1928 days 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1928 days 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1928 days 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1929 days 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1930 days 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1933 days 4%
Lisa 10/10 1933 days 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1937 days 4%
Alex 10/10 1939 days 4%
Kathi 10/10 1939 days 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1939 days 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1939 days 4%
Sandra 9/10 1941 days 4%
Kim 8/10 1941 days 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1941 days 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1942 days 3%
Riviere 8/10 1942 days 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1943 days 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1943 days 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1952 days 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1953 days 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1954 days 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1955 days 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1962 days 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1964 days 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1965 days 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1967 days 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1968 days 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1970 days 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1973 days 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1978 days 4%
Philip 10/10 1978 days 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1979 days 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1980 days 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1981 days 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1982 days 4%
Chloe 9/10 1988 days 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 2008 days 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 2051 days 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 2052 days 4%
Rachel S 10/10 2265 days 3%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2296 days 3%
Maria Schober 10/10 2313 days 3%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2318 days 3%
Annika Funk 9/10 2322 days 3%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2324 days 3%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2339 days 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2348 days 3%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2372 days 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2393 days 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2630 days 2%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2630 days 2%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2632 days 2%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2632 days 2%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2635 days 2%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2640 days 2%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2641 days 2%
Mark 7/10 2644 days 2%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2646 days 2%
Laure Cops 8/10 2646 days 2%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2659 days 2%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2659 days 2%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2659 days 2%
jefft 8/10 2662 days 2%
Mara 9/10 2664 days 2%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2664 days 2%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2677 days 2%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2680 days 2%
Xavier 10/10 2683 days 2%
Bjoern 7/10 2689 days 2%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2697 days 2%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2697 days 2%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2703 days 2%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2703 days 2%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2703 days 2%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2703 days 2%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2709 days 2%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2721 days 1%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2729 days 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2729 days 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2731 days 2%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2731 days 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 3002 days 1%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 3006 days 1%
Patrick 9/10 3011 days 1%
Lisa 10/10 3011 days 1%
Brandon Wells 8/10 3014 days 1%
Marcel 7/10 3020 days 1%
Maria 8/10 3020 days 1%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 3020 days 1%
James Young 10/10 3029 days 1%
Eric 7/10 3032 days 1%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 3032 days 1%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 3033 days 1%
Raquel 9/10 3034 days 1%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3034 days 1%
Kristin Denny 9/10 3037 days 1%
Enna Keet 9/10 3039 days 1%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 3068 days 1%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 3073 days 1%
Loesje 8/10 3086 days 1%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 3102 days 1%
Karin Genyn 10/10 3103 days 1%
Steven Switsers 9/10 3107 days 1%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3109 days 1%
Annie 8/10 3110 days 1%
Jacquemard 9/10 3122 days 1%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3377 days 0%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3378 days 0%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3379 days 0%
Def Fem 9/10 3387 days 0%
Alex Ross 10/10 3388 days 0%
M Robinson 10/10 3388 days 0%
Alan Brady 10/10 3389 days 0%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3395 days 0%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3397 days 0%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3399 days 0%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3402 days 0%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3403 days 0%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3404 days 0%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3404 days 0%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3404 days 0%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3406 days 0%
Houter 9/10 3406 days 0%
Butz 10/10 3407 days 0%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3407 days 0%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3407 days 0%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3409 days 0%
Domroes 9/10 3413 days 0%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3415 days 0%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3418 days 0%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3418 days 0%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3419 days 0%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3420 days 0%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3420 days 0%
Mike1952 9/10 3421 days 0%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3703 days 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3710 days 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3731 days 1%
Gertz 10/10 3731 days 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3735 days 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3740 days 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3742 days 1%
Judith 9/10 3744 days 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3744 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3745 days 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3746 days 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3750 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3751 days 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3751 days 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3751 days 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3752 days 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3756 days 1%
Martin 10/10 3756 days 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3756 days 1%
Betten 9/10 3757 days 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3761 days 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3762 days 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3763 days 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3764 days 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3769 days 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3773 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3774 days 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3776 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3776 days 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3779 days 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3781 days 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3781 days 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3786 days 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3817 days 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3878 days 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4055 days 1%
BelindaT 10/10 4070 days 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 4098 days 1%
Agnes 9/10 4102 days 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 4109 days 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 4114 days 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 4117 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4119 days 1%
johnandgin 8/10 4123 days 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 4125 days 1%
Horst 9/10 4126 days 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 4127 days 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 4129 days 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 4129 days 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 4129 days 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 4131 days 1%
Nicola 9/10 4132 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 4132 days 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 4132 days 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 4133 days 1%
Ronny 9/10 4137 days 1%
Jamie 10/10 4143 days 1%
Christian 7/10 4143 days 1%
Schygulla 9/10 4143 days 1%
Loleit 10/10 4144 days 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 4145 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4147 days 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 4147 days 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 4148 days 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 4149 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4151 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 4160 days 1%
mariak 9/10 4199 days 1%
Marons 9/10 4202 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4211 days 1%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 4215 days 1%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4224 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4224 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4224 days 1%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4236 days 1%
harryb 10/10 4322 days 1%
brianp 10/10 4329 days 1%
simonsandra 9/10 4330 days 1%
andriesk 8/10 4339 days 1%
jessica 9/10 4378 days 1%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4396 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4445 days 1%
DanielGermany 10/10 4449 days 1%
Nathalie 8/10 4454 days 1%
annysp 8/10 4457 days 1%
johnst 9/10 4457 days 1%
Barry Smith 9/10 4477 days 1%
Robert 9/10 4501 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.