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 Purakaunui Falls Walk.

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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Purakaunui Falls Walk

Valid Reviews

43 Valid Reviews

The Purakaunui Falls Walk experience has a total of 43 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 43 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
40%
9/10 15
35%
8/10 6
14%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 2
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.84% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Falls Walk valid reviews is 88.84% and is based on 43 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

37 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 43 valid reviews, the experience has 37 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 37 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
46%
9/10 12
32%
8/10 4
11%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 2
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.73% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Falls Walk face-to-face reviews is 89.73% and is based on 37 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.99%

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 and Timm 10/10 689 days true 31.12 100%
CMG 7/10 990 days 6.14 18%
Alan Brown 9/10 990 days 6.75 20%
Patrick 10/10 1023 days true 5.82 17%
Sabine 10/10 1023 days true 5.82 17%
Simon Dauwe 8/10 1029 days true 5.41 15%
Elien Dauwe 9/10 1029 days true 5.69 16%
Anthony Terry 9/10 1029 days true 5.69 16%
Flo 10/10 1030 days true 5.67 16%
Maarten 6/10 1033 days true 4.66 13%
Anna 6/10 1036 days true 4.61 13%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1168 days 4.88 14%
Franco Panizza 10/10 1264 days true 4.71 13%
Lorenz Pfisterer 9/10 1277 days true 4.69 13%
Caroline 10/10 1277 days true 4.69 13%
Madelaine Sirch 7/10 1278 days true 4.26 12%
Laura Schratt 10/10 1283 days true 4.68 13%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1287 days true 4.44 12%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1287 days true 4.67 13%
Annika 10/10 1304 days true 4.64 13%
Hjordis 10/10 1317 days true 4.62 13%
Martina 9/10 1334 days true 4.59 13%
Jan Mehmet 8/10 1347 days true 4.34 12%
Sara and Antoine 8/10 1351 days true 4.33 12%
David From Switzerland 8/10 1372 days 4.3 12%
Florent Peytavy 8/10 1463 days 4.15 11%
BJ J 9/10 1661 days true 4.03 11%
Ivan Dimitrov 9/10 1711 days true 3.95 11%
Andy Jobst 3/10 1753 days true 2.98 7%
Logan Leduc 10/10 1759 days true 3.86 10%
Tobias Gehring 10/10 2047 days true 3.37 9%
Jacqui Knight 10/10 2070 days true 3.33 9%
Emeline Dupre 9/10 2088 days true 3.3 9%
Loesje 9/10 2483 days 2.62 6%
Michael & Janet 9/10 2768 days true 2.14 5%
Gabriele Wendt 10/10 2772 days true 2.13 5%
Marco Scheiber 9/10 2781 days true 2.11 5%
Gertz 10/10 3097 days true 1.57 3%
Hanggi 9/10 3104 days true 1.56 3%
K Dahmer 10/10 3117 days true 1.54 3%
Polil 10/10 3475 days true 0.92 1%
Lasse Olesen 9/10 3510 days true 0.86 1%
Sarah Smith 9/10 3605 days true 0.7 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.