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 email@example.com. 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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|Andrea Tabaka||10/10||1810 days||29%|
|Natasha Harbinson||6/10||1811 days||24%|
|Melissa Fuster||7/10||1834 days||26%|
|Iris Kerbler||7/10||1837 days||26%|
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|Vanesha Patel||9/10||1845 days||28%|
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|Lauret Stulemeyer||9/10||2967 days||11%|
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|Birgette Weiner||8/10||3634 days||0%|
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|Evelien Thijs||8/10||3992 days||8%|
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|Maria Lorentzen||7/10||3992 days||7%|
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|Hennie Neeleman||8/10||4087 days||8%|
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|Dimitry Zonnet||8/10||4101 days||8%|
|Michael Maddams||8/10||4317 days||8%|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.