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||1369 days||83%|
|Liane Bausch||8/10||1465 days||83%|
|Julien Turpin||10/10||1538 days||84%|
|Michel and Susanne||10/10||1709 days||78%|
|Tim Fassbender||9/10||1747 days||76%|
|Saskia Schug||8/10||1788 days||71%|
|Felicity Ford||8/10||1790 days||70%|
|Lucy Millett||7/10||1795 days||67%|
|Megan Telford||8/10||1795 days||70%|
|Alice Frater||9/10||1802 days||74%|
|Jack Robinson||10/10||1814 days||73%|
|Sylvain Schiber||9/10||1819 days||73%|
|Elizabeth Braidotti||10/10||1886 days||70%|
|Andrea Tabaka||10/10||2081 days||63%|
|Natasha Harbinson||6/10||2082 days||52%|
|Melissa Fuster||7/10||2105 days||56%|
|Iris Kerbler||7/10||2108 days||56%|
|Thomas Werner||6/10||2112 days||51%|
|Vanesha Patel||9/10||2116 days||61%|
|gita feichtingerova||10/10||2141 days||60%|
|Caro G||9/10||2190 days||58%|
|Fiona Hawkins||8/10||2757 days||34%|
|Luisa Bach||9/10||2811 days||33%|
|Jesseca Klausch||7/10||2821 days||30%|
|Vincent Schaeflier||9/10||2821 days||33%|
|Romina Bolz||7/10||2859 days||28%|
|Elodie and jo||10/10||3183 days||18%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||9/10||3238 days||16%|
|Jan Sjoerdtje||9/10||3241 days||16%|
|Julia Ramseier||10/10||3262 days||15%|
|James Darren Tennant||8/10||3262 days||14%|
|Martina Posch||10/10||3264 days||15%|
|Lisa Blake||6/10||3266 days||12%|
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|Lisa Ruhfus||9/10||3534 days||4%|
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|Marilyn Mobley||10/10||3540 days||4%|
|Graham Swinyard||9/10||3548 days||3%|
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|Dugald McCallum||10/10||3553 days||3%|
|Peter Broosder||7/10||3615 days||1%|
|Kevin & Chris||10/10||3623 days||0%|
|R & M Willows||10/10||3633 days||0%|
|Zoe Barker||9/10||3865 days||20%|
|Alice Bastiman||8/10||3868 days||19%|
|Natalie Maguire||7/10||3874 days||18%|
|Harald Schmidt||8/10||3876 days||19%|
|Guy Cohen||10/10||3877 days||20%|
|Birgette Lindved||10/10||3880 days||20%|
|Aimee Pollett||8/10||3881 days||19%|
|Nathalie Verzeletti||8/10||3881 days||19%|
|Steve Read||8/10||3884 days||19%|
|Julia Hofstetter||8/10||3884 days||19%|
|Diane Johnston||9/10||3884 days||20%|
|Faye Cox||8/10||3889 days||19%|
|Rachel Kent-Lawton||10/10||3891 days||20%|
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|Ronald Lippett||8/10||3896 days||19%|
|Birgette Weiner||8/10||3905 days||19%|
|Tayler Gray||9/10||3906 days||20%|
|Andrew Hammond||9/10||4042 days||20%|
|Gerhard Kronen||8/10||4253 days||19%|
|Evelien Thijs||8/10||4263 days||19%|
|Elisabeth Egerup||10/10||4263 days||20%|
|Maria Lorentzen||7/10||4263 days||18%|
|Tanja Titze||10/10||4277 days||20%|
|Hannah Clark||10/10||4277 days||20%|
|Nikki Wood||10/10||4278 days||20%|
|Lisa Beauchemin||9/10||4279 days||20%|
|Helen Power||8/10||4279 days||19%|
|Bryan Keddie||10/10||4280 days||20%|
|Yvonne Ing||10/10||4283 days||20%|
|Coby Aalbrecht||6/10||4283 days||16%|
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|Veltmaat NL||7/10||4290 days||18%|
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|Douglas Kirby||8/10||4297 days||19%|
|Anne Ford||7/10||4348 days||18%|
|Stefan Lua||9/10||4348 days||20%|
|Lesley Nixon||7/10||4356 days||18%|
|Stefanie Micheler||10/10||4357 days||20%|
|Hennie Neeleman||8/10||4358 days||19%|
|Hans Barth||8/10||4366 days||19%|
|Dimitry Zonnet||8/10||4372 days||19%|
|Michael Maddams||8/10||4588 days||19%|
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.