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

83.62%

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
Flatlanders 6/10 1112 days 100%
Sofia 8/10 1872 days 77%
Connor Hormell 10/10 1876 days 81%
Hannes 9/10 2123 days 67%
Matthias Hottex 8/10 2127 days 63%
Luala F 9/10 2135 days 67%
Yuko Mizuno 8/10 2139 days 62%
Yoomm 8/10 2142 days 62%
Aaron Stalley 10/10 2156 days 66%
Morgan Fog 9/10 2168 days 65%
Sabrina Mandel 8/10 2171 days 61%
Anna Fath 7/10 2179 days 57%
Dave Kitson 9/10 2202 days 63%
Julien Lafeville 8/10 2231 days 57%
Anton 9/10 2362 days 54%
Patricia Erni 8/10 2857 days 24%
Robert Erni 8/10 2857 days 24%
Lilli Erni 9/10 2857 days 26%
Konstantin 10/10 2892 days 24%
Jessie Sabine 7/10 2898 days 20%
Katrina Gamby 6/10 3256 days 0%
astridaus 9/10 4309 days 10%
Lousie Hug 8/10 4354 days 9%
hermine Petz 9/10 4362 days 10%

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

84%

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.