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 Bridal Veil Falls / Waireinga.

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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Bridal Veil Falls / Waireinga

Valid Reviews

24 Valid Reviews

The Bridal Veil Falls / Waireinga experience has a total of 24 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 24 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
13%
9/10 8
33%
8/10 9
38%
7/10 2
8%
6/10 2
8%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bridal Veil Falls / Waireinga valid reviews is 83.33% and is based on 24 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

21 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 24 valid reviews, the experience has 21 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 21 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
14%
9/10 6
29%
8/10 9
43%
7/10 2
10%
6/10 1
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.81% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bridal Veil Falls / Waireinga face-to-face reviews is 83.81% and is based on 21 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

73.75%

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
Flatlanders 6/10 229 days 76.1 100%
Sofia 8/10 989 days true 6.44 7%
Connor Hormell 10/10 993 days true 6.65 7%
Hannes 9/10 1240 days true 4.78 5%
Matthias Hottex 8/10 1244 days true 4.53 4%
Luala F 9/10 1252 days true 4.76 5%
Yuko Mizuno 8/10 1256 days true 4.52 4%
Yoomm 8/10 1259 days true 4.51 4%
Aaron Stalley 10/10 1273 days true 4.73 5%
Morgan Fog 9/10 1285 days true 4.71 5%
Sabrina Mandel 8/10 1288 days true 4.47 4%
Anna Fath 7/10 1296 days true 4.27 4%
Dave Kitson 9/10 1319 days 4.66 4%
Julien Lafeville 8/10 1348 days true 4.38 4%
Anton 9/10 1478 days 4.42 4%
Patricia Erni 8/10 1974 days true 3.48 3%
Robert Erni 8/10 1974 days true 3.48 3%
Lilli Erni 9/10 1974 days true 3.66 3%
Konstantin 10/10 2009 days true 3.61 3%
Jessie Sabine 7/10 2015 days true 3.28 3%
Katrina Gamby 6/10 2373 days true 2.54 2%
astridaus 9/10 3426 days true 1.45 0%
Lousie Hug 8/10 3471 days true 1.31 0%
hermine Petz 9/10 3479 days true 1.37 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Bridal Veil Falls / Waireinga does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

74%

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.