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

88.82%

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
Dee Greig-Dunn 9/10 455 days 67.19 100%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 864 days true 13.46 20%
Kati Behrendt 10/10 1123 days 4.95 7%
Julia Achatz 7/10 1125 days true 4.5 7%
Markus Wagner 9/10 1125 days true 4.94 7%
Katharina Gans 9/10 1133 days true 4.93 7%
Benedikt Lorenz 10/10 1135 days true 4.92 7%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1138 days true 4.92 7%
Theresa Flach 10/10 1138 days true 4.92 7%
Daniela Hintermayr 7/10 1139 days true 4.47 7%
Thomas Klinting 6/10 1139 days true 4.08 6%
Wouter Bleckmann 8/10 1173 days true 4.6 7%
Tom Rogers 7/10 1187 days true 4.39 7%
Ulf 10/10 1199 days true 4.8 7%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1210 days true 4.77 7%
Robert Elzinga 8/10 1440 days true 4.11 6%
David Schelensky 10/10 1489 days true 4.23 6%
Ruven Rintelmann 9/10 1490 days true 4.23 6%
Daniel Roedel 8/10 1498 days 4.0 6%
Catherine Schlachter 9/10 2166 days true 2.9 4%
Christina Perez 8/10 2166 days true 2.76 4%
Casandra Prunica 9/10 2193 days true 2.85 4%
Janina Zwerver 8/10 2193 days true 2.71 4%
Anton Thisted 7/10 2523 days true 2.01 3%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2561 days true 2.02 3%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2628 days true 2.0 3%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2628 days true 2.0 3%
Brigitte 9/10 2634 days true 1.99 3%
Ron 8/10 2650 days true 1.86 3%
Laurits and Bettina 9/10 2653 days true 1.95 3%
Kerstin 9/10 2661 days true 1.94 3%
Helmut Schmid 9/10 2915 days true 1.44 2%
Melinda Moir 9/10 2927 days true 1.41 2%
Lars 8/10 2930 days true 1.34 2%
Lotte Foged 9/10 2948 days true 1.37 2%
Dean 8/10 2996 days true 1.22 2%
Lisa Beutler 10/10 3001 days true 1.27 2%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3012 days 1.25 2%
Rudy Witt 8/10 3028 days true 1.16 2%
Tina 9/10 3042 days true 1.19 2%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 9/10 3255 days true 0.77 1%
Wheeler 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 1%
Michael Orme 7/10 3277 days true 0.66 1%
Tim 9/10 3277 days true 0.73 1%
Tina Baun 8/10 3279 days true 0.69 1%
Erica Moorhouse 8/10 3292 days true 0.67 1%
Dennis & Claudia 8/10 3307 days true 0.64 1%
Florian 7/10 3308 days true 0.61 1%
D Oostrum 9/10 3310 days true 0.67 1%
Mike Peirce 9/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
Cecile 10/10 3655 days true 0.0 0%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 7/10 3662 days true 0.0 0%
Lousie Hug 7/10 3666 days true 0.0 0%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 3685 days true 0.0 0%
ilkal 8/10 3728 days true 0.0 0%
katesc 9/10 3731 days true 0.0 0%
usigmund 8/10 3731 days true 0.0 0%
vernenal 10/10 3746 days true 0.0 0%
Bue Verrept 8/10 3749 days true 0.0 0%
Monika Wenzel 10/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 3754 days true 0.0 0%
johannac 8/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
BVanW 9/10 3978 days true 0.0 0%
Ralph Boese 10/10 4006 days true 0.0 0%

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

89%

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.