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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|Amy Lord||7/10||1248 days||74%|
|Liane Bausch||8/10||1344 days||74%|
|Julien Turpin||10/10||1416 days||75%|
|Michel and Susanne||10/10||1588 days||69%|
|Tim Fassbender||9/10||1626 days||68%|
|Saskia Schug||8/10||1667 days||63%|
|Felicity Ford||8/10||1669 days||63%|
|Lucy Millett||7/10||1674 days||60%|
|Megan Telford||8/10||1674 days||63%|
|Alice Frater||9/10||1681 days||66%|
|Jack Robinson||10/10||1693 days||66%|
|Sylvain Schiber||9/10||1698 days||65%|
|Elizabeth Braidotti||10/10||1764 days||63%|
|Andrea Tabaka||10/10||1960 days||56%|
|Natasha Harbinson||6/10||1961 days||46%|
|Melissa Fuster||7/10||1984 days||50%|
|Iris Kerbler||7/10||1987 days||50%|
|Thomas Werner||6/10||1991 days||45%|
|Vanesha Patel||9/10||1995 days||55%|
|gita feichtingerova||10/10||2020 days||54%|
|Caro G||9/10||2069 days||52%|
|Fiona Hawkins||8/10||2635 days||30%|
|Luisa Bach||9/10||2690 days||30%|
|Jesseca Klausch||7/10||2700 days||26%|
|Vincent Schaeflier||9/10||2700 days||30%|
|Romina Bolz||7/10||2738 days||25%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||3062 days||17%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||9/10||3117 days||15%|
|Jan Sjoerdtje||9/10||3120 days||14%|
|Julia Ramseier||10/10||3141 days||14%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||3141 days||13%|
|Martina Posch||10/10||3143 days||14%|
|Lisa Blake||6/10||3145 days||11%|
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|Jens Moller||7/10||3397 days||4%|
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|Marilyn Mobley||10/10||3419 days||4%|
|Graham Swinyard||9/10||3427 days||3%|
|Adam Critchley||8/10||3430 days||3%|
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|Dugald McCallum||10/10||3432 days||3%|
|Peter Broosder||7/10||3494 days||1%|
|Kevin & Chris||10/10||3502 days||1%|
|R & M Willows||10/10||3512 days||0%|
|Zoe Barker||9/10||3744 days||14%|
|Alice Bastiman||8/10||3747 days||13%|
|Natalie Maguire||7/10||3753 days||12%|
|Harald Schmidt||8/10||3755 days||13%|
|Guy Cohen||10/10||3756 days||14%|
|Birgette Lindved||10/10||3759 days||14%|
|Aimee Pollett||8/10||3760 days||13%|
|Nathalie Verzeletti||8/10||3760 days||13%|
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|Diane Johnston||9/10||3763 days||14%|
|Faye Cox||8/10||3768 days||13%|
|Rachel Kent-Lawton||10/10||3770 days||14%|
|Pieter & Annelies||7/10||3772 days||12%|
|Ronald Lippett||8/10||3775 days||13%|
|Birgette Weiner||8/10||3784 days||13%|
|Tayler Gray||9/10||3785 days||14%|
|Andrew Hammond||9/10||3921 days||14%|
|Gerhard Kronen||8/10||4132 days||13%|
|Evelien Thijs||8/10||4142 days||13%|
|Elisabeth Egerup||10/10||4142 days||14%|
|Maria Lorentzen||7/10||4142 days||12%|
|Tanja Titze||10/10||4156 days||14%|
|Hannah Clark||10/10||4156 days||14%|
|Nikki Wood||10/10||4157 days||14%|
|Lisa Beauchemin||9/10||4158 days||14%|
|Helen Power||8/10||4158 days||13%|
|Bryan Keddie||10/10||4159 days||14%|
|Yvonne Ing||10/10||4162 days||14%|
|Coby Aalbrecht||6/10||4162 days||11%|
|Wolfgang G||9/10||4169 days||14%|
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|Douglas Kirby||8/10||4176 days||13%|
|Anne Ford||7/10||4227 days||12%|
|Stefan Lua||9/10||4227 days||14%|
|Lesley Nixon||7/10||4235 days||12%|
|Stefanie Micheler||10/10||4236 days||14%|
|Hennie Neeleman||8/10||4237 days||13%|
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|Dimitry Zonnet||8/10||4251 days||13%|
|Michael Maddams||8/10||4467 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.