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 Taranaki Falls.

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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Taranaki Falls

Valid Reviews

65 Valid Reviews

The Taranaki Falls experience has a total of 65 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews 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 65 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
25%
9/10 22
34%
8/10 18
28%
7/10 8
12%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taranaki Falls valid reviews is 86.77% and is based on 65 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

61 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 65 valid reviews, the experience has 61 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 61 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
23%
9/10 21
34%
8/10 17
28%
7/10 8
13%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.39% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taranaki Falls face-to-face reviews is 86.39% and is based on 61 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.56%

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 Relative Weight
Dee Greig-Dunn 9/10 866 days 100%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1275 days 33%
Kati Behrendt 10/10 1534 days 29%
Julia Achatz 7/10 1536 days 26%
Markus Wagner 9/10 1536 days 29%
Katharina Gans 9/10 1544 days 29%
Benedikt Lorenz 10/10 1546 days 29%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1549 days 29%
Theresa Flach 10/10 1549 days 29%
Daniela Hintermayr 7/10 1550 days 26%
Thomas Klinting 6/10 1550 days 23%
Wouter Bleckmann 8/10 1584 days 27%
Tom Rogers 7/10 1598 days 25%
Ulf 10/10 1610 days 28%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1621 days 28%
Robert Elzinga 8/10 1851 days 23%
David Schelensky 10/10 1900 days 24%
Ruven Rintelmann 9/10 1901 days 23%
Daniel Roedel 8/10 1909 days 22%
Catherine Schlachter 9/10 2577 days 13%
Christina Perez 8/10 2577 days 12%
Casandra Prunica 9/10 2604 days 13%
Janina Zwerver 8/10 2604 days 12%
Anton Thisted 7/10 2934 days 7%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2972 days 7%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3039 days 6%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3039 days 6%
Brigitte 9/10 3045 days 6%
Ron 8/10 3061 days 5%
Laurits and Bettina 9/10 3064 days 6%
Kerstin 9/10 3072 days 6%
Helmut Schmid 9/10 3326 days 2%
Melinda Moir 9/10 3338 days 2%
Lars 8/10 3341 days 1%
Lotte Foged 9/10 3359 days 1%
Dean 8/10 3407 days 1%
Lisa Beutler 10/10 3412 days 1%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3423 days 0%
Rudy Witt 8/10 3439 days 0%
Tina 9/10 3453 days 0%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 9/10 3666 days 5%
Wheeler 10/10 3687 days 5%
Michael Orme 7/10 3688 days 4%
Tim 9/10 3688 days 5%
Tina Baun 8/10 3690 days 4%
Erica Moorhouse 8/10 3703 days 4%
Dennis & Claudia 8/10 3718 days 4%
Florian 7/10 3719 days 4%
D Oostrum 9/10 3721 days 5%
Mike Peirce 9/10 4057 days 5%
Cecile 10/10 4066 days 5%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 7/10 4073 days 4%
Lousie Hug 7/10 4077 days 4%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 4096 days 4%
ilkal 8/10 4139 days 4%
katesc 9/10 4142 days 5%
usigmund 8/10 4142 days 4%
vernenal 10/10 4157 days 5%
Bue Verrept 8/10 4160 days 4%
Monika Wenzel 10/10 4161 days 5%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4164 days 5%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4165 days 5%
johannac 8/10 4272 days 4%
BVanW 9/10 4389 days 5%
Ralph Boese 10/10 4417 days 5%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Taranaki Falls does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.