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

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

92.15%

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 10/10 120 days 100%
Guru 8/10 607 days 42%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 820 days 17%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 881 days 13%
Davina 7/10 1093 days 5%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 1185 days 5%
Ben H 9/10 1430 days 4%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1555 days 4%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1564 days 4%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1772 days 4%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1787 days 4%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1798 days 4%
Sevi 8/10 1799 days 4%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1800 days 4%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1809 days 4%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1810 days 4%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1812 days 3%
Car R 9/10 1822 days 4%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1831 days 4%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1831 days 4%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1831 days 4%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1831 days 4%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1832 days 3%
James Macguire 9/10 1836 days 4%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1836 days 4%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1837 days 3%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1841 days 4%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1843 days 4%
Emma Millett 8/10 1845 days 3%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1866 days 4%
Loic Besson 10/10 1867 days 4%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1867 days 4%
Natasha 8/10 1868 days 3%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1868 days 3%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1871 days 3%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1873 days 4%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1875 days 4%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1876 days 4%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1883 days 4%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1883 days 4%
Moreno 8/10 1884 days 3%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1885 days 4%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1885 days 4%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1887 days 3%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1887 days 3%
Bob 10/10 1889 days 4%
Yee How 7/10 1891 days 3%
Marc Perales 8/10 1892 days 3%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1896 days 4%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1896 days 4%
Maarten 6/10 1896 days 3%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1900 days 3%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1900 days 4%
Sarah 10/10 1910 days 3%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1910 days 3%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1919 days 3%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1920 days 3%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1925 days 3%
James Jackson 10/10 1926 days 3%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1945 days 3%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1975 days 3%
Matilda 8/10 2127 days 3%
Katharina Schick 8/10 2129 days 3%
Cecile 10/10 2133 days 3%
Patricia 9/10 2136 days 3%
Sam Creecy 9/10 2139 days 3%
Mathilde 10/10 2141 days 3%
Phlippe 9/10 2141 days 3%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 2142 days 3%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 2142 days 3%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 2142 days 3%
Helene Christensen 9/10 2143 days 3%
Sofie Madson 9/10 2143 days 3%
Laurine 9/10 2144 days 3%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 2145 days 3%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 2146 days 3%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 2146 days 3%
Kim Rasun 9/10 2146 days 3%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 2146 days 3%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 2146 days 3%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 2148 days 3%
Cori Schultz 8/10 2150 days 3%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 2150 days 3%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 2150 days 3%
Michael L 10/10 2152 days 3%
Celine 10/10 2152 days 3%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 2153 days 3%
Jeroen 8/10 2154 days 3%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 2155 days 3%
Michael Menrath 10/10 2157 days 3%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 2157 days 3%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 2157 days 3%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 2158 days 3%
Lucy Murray 9/10 2159 days 3%
Elisabet 10/10 2162 days 3%
Lisa 10/10 2162 days 3%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 2166 days 3%
Alex 10/10 2168 days 3%
Kathi 10/10 2168 days 3%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 2168 days 3%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 2168 days 3%
Sandra 9/10 2170 days 3%
Kim 8/10 2170 days 3%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 2170 days 3%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 2171 days 2%
Riviere 8/10 2171 days 3%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 2172 days 3%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 2172 days 3%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 2181 days 3%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 2182 days 3%
Levin Stuers 9/10 2183 days 3%
Laurent Petit 7/10 2184 days 3%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 2191 days 3%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 2193 days 3%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 2194 days 3%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 2196 days 3%
Eric Hertort 8/10 2197 days 3%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 2199 days 3%
Sven and Annie 10/10 2202 days 3%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 2207 days 3%
Philip 10/10 2207 days 3%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 2208 days 3%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 2209 days 3%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 2210 days 3%
Sabina Carney 10/10 2211 days 3%
Chloe 9/10 2217 days 3%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 2237 days 3%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 2280 days 3%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 2281 days 3%
Rachel S 10/10 2494 days 2%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2525 days 2%
Maria Schober 10/10 2542 days 2%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2547 days 2%
Annika Funk 9/10 2551 days 2%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2553 days 2%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2568 days 2%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2577 days 2%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2601 days 2%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2622 days 2%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2859 days 2%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2859 days 1%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2861 days 2%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2861 days 2%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2864 days 1%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2869 days 2%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2870 days 2%
Mark 7/10 2873 days 1%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2875 days 1%
Laure Cops 8/10 2875 days 1%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2888 days 1%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2888 days 2%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2888 days 2%
jefft 8/10 2891 days 1%
Mara 9/10 2893 days 2%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2893 days 1%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2906 days 1%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2909 days 1%
Xavier 10/10 2912 days 1%
Bjoern 7/10 2918 days 1%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2926 days 1%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2926 days 1%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2932 days 1%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2932 days 1%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2932 days 1%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2932 days 1%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2938 days 1%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2950 days 1%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2958 days 1%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2958 days 1%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2960 days 1%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2960 days 1%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 3231 days 1%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 3235 days 1%
Patrick 9/10 3240 days 1%
Lisa 10/10 3240 days 1%
Brandon Wells 8/10 3243 days 1%
Marcel 7/10 3249 days 1%
Maria 8/10 3249 days 1%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 3249 days 1%
James Young 10/10 3258 days 1%
Eric 7/10 3261 days 1%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 3261 days 1%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 3262 days 1%
Raquel 9/10 3263 days 1%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3263 days 1%
Kristin Denny 9/10 3266 days 1%
Enna Keet 9/10 3268 days 1%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 3297 days 1%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 3302 days 1%
Loesje 8/10 3315 days 1%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 3331 days 1%
Karin Genyn 10/10 3332 days 1%
Steven Switsers 9/10 3336 days 1%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 3338 days 1%
Annie 8/10 3339 days 1%
Jacquemard 9/10 3351 days 1%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3606 days 0%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3607 days 0%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3608 days 0%
Def Fem 9/10 3616 days 0%
Alex Ross 10/10 3617 days 0%
M Robinson 10/10 3617 days 0%
Alan Brady 10/10 3618 days 0%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3624 days 0%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3626 days 0%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3628 days 0%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3631 days 0%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3632 days 0%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3633 days 0%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3633 days 0%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3633 days 0%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3635 days 0%
Houter 9/10 3635 days 0%
Butz 10/10 3636 days 0%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3636 days 0%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3636 days 0%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3638 days 0%
Domroes 9/10 3642 days 0%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3644 days 0%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3647 days 0%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3647 days 0%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3648 days 0%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3649 days 0%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3649 days 0%
Mike1952 9/10 3650 days 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3932 days 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3939 days 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3960 days 1%
Gertz 10/10 3960 days 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3964 days 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3969 days 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3971 days 1%
Judith 9/10 3973 days 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3973 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3974 days 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3975 days 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3979 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3980 days 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3980 days 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3980 days 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3981 days 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3985 days 1%
Martin 10/10 3985 days 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3985 days 1%
Betten 9/10 3986 days 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3990 days 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3991 days 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3992 days 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3993 days 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3998 days 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 4002 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 4003 days 1%
Cheryl 8/10 4005 days 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 4005 days 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 4008 days 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 4010 days 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 4010 days 1%
Rissa W 9/10 4015 days 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 4046 days 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 4107 days 1%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 4284 days 1%
BelindaT 10/10 4299 days 1%
Martina Pankova 10/10 4327 days 1%
Agnes 9/10 4331 days 1%
Russ Turner 9/10 4338 days 1%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 4343 days 1%
Jana Steve 10/10 4346 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4348 days 1%
johnandgin 8/10 4352 days 1%
Schlaepfer 10/10 4354 days 1%
Horst 9/10 4355 days 1%
Don & Alice 7/10 4356 days 1%
Hans Suess 9/10 4358 days 1%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 4358 days 1%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 4358 days 1%
Chris Glasg 8/10 4360 days 1%
Nicola 9/10 4361 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 4361 days 1%
Max Mareen 10/10 4361 days 1%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 4362 days 1%
Ronny 9/10 4366 days 1%
Jamie 10/10 4372 days 1%
Christian 7/10 4372 days 1%
Schygulla 9/10 4372 days 1%
Loleit 10/10 4373 days 1%
Harmann Volker 9/10 4374 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4376 days 1%
Dick Rosman 9/10 4376 days 1%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 4377 days 1%
Carl Diehl 9/10 4378 days 1%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 4380 days 1%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 4389 days 1%
mariak 9/10 4428 days 1%
Marons 9/10 4431 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4440 days 1%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 4444 days 1%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4453 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4453 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4453 days 1%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4465 days 1%
harryb 10/10 4551 days 1%
brianp 10/10 4558 days 1%
simonsandra 9/10 4559 days 1%
andriesk 8/10 4568 days 1%
jessica 9/10 4607 days 1%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4625 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4674 days 1%
DanielGermany 10/10 4678 days 1%
Nathalie 8/10 4683 days 1%
annysp 8/10 4686 days 1%
johnst 9/10 4686 days 1%
Barry Smith 9/10 4706 days 1%
Robert 9/10 4730 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 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.