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 Canyonz Adventure Company.

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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Canyonz Adventure Company

Valid Reviews

83 Valid Reviews

The Canyonz Adventure Company experience has a total of 85 reviews. There are 83 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 83 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 72
87%
9/10 9
11%
8/10 2
2%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

98.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Canyonz Adventure Company valid reviews is 98.43% and is based on 83 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

12 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 83 valid reviews, the experience has 12 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 12 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
50%
9/10 5
42%
8/10 1
8%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Canyonz Adventure Company face-to-face reviews is 94.17% and is based on 12 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

99.30%

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
Louise 10/10 54 days 100%
Anne MacAulay 10/10 54 days 100%
Rah 9/10 54 days 100%
Darren & Sarah Linton 10/10 298 days 86%
Brydon 10/10 298 days 86%
Trudi Miles 10/10 298 days 86%
Mike Fistonich 10/10 329 days 83%
brucehoppy@gmail.com 10/10 329 days 83%
Char 10/10 329 days 83%
Sally 10/10 357 days 80%
Kurt 10/10 388 days 76%
Megan Couzyn 10/10 449 days 68%
Jayne du Plessis 10/10 449 days 68%
Lars Wyatt 10/10 572 days 49%
Felix Hoornaert 10/10 602 days 44%
Ange 10/10 694 days 31%
Robert Roy Poapst 10/10 694 days 31%
Katerina 10/10 723 days 27%
Wendy 10/10 754 days 24%
trysomethingnew2020 10/10 754 days 24%
Keely Hanē Larkin Meredith 10/10 785 days 20%
Nicki 10/10 785 days 20%
Birgit 10/10 815 days 17%
Mary Bishop 10/10 815 days 17%
Andrew Ng 10/10 846 days 15%
Bullet 10/10 1029 days 6%
Rax Anderson 10/10 1088 days 5%
Mackenzie 10/10 1088 days 5%
Kate V 10/10 1088 days 5%
Femke Verbree 10/10 1088 days 5%
Jessy Green 10/10 1088 days 5%
Luke 10/10 1088 days 5%
Tsui-Wen Chen 10/10 1119 days 5%
Ivana 10/10 1425 days 4%
Laura 10/10 1425 days 4%
kmh0369 10/10 1483 days 4%
Yasmine van Wijngaarden 10/10 1483 days 4%
Stanley Leonard 10/10 1544 days 4%
Paul Hoefer 10/10 1697 days 4%
Erik Schamberger 10/10 1758 days 4%
Christian Tattum 10/10 1758 days 4%
Jan Kerkhof 10/10 1789 days 4%
Julie Roark 10/10 1848 days 3%
Jo Corbett 10/10 1848 days 3%
laure reva 10/10 1848 days 3%
Chris Guy 10/10 1848 days 3%
Daan Terra 10/10 1879 days 3%
Jared Tyler 10/10 2032 days 3%
Robin Stamm 10/10 2149 days 2%
Pauline Misset 10/10 2155 days 3%
Adrienne Hoet 9/10 2158 days 2%
David Stoddard 10/10 2183 days 3%
Jules and Rudy Boonen 10/10 2184 days 3%
Thom McNatt 10/10 2214 days 3%
Debbi O'Sullivan 10/10 2489 days 2%
Mikel Acedo 10/10 2579 days 2%
A J 10/10 2855 days 2%
Bridget Riley 10/10 2886 days 1%
Stef Versluis 10/10 2976 days 1%
Renee Johnson 10/10 2976 days 1%
Gemma Root 10/10 3220 days 1%
toby barach 10/10 3220 days 1%
Neil_T 10/10 3251 days 1%
Sugar 10/10 3279 days 1%
Stefan Martin 10/10 3279 days 1%
Chris D'Amico 10/10 3279 days 1%
rachelg 9/10 3341 days 1%
DylanM 10/10 3341 days 1%
Malena 9/10 3616 days 0%
Clare Cade 10/10 3627 days 0%
GenH 9/10 3951 days 1%
PerspirationJournal 8/10 4133 days 1%
AliB 10/10 4489 days 1%
Carolina Dalmazzo 10/10 4528 days 1%
henka 10/10 4712 days 1%
Philipp 9/10 4745 days 1%
Jasmine 10/10 4747 days 1%
Sarah 10/10 4747 days 1%
Barbara 9/10 4753 days 1%
Jess 9/10 4806 days 1%
Tim 10/10 4811 days 1%
Stef 9/10 5391 days 1%
Fred Highsmith 8/10 5411 days 1%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Canyonz Adventure Company experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.41% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 days. However the Canyonz Adventure Company experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Canyonz Adventure Company experience has been adjusted for 20 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
17 -0.35%
18 -0.37%
19 -0.39%
20 -0.41%
21 -0.43%
22 -0.45%
23 -0.47%

Final Ranking Score

99%

The final ranking score once adjustments 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.