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 Huka Falls Walkway.

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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Huka Falls Walkway

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
30%
9/10 33
24%
8/10 38
28%
7/10 20
14%
6/10 6
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.01% Average

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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
29%
9/10 28
22%
8/10 37
29%
7/10 20
16%
6/10 6
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.47% Average

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.

Weighted Average

86.18%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 318 days 83.98 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 537 days true 65.17 77%
Liane Bausch 8/10 633 days true 46.59 55%
Julien Turpin 10/10 706 days 28.98 34%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 877 days true 15.04 17%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 915 days true 12.16 13%
Saskia Schug 8/10 956 days true 9.67 10%
Felicity Ford 8/10 958 days true 9.57 10%
Lucy Millett 7/10 963 days true 9.31 10%
Megan Telford 8/10 963 days true 9.31 10%
Alice Frater 9/10 970 days true 8.97 10%
Jack Robinson 10/10 982 days true 8.43 9%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 987 days 6.85 7%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 1054 days 5.27 5%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1223 days true 5.79 6%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1249 days true 5.75 6%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1250 days true 5.75 6%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1273 days true 5.71 6%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1276 days true 5.7 6%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1280 days true 5.7 6%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1284 days true 5.69 6%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1309 days true 5.65 6%
Caro G 9/10 1358 days 4.64 4%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 1925 days true 4.64 4%
Luisa Bach 9/10 1979 days true 4.55 4%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 1989 days true 4.53 4%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 1989 days true 4.53 4%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2027 days true 4.47 4%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2351 days true 3.94 4%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2406 days true 3.84 3%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2409 days true 3.84 3%
Pietersen 8/10 2429 days true 3.81 3%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2430 days true 3.81 3%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2430 days true 3.81 3%
Martina Posch 10/10 2432 days true 3.8 3%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2434 days true 3.8 3%
Christop Isabella 10/10 2681 days true 3.39 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 2686 days true 3.38 3%
Peter Hart 9/10 2690 days true 3.38 3%
Tim Germany 9/10 2693 days true 3.37 3%
Dick Stewart 6/10 2698 days true 3.36 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 2702 days true 3.36 3%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 2702 days true 3.36 3%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2704 days true 3.36 3%
Moritz 9/10 2706 days true 3.35 3%
Elise Violet 7/10 2706 days true 3.35 3%
Rachel 9/10 2707 days true 3.35 3%
Farid Juillot 8/10 2707 days true 3.35 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 2707 days true 3.35 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 2707 days true 3.35 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2708 days true 3.35 3%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 2716 days true 3.34 3%
Samplonius 9/10 2717 days true 3.33 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 2719 days true 3.33 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 2719 days true 3.33 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 2721 days true 3.33 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 2783 days true 3.23 3%
Annie 10/10 2784 days true 3.22 3%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 2791 days true 3.21 3%
Konny 10/10 2800 days true 3.2 3%
Lardy 7/10 2801 days true 3.2 3%
R & M Willows 10/10 2801 days true 3.2 3%
twiddi 9/10 3028 days 2.35 2%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3033 days true 2.81 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3036 days true 2.81 2%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 3042 days true 2.8 2%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 3044 days true 2.8 2%
Guy Cohen 10/10 3045 days true 2.79 2%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3048 days true 2.79 2%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3049 days true 2.79 2%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3049 days true 2.79 2%
Steve Read 8/10 3052 days true 2.78 2%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 3052 days true 2.78 2%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3052 days true 2.78 2%
Faye Cox 8/10 3057 days true 2.77 2%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 3059 days true 2.77 2%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 3061 days true 2.77 2%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 3064 days true 2.76 2%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 3065 days true 2.76 2%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 3073 days true 2.75 2%
Tayler Gray 9/10 3074 days true 2.75 2%
Petersen 10/10 3080 days true 2.74 2%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3118 days 2.23 1%
Matt 10/10 3172 days true 2.59 2%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3210 days 2.1 1%
K_and_K 8/10 3271 days 2.02 1%
Kurt 8/10 3357 days true 2.28 2%
uceil 9/10 3372 days true 2.26 2%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3406 days true 2.2 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3421 days true 2.18 1%
Mary 7/10 3426 days true 2.17 1%
Cecile 9/10 3427 days true 2.17 1%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3431 days true 2.16 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3431 days true 2.16 1%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3431 days true 2.16 1%
Luisa 8/10 3434 days true 2.16 1%
Mark 10/10 3443 days true 2.14 1%
Josy 10/10 3444 days true 2.14 1%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3445 days true 2.14 1%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3445 days true 2.14 1%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3446 days true 2.14 1%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3447 days true 2.13 1%
Helen Power 8/10 3447 days true 2.13 1%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3448 days true 2.13 1%
Susan 10/10 3448 days true 2.13 1%
Brenda 8/10 3449 days true 2.13 1%
Eva 8/10 3450 days true 2.13 1%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3451 days true 2.13 1%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3451 days true 2.13 1%
John-Paul 10/10 3452 days 1.77 1%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3458 days true 2.12 1%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3458 days true 2.12 1%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3461 days true 2.11 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3465 days true 2.1 1%
deanlaw 9/10 3497 days true 2.05 1%
joannaw 10/10 3499 days true 2.05 1%
varenaee 9/10 3499 days true 2.05 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 3516 days true 2.02 1%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3516 days true 2.02 1%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3524 days true 2.01 1%
Sena 10/10 3524 days true 2.01 1%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3525 days true 2.01 1%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3526 days true 2.0 1%
Hans Barth 8/10 3534 days true 1.99 1%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3540 days true 1.98 1%
emmah 7/10 3641 days true 1.81 1%
EvertG 9/10 3739 days true 1.65 1%
Michael Maddams 8/10 3756 days true 1.63 1%
arthurwa 10/10 3758 days true 1.62 1%
gerhardm 10/10 3758 days true 1.62 1%
Kaye 9/10 3758 days true 1.62 1%
Jake1 8/10 3760 days true 1.62 1%
DaveV 8/10 3774 days true 1.6 1%
Falk 6/10 3774 days true 1.6 1%
WiebkeS 8/10 3774 days true 1.6 1%
LosItaly 9/10 3775 days true 1.59 1%
TsjerkJ 9/10 3776 days true 1.59 1%
BrendaM 10/10 4139 days true 1.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.

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