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

87.43%

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 9/10 967 days 100%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1376 days 58%
Kati Behrendt 10/10 1635 days 51%
Julia Achatz 7/10 1637 days 46%
Markus Wagner 9/10 1637 days 51%
Katharina Gans 9/10 1645 days 50%
Benedikt Lorenz 10/10 1647 days 50%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1650 days 50%
Theresa Flach 10/10 1650 days 50%
Daniela Hintermayr 7/10 1651 days 46%
Thomas Klinting 6/10 1651 days 41%
Wouter Bleckmann 8/10 1685 days 47%
Tom Rogers 7/10 1699 days 44%
Ulf 10/10 1711 days 49%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1722 days 48%
Robert Elzinga 8/10 1952 days 40%
David Schelensky 10/10 2001 days 41%
Ruven Rintelmann 9/10 2002 days 41%
Daniel Roedel 8/10 2010 days 39%
Catherine Schlachter 9/10 2678 days 23%
Christina Perez 8/10 2678 days 22%
Casandra Prunica 9/10 2705 days 22%
Janina Zwerver 8/10 2705 days 21%
Anton Thisted 7/10 3035 days 12%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 3073 days 12%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3140 days 11%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3140 days 11%
Brigitte 9/10 3146 days 11%
Ron 8/10 3162 days 10%
Laurits and Bettina 9/10 3165 days 10%
Kerstin 9/10 3173 days 10%
Helmut Schmid 9/10 3427 days 3%
Melinda Moir 9/10 3439 days 3%
Lars 8/10 3442 days 3%
Lotte Foged 9/10 3460 days 2%
Dean 8/10 3508 days 1%
Lisa Beutler 10/10 3513 days 1%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3524 days 1%
Rudy Witt 8/10 3540 days 0%
Tina 9/10 3554 days 0%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 9/10 3767 days 11%
Wheeler 10/10 3788 days 11%
Michael Orme 7/10 3789 days 10%
Tim 9/10 3789 days 11%
Tina Baun 8/10 3791 days 10%
Erica Moorhouse 8/10 3804 days 10%
Dennis & Claudia 8/10 3819 days 10%
Florian 7/10 3820 days 10%
D Oostrum 9/10 3822 days 11%
Mike Peirce 9/10 4158 days 11%
Cecile 10/10 4167 days 11%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 7/10 4174 days 10%
Lousie Hug 7/10 4178 days 10%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 4197 days 10%
ilkal 8/10 4240 days 10%
katesc 9/10 4243 days 11%
usigmund 8/10 4243 days 10%
vernenal 10/10 4258 days 11%
Bue Verrept 8/10 4261 days 10%
Monika Wenzel 10/10 4262 days 11%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4265 days 11%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4266 days 11%
johannac 8/10 4373 days 10%
BVanW 9/10 4490 days 11%
Ralph Boese 10/10 4518 days 11%

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

87%

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.