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 Huka Falls Walkway.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
138 Valid Reviews
The Huka Falls Walkway experience has a total of 139 reviews. There are 138 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 138 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls Walkway valid reviews is 86.01% and is based on 138 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
128 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.
Within the 138 valid reviews, the experience has 128 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 128 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls Walkway face-to-face reviews is 85.47% and is based on 128 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
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|Amy Lord||7/10||1246 days||74%|
|Liane Bausch||8/10||1342 days||74%|
|Julien Turpin||10/10||1415 days||75%|
|Michel and Susanne||10/10||1586 days||69%|
|Tim Fassbender||9/10||1624 days||68%|
|Saskia Schug||8/10||1665 days||63%|
|Felicity Ford||8/10||1667 days||63%|
|Lucy Millett||7/10||1672 days||60%|
|Megan Telford||8/10||1672 days||63%|
|Alice Frater||9/10||1679 days||66%|
|Jack Robinson||10/10||1691 days||65%|
|Sylvain Schiber||9/10||1696 days||65%|
|Elizabeth Braidotti||10/10||1763 days||63%|
|Andrea Tabaka||10/10||1958 days||56%|
|Natasha Harbinson||6/10||1959 days||46%|
|Melissa Fuster||7/10||1982 days||50%|
|Iris Kerbler||7/10||1985 days||50%|
|Thomas Werner||6/10||1989 days||45%|
|Vanesha Patel||9/10||1993 days||55%|
|gita feichtingerova||10/10||2018 days||54%|
|Caro G||9/10||2067 days||52%|
|Fiona Hawkins||8/10||2634 days||30%|
|Luisa Bach||9/10||2688 days||30%|
|Jesseca Klausch||7/10||2698 days||26%|
|Vincent Schaeflier||9/10||2698 days||29%|
|Romina Bolz||7/10||2736 days||25%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||3060 days||17%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||9/10||3115 days||15%|
|Jan Sjoerdtje||9/10||3118 days||14%|
|Julia Ramseier||10/10||3139 days||14%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||3139 days||13%|
|Martina Posch||10/10||3141 days||14%|
|Lisa Blake||6/10||3143 days||10%|
|Christop Isabella||10/10||3390 days||5%|
|Jens Moller||7/10||3395 days||4%|
|Peter Hart||9/10||3399 days||4%|
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|Dick Stewart||6/10||3407 days||3%|
|Lisa Ruhfus||9/10||3411 days||4%|
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|Anglea de Smit||8/10||3413 days||3%|
|Elise Violet||7/10||3415 days||3%|
|Farid Juillot||8/10||3416 days||3%|
|Simon Fry||8/10||3416 days||3%|
|Andy Bridgman||8/10||3416 days||3%|
|Marilyn Mobley||10/10||3417 days||4%|
|Graham Swinyard||9/10||3425 days||3%|
|Adam Critchley||8/10||3428 days||3%|
|Corv V D Hof||8/10||3428 days||3%|
|Dugald McCallum||10/10||3430 days||3%|
|Peter Broosder||7/10||3492 days||1%|
|Kevin & Chris||10/10||3500 days||1%|
|R & M Willows||10/10||3510 days||0%|
|Zoe Barker||9/10||3742 days||14%|
|Alice Bastiman||8/10||3745 days||13%|
|Natalie Maguire||7/10||3751 days||12%|
|Harald Schmidt||8/10||3753 days||13%|
|Guy Cohen||10/10||3754 days||14%|
|Birgette Lindved||10/10||3757 days||14%|
|Aimee Pollett||8/10||3758 days||13%|
|Nathalie Verzeletti||8/10||3758 days||13%|
|Steve Read||8/10||3761 days||13%|
|Julia Hofstetter||8/10||3761 days||13%|
|Diane Johnston||9/10||3761 days||14%|
|Faye Cox||8/10||3766 days||13%|
|Rachel Kent-Lawton||10/10||3768 days||14%|
|Pieter & Annelies||7/10||3770 days||12%|
|Ronald Lippett||8/10||3773 days||13%|
|Birgette Weiner||8/10||3782 days||13%|
|Tayler Gray||9/10||3783 days||14%|
|Andrew Hammond||9/10||3919 days||14%|
|Gerhard Kronen||8/10||4130 days||13%|
|Evelien Thijs||8/10||4140 days||13%|
|Elisabeth Egerup||10/10||4140 days||14%|
|Maria Lorentzen||7/10||4140 days||12%|
|Tanja Titze||10/10||4154 days||14%|
|Hannah Clark||10/10||4154 days||14%|
|Nikki Wood||10/10||4155 days||14%|
|Lisa Beauchemin||9/10||4156 days||14%|
|Helen Power||8/10||4156 days||13%|
|Bryan Keddie||10/10||4157 days||14%|
|Yvonne Ing||10/10||4160 days||14%|
|Coby Aalbrecht||6/10||4160 days||11%|
|Wolfgang G||9/10||4167 days||14%|
|Veltmaat NL||7/10||4167 days||12%|
|Chris Kevin||7/10||4170 days||12%|
|Douglas Kirby||8/10||4174 days||13%|
|Anne Ford||7/10||4225 days||12%|
|Stefan Lua||9/10||4225 days||14%|
|Lesley Nixon||7/10||4233 days||12%|
|Stefanie Micheler||10/10||4234 days||14%|
|Hennie Neeleman||8/10||4235 days||13%|
|Hans Barth||8/10||4243 days||13%|
|Dimitry Zonnet||8/10||4249 days||13%|
|Michael Maddams||8/10||4465 days||13%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Huka Falls Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 email@example.com.