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.
|Mike Fricker||10/10||1364 days||100%|
|Amy Lord||7/10||1583 days||81%|
|Liane Bausch||8/10||1679 days||81%|
|Julien Turpin||10/10||1752 days||82%|
|Michel and Susanne||10/10||1923 days||74%|
|Tim Fassbender||9/10||1961 days||72%|
|Saskia Schug||8/10||2002 days||66%|
|Felicity Ford||8/10||2004 days||66%|
|Lucy Millett||7/10||2009 days||63%|
|Megan Telford||8/10||2009 days||66%|
|Alice Frater||9/10||2016 days||70%|
|Jack Robinson||10/10||2028 days||69%|
|Sylvain Schiber||9/10||2033 days||69%|
|Elizabeth Braidotti||10/10||2100 days||66%|
|Andrea Tabaka||10/10||2295 days||57%|
|Natasha Harbinson||6/10||2296 days||46%|
|Melissa Fuster||7/10||2319 days||50%|
|Iris Kerbler||7/10||2322 days||50%|
|Thomas Werner||6/10||2326 days||45%|
|Vanesha Patel||9/10||2330 days||55%|
|gita feichtingerova||10/10||2355 days||54%|
|Caro G||9/10||2404 days||52%|
|Fiona Hawkins||8/10||2971 days||23%|
|Luisa Bach||9/10||3025 days||23%|
|Jesseca Klausch||7/10||3035 days||20%|
|Vincent Schaeflier||9/10||3035 days||22%|
|Romina Bolz||7/10||3073 days||18%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||3397 days||5%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||9/10||3452 days||3%|
|Jan Sjoerdtje||9/10||3455 days||3%|
|Julia Ramseier||10/10||3476 days||2%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||3476 days||1%|
|Martina Posch||10/10||3478 days||1%|
|Lisa Blake||6/10||3480 days||0%|
|Christop Isabella||10/10||3727 days||17%|
|Jens Moller||7/10||3732 days||15%|
|Peter Hart||9/10||3736 days||17%|
|Tim Germany||9/10||3739 days||17%|
|Dick Stewart||6/10||3744 days||13%|
|Lisa Ruhfus||9/10||3748 days||17%|
|Geoffrey Kuppens||10/10||3748 days||17%|
|Anglea de Smit||8/10||3750 days||16%|
|Elise Violet||7/10||3752 days||15%|
|Farid Juillot||8/10||3753 days||16%|
|Simon Fry||8/10||3753 days||16%|
|Andy Bridgman||8/10||3753 days||16%|
|Marilyn Mobley||10/10||3754 days||17%|
|Graham Swinyard||9/10||3762 days||17%|
|Adam Critchley||8/10||3765 days||16%|
|Corv V D Hof||8/10||3765 days||16%|
|Dugald McCallum||10/10||3767 days||17%|
|Peter Broosder||7/10||3829 days||15%|
|Kevin & Chris||10/10||3837 days||17%|
|R & M Willows||10/10||3847 days||17%|
|Zoe Barker||9/10||4079 days||17%|
|Alice Bastiman||8/10||4082 days||16%|
|Natalie Maguire||7/10||4088 days||15%|
|Harald Schmidt||8/10||4090 days||16%|
|Guy Cohen||10/10||4091 days||17%|
|Birgette Lindved||10/10||4094 days||17%|
|Aimee Pollett||8/10||4095 days||16%|
|Nathalie Verzeletti||8/10||4095 days||16%|
|Steve Read||8/10||4098 days||16%|
|Julia Hofstetter||8/10||4098 days||16%|
|Diane Johnston||9/10||4098 days||17%|
|Faye Cox||8/10||4103 days||16%|
|Rachel Kent-Lawton||10/10||4105 days||17%|
|Pieter & Annelies||7/10||4107 days||15%|
|Ronald Lippett||8/10||4110 days||16%|
|Birgette Weiner||8/10||4119 days||16%|
|Tayler Gray||9/10||4120 days||17%|
|Andrew Hammond||9/10||4256 days||17%|
|Gerhard Kronen||8/10||4467 days||16%|
|Evelien Thijs||8/10||4477 days||16%|
|Elisabeth Egerup||10/10||4477 days||17%|
|Maria Lorentzen||7/10||4477 days||15%|
|Tanja Titze||10/10||4491 days||17%|
|Hannah Clark||10/10||4491 days||17%|
|Nikki Wood||10/10||4492 days||17%|
|Lisa Beauchemin||9/10||4493 days||17%|
|Helen Power||8/10||4493 days||16%|
|Bryan Keddie||10/10||4494 days||17%|
|Yvonne Ing||10/10||4497 days||17%|
|Coby Aalbrecht||6/10||4497 days||13%|
|Wolfgang G||9/10||4504 days||17%|
|Veltmaat NL||7/10||4504 days||15%|
|Chris Kevin||7/10||4507 days||15%|
|Douglas Kirby||8/10||4511 days||16%|
|Anne Ford||7/10||4562 days||15%|
|Stefan Lua||9/10||4562 days||17%|
|Lesley Nixon||7/10||4570 days||15%|
|Stefanie Micheler||10/10||4571 days||17%|
|Hennie Neeleman||8/10||4572 days||16%|
|Hans Barth||8/10||4580 days||16%|
|Dimitry Zonnet||8/10||4586 days||16%|
|Michael Maddams||8/10||4802 days||16%|
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.