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 Wainui Falls 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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Wainui Falls Track

Valid Reviews

46 Valid Reviews

The Wainui Falls Track experience has a total of 46 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 46 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
26%
9/10 14
30%
8/10 15
33%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.96% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wainui Falls Track valid reviews is 86.96% and is based on 46 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

44 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 46 valid reviews, the experience has 44 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 44 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
27%
9/10 13
30%
8/10 15
34%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wainui Falls Track face-to-face reviews is 87.50% and is based on 44 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.48%

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
Nicole Kasischke 9/10 691 days true 30.86 100%
Kate and Dom 8/10 943 days true 8.23 26%
Mario Schaeffer 9/10 972 days true 7.4 24%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 984 days true 6.6 21%
Louisa Theimann 10/10 1009 days true 6.17 20%
Jennie Holland 9/10 1025 days true 5.78 18%
Tom Teuber 8/10 1282 days true 4.45 14%
Anika Danits 8/10 1282 days true 4.45 14%
Sonya Grimm 9/10 1284 days true 4.68 15%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1285 days true 4.44 14%
John and Jan 10/10 1301 days true 4.65 15%
Dani 8/10 1312 days true 4.4 14%
Lee Sandberg 8/10 1317 days true 4.39 14%
Melissa Loose 9/10 1317 days true 4.62 15%
David Schelensky 9/10 1328 days true 4.6 15%
Lea and Emmanuel 10/10 1340 days true 4.58 15%
Stefanie Giese 6/10 1348 days 3.79 12%
J MacIntosh 9/10 1379 days true 4.51 14%
Kai Krchmar 10/10 1385 days true 4.5 14%
Timo Krueger 7/10 1653 days true 3.68 12%
Megan 8/10 1658 days true 3.83 12%
Jamie McArthur 10/10 1715 days true 3.94 12%
Bram and Laura 8/10 1755 days true 3.68 12%
Katarina 8/10 2001 days true 3.28 10%
Hanna Liebe 10/10 2013 days true 3.43 11%
Stefan Glock 10/10 2013 days true 3.43 11%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 2013 days true 3.43 11%
Adam 7/10 2022 days true 3.11 10%
Immo Kern 8/10 2056 days true 3.19 10%
Yu-Ti Chu 9/10 2386 days true 2.79 9%
Verena 10/10 2386 days true 2.79 9%
Anja S 10/10 2386 days true 2.79 9%
Malgorzata 8/10 2399 days true 2.63 8%
Przemystaw Tymizyszyn 7/10 2399 days true 2.52 8%
Jessica Marling 10/10 2750 days true 2.17 7%
Jon Winter 8/10 2775 days true 2.02 6%
Willem & Lilian 7/10 2860 days true 1.8 5%
Curry 9/10 2863 days true 1.97 6%
Patrick Schaad 9/10 3120 days true 1.53 5%
Bartl 10/10 3124 days true 1.53 5%
Olivia Carvill 9/10 3142 days true 1.49 4%
Stephan Imartina 9/10 3426 days true 1.01 3%
uleugel 8/10 3528 days true 0.79 2%
frederike 8/10 3566 days true 0.73 2%
Paul & Lois Somerville 9/10 3593 days true 0.72 2%
Mike Dodger 9/10 3946 days 0.12 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.