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

90.90%

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 8/10 502 days 100%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 715 days 49%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 776 days 37%
Davina 7/10 988 days 11%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 1080 days 9%
Ben H 9/10 1325 days 8%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1450 days 7%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1459 days 7%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1667 days 6%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1682 days 6%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1693 days 6%
Sevi 8/10 1694 days 6%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1695 days 6%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1704 days 6%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1705 days 6%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1707 days 6%
Car R 9/10 1718 days 6%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1726 days 6%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1726 days 6%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1726 days 6%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1726 days 6%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1727 days 6%
James Macguire 9/10 1731 days 6%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1731 days 6%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1732 days 6%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1736 days 6%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1738 days 6%
Emma Millett 8/10 1740 days 6%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1761 days 6%
Loic Besson 10/10 1762 days 6%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1762 days 6%
Natasha 8/10 1763 days 6%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1763 days 6%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1766 days 6%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1768 days 6%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1770 days 6%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1771 days 6%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1778 days 6%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1778 days 6%
Moreno 8/10 1779 days 6%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1780 days 6%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1780 days 6%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1782 days 6%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1782 days 6%
Bob 10/10 1784 days 6%
Yee How 7/10 1786 days 5%
Marc Perales 8/10 1787 days 6%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1791 days 6%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1791 days 6%
Maarten 6/10 1791 days 5%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1795 days 6%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1795 days 6%
Sarah 10/10 1805 days 6%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1805 days 6%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1814 days 6%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1815 days 6%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1820 days 6%
James Jackson 10/10 1821 days 6%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1841 days 6%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1871 days 6%
Matilda 8/10 2022 days 5%
Katharina Schick 8/10 2024 days 5%
Cecile 10/10 2028 days 5%
Patricia 9/10 2031 days 5%
Sam Creecy 9/10 2034 days 5%
Mathilde 10/10 2036 days 5%
Phlippe 9/10 2036 days 5%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 2037 days 5%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 2037 days 5%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 2037 days 5%
Helene Christensen 9/10 2038 days 5%
Sofie Madson 9/10 2038 days 5%
Laurine 9/10 2039 days 5%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 2040 days 5%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 2041 days 5%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 2041 days 5%
Kim Rasun 9/10 2041 days 5%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 2041 days 5%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 2041 days 5%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 2043 days 5%
Cori Schultz 8/10 2045 days 5%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 2045 days 5%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 2045 days 5%
Michael L 10/10 2047 days 5%
Celine 10/10 2047 days 5%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 2048 days 5%
Jeroen 8/10 2049 days 5%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 2050 days 5%
Michael Menrath 10/10 2052 days 5%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 2052 days 5%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 2052 days 5%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 2053 days 5%
Lucy Murray 9/10 2054 days 5%
Elisabet 10/10 2057 days 5%
Lisa 10/10 2057 days 5%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 2061 days 5%
Alex 10/10 2063 days 5%
Kathi 10/10 2063 days 5%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 2063 days 5%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 2063 days 5%
Sandra 9/10 2065 days 5%
Kim 8/10 2065 days 5%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 2065 days 5%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 2066 days 4%
Riviere 8/10 2066 days 5%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 2067 days 5%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 2067 days 5%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 2076 days 5%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 2077 days 5%
Levin Stuers 9/10 2078 days 5%
Laurent Petit 7/10 2079 days 5%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 2086 days 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 2088 days 5%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 2089 days 5%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 2091 days 5%
Eric Hertort 8/10 2092 days 5%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 2094 days 5%
Sven and Annie 10/10 2097 days 5%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 2102 days 5%
Philip 10/10 2102 days 5%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 2103 days 5%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 2104 days 5%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 2105 days 5%
Sabina Carney 10/10 2106 days 5%
Chloe 9/10 2112 days 5%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 2132 days 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 2175 days 5%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 2176 days 5%
Rachel S 10/10 2390 days 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2421 days 4%
Maria Schober 10/10 2437 days 4%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2442 days 4%
Annika Funk 9/10 2446 days 4%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2449 days 4%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2463 days 4%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2472 days 4%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2496 days 4%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2517 days 4%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2754 days 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2754 days 2%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2756 days 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2756 days 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2759 days 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2764 days 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2765 days 3%
Mark 7/10 2768 days 2%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2770 days 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 2770 days 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2783 days 2%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2783 days 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2783 days 3%
jefft 8/10 2786 days 2%
Mara 9/10 2788 days 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2788 days 2%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2801 days 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2804 days 2%
Xavier 10/10 2807 days 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2813 days 2%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2821 days 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2821 days 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2827 days 2%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2827 days 2%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2827 days 2%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2827 days 2%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2833 days 2%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2845 days 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2853 days 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2853 days 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2855 days 2%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2855 days 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 3126 days 1%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 3130 days 1%
Patrick 9/10 3135 days 1%
Lisa 10/10 3135 days 1%
Brandon Wells 8/10 3138 days 1%
Marcel 7/10 3144 days 1%
Maria 8/10 3144 days 1%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 3144 days 1%
James Young 10/10 3153 days 1%
Eric 7/10 3156 days 1%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 3156 days 1%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 3157 days 1%
Raquel 9/10 3158 days 1%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3158 days 1%
Kristin Denny 9/10 3161 days 1%
Enna Keet 9/10 3163 days 1%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 3192 days 1%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 3197 days 1%
Loesje 8/10 3210 days 1%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 3226 days 1%
Karin Genyn 10/10 3227 days 1%
Steven Switsers 9/10 3231 days 1%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3233 days 1%
Annie 8/10 3234 days 1%
Jacquemard 9/10 3246 days 1%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3501 days 0%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3502 days 0%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3503 days 0%
Def Fem 9/10 3511 days 0%
Alex Ross 10/10 3512 days 0%
M Robinson 10/10 3512 days 0%
Alan Brady 10/10 3513 days 0%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3519 days 0%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3521 days 0%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3523 days 0%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3526 days 0%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3527 days 0%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3528 days 0%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3528 days 0%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3528 days 0%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3530 days 0%
Houter 9/10 3530 days 0%
Butz 10/10 3531 days 0%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3531 days 0%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3531 days 0%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3533 days 0%
Domroes 9/10 3537 days 0%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3539 days 0%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3542 days 0%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3542 days 0%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3543 days 0%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3544 days 0%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3544 days 0%
Mike1952 9/10 3545 days 0%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3827 days 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3834 days 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3855 days 1%
Gertz 10/10 3855 days 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3859 days 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3864 days 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3866 days 1%
Judith 9/10 3868 days 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3868 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3869 days 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3870 days 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3874 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3875 days 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3875 days 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3875 days 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3876 days 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3880 days 1%
Martin 10/10 3880 days 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3880 days 1%
Betten 9/10 3881 days 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3885 days 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3886 days 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3887 days 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3888 days 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3893 days 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3897 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3898 days 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3900 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3900 days 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3903 days 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3905 days 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3905 days 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3910 days 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3941 days 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 4002 days 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4179 days 1%
BelindaT 10/10 4194 days 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 4222 days 1%
Agnes 9/10 4226 days 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 4233 days 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 4238 days 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 4241 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4243 days 1%
johnandgin 8/10 4247 days 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 4249 days 1%
Horst 9/10 4250 days 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 4251 days 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 4253 days 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 4253 days 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 4253 days 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 4255 days 1%
Nicola 9/10 4256 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 4256 days 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 4256 days 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 4257 days 1%
Ronny 9/10 4261 days 1%
Jamie 10/10 4267 days 1%
Christian 7/10 4267 days 1%
Schygulla 9/10 4267 days 1%
Loleit 10/10 4268 days 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 4269 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4271 days 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 4271 days 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 4272 days 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 4273 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4275 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 4284 days 1%
mariak 9/10 4323 days 1%
Marons 9/10 4326 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4335 days 1%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 4339 days 1%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4348 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4348 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4348 days 1%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4360 days 1%
harryb 10/10 4446 days 1%
brianp 10/10 4453 days 1%
simonsandra 9/10 4454 days 1%
andriesk 8/10 4463 days 1%
jessica 9/10 4502 days 1%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4520 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4569 days 1%
DanielGermany 10/10 4573 days 1%
Nathalie 8/10 4578 days 1%
annysp 8/10 4581 days 1%
johnst 9/10 4581 days 1%
Barry Smith 9/10 4601 days 1%
Robert 9/10 4625 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.