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

86.17%

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 10/10 206 days 93.28 100%
Amy Lord 7/10 425 days true 85.65 92%
Liane Bausch 8/10 521 days true 68.38 73%
Julien Turpin 10/10 594 days 44.77 47%
Michel and Susanne 10/10 765 days true 26.71 28%
Tim Fassbender 9/10 803 days true 22.21 23%
Saskia Schug 8/10 844 days true 17.98 18%
Felicity Ford 8/10 846 days true 17.79 18%
Lucy Millett 7/10 851 days true 17.32 18%
Megan Telford 8/10 851 days true 17.32 18%
Alice Frater 9/10 858 days true 16.68 17%
Jack Robinson 10/10 870 days true 15.63 16%
Sylvain Schiber 9/10 875 days 12.67 12%
Elizabeth Braidotti 10/10 942 days 8.71 8%
Sebastiaan 7/10 1111 days true 5.97 5%
Andrea Tabaka 10/10 1137 days true 5.93 5%
Natasha Harbinson 6/10 1138 days true 5.93 5%
Melissa Fuster 7/10 1161 days true 5.89 5%
Iris Kerbler 7/10 1164 days true 5.89 5%
Thomas Werner 6/10 1168 days true 5.88 5%
Vanesha Patel 9/10 1172 days true 5.87 5%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1197 days true 5.83 5%
Caro G 9/10 1246 days 4.79 4%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 1813 days true 4.82 4%
Luisa Bach 9/10 1867 days true 4.73 4%
Jesseca Klausch 7/10 1877 days true 4.71 4%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 1877 days true 4.71 4%
Romina Bolz 7/10 1915 days true 4.65 4%
Elodie and jo 10/10 2239 days true 4.12 3%
Lauret Stulemeyer 9/10 2294 days true 4.03 3%
Jan Sjoerdtje 9/10 2297 days true 4.02 3%
Pietersen 8/10 2317 days true 3.99 3%
Julia Ramseier 10/10 2318 days true 3.99 3%
James Darren Tennant 8/10 2318 days true 3.99 3%
Martina Posch 10/10 2320 days true 3.99 3%
Lisa Blake 6/10 2322 days true 3.98 3%
Christop Isabella 10/10 2569 days true 3.58 3%
Jens Moller 7/10 2574 days true 3.57 3%
Peter Hart 9/10 2578 days true 3.56 3%
Tim Germany 9/10 2581 days true 3.56 3%
Dick Stewart 6/10 2586 days true 3.55 3%
Lisa Ruhfus 9/10 2590 days true 3.54 3%
Geoffrey Kuppens 10/10 2590 days true 3.54 3%
Anglea de Smit 8/10 2592 days true 3.54 3%
Moritz 9/10 2594 days true 3.54 3%
Elise Violet 7/10 2594 days true 3.54 3%
Rachel 9/10 2595 days true 3.53 3%
Farid Juillot 8/10 2595 days true 3.53 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 2595 days true 3.53 3%
Andy Bridgman 8/10 2595 days true 3.53 3%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2596 days true 3.53 3%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 2604 days true 3.52 3%
Samplonius 9/10 2605 days true 3.52 3%
Adam Critchley 8/10 2607 days true 3.51 3%
Corv V D Hof 8/10 2607 days true 3.51 3%
Dugald McCallum 10/10 2609 days true 3.51 3%
Peter Broosder 7/10 2671 days true 3.41 2%
Annie 10/10 2672 days true 3.41 2%
Kevin & Chris 10/10 2679 days true 3.4 2%
Konny 10/10 2688 days true 3.38 2%
Lardy 7/10 2689 days true 3.38 2%
R & M Willows 10/10 2689 days true 3.38 2%
twiddi 9/10 2916 days 2.51 1%
Zoe Barker 9/10 2921 days true 3.0 2%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 2924 days true 2.99 2%
Natalie Maguire 7/10 2930 days true 2.98 2%
Harald Schmidt 8/10 2932 days true 2.98 2%
Guy Cohen 10/10 2933 days true 2.98 2%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 2936 days true 2.97 2%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 2937 days true 2.97 2%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 2937 days true 2.97 2%
Steve Read 8/10 2940 days true 2.97 2%
Julia Hofstetter 8/10 2940 days true 2.97 2%
Diane Johnston 9/10 2940 days true 2.97 2%
Faye Cox 8/10 2945 days true 2.96 2%
Rachel Kent-Lawton 10/10 2947 days true 2.96 2%
Pieter & Annelies 7/10 2949 days true 2.95 2%
Ronald Lippett 8/10 2952 days true 2.95 2%
Kurmann/Kayser 10/10 2953 days true 2.95 2%
Birgette Weiner 8/10 2961 days true 2.93 2%
Tayler Gray 9/10 2962 days true 2.93 2%
Petersen 10/10 2968 days true 2.92 2%
TheBigLebowski 9/10 3006 days 2.38 1%
Matt 10/10 3060 days true 2.77 2%
Andrew Hammond 9/10 3098 days 2.26 1%
K_and_K 8/10 3159 days 2.17 1%
Kurt 8/10 3245 days true 2.47 1%
uceil 9/10 3260 days true 2.44 1%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3294 days true 2.39 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3309 days true 2.36 1%
Mary 7/10 3314 days true 2.35 1%
Cecile 9/10 3315 days true 2.35 1%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3319 days true 2.34 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 3319 days true 2.34 1%
Maria Lorentzen 7/10 3319 days true 2.34 1%
Luisa 8/10 3322 days true 2.34 1%
Mark 10/10 3331 days true 2.32 1%
Josy 10/10 3332 days true 2.32 1%
Tanja Titze 10/10 3333 days true 2.32 1%
Hannah Clark 10/10 3333 days true 2.32 1%
Nikki Wood 10/10 3334 days true 2.32 1%
Lisa Beauchemin 9/10 3335 days true 2.32 1%
Helen Power 8/10 3335 days true 2.32 1%
Bryan Keddie 10/10 3336 days true 2.32 1%
Susan 10/10 3336 days true 2.32 1%
Brenda 8/10 3337 days true 2.31 1%
Eva 8/10 3338 days true 2.31 1%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3339 days true 2.31 1%
Coby Aalbrecht 6/10 3339 days true 2.31 1%
John-Paul 10/10 3340 days 1.92 1%
Wolfgang G 9/10 3346 days true 2.3 1%
Veltmaat NL 7/10 3346 days true 2.3 1%
Chris Kevin 7/10 3349 days true 2.29 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3353 days true 2.29 1%
deanlaw 9/10 3385 days true 2.24 1%
joannaw 10/10 3387 days true 2.23 1%
varenaee 9/10 3387 days true 2.23 1%
Anne Ford 7/10 3404 days true 2.2 1%
Stefan Lua 9/10 3404 days true 2.2 1%
Lesley Nixon 7/10 3412 days true 2.19 1%
Sena 10/10 3412 days true 2.19 1%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3413 days true 2.19 1%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3414 days true 2.19 1%
Hans Barth 8/10 3422 days true 2.17 1%
Dimitry Zonnet 8/10 3428 days true 2.16 1%
emmah 7/10 3529 days true 2.0 1%
EvertG 9/10 3627 days true 1.84 1%
Michael Maddams 8/10 3644 days true 1.81 1%
arthurwa 10/10 3646 days true 1.81 1%
gerhardm 10/10 3646 days true 1.81 1%
Kaye 9/10 3646 days true 1.81 1%
Jake1 8/10 3648 days true 1.8 1%
DaveV 8/10 3662 days true 1.78 1%
Falk 6/10 3662 days true 1.78 1%
WiebkeS 8/10 3662 days true 1.78 1%
LosItaly 9/10 3663 days true 1.78 1%
TsjerkJ 9/10 3664 days true 1.78 1%
BrendaM 10/10 4027 days true 1.18 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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